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Title: Method for measuring dose-equivalent in a neutron flux with an unknown energy spectra and means for carrying out that method

Abstract

A method for measuring the dose-equivalent for exposure to an unknown and/or time varing neutron flux which comprises simultaneously exposing a plurality of neutron detecting elements of different types to a neutron flux and combining the measured responses of the various detecting elements by means of a function, whose value is an approximate measure of the dose-equivalent, which is substantially independent of the energy spectra of the flux. Also, a personnel neutron dosimeter, which is useful in carrying out the above method, comprising a plurality of various neutron detecting elements in a single housing suitable for personnel to wear while working in a radiation area.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Mattituck, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863131
Patent Number(s):
4100414
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; measuring; dose-equivalent; neutron; flux; energy; spectra; means; carrying; exposure; time; varing; comprises; simultaneously; exposing; plurality; detecting; elements; types; combining; measured; responses; various; function; value; approximate; measure; substantially; independent; personnel; dosimeter; useful; comprising; single; housing; suitable; wear; radiation; single housing; neutron flux; substantially independent; neutron dosimeter; detecting element; detecting elements; measured response; measuring dose; /250/

Citation Formats

Distenfeld, Carl H. Method for measuring dose-equivalent in a neutron flux with an unknown energy spectra and means for carrying out that method. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Distenfeld, Carl H. Method for measuring dose-equivalent in a neutron flux with an unknown energy spectra and means for carrying out that method. United States.
Distenfeld, Carl H. Sun . "Method for measuring dose-equivalent in a neutron flux with an unknown energy spectra and means for carrying out that method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863131.
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abstractNote = {A method for measuring the dose-equivalent for exposure to an unknown and/or time varing neutron flux which comprises simultaneously exposing a plurality of neutron detecting elements of different types to a neutron flux and combining the measured responses of the various detecting elements by means of a function, whose value is an approximate measure of the dose-equivalent, which is substantially independent of the energy spectra of the flux. Also, a personnel neutron dosimeter, which is useful in carrying out the above method, comprising a plurality of various neutron detecting elements in a single housing suitable for personnel to wear while working in a radiation area.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
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