luminescent materials; radiopharmaceuticals; proton therapy; geochronology; dosimetry
Shrestha N., Yukihara E.G., Cusumano Davide, Placidi Lorenzo (2020), Al2O3:C and Al2O3:C,Mg optically stimulated luminescence 2D dosimetry applied to magnetic resonance guided radiotherapy, in Radiation Measurements
, 138, 106439-106439.
Shrestha Nishan, Vandenbroucke Dirk, Leblans Paul, Yukihara Eduardo (2020), Feasibility studies on the use of MgB4O7:Ce,Li-based films in 2D optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry, in Physics Open
, 5, 100037.
||Yukihara, Eduardo; Shrestha, Nishan; Cusumano, Davide; Placidi, Lorenzo
|Persistent Identifier (PID)
Data on optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) detectors (Al2O3:C) and films irradiated at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario ‘‘A. Gemelli’’ using a MRIdian system (ViewRay Inc., Mountain View, California, USA). The results are described in the publication Shrestha, N., Yukihara, E.G., Cusumano, D. and Placidi, L., 2020. Al2O3:C and Al2O3:C,Mg optically stimulated luminescence 2D dosimetry applied to magnetic resonance guided radiotherapy. Radiat. Meas. 138, 106439.Experimental description is provided in the associated publication.
Luminescence is one of the most important phenomena from the point of view of basic and applied research. Many important technologies rely on, or are hindered by, luminescence properties imparted to materials by dopants and impurities. Examples include scintillators used in diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy, and radiation safety; fluorescent materials used as biomarkers; persistent phosphors used as bio-labels, photocatalysts, optical sensors, detectors and photonic devices. In this project we will acquire a unique, state-of-the-art automated research instrument capable of specialized luminescence measurements with spectroscopy capabilities, enabling a wide range of basic and applied research, including defect engineering of luminescence materials, characterization of minerals of interest for luminescence dating, and development of innovative dosimetry techniques for radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, radiopharmaceutical research and personal dosimetry. In addition to various groups within the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the equipment will also benefit the University of Bern, the University of Lausanne, the Laboratory of Multifuncional Materials ETH-Zürich, the Institute of Radiation Physics (IRA, Lausanne), and the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.