An evaluation of the diffusion coefficient of a genipin-gelatin gel dosimeter was carried out by fitting an inverse square root function to image profile data. A comparison was made with a Fricke-gelatin-xylenol orange (FGX) gel dosimeter, in which the ions are known to diffuse. The diffusion coefficient for this FGX gel, consisting of 0.5 mM ferrous ammonium sulphate, 50 mM sulphuric acid, 0.15 mM xylenol orange and 3% by weight gelatin was 0.70±0.05 mm² h⁻¹ at 5 Gy. The genipin-gelatin gel consisted of 50 μM genipin, 4% by weight gelatin and 100 mM sulphuric acid. The fitted parameter that is proportional to the diffusion coefficient did not significantly change over time, demonstrating that this genipin-gelatin gel is a non-diffusing dosimeter.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (7th : 2012) - Sydney|
Duration: 4 Dec 2012 → 8 Dec 2012