Luminescence Dosimetry: Review of Methods, Detectors and Their Applications
Małgorzata Nowina Konopka, Paweł Bilski, Barbara Obryk, Barbara Marczewska, Paweł Olko, Mariusz Kłosowski and Wojciech Gieszczyk
In the paper, after a brief description of historical development, the theory of thermoluminescence (TL) is presented. Three methods of thermally (TSL), optically (OSL) and radio (RPL) stimulated luminescence are discussed and compared. A wide range of applications of TL detectors in individual and environmental dosimetry with an attention put on ultra-high dose measurements is presented and described. As particularly important in clinical dosimetry for eye-tumor radiotherapy, the surface 2D detectors were developed. The participation of the Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ) group in the Cosmos experiment MATROSHKA is described. Also, the new TL materials and measurement methods are presented.
Keywords: Thermoluminescence, dosimetry, luminescence, lithium fluoride, radio-stimulated luminescence, optically stimulated luminescence, thermally stimulated luminescence