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Fast-neutron personal real-time dosemeter for mixed neutron and gamma fields
Author(s): Monique Jung; Claude Teissier; Paul Siffert
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Paper Abstract

In recent years silicon detectors have nearly replaced Geiger-Muller tubes in personal dosemeters for gamma and X- rays. Several tentatives have been undertaken to extend these dosemeters to fast neutrons, but problems arose since in the generally present mixed fields it appeared difficult to separate the effect of both kind of radiations. In this paper, a method for fast neutron monitoring is investigated. It results from a computer simulation analysis of fast neutrons and gamma-ray interactions in silicon detectors. For neutron energies between 0.75 and 15 MeV, it proposes a real time personal dosemeter, with a response accuracy better than 30% in a mixed neutron and gamma-ray field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363684
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Monique Jung, CNRS (France)
Claude Teissier, CNRS (France)
Paul Siffert, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3769:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications
F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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