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Tissue-equivalent proportional counters in a high-energy neutron field at CERN
Author(s): Taeho Lim; Jean-Francois Bottollier-Depois; J. G. Festag; Natalia Golnik; Rudolf. E. Grillmaier; M. Hoefert; L. Lindborg
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Paper Abstract

Within the framework of a research program of the Commission of European Communities the reference radiation facility at CERN provided recently a mixed high-energy radiation field simulating the one found at civil aviation altitudes of about 10 km. In order to calibrate radiation detectors and to investigate their response to high-energy neutrons a series of measurements using five different instruments equipped with low pressure tissue-equivalent proportional counter (TEPC) and one recombination chamber (REM-2) has been carried out. The reference radiation field at CERN was produced by reactions of a primary beam mixed of 2/3 protons and 1/3 pions with a copper target and moderated by a concrete shielding. The paper summarizes the results obtained with the five TEPC instruments and the REM-2, and discusses their characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267920
Show Author Affiliations
Taeho Lim, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
Jean-Francois Bottollier-Depois, Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (France)
J. G. Festag, Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH (Germany)
Natalia Golnik, Institute of Atomic Energy (Poland)
Rudolf. E. Grillmaier, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
M. Hoefert, CERN (Germany)
L. Lindborg, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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