Dosimeter for the measurement of UV exposures related to melanoma induction

Turnbull, David J. and Parisi, Alfio V. (2010) Dosimeter for the measurement of UV exposures related to melanoma induction. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55 (13). pp. 3767-3776. ISSN 0031-9155

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This paper reports on the development of a dosimeter for the measurement of biologically effective UV exposures related to melanoma induction. The melanoma (UVMel) dosimeter is based on the combination of polysulfone and nalidixic acid. This research found that the combination of these photosensitive chromophores reacts to UV wavelengths from 290 to 390 nm. It was found that a large change in optical absorbance occurred at 345 nm when the dosimeter was employed to quantify the solar UV waveband. Preliminary results indicate that this UVMel dosimeter can measure exposures of more than 189 kJ/m2 of biologically effective weighted solar UV radiation with an inter-dosimeter variability of no more than 5%.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 03:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: ultraviolet; solar radiation; melanoma; dosimeter
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/55/13/013

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