Fluence to Hp (3) conversion coefficients for neutrons from thermalto 15 mev

G. Gualdrini, P. Ferrari*, Richard Tanner

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Abstract

The recent statement on tissue reactions issued by the International Commission on Radiological Protection in April 2011 recommends a very significant reduction in the equivalent dose annual limit for the eye lens from 150 to 20 mSv y-1; this has stimulated a lot of interest in eye lens dosimetry in the radiation protection community. Until now no conversion coefficients were available for the operational quantity Hp(3) for neutrons. The scope of the present work was to extend previous evaluations of Hz.ast;(10) and Hp(10) performed at the PTB in 1995 to provide also Hp(3) data for neutrons. The present work is also intended to complete the studies carried out on photons during the last 4 y within the European Union-funded ORAMED (optimisation of radiation protection for medical staff) project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-290
Number of pages13
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume157
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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