Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015, Page: 25-29
Calibration of UV-Radiation Dose with Irradiation Time for CR-39 Track Detector by Using UV-visible Spectrophotometer
Hussain A. Al-Jobouri, Department of Physics College of Science, AL-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Mohamed Bechir Ben Hamida, High School of Sciences and Technology of Hammam Sousse (ESSTHS), Department of Physics, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia; Research Unit of Ionized Backgrounds and Reagents Studies (UEMIR), Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir (IPEIM), University of Monastir, Monastir City, Tunisia
Nada F. Tawfiq, Department of Physics College of Science, AL-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Fala Hatem Taha, Department of Physics College of Science, AL-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Received: Jun. 10, 2015;       Accepted: Jun. 30, 2015;       Published: Jul. 1, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajme.20150102.11      View  2590      Downloads  64
Abstract
Nuclear track detector type CR-39 irradiated by two UV-irradiation methods at wavelength 254nm . First method was PEN-ray-lamp UV-irradiation with the distance 4cm between UV source to CR-39 detector and the range of irradiation time - TD were 10,100 and 1000 s . Second method was FLX-20 transiluminator 15W energy amount with the distance 10 cm between UV source to CR-39 detector and therange of irradiation dose - DT were 2 , 6 , 9 and 10J/cm2. The absorbance-A was determine from UV-visible spectroscopy at the measuring range from 300 – 500 nm for each method .The absorbance differences [ΔA]350 and [ΔA]550 for irradiated and un-irradiated CR-39 detector were measured between absorbance value at wavelength 350nm and 550nm respectively . In this study determined the linear relationship between the increasing of TD(s) and DT(J/cm2) with increasing of [ΔA]350 and [ΔA]550 .This work obtained that FLX-20transiluminator ( second method) was used as a calibration route to PEN-ray-lamp ( first method) after measuring the absorbance deference [ΔA]350 and [ΔA] 550 for CR-39 detector.
Keywords
Solid-State Detectors, Visible and Ultraviolet Spectra, Dosimetry, Ultraviolet Radiation Effects
To cite this article
Hussain A. Al-Jobouri, Mohamed Bechir Ben Hamida, Nada F. Tawfiq, Fala Hatem Taha, Calibration of UV-Radiation Dose with Irradiation Time for CR-39 Track Detector by Using UV-visible Spectrophotometer, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 25-29. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20150102.11
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