Specification of fast neutron radiation quality from cell transformation data

M. Coppola

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Experimental data for neoplastic transformation of C3H 10T 1/2 cells measured at Casaccia after neutron and X ray irradiation have been used to determine neutron RBE values for the RSV-Tapiro fast reactor energy spectrum and for monoenergetic neutrons of 0.5, 1, and 6MeV. In parallel, microdosimetric measurements have provided the actual lineal energy distributions and related mean parameters for the reactor radiation. From these experiments, values of the neutron quality factor were derived for the reactor neutron energy spectrum and, in turn, for the other neutron energies tested. A mathematical expression giving a smooth dependence on neutron energy was also determined for the effective quality factor in the entire energy range examined, and the results have been compared with other proposals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211 - 212
Number of pages2
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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