History of Solid State Dosimetry
HP Undergraduate Student
Department of Physics/ISU
Solid State dosimetry takes on many forms. Understanding how energy
is deposited in these materials and the proper methods for retrieving data
are essential to good dosimetric measurements. Proper calibration
and annealing are necessary for accurate measurement with solid state dosimetry.
Any dosimeter to be useful in monitoring exposure to humans must be able
to record a tissue dose. Thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) has been
the work horse of this type of dose measurement for the last 30 years.
Emphasis will be given to this type of dosimeter.