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Title: Optical studies of insulating polymers for radiation dose monitoring
Authors: Srivastava, A
Singh, V
Aggarwal, P
Schneeweiss, F
Scherer, U W
Friedrich, W
Keywords: Radiation dosimeter;Insulating polymer;Optical study
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The optical study carried out on insulating polymers namely polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) and polyvinylchloride (PVC) has been described. The polymers are exposed to different radiation doses by exposing them to swift heavy ions of carbon (90 MeV), silicon (120 MeV) and nickel (100 MeV) which influence on their optical properties. The studies show that amongst the investigated polymers, PVC and PET have potential for application as dosimeter beyond a threshold dose which is strongly dependent on the nature of the material and the radiation type. The optical micrographs show a distinct change in colour of the sample with increase in radiation dose.
Page(s): 782-786
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.48(11) [November 2010]

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