XXXIII, No. 4, Pp. 325-417
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Authors: Ivica T. Vujčić, Slobodan B. Mašić,
Hristina Spasevska, and Miroslav D. Dramićanin
Ethanol-chlorobenzene/oscillotitrator dosimetry system is widely used in controlling the irradiation process in gamma facilities. The ethanol-chlorobenzene dosimetry system provides a reliable means of measuring absorbed dose. It is based on a process of radiolytic formation of hydrochloric acid in aqueous ethanolic solutions of chlorobenzene by ionizing radiation. The irradiation temperature dependence of dosimeter response is a complex function of dose and temperature for each concentration of chlorobenzene. At different temperature the mobility of conducting species from hydrochloric acid is changed leading to different oscillotitrator deflections during high-frequency conductometric readout. In this paper, we examined the influence of temperature on the calculation of the radiation dose. We showed that the temperature significantly influenced the measurement results, and that the calibration curve has to be formed at the irradiation temperature in order to obtain precise values of the absorbed dose.
Key words: ethanol-chlorobenzene, oscillotitrator, dosimetry, radiation
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