The purpose of this report is to present the methodology developed to calculate internal and external dose coefficients for radionuclides produced in the spallation process. Much of the information regarding computer codes in this report comes from various technical manuals and professional papers. References are provided at the beginning of each section for documentation and for the user who requires more specific information. The report also includes the results of applying the methodology to determine dose coefficients for five radionuclides. This effort identified potential areas of concern that will need to be addressed when the methodology is used in the future to generate additional dose coefficients. The Appendices provide student generated notes on the loading of software and more user specific instructions on how to use the various computer codes.
Accelerator-driven systems; Radiation dosimetry; Radioisotopes – Measurement; Spallation (Nuclear physics)
Health and Medical Physics | Nuclear
Shanahan, J. P.,
Patton, P. W.,
Dose Coefficient (DC) Methodology Report.
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