Retrospective radiation dosimetry using OSL of electronic components: Results of an inter-laboratory comparison

C. Bassinet*, C. Woda, E. Bortolin, S. Della Monaca, P. Fattibene, M. C. Quattrini, B. Bulanek, D. Ekendahl, C. I. Burbidge, V. Cauwels, Eftychia Kouroukla, T. Geber-Bergstrand, A. Mrozik, B. Marczewska, P. Bilski, S. Sholom, S. W.S. McKeever, R. W. Smith, I. Veronese, A. GalliL. Panzeri, M. Martini

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Abstract

In the framework of the EU-FP7 MULTIBIODOSE project, two protocols using OSL of resistors removed from the circuit board of mobile phones were developed with the aim to use the resistors as fortuitous dosimeters in the event of a large scale radiological accident. This paper presents the results of an interlaboratory comparison carried out under the umbrella of EURADOS. The two aims of this exercise were the validation of the MULTIBIODOSE protocols by a large number of laboratories and the dissemination of the method with the objective of preparing the basis for a network that could increase Europe's response capacity in the case of a mass casualty radiological emergency. Twelve institutes from eleven European countries and one institute from the USA, with various degrees of expertise in OSL dosimetry, took part in the OSL inter-laboratory comparison. Generally, a good agreement within uncertainties was observed between estimated and nominal doses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume71
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 241536. The contribution to this report from PHE is work commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Emergency dosimeter
  • Mobile phones
  • OSL
  • Radiological accident
  • Resistor
  • Retrospective dosimetry

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