Accession Number : AD0277837

Title :   DOSIMETRY BY SOLID STATE DEVICES

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : ATTIX,F.H.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This report is a brief survey of material published on solid state dosimetry. A few dosimeters have more to offer in most of the following respects: they have been studied as dosimeters in considerable detail, preferably in more than one laboratory; and the materials and instruments necessary are readily available from commercial sources. In some cases, the complete dosimetry system can be bought as such from one or more suppliers. Techniques for using the dosime ry systems are simple and convenient. They are not seriously deficient in any of the desirable physical characteristics sought in a dosimetry system. The li t of dosimeters best meeting these requirements includes: silveractivated phosphate glass, both with coloration and luminescence readout methods; cobalt-activated borosilicate glass; CaF2:Mn thermolumin scent dosimeter; and polymethylmethacrylate UV coloration. In addition, the silicon p-n junction, the CdS crystal, and the photovoltaic cell all offer promise as solid state dose-rate etectors. (Author)

Descriptors :   ACRYLIC RESINS, CADMIUM COMPOUNDS, GLASS, IONIZATION, LUMINESCENCE, PHOSPHATE GLASS, PHOSPHORESCENT MATERIALS, PLASTICS, SELENIDES, SEMICONDUCTORS, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, SULFIDES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE