Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
versão impressa ISSN 1516-8913
MANZOLI, José Eduardo; CARVALHO, Valdir de Souza e CERQUEIRA, Eliomar Jacinto Gomes de. Absorbed dose measurements using TLDS in biological samples from beta radiation. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2006, vol.49, n.spe, pp. 47-52. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132006000200008.
Irradiation of samples in peculiar experimental apparatus, subject to radiation spread, requires a special evaluation of absorbed dose implanted to the sample. Indirect calibration of the irradiation source, obtained in a different apparatus, and the spread, usually of very difficult theoretical evaluation, can cause very serious measurement errors, sometimes reaching 50%. In this work, the procedure for dose evaluation in an apparatus for beta irradiation of samples, usually biological ones,is presented, making use of calibration curves, obtained by irradiation in advance of thermoluminescent detectors in air, and so irradiating them in the same position of the sample. An application in blood sample irradiation is also presented.
Palavras-chave : Beta irradiation; beta dosimetry; thermoluminescence; biological irradiation.