A review of TLD's zero-count based on temperature and radiation history of them
1 Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology Department, Antalya / Turkey
2 Akdeniz University, Science Faculty, Physics Department, Antalya / Turkey
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Published online: 29 September 2017
In order to review the background value of a group of TLD-100, the zero-count values were collected from the first reading and after seven years after using them in experimental irradiations. The zero-counts for these two conditions were collected, as well as the dependence of temperature and radiation history of this group was evaluated. This study recommended that after frequently irradiation of TLDs the rearrangement for obtaining zero-count value must be performed before using TLDs in a new irradiation examination. Regarding on memory of radiation and thermal history, the sensitivity can change after receiving a large dose of radiation and undergoing readout. Additional annealing would be necessary to restore the original sensitivity. TLDs must be used under reproducible conditions to obtain consistent results.
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