Thermally and Optically Stimulated Luminescence by Reuven Chen
A Simulation Approach

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Thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) are two of the most important techniques used in radiation dosimetry. They have extensive practical applications in the monitoring of personnel radiation exposure, in medical dosimetry, environmental dosimetry, spacecraft, nuclear reactors, food irradiation etc., and in geological /archaeological dating.

Thermally and Optically Stimulated Luminescence: A Simulation Approach describes these phenomena, the relevant theoretical models and their prediction, using both approximations and numerical simulation. The authors concentrate on an alternative approach in which they simulate various experimental situations by numerically solving the relevant coupled differential equations for chosen sets of parameters.

Opening with a historical overview and background theory, other chapters cover experimental measurements, dose dependence, dating procedures, trapping parameters, applications, radiophotoluminescence, and effects of ionization density.

Designed for practitioners, researchers and graduate students in the field of radiation dosimetry, Thermally and Optically Stimulated Luminescence provides an essential synthesis of the major developments in modeling and numerical simulations of thermally and optically stimulated processes.


About Reuven Chen

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Reuven ChenProfessor Reuven Chen is a Professor Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University. He has been working on thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence and other related topics in the last 48 years. Professor Chen has published ~170 scientific papers and two books. He has been a Visiting Professor at several universities in the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France and Hong-Kong. At present, he is an Associate Editor of Radiation Measurements and referee for several international journals.Vasilis PagonisProfessor Vasilis Pagonis is a Professor of Physics at McDaniel College. His research involves working on modeling properties of dosimetric materials and their applications in luminescence dating and radiation dosimetry. Professor Pagonis has published ~70 scientific papers, as well as the book Numerical and practical exercises in thermoluminescence, published by Springer in 2006. He currently holds the Kopp endowed chair in the physical sciences at McDaniel College.
Published April 8, 2011 by Wiley. 434 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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