A reduction of diffusion in PVA Fricke hydrogels

Smith, Shaun, Masters, Kye-Simeon, Hosokawa, Kazuyuki, Blinco, James P., Crowe, Scott, Kairn, Tanya, & Trapp, Jamie (2015) A reduction of diffusion in PVA Fricke hydrogels. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 573(1), 012046.

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A modification to the PVA-FX hydrogel whereby the chelating agent, xylenol orange, was partially bonded to the gelling agent, poly-vinyl alcohol, resulted in an 8% reduction in the post irradiation Fe3+ diffusion, adding approximately 1 hour to the useful timespan between irradiation and readout. This xylenol orange functionalised poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogel had an OD dose sensitivity of 0.014 Gy−1 and a diffusion rate of 0.133 mm2 h−1. As this partial bond yields only incremental improvement, it is proposed that more efficient methods of bonding xylenol orange to poly-vinyl alcohol be investigated to further reduce the diffusion in Fricke gels.

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ID Code: 80024
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Gel dosimetry, Fricke, radiotherapy
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012046
ISSN: 1742-6596
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
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