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High sensitivity flat SiO fibres for medical dosimetry

Abdul Sani, SF, Alalawi, AI, Nisbet, Andrew, Bradley, David, Azhar A R, H, Amouzad Mahdiraji, G, Tamchek, N and Maah, MJ (2014) High sensitivity flat SiO fibres for medical dosimetry Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 104. pp. 134-138.

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We describe investigation of a novel undoped flat fibre fabricated for medical radiation dosimetry. Using high energy X-ray beams generated at a potential of 6MV, comparison has been made of the TL yield of silica flat fibres, TLD-100 chips and Ge-doped silica fibres. The flat fibres provide competitive TL yield to that of TLD-100 chips, being some 100 times that of the Ge-doped fibres. Pt-coated flat fibres have then been used to increase photoelectron production and hence local dose deposition, obtaining significant increase in dose sensitivity over that of undoped flat fibres. Using 250kVp X-ray beams, the TL yield reveals a progressive linear increase in dose for Pt thicknesses from 20nm up to 80nm. The dose enhancement factor (DEF) of (0.0150±0.0003)nm Pt is comparable to that obtained using gold, agreeing at the 1% level with the value expected on the basis of photoelectron generation. Finally, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) has been employed to characterize the surface oxidation state of the fibre medium. The charge state of Si2p was found to lie on 103.86eV of binding energy and the atomic percentage obtained from the XPS analysis is 22.41%. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Abdul Sani, SF
Alalawi, AI
Azhar A R, H
Amouzad Mahdiraji, G
Tamchek, N
Maah, MJ
Date : November 2014
DOI : 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2014.03.043
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2017 15:26
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:53

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