A research consortium comprised of representatives from several universities and national laboratories will be established as part of this project to generate internal and external dose conversion coefficients for radionuclides produced in spallation neutron sources. Information obtained from this multi-year study will be used to support the siting and licensing of future accelerator-driven nuclear initiatives within the U.S. Department of Energy complex, including the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) projects. Determination of these coefficients will also fill data gaps for several hundred radionuclides that exist in Federal Guidance Report (FGR) No. 11 and in Publications 68 and 72 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). This proposal discusses the overall research collaboration in general and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) funded portion of the research to be implemented by Phillip Patton and Mark Rudin in particular.
Accelerator-driven systems; Radiation dosimetry; Radioisotopes – Measurement; Spallation (Nuclear physics)
Health and Medical Physics | Nuclear
Patton, P. W.
Development of Dose Conversion Coefficients for Radionuclides Produced in Spallation Neutron Sources.
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