The Use of Pulsed Photostimulated Luminescence (PPSL) and Thermoluminescence (TL) for the Detection of Irradiated Perilla and Sesame Seeds

  • Yi, Sang-Duk (Detection Lab. of Irradiated Food, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Woo, Si-Ho (Detection Lab. of Irradiated Food, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Seung (Detection Lab. of Irradiated Food, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  • Published : 2000.09.01

Abstract

To establish a detection method of irradiated perilla and sesame seeds, studies were performed with pulsed photostimulated luminescence (PPSL) and thermoluminescence (TL). The PPSL photon counts of the mineral separated from irradiated sesame and perilla seeds were higher than unirradiated one and exhibited an increase with increasing irradiation dose and mineral content. Also TL intensities of minerals separated from irradiated sesame and perilla seeds increased with increasing irradiation dose. In all samples, detection was possible with shapes and maximum TL temperatures of the second glow curves showing lower regions than those of the first glow curves and correctly classified as irradiated samples. Glow curve ratios of irradiated samples were higher than 0.5. These results suggest that PPSL and TL are applicable methods for the detection of irradiated perilla and sesame seeds.