We are a manufacturer of high quality detectors and dosimetry cards based on the thermoluminescent method. Our cards are compatible with standard gas readers.
Radcard's main goal is to produce world-class dosimeters at attractive and competitive prices. Our products, based on the research and development, initiated in 60’s by Tadeusz Niewiadomski, are used in more than 40 countries all over the world.
Compliance witch the performance requirements ( QT ) of the IEC 62387 for TL detectors. ISO 9001:2015 regulations.
MTS-N (LiF:Mg,Ti)- Standard LiF TLD material
Lithium fluoride thermoluminescent phosphor is recognised universally as an excellent material for broad dosimetric applications. It exhibits high sensitivity for general applications, low background, resistivity against environmental conditions and tissue-equivalence.
Lithium fluoride doped with magnesium and titanium (LiF:Mg,Ti) is produced by our company using a proprietary method. It is manufactured in the form of solid pellets of 4.5 mm diameter (other diameters on request) with any required thickness in the range of 0.2 - 1.5 mm (standard 0.9 mm), under the code name MTS (Mg, Ti, sintered), with an additional symbol representing the isotopic content of lithium: MTS-N (natural abundance), MTS-6 (6Li-enriched), MTS-7 (7Li-enriched). It is also available in the form of powder under the code names MT-N, MT-6 and MT-7. All these materials are indefinitely re-usable and exhibit similar dosimetric characteristics such as energy response for photons, fading and TL efficiency. The main features of MTS pellets are listed overleaf. A very important feature of our detectors is that they are exchangeable with other well known LiF:Mg,Ti phosphors and pellets commonly used in many laboratories (e.g. TLD-100). They may be read out with any typical TL reader, both with hot gas (e.g. Alnor DOSACUS or Harshaw 5500) and resistance (e.g. Harshaw 3500, Toledo or Solaro) heating systems.
Thus our MTS-N, MTS-6 and MTS-7 pellets can easily replace materials produced by other manufactures in all cases when their virtues such as higher sensitivity and lower prices are crucial.
MCP-N (LiF:Mg,Cu,P)- Ultra-sensitive material for radiation protection and environmental dosimetry
MCP-type ultra-high sensitivity thermoluminescent pellets are the latest development in radiation protection dosimetry. They are an important supplementary dosimetry tool to the standard LiF:Mg,Ti type pellets (MTS-N) especially for low-dose measurements and are unmatched in the range below tens of µGy. Featuring a low, stable zero reading with a detection threshold of 50 nGy (200 times better than the standard LiF:Mg,Ti), they are 30 times more sensitive to gamma ray doses.
Our MCP-type ultra-high sensitivity detectors are solid circular pellets of 4.5 mm diameter with any required thickness in the range 0.3 - 1.5 mm (standard 0.9 mm).
The detectors consisting of 100% LiF:Mg,Cu,P TL phosphor are manufactured under the code name MCP (Mg, Cu, P), with an additional symbol, representing the isotopic content of lithium: MCP-N (natural abundance), MCP-6 (6Li-enriched), MCP-7 (7Li-enriched). The excellent dosimetric properties of the phosphor are enhanced by our original, carefully tested and controlled sintering procedure. The phosphor is also available in the form of powder.
The MCP chips are rather sensitive to thermal treatment which makes it important to use an annealing oven with good temperature stability. A summary of TL properties of MCP materials is given in the table overleaf. The extremely high sensitivity of MCP detectors opens new possibilities in the study of very low doses, e.g., of the variations of natural background throughout the day or monitoring of doses of persons briefly visiting nuclear installations. In measurements of doses below 1 µGy the natural gamma background should be taken into account.
MCP-Ns- Thin active-layer detector, the best solution for extremity dosimetry
The thin layer MCP-Ns (LiF:Mg,Cu,P) TL dosimeters designed in Krakow and manufactured exclusively in our company for measuring personal dose equivalent Hp (0.07) in weakly penetrating radiation fields [1-3]. These detectors show:
Detectors have a form of circular pellets with diameter 4.5 mm. Each pellet consists of two layers: a thin radiation sensitive part bonded to a thick base made of not activated LiF to which 2% of graphite was added in order to suppress any spurious luminescence. The effective thickness of the sensitive layer is about 8.5 mg. cm2. The overall thickness of the pellet is between 0.5 mm and 0.9 mm depending on requirements of the customer.
1. Burgkhardt B., Piesch E., Bilski P., Budzanowski M. and Olko P.
Properties of New Thin Sandwich Detectors for Beta and Neutron Dosimetry . Proc. FS IRPA Jahrestagung, Karlsruhe 1994 (in German)
2. Bilski P., Olko P., Burgkhardt B. and Piesch E.
Ultra-Thin LiF:Mg,Cu,P Detectors for Beta Dosimetry. Radiat.Meas. 24 439-443 (1995).
3. Bilski P., Budzanowski M., Olko P. and Christensen P.
Properties of Different Thin-Layer LiF:Mg,Cu,P TL Detectors for Beta Dosimetry. Radiat.Prot.Dosim. 66 101-104 (1996).
Detailed detector specifications are available in the download section
Apart from offering the above described standard detectors, we are ready to fulfil any special requirements of our Customers, regarding detector size (pellets of diameter ranging from 1 mm to 15 mm have been produced), material composition, adjusted detector sensitivity, powder grain size, etc.
Our cards are based on thermoluminescent detectors and can be used in compatible readers as a part of a dosimetric system. From one up to four TL elements are mounted into aluminium case. Customer may choose card configuration, changing almost every parameter:
The best solution for monitoring of HP(3) doses.
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