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Aren't there also non-electrical dosimeters that use something akin to photographic film? They wouldn't be able to be read directly, because the film would have to be developed and its opacity measured. -- Arteitle 12:02 20 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Yes, but I believe the radiation "develops" the film itself, but I'm not 100% sure. It's like the old daguerrotype-film things where radiation would causse the film plate to develop, it's a smilar kind of behavior with dosimeters like this. Dysprosia 12:09 20 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Page is too specific to a particular type of dosimeter[edit]

There are a *lot* of other dosimeters out there in addition to the type described here. TLD (thermoluminescent dosimeters) are used for low-level exposure, film badges, and various scintilallator-counter devices. I guess I'll add this to my "pages I'll crank out some text for if I find some time." :) -- Kaszeta 13:58, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I stuck a paragraph at the end about film badge dosimeters a while ago, but there isn't too much to say about them. It would make sense to separate the article into subheadings by dosimeter type so that it isn't just missed down there, particularly if more types are added. --Arteitle 15:35, Dec 3, 2004 (UTC)


The article says dosimeters must periodically be recharged. Does this mean they use a rechargable battery? Surely recharging must refer to something else, right? I was under the impression that the only purpose of the recharger was to zero the dosimeters. Can someone please clarify this for me? Thank you. Jecowa 11:57, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Rewrote article to explain operation better and address your questions. Hope it helps. --ChetvornoTALK 04:45, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Multiple edit links[edit]

On my browser there are a trio of edit links visible at the bottom of the article. I've just popped into edit mode to tidy them up but I'm stumped, I can't see why they're there or indeed how to get rid of them.

Hopefully a more experienced/competent Wikipedian than me will have the answer. Cheers!

Beccaviola (talk) 00:01, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

It's not a solution, but the explanation is here: "Do not stack more images within a section than the text as this causes the images to continue into the next section and bunches up the edit links in some browsers". --Old Moonraker (talk) 21:34, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
What about moving the images to a gallery with fuller captions? 21st CENTURY GREENSTUFF 22:10, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Good solution, but which one would remain as the lede mage? The two fiber dosimeter images complement each other and the other pair are different views of the same object. --Old Moonraker (talk) 09:15, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
The fibre dosimeter image in the lede ... with a caption that says "Fibre dosimeter, the scale image is displayed below in the gallery" and its caption can read "Scale image of the fibre dosimeter shown above". 21st CENTURY GREENSTUFF 10:11, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Looks good: go for it! --Old Moonraker (talk) 13:00, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

2013 tidy-up[edit]

I've tidied this to changing technologies and use. The EPD for instance is now widely used, and QFE hardly. Dougsim (talk) 08:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)


This article reads like an advertisement, touting the features of a particular model. I see no explanation of how these things operate, or how they are constructed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:02, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

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