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Optical fibre X-ray radiation dosimeter sensor for low dose applications

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Keeffe, Sinéad
dc.contributor.advisor Lewis, Elfed
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Denis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-22T13:33:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-22T13:33:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4649
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, the development of a novel fibre optic sensor for measuring X-ray radiation in radiotherapy is investigated. The proposed sensor is based on utilising PMMA optical fibres which are coated with an X-ray sensitive scintillating phosphor material which fluoresces when subjected to ionisation X-ray radiation. A literature review of the current methods of radiation detection in radiotherapy applications is presented and a number of shortfalls which were identified are addressed by providing a low cost, real time sensor as a solution for measuring radiation in radiotherapy applications. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject X-ray radiation en_US
dc.subject fibre optic sensor en_US
dc.subject radiotherapy en_US
dc.title Optical fibre X-ray radiation dosimeter sensor for low dose applications en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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