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A Practical Guide to Luminescence Measurements for Radiation Dosimetry

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<p><b>A complete approach to the three key techniques in luminescence dosimetry</b> <p>In <i>A Course in Luminescence Measurements and Analyses for Radiation Dosimetry</i>, expert researcher Stephen McKeever delivers a holistic and comprehensive exploration of three main luminescence techniques used in radiation dosimetry: thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence, and radiophotoluminescence. In the book, the author demonstrates how the three techniques are related to one another and how they compare to each other. <p>Throughout, the author&rsquo;s focus is on pedagogy, including state-of-the-art research only where it is relevant to demonstrate a key principle or where it reveals a critical insight into physical mechanisms. The primary purpose of the book is to teach beginning researchers about the three aforementioned techniques, their similarities and distinctions, and their applications. <p><i>A Course in Luminescence Measurements and Analyses for Radiation Dosimetry</i> offers access to a companion website that includes original data sets and problems to be solved by the reader. The book also includes: <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the field of luminescence applications in radiation dosimetry, including a history of the subject.</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of introductory models and kinetics, including the concepts of thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence, and radiophotoluminescence.</li> <li>Practical discussions of luminescence curve shapes, including the determination of trapping parameters from experimental thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence data.</li> <li>In-depth examinations of dose-response functions, superlinearity, supralinearity, and sublinearity, as well as the causes of non-linearity.</li> <li>Detailed examples with well-known materials.</li> </ul> <p><i>A Course in Luminescence Measurements and Analyses for Radiation Dosimetry</i> is an invaluable guide for undergraduate and graduate students in the field of radiation dosimetry, as well as faculty and professionals in the field.

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