Analysis of computational problems expressing the overall uncertainties: Photons, neutrons and electrons

Loïc De Carlan*, Robert Price, J. L.Jean Louis Chartier, Ivan Kodeli, Bernd Siebert, Jürgen Henninger, Jonas Posselt, Gianfranco Gualdrini, Stefano Agosteo, Roberto Bedogni, Jean Marc Bordy, Philippe Cassette, Paolo Ferrari, Jose Maria Gomez Ros, Bernd Großwendt, Véronique Lacoste, Andrea Pola, Sofia Rollet, Franck Schultz, S. P. SimakovRick Tanner, Michel Terrissol, Maria Zankl

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In the frame of the EU Coordination Action CONRAD (coordinated network for radiation dosimetry), WP4 was dedicated to work on computational dosimetry with an action entitled 'Uncertainty assessment in computational dosimetry: an intercomparison of approaches'. Participants attempted one or more of eight problems. This paper presents the results from problems 4-8 - dealing with the overall uncertainty budget estimate; a short overview of each problem is presented together with a discussion of the most significant results and conclusions. The scope of the problems discussed here are: the study of a 137Cs calibration irradiator; the manganese bath technique; the iron sphere experiment using neutron time-of-flight technique; the energy response of a RADFET detector and finally the sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for the recoil-proton telescope discussed in the companion paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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This work was financially supported by the European Commission, contract number FP6-12684.


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