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Radiation Protection Dosimetry

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 136  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 176 - 184

Development of an algorithm for evaluating personal doses due to photon fields in terms of operational quantities for TLD badge system in India

S. M Pradhan, C Sneha, G Chourasiya, M. M Adtani, S. M Tripathi and S. K. Singh

Abstract

In order to evaluate and report the personal doses in terms of personal dose equivalent, the performance of the CaSO4:Dy based thermoluminescence dosemeter (TLD) badge used for countrywide personnel monitoring in India is investigated using monoenergetic and narrow spectrum radiation qualities equivalent to those given in ISO standards. Algorithms suitable for evaluating Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) within ± 30 % are developed from the responses of dosemeter elements/discs under different filters for normal as well as angular irradiation conditions using these beams. The algorithm is tested for TLD badges irradiated to mixtures of low- and high-energy (137Cs) beams in various proportions. The paper concludes with the results of test of algorithm by evaluation of badges used in the IAEA/RCA intercomparison studies and discussion on inherent limitations.

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