Dosimetry Group of the Paul Scherrer Institute

Publications and conference presentations

Peer-reviewed papers (corresponding author indicated by *)

2019

• Andrade*, A. B., Macedo, Z. S., Valerio, M. E. G., and E. G. Yukihara. Thermoluminescence and Optically Stimulated Luminescence properties of the Eu2+-doped KMgF3 produced by a hydrothermal microwave method. J. Lumin. 206, 302-307 (2019).

2018

• A. Stabilini, K. Meier, E. G. Yukihara*. High dose fast neutron dosimetry using PADC plastic nuclear track detectors and grey level Analysis. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 180, 220-224 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncx186

• Coleman, A.C. and Yukihara*, E.G., 2018. On the validity and accuracy of the initial rise method investigated using realistically simulated thermoluminescence curves. Radiat. Meas. 117, 70-79.

• M. Caresana*, A. Parravicini, S. Coria, A. Stabilini, F. Assenmacher, E. G. Yukihara. “Comparison of PADC neutron detectors from different suppliers”. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 180, 196-200 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncx193

• Yukihara*, E.G., Akselrod, M.S., Fomenko, V., Harrison, J., Million, M., Assenmacher, F., Stabilini, A. and Meier, K., 2018. Comparison between PADC and FNTD neutron detector systems in blind tests. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 180, 225-229.

• Yukihara*, E.G., Coleman, A.C., Biswas, R.H., Lambert, R., Herman, F. and King, G.E., 2018. Thermoluminescence Analysis for Particle Temperature Sensing and Thermochronometry: Principles and Fundamental Challenges. in press

2017

• Ahmed, M.F., Shrestha, N., Ahmad, S., Schnell, E., Akselrod, M.S. and Yukihara*, E.G., 2017. Demonstration of 2D dosimetry using Al2O3 optically stimulated luminescence films for therapeutic megavoltage x-ray and ion beams. Radiat. Meas. 106, 315-320.

• Assenmacher*, F., Boschung, M., Hohmann, E. and Mayer, S., 2017. Dosimetric properties of a personal dosimetry system based on radiophotoluminescence of silver doped phosphate glass. Radiation Measurements 106, 235-241.

• Berger*, T., Burmeister, S., Matthiä, D., Przybyla, B., Reitz, G., Bilski, P., Hajek, M., Sihver, L., Szabo, J., Ambrozova, I., Vanhavere, F., Gaza, R., Semones, E., Yukihara, E.G., Benton, E.R., Uchihori, Y., Kodaira, S., Kitamura, H. and Boehme, M., 2017. DOSIS & DOSIS 3D: radiation measurements with the DOSTEL instruments onboard the Columbus Laboratory of the ISS in the years 2009-2016. J. Space Weather Space Clim. 7.

• Jacobsohn*, L.G., McPherson, C.L., Oliveira, L.C., Kucera, C.J., Ballato, J. and Yukihara, E.G., 2017. Radioluminescence and thermoluminescence of rare earth doped and co-doped YF3. Radiat. Meas. 106, 79-83.

• Spindeldreier*, C.K., Schrenk, O., Ahmed, M.F., Shrestha, N., Karger, C.P., Greilich, S., Pfaffenberger, A. and Yukihara, E.G., 2017. Feasibility of dosimetry with optically stimulated luminescence detectors in magnetic fields. Radiat. Meas. 106, 346-351.

• Stabilini, A., Meier, K. and Yukihara*, E.G., 2017. High dose fast neutron dosimetry using PADC plastic nuclear track detectors and grey level analysis. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 180, 220-224.

• Yukihara, E.G., Doull, B.A., Gustafson, T., Oliveira, L.C., Kurt, K. and Milliken, E.D., 2017. Optically stimulated luminescence of MgB4O7:Ce,Li for gamma and neutron dosimetry. J. Lumin. 183, 525-532.

2016

• Assenmacher*, F., Boschung, M., Hohmann, E. and Mayer, S., 2016. Comparison of different PADC materials and etching conditions for fast neutron dosimetry. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 170, 162-167.

• Yukihara*, E.G., Andrade, A.B. and Eller, S., 2016. BeO optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry using automated research readers. Radiat. Meas. 94, 27-34.

2014

• Hälg, R.A., Besserer, J., Boschung, M., Mayer, S., Lomax, A.J. and Schneider, U., 2014. Measurements of the neutron dose equivalent for various radiation qualities, treatment machines and delivery techniques in radiation therapy. Phys. Med. Biol. 59, 2457-2468.

• Mayer, S. and Boschung, M., 2014. Comparison of different PADC materials for neutron dosimetry. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 161, 104-107.

• Mayer, S., Assenmacher, F. and Boschung, M., 2014. Determination of the response function for two personal neutron dosemeter designs based on PADC. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 161, 82-85.

2012

• Caresana, M., Ferrarini, M., Fuerstner, M. and Mayer, S., 2012. Determination of LET in PADC detectors through the measurement of track parameters. Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 683, 8-15.

• Wernli, C., Hoedlmoser, H., Boschung, M., Hohmann, E. and Mayer, S., 2012. Neutron dosimetry around accelerators in Switzerland. Indian J. Pure Appl. Phys. 50, 757-760.

2008

• Boschung, M., Fiechtner, A., Mayer, S. and Wernli, C., 2008. Field calibration and comparison of personal neutron dosemeter designs based on CR-39 for the use around high-energy accelerators. Radiat. Meas. 43, 1081-1084.

2007

• d'Errico, F., Bartlett, D., Bolognese-Milsztajn, T., Boschung, M., Coeck, M., Curzio, G., Fiechtner, A., Kyllönen, J.-E., Lacoste, V., Lindborg, L., Luszik-Bhadra, M., Reginatto, M., Schuhmacher, H., Tanner, R. and Vanhavere, F., 2007. Evaluation of individual dosimetry in mixed neutron and photon radiation fields (EVIDOS). Part I: scope and methods of the project. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 125, 275-280.

• Mayer, S., Forkel-Wirth, D., Fuerstner, M., Menzel, H.G., Mueller, M.J., Perrin, D., Theis, C. and Vincke, H., 2007. Response of neutron detectors to high-energy mixed radiation fields. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 125, 289-292.

• Schuhmacher, H., Bartlett, D., Bolognese-Milsztajn, T., Boschung, M., Coeck, M., Curzio, G., d'Errico, F., Fiechtner, A., Kyllönen, J.-E., Lacoste, V., Lindborg, L., Luszik-Bhadra, M., Reginatto, M., Tanner, R. and Vanhavere, F., 2007. Evaluation of individual dosimetry in miexed neutron and photon radiation fields (EVIDOS). Part II: conclusions and recommendations. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 125, 281-284.

Conference presentations (presenter indicated by *)

2018

• E. G. Yukihara*. A review of recent material developments for optically stimulated luminescence applications (INVITED TALK). 10th International Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation, 9-14 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (2018).

• E. G. Yukihara*. Twenty-five years of optically stimulated research of artificial materials: a personal perspective (INVITED TALK). 8th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications. Aug. 26-31, Maresias-SP, Brazil (2018).

• E. G. Yukihara*, T. D. Gustafson, E. D. Milliken, L. C. Oliveira, S. Bastani. “Development of luminescent materials for new thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) applications” (INVITED TALK). 2018 Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 18), Jul. 8-13, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2018).

• T. D. Gustafson*, E. G. Yukihara. “Progress and challenges towards the development of a new optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) material based on MgB4O7” (ORAL). 2018 Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (EURODIM 18), Jul. 8-13, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2018).

• E. G. Yukihara*, A. Stabilini, F. Assenmacher, K. Meier, and S. Mayer. Personal neutron monitoring at the Paul Scherrer Institute (POSTER). 5th European congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), June 4-8, The Hague, The Netherlands (2018).

• A. Stabilini*, E. G. Yukihara, M. S. Akselrod, V. Fomenko, J. Harrison, M. Million, F. Assenmacher, K. Meier, and S. Mayer. Evaluation of FNTD and PADC neutron dosimeters in yearly intercomparisons (POSTER). 5th European congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), June 4-8, The Hague, The Netherlands (2018).

• F. Assenmacher*, E. G. Yukihara, and S. Mayer. Personal and environmental monitoring at the Paul Scherrer Institute using a Radio-Photo Luminescence dosimetry system (POSTER). 5th European congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), June 4-8, The Hague, The Netherlands (2018).

• L. Pedrazzi*, S. Mayer, A. Fuchs, E. G. Yukihara, F. Assenmacher. The new Swiss radiation protection ordinance and its impact on the operation radiation protection at PSI (POSTER). 5th European congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), June 4-8, The Hague, The Netherlands (2018).

2017

• E. G. Yukihara*, T. Gustafson, E. D. Milliken, L. C. Oliveira, B. Doull, and S. Bastani. Elucidating stimulated luminescence processes and new material development by systematic lanthanide doping(INVITED TALK). 7th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE 17), Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Rome, Italy (2017).

• E. G. Yukihara*. “State of the Art: part I – synthetic materials (mathematical models, readout processes, types of analysis)” (INVITED TALK). Topical Day on luminescence dosimetry for environment, health and safety, SCK-CEN Lakehouse, Mol, Belgium, June 8 (2017).

• E. G. Yukihara*, M. F. Ahmed, N. Shrestha, S. Greilich, J. Horn. “2D Ion Beam Dosimetry Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Films” (INVITED TALK). Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium NEUDOS-13, Krakow, Poland, 14-19 May (2017).

• E. G. Yukihara*, A. C. Coleman, R. H. Biswas, R. Lambert, F. Herman, G. King. “Thermoluminescence Analysis for Particle Temperature Sensing and Thermochronometry: Principles and Fundamental Challenges” (ORAL). 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance, 11-15 September, Cape Town, South Africa (2017).

• E. Hohmann*, C. Strabel, A. Fuchs, R. Galeev, E. Musto, M. Tisi, U. Strauch, E. G. Yukihara, S. Mayer. “Shielding Verification for SwissFEL – the New Large Research Facility at PSI” (ORAL). Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium NEUDOS-13, Krakow, Poland, 14-19 May (2017).

• M. Caresana*, A. Parravicini, S. Coria, A. Stabilini, F. Assenmacher, E. G. Yukihara. “Benchmark of PADC from Different Suppliers” (ORAL). Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium NEUDOS-13, Krakow, Poland, 14-19 May (2017).

• E. G. Yukihara*, M. S. Akselrod, V. Fomenko, J. Harrison, M. Million, F. Assenmacher, A. Stabilini, K. Meier. “Direct Comparison Between PADC and FNTD Neutron Detector Systems in Blind Tests” (POSTER). Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium NEUDOS-13, Krakow, Poland, 14-19 May (2017).

• A. Stabilini*, K. Meier, E. G. Yukihara. “High Dose Fast Neutron Dosimetry Using PADC Plastic Nuclear Track Detectors and Graylevel Analysis” (POSTER). Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium NEUDOS-13, Krakow, Poland, 14-19 May (2017).

2016

• E. G. Yukihara*, Md Ahmed, N. Shrestha, S. Ahmad, E. Schnell, and M. Akselrod. “Demonstration of 2D dosimetry using Al2O3 optically stimulated luminescence films for therapeutic megavoltage X-rays and ion beams” (INVITED TALK). 18th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry, 3-8 July, Munich, Germany (2016).

• C. K. Spindeldreier*, O. Schrenk, Md F. Ahmed, N. Shresta, S. Greilich, A. Pfaffenberger, E. G. Yukihara. “Feasibility tests of optically stimulated luminescence detectors for dosimetry in magnetic fields” (POSTER). 18th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry, 3-8 July, Munich, Germany (2016).

• E. Hohmann, E. Musto, S. Mayer, D. Kiselev, U. Strauch, and E. G. Yukihara*. “Work-place field with a high-energy neutron component at PSI - first measurements” (POSTER). 18th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry, 3-8 July, Munich, Germany (2016).