Numerical simulation of a TLD pulsed laser-heating scheme for determination of shallow dose and deep dose in low-LET radiation fields.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A new method is described to determine the depth-dose distribution in low-LET radiation fields using a thick thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) with a pulsed laser-heating scheme to obtain TL glow output. The computational simulation entails heat conduction and glow curve production processes. An iterative algorithm is used to obtain the dose distribution in the detector. The simulation results indicate that the method can predict the shallow and deep dose in various radiation fields with relative errors less than 20%.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kearfott, KJ; Han, S; Wagner, EC; Samei, E; Wang, CK

Published Date

  • June 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1419 - 1429

PubMed ID

  • 10855671

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0969-8043

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0969-8043(99)00251-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England