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Phenothiazine UVA dosimeter: characteristics and performance

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the characteristics of a phenothiazine-mylar dosimeter which can be used as an effective solar UVA exposure assessment tool. This dosimeter is sensitive to UVA wavelengths (315–400 nm); its performance has been characterized in a series of tests such as (a) UVA exposure response (dose-response), (b) temperature stability of the response, (c) impact of long term storage, and (d) angular response. There is no effect of long term storage post-exposure and no effect of temperature up to 30 °C. For angles up to 70°, the cosine error of the normalized UVA is less than approximately 0.1. These characterizations have confirmed the reliability and reproducibility of a phenothiazine-mylar combined dosimeter as an effective solar UVA exposure tool for field-based studies of the UVA exposures to population groups.

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2010, accepted on 30 Jun 2010 and first published on 22 Jul 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00094A
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010,9, 1224-1227
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    Phenothiazine UVA dosimeter: characteristics and performance

    K. Jia, A. V. Parisi and M. G. Kimlin, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 1224
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00094A

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