Accession Number:

AD0748405

Title:

Radiation Dosimetry at Cryogenic Temperatures using Thermoluminescence

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA FOOD LAB

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Organoleptic testing of radappertized foods has shown that acceptability is highly correlatible with irradiation temperature. In general, irradiation temperatures in the region of -30C yield the most acceptable product. Thus, a requirement has been generated, particularly in commercial applications, for a dosimeter capable of being used in radiation field mapping and production dose monitoring at these temperatures. Of the various dosimetry systems considered for this application a thermoluminescent system shows the most promise. Samples of the commercially available materials were subjected to a screening and evaluation procedure to determine their applicability. The results of this study are discussed including calibration data for these thermoluminescent materials for electron and gamma irradiation at various temperatures.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE