Time-resolved radiation dosimetry using a cerium and terbium Co-doped YAG crystal scintillator


Basaif, Azmi and Oresegun, Adebiyi and Zubair, H. T. and Zin, Hafiz and Choo, Kan Yeep and Ibrahim@Ghazali, Siti Azlida and Wang, Tingyu and Wen, Jianxiang and Gang, Dingpeng and Lewis, Elfed and Abdul Rashid, Hairul Azhar and Bradley, D. A. (2023) Time-resolved radiation dosimetry using a cerium and terbium Co-doped YAG crystal scintillator. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 204. p. 110625. ISSN 0969-806X

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Time-resolved radiation dosimetry is an important factor in ensuring dose delivery during radiotherapy is within the prescribed doses for treatment. One method for time-resolved radiation dosimetry is by radioluminescence (RL) measurement technique using doped-silica optical fibre scintillators. The benefits of RL measurement technique include the capability to measure in real-time, high spatial resolution, and greater adaptability. Additionally, time-resolved dosimetry can be achieved by employing suitable scintillators with short rise and decay time. Silica optical fibre scintillators when doped with suitable dopants, provides the temporal resolution required for pulse-by-pulse dosimetry. Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (YAG) crystal optical fiber doped with Cerium and Terbium are discussed as a possible scintillator for time-resolved radiation dosimetry. The Cerium and Terbium co-doped YAG crystal scintillator samples are irradiated under a 6 MV photon beam from a Elekta Synergy® LINAC. The irradiation doses ranged from 100 cGy/min to 600 cGy/min. The measurements were made using an RL system with a gating time of 1μs. Linear RL response to dose of the irradiated scintillator samples was shown with minimal detectable memory, no afterglow or plateau effects. A rise time of 189.3 ns and a decay time of 260 ns were recorded, indicating promising potential for time-resolved radiation dosimetry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical fibre
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2023 07:30
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 07:30
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/11110


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