The suitability of graphene oxide (GO) foils as radiation sensitive materials for soft X-ray irradiation is investigated by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In particular GO micrometric foils have been irradiated by soft X-rays at a 1486.6 eV energy at high flux (>1012 photons/cm2s) in ultra-high vacuum. The XPS analysis of the carbon-carbon (CC) and the carbon-oxygen links (CO) characterizes the composition of the first layers of the GO foils. The CC/CO ratio of the high-resolution C1s XPS spectrum is used as dosimetric index. The incident X-ray photons, proportionally to their fluence, partially reduce GO foils decreasing the amount of oxygen groups chemically bonded to carbon network. This decrease causes an increase on the CC/CO ratio that is correlated to the irradiation time, i.e. to the dose absorbed by the GO foil, showing a linear increment with the dose. Our preliminary investigations indicate that GO can be employed to realize a thin foil dosimeter giving a linear response to the absorbed dose in the (275.76 kGy ÷ 8.02 MGy) range. The absorbed dose can be also evaluated by measuring the C/O ratio from the C1s and O1s XPS spectra analysis or with different techniques, as discussed in the paper.

Graphene oxide as a radiation sensitive material for XPS dosimetry

Torrisi A.
2020-01-01

Abstract

The suitability of graphene oxide (GO) foils as radiation sensitive materials for soft X-ray irradiation is investigated by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). In particular GO micrometric foils have been irradiated by soft X-rays at a 1486.6 eV energy at high flux (>1012 photons/cm2s) in ultra-high vacuum. The XPS analysis of the carbon-carbon (CC) and the carbon-oxygen links (CO) characterizes the composition of the first layers of the GO foils. The CC/CO ratio of the high-resolution C1s XPS spectrum is used as dosimetric index. The incident X-ray photons, proportionally to their fluence, partially reduce GO foils decreasing the amount of oxygen groups chemically bonded to carbon network. This decrease causes an increase on the CC/CO ratio that is correlated to the irradiation time, i.e. to the dose absorbed by the GO foil, showing a linear increment with the dose. Our preliminary investigations indicate that GO can be employed to realize a thin foil dosimeter giving a linear response to the absorbed dose in the (275.76 kGy ÷ 8.02 MGy) range. The absorbed dose can be also evaluated by measuring the C/O ratio from the C1s and O1s XPS spectra analysis or with different techniques, as discussed in the paper.
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