Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields

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Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields. / Eakins, Jon; Abdelrahman, Mahmoud; Hager, Luke; Jansen, Jan T.M.; Kouroukla, Eftychia; Lombardo, Pasquale; Tanner, Rick; Vanhavere, Filip; Van Hoey, Olivier.

In: Journal of Radiological protection, Vol. 41, 01.06.2021, p. 360-383.

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Eakins, J, Abdelrahman, M, Hager, L, Jansen, JTM, Kouroukla, E, Lombardo, P, Tanner, R, Vanhavere, F & Van Hoey, O 2021, 'Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields', Journal of Radiological protection, vol. 41, pp. 360-383. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf3b0

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Eakins, J., Abdelrahman, M., Hager, L., Jansen, J. T. M., Kouroukla, E., Lombardo, P., Tanner, R., Vanhavere, F., & Van Hoey, O. (2021). Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields. Journal of Radiological protection, 41, 360-383. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf3b0

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Eakins J, Abdelrahman M, Hager L, Jansen JTM, Kouroukla E, Lombardo P et al. Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields. Journal of Radiological protection. 2021 Jun 1;41:360-383. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf3b0

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Eakins, Jon ; Abdelrahman, Mahmoud ; Hager, Luke ; Jansen, Jan T.M. ; Kouroukla, Eftychia ; Lombardo, Pasquale ; Tanner, Rick ; Vanhavere, Filip ; Van Hoey, Olivier. / Virtual estimation of effective dose in neutron fields. In: Journal of Radiological protection. 2021 ; Vol. 41. pp. 360-383.

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abstract = "The PODIUM project aims to provide real-time assessments of occupationally exposed workers by tracking their motion and combining this with a simulation of the radiation field. The present work describes the approach that would be taken in mixed neutron-gamma fields, and details the methods for generating and applying an effective dose rate map; the required fluence to effective dose conversion coefficients at intercardinal angles are also presented. A proof-of-concept of the approach is demonstrated using a simple simulated workplace field within a calibration laboratory, with corroborative comparisons made against survey instrument measurements generally confirming good agreement. Simulated tracking of an individual within the facility was performed, recording a 1.25 μSv total effective dose and accounting for dose rates as low as 0.5 nSv h−1, which is much lower than anything that could be accurately measured by physical neutron dosemeters in such a field.",
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