The research consortium comprised of representatives from several universities and national laboratories has successfully generated internal and external dose conversion coefficients for twenty radionuclides produced in spallation neutron sources. These dose coefficients fill data gaps exist in Federal Guide Report No. 11 and in Publications 68 and 72 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), and two articles containing the data have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Physics. Currently, more nuclear data is needed for the rare radionuclides produced from a mercury target. While attempting to develop a workable plan to acquire this missing data, Q-value discrepancies are being investigated.
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 Quarterly Progress Report 4/01/05 – 6/30/05.
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