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Abstract

This paper describes the state of the art about the practical implementation of low pressure proportional counters in radiation protection. Because of its approximate tissue equivalence, this counter is essentially an absorbed dose measuring instrument. In addition, the pulse height information can be used to estimate dose equivalent. By an adequate construction of the counter wall and by appropriate calibration the gas volume can be made simulating a measurement of both dose equivalent at 10 mm depth in the ICRU sphere or effective dose equivalent. Finally this instrument measures the corresponding y-distributions which are closely related to LET-infinite distributions. The implementation of these advantages to working area dosimeters, individual dosimeters and calibration standards will be discussed. Particular attention will be given to working area and environmental monitoring and the Juelich system developed for this purpose.

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Authors: BOOZ J KERNFORSCHUNGSANLAGE JUELICH GMBH (GERMANY), KERNFORSCHUNGSANLAGE JUELICH GMBH (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP MICRODOSIMETRIC COUNTERS IN RADIATION PROTECTION, HOMBURG/SAAR (GERMANY), MAY 15-17, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31567 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123009800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en