Dose response of xylitol and sorbitol for EPR retrospective dosimetry with applications to chewing gum
2013 (English)In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, ISSN 0144-8420, E-ISSN 1742-3406, Vol. 154, no 2, 133-141 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this investigation was to study the radiation-induced electron paramagnetic resonance signal in sweeteners xylitol and sorbitol for use in retrospective dosimetry. For both sweeteners and chewing gum, the signal changed at an interval of 1–84 d after irradiation with minimal changes after 4–8 d. A dependence on storage conditions was noticed and the exposure of the samples to light and humidity was therefore minimised. Both the xylitol and sorbitol signals showed linearity with dose in the measured dose interval, 0–20 Gy. The dose-response measurements for the chewing gum resulted in a decision threshold of 0.38 Gy and a detection limit of 0.78 Gy. A blind test illustrated the possibility of using chewing gums as a retrospective dosemeter with an uncertainty in the dose determination of 0.17 Gy (1 SD).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 154, no 2, 133-141 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85528DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncs174ISI: 000316968200001PubMedID: 22908355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85528DiVA: diva2:571267