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Use of plastic scintillator with fiber optics for detection of radiation with high spatial resolution
Author(s): Kambiz Shahnazi; Ravinder Nath
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Paper Abstract

12 The objective of this paper is to describe a method for detecting x-ray in real time with high spatial resolution. The method uses a 1-meter glass fiber, a 2 mm plastic scintillator, and a collecting device such as photomultiplier tube to respond to the radiation field. This device can be automated for use in any industries, which uses radiation for their processes. The resolution can only be limited by the size of the detector. This plastic scintillator probe has a homogeneous sensitivity and it water equivalent. The scintillator minimizes dose perturbation in water, and it has a emission peak around 432 nm. The reproducibility of the system has been tested, and the percent variation has been less than 3%. The results compared with GafChromic film showed this device is reliable, and it could be used in real time measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4201, Optical Methods for Industrial Processes, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417378
Show Author Affiliations
Kambiz Shahnazi, Yale Univ. (United States)
Ravinder Nath, Yale Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4201:
Optical Methods for Industrial Processes
Stuart Farquharson, Editor(s)

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