Theoretical modelling of experimental diagnostic procedures employed during pre-dose dosimetry of quartz

Vasilis Pagonis, Reuven Chen, George Kitis
2006 Radiation Protection Dosimetry  
The pre-dose technique in thermoluminescence (TL) is used for dating archaeological ceramics and for accident dosimetry. During routine applications of this technique, the sensitisation of the quartz samples is measured as a function of the annealing temperature, yielding the so-called thermal activation characteristic (TAC). The measurement of multiple TACs and the study of the effect of UV-radiation on the TL sensitivity of quartz are important analytical and diagnostic tools. In this paper,
more » ... t is shown that a modified Zimmerman model for quartz can successfully model the experimental steps undertaken during a measurement of multiple TACs.
doi:10.1093/rpd/nci584 pmid:16581926 fatcat:ptr2ilzorfettjhhv46tbe5xue