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Phenothiazine UVA dosimeter : characteristics and performance

Jia, Keqin, Parisi, Alfio V., & Kimlin, Michael G. (2010) Phenothiazine UVA dosimeter : characteristics and performance. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 9(9), pp. 1224-1227.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of a phenothiazine-mylar dosimeter which can be used as an effective solar UVA exposure assessment tool. This dosimeter is sensitive to UVA wavelengths (315–400 nm); its performance has been characterized in a series of tests such as (a) UVA exposure response (dose-response), (b) temperature stability of the response, (c) impact of long term storage, and (d) angular response. There is no effect of long term storage post-exposure and no effect of temperature up to 30 °C. For angles up to 70°, the cosine error of the normalized UVA is less than approximately 0.1. These characterizations have confirmed the reliability and reproducibility of a phenothiazine-mylar combined dosimeter as an effective solar UVA exposure tool for field-based studies of the UVA exposures to population groups.

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ID Code: 38439
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1039/c0pp00094a
ISSN: 1474-905X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2010 08:17
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:20

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