Accession Number : ADD009964

Title :   Radiochromic Leuko Dye Real Time Dosimeter, One Way Optical Waveguide.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kronenberg,Stanley

Report Date : 15 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This invention relates generally to nuclear radiation dosimetry, and more particularly to a radiochromic leuko dye dosimeter constructed and arranged to measure absorbed radiation doses, such as gamma rays, X-rays and fast neutrons, in real time; viz., as the dose is being delivered. A radiochromic leuko dye dosimeter includes a plastic tube containing a solution of a radiochromic dye which is sensitive to ionizing radiation, one end of the tube being closed by a reflective surface, the opposite end of the tube being closed by a transparent plug to form a one-way optical waveguide. Light enters the tube through the transparent end thereof and is reflected back and exists through the transparent end. The intensity of the existing light is measured to determine radiation induced absorption of the leuko dye.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Dosimeters, *Dyes, *Optical waveguides, Radiation dosage, Gamma rays, Nuclear radiation, Radiation absorption, Ionizing radiation, Transparence, Plugs, Surfaces, Real time, Sensitivity, Inventions, Reflection

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE