Monte Carlo Calculation of Exposure Rates in Dwelling Rooms

  • Laszlo Koblinger
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 3)


Since all building materials contain natural radioactive isotopes, a fraction of the population’s radiation burden originates from the walls of the buildings in which people live. A computer code is described here that can be used to predict the exposure rate of a room once the activity of the building material and the geometrical measurements of the room are known.


Building Material Monte CARLO Calculation Adjoint Equation Exposure Rate Central Research Institute 
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  1. Koblinger, L., 1976a, REBEL-2: An adjoint Monte Carlo code for the calculation of radiation in dwelling rooms, Central Research Institute for Physics (Budapest, Hungary) Report Number KFKI-76-65.Google Scholar
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  3. Koblinger, L., 1978, Calculation of exposure rates from gamma sources in walls of dwelling rooms, Health Physics, 34: 459.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laszlo Koblinger
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  1. 1.Central Research Institute for Physics (KFKI)BudapestHungary

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