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New dose-equivalent counter for neutron area monitoring
Author(s): Min Tan; D. R. Weaver; Malcolm C. Scott; David J. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of a new dose equivalent counter for neutron area monitoring. In order to improve the responses of neutron survey meters, a multi-element proportional counter has been designed using the general Monte Carlo code MCNP. The manufacture and calibration of a prototype have been undertaken. Recent measurements have shown that the new detector is capable of producing promising response in terms of the required neutron energy dependence and in providing a counter with reduced weight. A successful solution has been found to the challenge arising following the publication ICRP 60 (1991), whose recommendations lead to a drastic reduction in annual radiation dose limits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204166
Show Author Affiliations
Min Tan, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
D. R. Weaver, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Malcolm C. Scott, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
David J. Thomas, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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