The energy dependence of the response function S(E), of CaF2:Tm (TLD-300) thermoluminescent material (3.2 x 3.2 x 0.90 mm3 ribbons) was measured from 6 keV up to 1250 keV (60Co) using 55Fe, 137Cs and 60Co gamma ray sources as well as X ray ISO reference beams. To the best knowledge of the authors the data for energies below 45 keV are reported for the first time. The S(E) function was also calculated in the energy range from 1 keV up to 20 MeV and compared with the experimental data. relative to the total glow curve. The comparison shows good agreement from 1250 keV down to 40 keV. At lower energy the discrepancy increases. This is interpreted in terms of the X ray attenuation within the thickness of TLD-300. Finally, measurements point out the effects of different reading and annealing treatments on the measured function S(E).

Energy dependence of TLD-300 response from 6 keV up to 1250 keV

Monteventi, F.;Fantuzzi, E.
2002-07-01

Abstract

The energy dependence of the response function S(E), of CaF2:Tm (TLD-300) thermoluminescent material (3.2 x 3.2 x 0.90 mm3 ribbons) was measured from 6 keV up to 1250 keV (60Co) using 55Fe, 137Cs and 60Co gamma ray sources as well as X ray ISO reference beams. To the best knowledge of the authors the data for energies below 45 keV are reported for the first time. The S(E) function was also calculated in the energy range from 1 keV up to 20 MeV and compared with the experimental data. relative to the total glow curve. The comparison shows good agreement from 1250 keV down to 40 keV. At lower energy the discrepancy increases. This is interpreted in terms of the X ray attenuation within the thickness of TLD-300. Finally, measurements point out the effects of different reading and annealing treatments on the measured function S(E).
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