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The development of new techniques for retrospective luminescence dosimetry

The development of new techniques for retrospective luminescence dosimetry

Objective

This project aims to develop new luminescence techniques to:
i) enable environmental materials such as mortar, concrete, silica brick and adobe brick to be used for retrospective dosimetry and
ii) extend the range of application of ceramic materials.

The new techniques will be applied to buildings in
i) the public domain, comprising populated settlements affected by radioactive fallout and also locations where illegal use of radiation sources is suspected and
ii) the work domain, comprising workplace and industrial locations to aid decommissioning procedures.

New techniques for ceramic materials will developed to determine
i) the cumulative external dose due to beta rays and low energy photons in the outer, layers of brick and tile in walls of buildings,
ii) the external gamma (and beta) dose in dental porcelain and
iii) external gamma dose in populated rural areas using porcelain insulators from power distribution lines.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

Address

South Road, Dawson Building
Dh1 3le Durham

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

John WHITE (Mr)

Participants (4)

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Germany

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGD-CT-2000-00094

  • Start date

    1 September 2000

  • End date

    31 August 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 667 595

  • EU contribution

    € 400 043

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom