Dosimetry of Atomic Bomb Radiation in Hiroshima by Thermoluminescence of Roof Tiles

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Science  29 Mar 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3561, pp. 1284-1285
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3561.1284-a


Thermoluminescence dosimetry is a powerful tool for obtaining the distribution of gamma dose, heretofore unknown, from the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Roof tiles irradiated by the bombs show intense thermoluminescence, and the radiation dose for samples irradiated below 100 r by the bomb can be measured by this method.

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