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dosimeter

[dō′sim·əd·ər]
(nucleonics)
An instrument that measures the total dose of nuclear radiation received in a given period. Also spelled dosemeter.
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According to a new market research report " Radiation Detection Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2020 ", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Radiation Detection Monitoring Market is expected to reach $466.
Everything on the dosimeter has been designed with the user in mind, including the intuitive software, DoseVision, which makes it ideal for users who are not specially trained to measure radiation exposure.
A straightforward approach to assessing the alanine time dependence would be to irradiate a select group of alanine dosimeters and record their response over several years.
But the -75A's DT-236A/P green wrist dosimeter, NSN 6665-01-602-9991, can be used only with the -75A.
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - The Fukushima city office in Fukushima Prefecture said Tuesday it will give dosimeters to all children attending preschools as well as elementary and junior high schools in the city amid growing concerns over exposure to radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant nearby.
Recent reports have suggested that the level of radiation in the city had been below the official threshold for health risks, and that the dosimeters would be read once a month to assess cumulative radiation exposure.
Radiation dosimeters showed that aluminum provided better shielding properties than lead and that any heavy metal such as gold or lead becomes a hazard during a solar flare as high energy protons interact with these heavy metals to create damaging X-rays.
They are moderately bulky, and like the pocket ionization chamber dosimeters are fairly expensive and require calibration and training for use.
Since the dosimeter was on a quarterly exchange cycle, it remained in the MEDDAC Department of Radiology, stored with the other dosimeters for a couple of months.
The renown "Geiger counter" is one type of such device, generally referred to as dosimeters (because they "meter" the "dose" of radiation).
Uncertainties in dose estimates in the worker cohorts are caused by sampling variation in measurements from film badges and thermoluminescent dosimeters, adjustments made to doses below the limit of detection, and attenuation of externally measured dose by shielding (Gilbert 1998; Gilbert and Fix 1995).
Crucially the photograph shows the men, Ronald Coates, John Carr, Peter Cutforth and Harry Rowlands wearing dosimeters, film badges used to measure radiation exposure.