Skin cancers in the United States are one of the most common forms of cancer as well as one of the most common sun-induced skin disorders making people who are susceptible quite sensitive about exposure to the sun.In their continuing research on U.S. Patent Number 5,500,532 (1996) "Personal Electronic Dosimeter", researchers at Arizona State University have developed a simple and inexpensive dosimeter/alert device for short wavelength radiation that provides for instant warning capability. This device utilizes resistance change in photo-dissolvable metals and the photosensitive element has an accompanying layer of a scintillating material. This material would be chosen to be maximally sensitive to the incident radiation and to produce photons of appropriate wavelength.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 4 2001|