Evaporation and diffusion of chloroform with the deformable FlexyDos3D radiation dosimeter

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Chloroform in the FlexyDos3D dosimeter acts as a radical initiator which brings about the colour change of the dosimeter when the radicals react with the leucomalachite green. However, the volatility of the chloroform likely results in a rapid loss of chloroform from the dosimeter. Gravimetric analysis and NMR diffusion-ordered coherence spectroscopy were used to measure the diffusion and evaporation rates of chloroform from the dosimeter and found that both rates were both significantly large resulting in a rapid loss of chloroform. Dose maps of irradiated phantoms aged for different times found a significant difference in the dose measurements of the dosimeter, likely a result of the different chloroform concentrations within the dosimeters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012044
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry - Kunshan, China
Duration: 16 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

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