Chemical and physical characteristics of self-fabricated radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeter

Shih Ming Hsu, Hsi Wen Yang, Yung Hui Huang, Jeng Hung Lee, Chun Yen Yu, Yi Jen Liao, Shick Kai Hung, Moon Sing Lee

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Thermoluminescent dosimeters are widely applied in the measurement of radiation dose. Since the luminescent centers are not lost during the reading process, radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeters (RPLGDs) can be repeatedly readout. The aims of this study were to make RPLGD and to analyze its physical and chemical properties. This study used chemical compounds such as Na 3PO 4, AlPO 4, AgCl, AgNO 3, B 2O 3, H 3PO 4 and P 2O 5 as the main ingredients. Depending on the self-fabricated glass compounds, the melting temperatures were between 1100 and 1500 °C. When the 0.1 mol% of silver was added, the radiation detection of self-fabricated RPLGD reached to the highest sensitivity. However, when silver concentration was larger than 0.1 mol%, the radiation detection sensitivity plummets rapidly. Excess amounts of silver and aluminum decreased the penetrate capability of ultraviolet spectrum. Based on our study, we found that chemical compound concentrations and melting process, which all affect radiation sensitivity and stability of self-fabricated RPLGD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Measurements
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Melting process
  • Radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeters
  • Self-fabricated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation


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