UV dosimeter based on Polyphenylene Oxide for the measurement of UV exposures to plants and humans over extended periods

Parisi, Alfio and Schouten, Peter and Turnbull, David J. (2010) UV dosimeter based on Polyphenylene Oxide for the measurement of UV exposures to plants and humans over extended periods. In: NIWA 2010 UV Workshop: UV Radiation and its Effects - an Update 2010, 7-9 May 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Abstract

[Abstract]: Long-term solar UV measurements made by Poly (2, 6-dimethyl-1, 4-phenylene oxide) (PPO) dosimeters with a polyethylene neutral density filter (NDF) are presented in this manuscript. These measurements show that the life span of a PPO dosimeter can be effectively doubled before saturation. Therefore, as the dynamic range of PPO film is known to be approximately seven days during summer at a sub-tropical location, the advantage of using a NDF is that half the number of dosimeters will be required to be prepared and analysed before and after solar exposure. In addition, this manuscript depicts how the spectral response of the PPO dosimeter closely resembles the erythemal response and how the PPO dose response varies in accordance to changes of the solar spectrum resulting from seasonal changes and atmospheric ozone.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © NIWA 2010.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Alfio Parisi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 05:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: dosimter, UV, plants, humans
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8681

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