Automatic read-out device for ultraviolet-radiation polymer-film dosimeters

  • M. G. Pepper
  • B. L. Diffey


An automatic device for measuring the optical absorbance of polymer film used as an ultravioletradiation dosimeter is described. The automated mechanics are based on a commercial slide projector. The ultraviolet radiation is generated by a tungsten quartz-halogen bulb. The optical absorbance is determined by analogue logarithmic circuitry and the resultant value displayed on a digital panel meter. A digital printer or paper-tape punch may be used for hard-copy output. An uncertainty in measurement of 1% is obtained. The device temperature stability is such that this uncertainty can be maintained for analogue circuit temperatures of 20–40°C.


Automatic read-out device Logarithmic Polymer film Ultraviolet radiation dosimetry 


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© IFMBE 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Pepper
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. L. Diffey
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Electronics LaboratoriesUniversity of KentCanterburyEngland
  2. 2.Medical Physics Department, Nuffield WardDryburn Hospital Durham DH1 5TWEngland

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