M. P. Baran, O. A. Bugay, S. P. Kolesnik, V. M. Maksimenko, V. V. Teslenko, T. L. Petrenko, M. F. Desrosiers; Barium dithionate as an EPR dosemeter. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2006; 120 (1-4): 202-204. doi: 10.1093/rpd/nci531
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) dosimetry is growing in popularity and this success has encouraged the search for other dosimetric materials. Previous studies of gamma-irradiated barium dithionate (BaS2O6 × 2H2O) have shown promise for its use as a radiation dosemeter. This work studies in greater detail several essential attributes of the system. Special attention has been directed to the study of EPR response dependences on microwave power, irradiation temperature, minimum detectable dose and post-irradiation stability.