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Mining and Nuclear Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

2005

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Gamma-Ray Induced Photoconductivity In Pyrex, Quartz, And Vycor, Shoaib Usman, Lubna Shoaib, James N. Anno Jan 2005

Gamma-Ray Induced Photoconductivity In Pyrex, Quartz, And Vycor, Shoaib Usman, Lubna Shoaib, James N. Anno

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Results of an experimental investigation are reported on photoconductive response of Pyrex, Quartz and Vycor. This research was conducted as a feasibility study for developing a new gamma dose measurement device based on the principle of photoconductivity. However, data collected in this study are equally valuable for various other applications where these materials are to be used in high radiation field. Our experiments and analyzes indicated that the selected dosimeter materials exhibit photoconductivity and respond to changes in gamma dose rate within a useful range. Pyrex glass suffered radiation damage at a relatively high dose rate of 0.25 Gys ...