Dose coefficients permit simple determination of radiation dose associated with various exposure scenarios, and ultimately permit radiation safety personnel to assess the health risks to workers in a nuclear facility. Specifically, radiation safety personnel use dose coefficients to determine the radiation dose incurred to a tissue or organ system from a given exposure. These parameters are often expressed in terms of Annual Limits on Intake (ALIs) and Derived Air Concentrations (DACs).
Results from this study will be used to produce ALIs and DACs for these rare radionuclides created by spallation target systems that are not included in Federal Guidance Report (FGR) No. 11. Additionally, DCs developed will augment the radiological data in Publications 68 and 72 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), contributing to the safe operation of accelerator-driven nuclear systems in the United States and abroad.
Accelerator-driven systems; Radiation dosimetry; Radioisotopes – Measurement; Spallation (Nuclear physics)
Health and Medical Physics | Nuclear
Patton, P. W.,
Development of Dose Coefficients for Radionuclides Produced in Spallation Targets.
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