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Title: The new remcounter LB6411: Measurement of neutron ambient dose equivalent H*(10) according to ICRP60 with high sensitivity

Abstract

Since the International Commission on Radiological Protection has issued in publication ICRP60 new recommendations on radiation protection quantities, in neutron monitoring there is now increasing Interest in commercially available instruments optimized and calibrated for the measurement of ambient dose equivalent H*(10). Therefore within a joint cooperation between the Research Center Karlsruhe and EG&G Berthold the neutron-dose-rate meter LB6411 was newly developed. The detector system with integrated electronics has a {sup 3}He proportional counter tube centered in a moderating sphere. The response between thermal energies and 20 MeV was optimized with the help of extensive MCNP Monte-Carlo calculations. The instrument has extremely high sensitivity of approximately 3 counts per nSv and can be used both as a portable or as a stationary neutron monitor. Fluence responses and angular dependencies had been measured in monoenergetic neutron beams provided by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig, Germany. The ambient dose equivalent response of the LB6411 is reported over the whole energy range.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. EG&G Berthold, Bad Wildbad (Germany)
  2. Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
512956
Report Number(s):
CONF-961123-
TRN: 97:014017
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Anaheim, CA (United States), 2-9 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 1996 IEEE nuclear science symposium - conference record. Volumes 1, 2 and 3; Del Guerra, A. [ed.]; PB: 2138 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 66 PHYSICS; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; NEUTRON FLUENCE; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; NEUTRON DOSIMETRY; DESIGN; RADIATION PROTECTION; NEUTRON DETECTORS; CALIBRATION

Citation Formats

Klett, A, and Burgkhardt, B. The new remcounter LB6411: Measurement of neutron ambient dose equivalent H*(10) according to ICRP60 with high sensitivity. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Klett, A, & Burgkhardt, B. The new remcounter LB6411: Measurement of neutron ambient dose equivalent H*(10) according to ICRP60 with high sensitivity. United States.
Klett, A, and Burgkhardt, B. 1996. "The new remcounter LB6411: Measurement of neutron ambient dose equivalent H*(10) according to ICRP60 with high sensitivity". United States.
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abstractNote = {Since the International Commission on Radiological Protection has issued in publication ICRP60 new recommendations on radiation protection quantities, in neutron monitoring there is now increasing Interest in commercially available instruments optimized and calibrated for the measurement of ambient dose equivalent H*(10). Therefore within a joint cooperation between the Research Center Karlsruhe and EG&G Berthold the neutron-dose-rate meter LB6411 was newly developed. The detector system with integrated electronics has a {sup 3}He proportional counter tube centered in a moderating sphere. The response between thermal energies and 20 MeV was optimized with the help of extensive MCNP Monte-Carlo calculations. The instrument has extremely high sensitivity of approximately 3 counts per nSv and can be used both as a portable or as a stationary neutron monitor. Fluence responses and angular dependencies had been measured in monoenergetic neutron beams provided by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig, Germany. The ambient dose equivalent response of the LB6411 is reported over the whole energy range.},
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