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Uracil thin layers in dosimetry of UV-radiation
Author(s): P. Grof; S. Gaspar; A. Berces
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Paper Abstract

From a biological point of view, one of the most important targets of UV-radiation in living systems is the cell DNA. The spectral sensitivity of the photodimerization reaction of the uracil thin layer caused by UV-radiation is similar to that of DNA dimerization reaction. Appropriate modification of the spectral sensitivity of the uracil thin layer, using different covering filters, makes it suitable for measuring the exposure dose of natural and artificial UV-sources as well. Sensitivity curves with different filters, cross calibration possibilities and transformation of the measured doses into other known biologically effective doses are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169152
Show Author Affiliations
P. Grof, Semmelweis Univ. of Medicine (Hungary)
S. Gaspar, Semmelweis Univ. of Medicine (Hungary)
A. Berces, Semmelweis Univ. of Medicine (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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