The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

Volume II

1st Edition - May 6, 1987

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  • Editors: Kenneth R. Kase, Bengt E. Bjärngard, Frank H. Attix
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273181

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The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation, Volume II, attempts to fill the need for updated reference material on the field of radiation dosimetry. This book presents some broad topics in dosimetry and a variety of radiation dosimetry instrumentation and its application. The book opens with a chapter that extends and applies the concepts of microdosimetry to biological systems. This is followed by separate chapters on the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques used to determine neutron spectra; studies to determine recombination effects in ionization chambers exposed to high-intensity pulsed radiation; advances in water and polystyrene calorimetry; and beta-photon dosimetry for radiation protection. This book is clearly a valuable collection of work by outstanding authorities in their individual fields. It has an international flavor, with authors from England, Canada, and the United States. The quality of the work is equal to the best of what has been published in the past.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Relationship of Microdosimetric Techniques to Applications in Biological Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Qualitative Comparison of Main Approaches to Microdosimetry

    IIΙ. Linear Energy Transfer

    IV. Proportional Counter Microdosimetry

    V. Track Profiles and Track Entities

    VI. Track Structure Simulation

    VII. Microdosimetry of Intemal Radionuclides


    2. Neutron Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. General Characteristics of Spectrometers

    ΙII. Description of Spectrometers

    IV. Neutron Spectrum Unfolding Methods

    V. Calibration of Spectrometers

    VI. Characteristic Neutron Spectra and Their Measurement

    VII. Future Prospects


    3. Ionization Chambers

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Principles of Small-Cavity Chambers

    III. Charge Collection in an Ionization Chamber

    IV. General Design Considerations

    V. Special Types of Ionization Chambers


    4. Advances in Calorimetry for Radiation Dosimetry

    I. Introduction

    II. Basics

    III. Operational Efficiency

    IV. NBS Absorbed Dose Graphite Calorimeter

    V. A-150 Plastic Calorimeter

    VI. Absorbed Dose Water Calorimeter

    VII. Polystyrene-Water Calorimeter

    VIII. Total Absorption Calorimetry

    IX. Trends


    5. External Beta-Photon Dosimetry for Radiation Protection

    I. Introduction

    II. Selection of Dosimeters

    III. Evaluation of the Occupational Radiation Environment

    IV. Types of Dosimeters

    V. From Dosimeter to Personnel Dose

    VI. Calibration and Standardization



Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: May 6, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273181

About the Editors

Kenneth R. Kase

Bengt E. Bjärngard

Frank H. Attix

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