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Polymer Film Blend of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Trichloroethylene and Cresol Red for Gamma Radiation Dosimetry

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Science Education Program, University of Mataram, Jl. Majapahit No. 62, Mataram 83125, Indonesia
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Physics Education, FKIP, University of Mataram, Jl. Majapahit No. 62, Mataram 83125, Indonesia
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Faculty of Applied Science and Enginering, Universitas Pendidikan Mandalika UNDIKMA, Jl. Pemuda No. 59A, Mataram 83126, Indonesia
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Department of Materials Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Lampung Selatan 35365, Indonesia
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Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jln UMS, Kota Kinabalu 88400, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Rodolphe Sonnier
Polymers 2021, 13(11), 1866; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111866
Received: 30 March 2021 / Revised: 3 May 2021 / Accepted: 7 May 2021 / Published: 4 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Materials Under Extreme Conditions)
This study investigated the polymer film composite of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), trichlorethylene (TCE) and cresol red (CR) dye irradiated with gamma (γ) rays for potential application as radiation dosimetry. The film was prepared via the solvent-casting method with varying concentrations of TCE. Film samples were exposed to radiation from a γ-rays radiation source of 60Cobalt isotope. Color changes before and after γ-rays irradiation were observed, and the optical properties of the polymer films were investigated by spectrophotometry. Results show that increasing the radiation dose physically changed the color of the polymer film, from purple (pH > 8.8) without radiation (0 kGy) to yellow (almost transparent) (2.8 < pH < 7.2) at the highest dose (12 kGy). The concentration of acid formed due to irradiation increased with the increase in irradiation doses and at higher TCE content. The critical doses of PVA-TCE composites decreased linearly with the increase of TCE composition, facilitating an easy calibration process. The dose response at 438 nm increased exponentially with increasing radiation dose, but showed an opposite trend at the 575 nm band. An increase in the TCA concentration indicated a decrease in the absorption edge and an increase in activation energy, but both decreased for all TCE concentrations at higher doses. The energy gap for the direct and the indirect transitions decreased with increasing TCE concentration and γ-rays radiation dose. The results of this study demonstrated the potential application of PVA-TCE-CR polymer film as γ-rays irradiation dosimetry in a useful dose range of 0–12 kGy. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical properties; polymer film composite; γ-rays irradiation; dosimetry optical properties; polymer film composite; γ-rays irradiation; dosimetry
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Doyan, A.; Susilawati, S.; Prayogi, S.; Bilad, M.R.; Arif, M.F.; Ismail, N.M. Polymer Film Blend of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Trichloroethylene and Cresol Red for Gamma Radiation Dosimetry. Polymers 2021, 13, 1866. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111866

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Doyan A, Susilawati S, Prayogi S, Bilad MR, Arif MF, Ismail NM. Polymer Film Blend of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Trichloroethylene and Cresol Red for Gamma Radiation Dosimetry. Polymers. 2021; 13(11):1866. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111866

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Doyan, Aris, Susilawati Susilawati, Saiful Prayogi, Muhammad R. Bilad, Muhamad F. Arif, and Noor M. Ismail 2021. "Polymer Film Blend of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Trichloroethylene and Cresol Red for Gamma Radiation Dosimetry" Polymers 13, no. 11: 1866. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111866

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