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Development of a neutron dose-equivalent counter for area monitoring

Min Tan

Development of a neutron dose-equivalent counter for area monitoring

by Min Tan

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, School of Physics and Space Research.

Statementby Min Tan.
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nrc form () 10 32, 33 34, 35, 36, 39 and 40 u. s. regulatory commission instructions: see the appropriate license application guide for. Understanding Neutron Radiography Reading IV c. there will be a greater fogging of the film d. there will be a tendency for each area of the film to affect the development of the area immediately below it The thermoluminescence TL dosimetry is an established method for measuring the personal dose equivalent caused by photon or neutron.

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Development of a neutron dose-equivalent counter for area monitoring by Min Tan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Neutron dose equivalent determinations were made using these instruments and others specifically designed to determine dose equivalent, such as the tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC). Survey instruments, such as the Eberline more» PNR-4, and the thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD)-albedo and track etch dosimeters (TEDs) were also used.

The Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) is a sensitive area monitoring instrument that can be used either in place at fixed locations or as a portable neutron exposure measuring device. The system monitors low levels of neutron radiation exposure and has the capability of accurately measuring neutron exposure rates as low as mrem/hr.

Some developments in neutron and charged particle dosimetry Neutron dose equivalent counter (rem counter) have led to the introduction of several instruments for individual and area.

Development and test of a GEM-based TEPC for neutron protection dosimetry Article in Health Physics 94(5) June with 55 Reads How we measure 'reads'. The monitoring of neutron dose equivalent has been a problem over the whole development period of nuclear energy.

In the past, actual exposure to neutrons at a significant level has been restricted to areas where it has been possible to use indirect monitoring techniques. Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Control Chapter 11 effective dose equivalent to members of the public in a year.

There is a 10 mrem threshold of dose equivalent delivered to a member of the 3. For neutron detection, the MERL has a DePangher long counter.

For more detail measurements of the neutron spectra outside the shields. New dose-equivalent counter for neutron area monitoring. Calibration of the neutron profile monitor diagnostic at Joint European Torus (JET) by means of the Monte Carlo code for neutron- and photon-transport MCNP.

Large-area high-resolution thermal neutron imaging detectors. Proton recoil counter maximum sensitivity Maximum fluence and dose rate limits usually of the order of to 10, counts s-1(cps).

Pile-up rejection and dead-time correction must be made correctly. Given a 1% proportional counter efficiency - the corresponding integral fast neutron fluence rate of ( - 1) x cm2 s-1 ⇒ dose equivalent. Neutron monitoring by means of "special fine-grain alpha-emulsion" film: errata / (Oak Ridge, Neutron spectra and dose equivalent inside nuclear power reactor containment / (Washington, D.C.: Preliminary testing of a proportional counter for neutron spectroscopy with helium-3 / (Berkeley.

method, the ratio of 9- to 3-in.-sphere count rates was measured in each potential neutron exposure area. A neutron calibration factor (the inverse of the sensitivity factor) was obtained from a plot of the 9- toin.

count ratio to sensitivity generated for the albedo-neutron badge. The use of the 9- toin. where is the dose equivalent rate at the point of interest; N p is the number of protons incident on the target per unit time; Φ is the neutron fluence rate (neutrons proton −1 per sr); B n is the shielding transmission factor (dose equivalent cm 2); and d is the distance between the neutron source and the calculation point (m).

Hence, it is adaptable to either a real-time personal dosimeter or an area monitor. Additional efforts are, however, required to fine-tune software related to yD calculations, which effect precision of the dose-equivalent rate measurements, but not absorbed dose rate measurements of.

This document applies to installed dose equivalent rate meters, warning assemblies and monitors, as defined below. It covers equipment intended to measure neutron radiation in dose equivalent rates in the energy region between thermal and 20 MeV for the purposes of radiation protection.

method, the ratio of 9- to 3-in. sphere count rates was measured in each potential neutron exposure area. A neutron calibration factor (the inverse of the sensitivity factor) was obtained from a plot of the 9- to 3-in.

count ratio to sensitivity generated for the albedoneutron badge.- The use of the 9- to 3-in. External Radiation Area Monitoring External active radiation area monitoring shall monitor the time-resolved direction-and energy-dependent charged-particle spectra immediately exterior to the vehicle.

Rationale: to calculate the radiation environment inside the vehicle as part of the crew health risk assessment process. The neutron flux φ(E) (n/cm 2 sec) is measured by the BF 3 proportional counter covered with a cm-thick moderator, uniformly sensitive to neutrons below 2 MeV, and the effective energy E eff (MeV) is determined from the ratio of the counting rate by the BF 3 proportional counter covered with a cm-thick moderator, to that covered with.

Absorbed dose is a dose quantity which is the measure of the energy deposited in matter by ionizing radiation per unit mass. Absorbed dose is used in the calculation of dose uptake in living tissue in both radiation protection (reduction of harmful effects), and radiology (potential beneficial effects for example in cancer treatment).

It is also used to directly compare the effect of radiation. The gray (symbol: Gy) is a derived unit of ionizing radiation dose in the International System of Units (SI).

It is defined as the absorption of one joule of radiation energy per kilogram of matter. It is used as a unit of the radiation quantity absorbed dose that measures the energy deposited by ionizing radiation in a unit mass of matter being irradiated, and is used for measuring the. ABSTRACT. Samples of natural biotite mica have been exposed to high doses of electrons.

1 MeV electrons produce coloration and enhanced bulk etching at doses around 10 10 and 10 11 rad (10 8 and 10 9 Gy) respectively. Since these electron doses are much higher than those encountered around the path of an Ne ion (the lightest ion to produce etchable tracks in biotite) it seems unlikely that the.

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1. Introduction. The history of proton therapy began in when Robert Wilson published a seminar paper in which he proposed to use accelerator-produced beams of protons to treat deep-seated tumors in humans (Wilson, ).In that paper, he explained the biophysical rationale for proton therapy as well as the key engineering techniques of beam delivery.and GM counter,), solid state detectors (scintillators, semiconductors and thermoluminescent Dosimeters {(T LD}), radiation monitoring instruments, personnel monitoring, survey meters, area/zone monitoring, direct reading devices, calibration and response of radiation monitoring instruments.

7. Radiation Hazard Evaluation and Control.Dose Equivalent - The product of the absorbed dose in tissue, quality factor (i.e., rad x Q = rem) or organ dose weighting factors (i.e., Gy x wT = Sv), and all the necessary modifying factors at the location of interest.

The units of dose equivalent are the international unit, sievert (Sv) or the rem.