The use of passive personal neutron dosemeters to determine the neutron dose equivalent component of radiation fields in spacecraft

David T. Bartlett*, Luke Hager, Richard Tanner

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

For the altitude range and inclination of the International Space Station (ISS), secondary neutrons can be a major contributor to dose equivalent inside a spacecraft. The exact proportion is very dependent on the amount of shielding of the primary galactic cosmic radiation and trapped particles, but is likely to lie in the range of 10-50%. Personal neutron dosemeters of simple design, processed using simple techniques developed for personal dosimetry, may be used to estimate this neutron component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume110
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Irradiations carried out at the Svedberg Laboratory (TSL) were supported under the European Commission Research Infrastructure programme, and those at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and at the Université Catholique Louvain (UCL) were partly funded by the European Commission under the auspices of the Euratom fifth Framework Programme: Nuclear Energy, 1998–2002, Contract No. FIGM-CT-2000-00068. The authors would like to thank Yukio Uchihori, N Yasuda, Eric Benton and their colleagues at NIRS, Frank Wissmann, Helmut Schuhmacher and Ralph Nolte at PTB, Alexander Prokofiev, Jan Blomgren, Per-Ulf Renberg and Nils Ollson at TSL, Graham, Stevenson, Marco Silari, Evangelia Dimovasili, Sabine Mayer and Angela Mitaroff at CERN, Edward Semones and Michael Golightly at NASA, for their help with these investigations.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The use of passive personal neutron dosemeters to determine the neutron dose equivalent component of radiation fields in spacecraft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this