Thermoluminescence Energy Response of Copper and Magnesium Oxide Doped Lithium Potassium Borate Using a Monte Carlo N-Particle Code Simulation

Khaled M. Abushab, Yasser S. Alajerami, Sami Alagha, Suhairul Hashim
2017 International Journal of Medical Physics Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology  
The energy absorption coefficient of Cu-doped lithium potassium borate (LKB) dosimeter and TLD 100 was reported theoretically and checked by simulation of Monte Carlo n-particle code version 5 (MCNP5). The response of LKB:Cu for various photon energies (20 keV to 10 MeV) were determined by calculation, experiment and simulation. The obtained results were discussed and compared with TLD 100. For more precise results, the geometry specification, the source information, the material information
more » ... rial information and tallies were identified and fully described. The results obtained by simulation were determined based on the tally F6, which exhibited the response as energy-dependant on heating function instead of flux. The current results showed that the prepared dosimeter has a greater response than TLD 100 in the lower energy range and a flat response in the higher energy ranges (≥100 keV).
doi:10.4236/ijmpcero.2017.63027 fatcat:mikmnm7dqvafzfvzbtaexra4bi