Microdosimetry of Environmental Radiation Fields

  • F. Spurny
  • J.-F. Bottollier-Depois
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 55)

Abstract

Risks from environmental radiation depend both on the radiation quantity (absorbed dose) and the radiation quality (space and time distributions of dose, energy deposition distributions on the microscopic level). The contribution discusses the possibilities to characterise experimentally the energy deposition distributions on the microscopic level. Three experimental microdosimetry methods are presented: a) tissue equivalent proportional counters (TEPC) [1]; b) chemically etched polyallyldiglycolcarbonate solid state nuclear track detector (SSNTD) [2]; and c) bubble detectors (BD) [3].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Spurny
    • 1
  • J.-F. Bottollier-Depois
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation DosimetryNPI AS CRPraha 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Institut de Protection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Département de Protection de la Santé de l’ Homme et de DosimétrieService de Dosimétrie, BP no6Fontenay-aux-Roses CedexFrance

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