Influence of crushing and additive irradiation procedures on EPR dosimetry of tooth enamel

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The effect of the crushing and additive dose procedures used in EPR dosimetry of enamel was studied on the signals with g-factors of 2. 0045 and g, = 2.0018, g. = 1.9975. Eight fractions, ranging in size from <75 micrometers to 2 mm, were prepared from one tooth. Two cases were investigated: crushing of a non-irradiated sample and of a sample previously irradiated (6 Gy from `Co gamma ray source). In the non-irradiated study, the intensity of the native signal at 2.0045 in by circa 1.75 times as the grain size decreased from maximum to minimum. A small in radiation ... continued below

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Shalom, S.V.; Chumak, V.V.; Haskell, E.H.; Hayes, R.B. & Kenner, G.H. January 1, 1996.

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The effect of the crushing and additive dose procedures used in EPR dosimetry of enamel was studied on the signals with g-factors of 2. 0045 and g, = 2.0018, g. = 1.9975. Eight fractions, ranging in size from <75 micrometers to 2 mm, were prepared from one tooth. Two cases were investigated: crushing of a non-irradiated sample and of a sample previously irradiated (6 Gy from `Co gamma ray source). In the non-irradiated study, the intensity of the native signal at 2.0045 in by circa 1.75 times as the grain size decreased from maximum to minimum. A small in radiation sensitivity (< 8%) was also observed with decreasing grain size. In the irradiated samples, crushing resulted in slight variations of reconstructed doses from expected values, but the worst possible case (grain sizes < 75 micron) showed that additional errors were less than 10%. The radiation sensitivity of enamel measured immediately after exposure is underestimated. It increases by about 15% in the first month. Based on the decomposition of the observed spectra, a new interpretation of transient signals 1108 is proposed which explains the above phenomena. Recommendations about how to use this interpretation in retrospective EPR dosimetry are given.

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  • Other: DE97051530
  • Report No.: UCRL-CR--125917
  • Report No.: B--317413
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/454027 | External Link
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Shalom, S.V.; Chumak, V.V.; Haskell, E.H.; Hayes, R.B. & Kenner, G.H. Influence of crushing and additive irradiation procedures on EPR dosimetry of tooth enamel, report, January 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687103/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.