Intercomparison of radiation protection devices in a high-energy stray neutron field. Part III: Instrument response

M. Silari, S. Agosteo, P. Beck, R. Bedogni, E. Cale, M. Caresana, C. Domingo, L. Donadille, N. Dubourg, A. Esposito, G. Fehrenbacher, F. Fernández, M. Ferrarini, A. Fiechtner, A. Fuchs, M.J. García, N. Golnik, F. Gutermuth, S. Khurana, Th. KlagesM. Latocha, V. Mares, S. Mayer, T. Radon, H. Reithmeier, S. Rollet, H. Roos, W. Rühm, S. Sandri, D. Schardt, G. Simmer, F. Spurný, F. Trompier, C. Villa-Grasa, E. Weitzenegger, B. Wiegel, M. Wielunski, F. Wissmann, A. Zechner, M. Zielczyński

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Abstract

The European Commission has funded within its 6th Framework Programme a three-year project (2005-2007) called CONRAD, COordinated Network for RAdiation Dosimetry. The organizational framework for this project was provided by the European radiation Dosimetry Group EURADOS. Work Package 6 of CONRAD dealt with "complex mixed radiation fields at workplaces" and in this context it organised a benchmark exercise, which included both measurements and calculations, in a stray radiation field at a high-energy particle accelerator at GSI, Germany. The aim was to intercompare the response of several types of active detectors and passive dosemeters in a well-characterised workplace field. The Monte Carlo simulations of the radiation field and the experimental determination of the neutron spectra with various Bonner Sphere Spectrometers are discussed in Rollet et al. (2008) and in Wiegel et al. (2008). This paper focuses on the intercomparison of the response of the dosemeters in terms of ambient dose equivalent. The paper describes in detail the detectors employed in the experiment, followed by a discussion of the results. A comparison is also made with the H*(10) values predicted by the Monte Carlo simulations and those measured by the BSS systems. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673 - 691
Number of pages19
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume44
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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Silari, M., Agosteo, S., Beck, P., Bedogni, R., Cale, E., Caresana, M., ... Zielczyński, M. (2009). Intercomparison of radiation protection devices in a high-energy stray neutron field. Part III: Instrument response. Radiation Measurements, 44(7-8), 673 - 691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2009.05.005