Patent Number: 8,872,134

Title: Self indicating radiation alert dosimeter

Abstract: Described is a self-indicating instant radiation dosimeter (1001) for monitoring high energy radiations, such as X-ray. The dosimeter contains a radiation sensitive, color changing, indicating composition (10), e.g., a diacetylene (R--C.ident.C--C.ident.C--R', where R and R' are substituents groups) or a radiochromic dye, a polymeric binder (20) and optionally a shelf life extender (50) or an activator (40). The radiation sensitive composition (10) changes color instantly when exposed to high energy radiation. The dose is estimated by comparing the color with a color reference chart or more accurately with a spectrophotometer or an optical densitometer. The radiation sensitive composition (10) is protected from low energy radiation such as UV light, by a layer of low energy absorbing materials, such as UV absorbers.

Inventors: Patel; Gordhabhai N. (Sumerset, NJ)

Assignee: JP Laboratories, Inc

International Classification: G01T 1/04 (20060101); G01T 1/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00