Radiation damage to polymer optical fibres

Yan, Cheng, Law, Susan H., Suchowerska, Natalka, & Hong, Suk-Hwa (2007) Radiation damage to polymer optical fibres. In Fifth Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007), 10–12 December, 2007, Brisbane.


Recently, polymer optical fibre dosimeters have been proposed for use in radiation oncology. Prior to clinical acceptance the effects of radiation on the materials involved must be assessed. In this work, the effects of radiation on mechanical strength and power transmission of polymer optical fibres were investigated. The fibres were subject to high energy electrons and photons generated by a linear accelerator for a range of doses. The mechanical properties and melting point of the fibres after the radiation were evaluated using tensile and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) tests. The power transmission and absorption spectrum to visible light and their dependence on radiation conditions were also estimated. The overall performance of these polymer optical fibres as a part of the dosimeter subjected to radiation is discussed.

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ID Code: 14426
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the URL page provided (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: mechanical property, polymer optical fibre, radiation, transmission
ISBN: 0858258625
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Optical Networks and Systems (100507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Polymers and Plastics (091209)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:39

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