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Dose Response and FWHM Properties of Dyed Poly Vinyl Alcohol-Irradiated with Gamma-Rays

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The effects of gamma irradiation on absorption properties of Carbol Fuchsin (CF) with crystal violet dyed Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) blended for possible use in dosimetry and measurement of radiation dose in gamma rays have been studied using UV-Visible spectrophotometer method. The films were irradiated to accumulated doses from (10 to 70) Gy using Co60 gamma ray source at a constant dose rate. The absorption spectra were measured using UV-Visible spectrophotometer in the wave length range (200 to 900) nm, resulting in a decrease of the absorbance at 560 nm band peak with increasing dose. Regarding to the IR transmittance it’s appearing that for the samples with crystal violet the band at 1716 divided two small bands which become obvious for the irradiated one which indicate also the effect of gamma doses. In this study, the less Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM), the better is the dosimeter. The FWHM due to sharpness in the band peak and this is useful for determine the fine dosimeter.

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M. El-Nagdy, M. El-Saadany and A. Mohamad, "Dose Response and FWHM Properties of Dyed Poly Vinyl Alcohol-Irradiated with Gamma-Rays," Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 39-42. doi: 10.4236/ojpchem.2013.32008.


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