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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2012 Jun;150(1):1-21. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncr358. Epub 2011 Sep 1.

Review of bubble detector response characteristics and results from space.

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  • 1Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada. lewis-b@rmc.ca

Abstract

A passive neutron-bubble dosemeter (BD), developed by Bubble Technology Industries, has been used for space applications. Both the bubble detector-personal neutron dosemeter and bubble detector spectrometer have been studied at ground-based facilities in order to characterise their response due to neutrons, heavy ion particles and protons. This technology was first used during the Canadian-Russian collaboration aboard the Russian satellite BION-9, and subsequently on other space missions, including later BION satellites, the space transportation system, Russian MIR space station and International Space Station. This paper provides an overview of the experiments that have been performed for both ground-based and space studies in an effort to characterise the response of these detectors to various particle types in low earth orbit and presents results from the various space investigations.

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