Surveying ionizing radiations in real time using a smartphone
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Surveying ionizing radiations of the surrounding with a smartphone provides a low-cost and convenient utility for the general public. We developed a smartphone application (App) that uses the built-in camera with a CMOS sensor and a radiation signal extraction algorithm. After a calibration through a series of radiation exposures, the App could display radiation dose rate and cumulative dose in real time without requiring covering the camera lens. A smartphone with this App can be used as a fast survey tool for ionizing radiations.
KeywordsIonizing radiation CMOS sensor Smartphone Real time Detection
The authors would like to thank Novel Medical Inc. for the support part of the experiments.
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