Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
versão impressa ISSN 1516-8913
AUSTERLITZ, Carlos de; SOUZA, Viviane; VILLAR, Heldio Pereira e CORDILHA, Aloisio. The use of fricke dosimetry for low energy x-rays. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2006, vol.49, n.spe, pp. 25-30. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132006000200004.
The performance of four X-ray qualities generated in a Pantak X-ray machine operating at 30-100 kV was determined with a parallel-plate ionization chamber and a Fricke dosimeter. X-ray qualities used were those recommended by Deutsch Internationale Normung DIN 6809 and dose measurements were carried out with Plexiglas® simulators. Results have shown that the Fricke dosimeter can be used not only for soft X-ray dosimetry, but also for the maintenance of low-energy measuring systems' calibration factor.
Palavras-chave : Radiation dosimetry; soft X-rays; Fricke dosimeter.