A simple device for the measurement of kerma based on commercial PIN photo diodes
V. Kushpil1, S. Kushpil1 and Z. Huna1,2
1 NPI of ASCR - Rez, Prague, Czech Republic
2 FNSPE of CTU - Prague, Czech Republic
Published online: 04 April 2012
The development of a dose reader for the measurement of the radiation dose from neutron and ionizing radiation is presented. The dose reader (kerma meter) is using as active element commercial PIN diodes with long base, which can provide a maximal dependence of the lifetime of minority carriers from the absorbed dose. We consider a simple theory of PIN diodes for the role of the kerma meter and discuss the idea for optimization of the calibration procedure. The characteristics of the dosimeter were measured for a few types of commercial diodes. The device can be useful for many practical tasks of control for radiation environments in the environment, nuclear physics and for industrial application.
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