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Abstract

External irradiation with beta and low energy X-rays differs from irradiation with penetrating gamma rays or neutrons because of the relative ease of absorption by moderate filters such as clothes, gloves and spectacles. However, when parts of the body are insufficiently protected, severe damage may occur. In view of this situation, a workshop on "Dosimetry of beta particles and low energy x-Rays" was organised by the Commission of the European Communities and the Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire, IPSN, with the cosponsorship of the US Department of Energy DOE, and Eurados. The purpose of the workshop was to make an inventory of the most frequently occuring cases and irradiation conditions, and to discuss the dosimetric implications in view of the biological effectiveness of beta and low energy photon radiations and the critical depth of the sensitive organs, the basal layer of skin and the eye lenses. The workshop was equally concerned with determinations of pertinent basic data and radiation transport calculations and with obtaining an overview on suitable dosimetric methods employed in radiation protection instrumentation for beta and low energy photon radiations as well as on the calibration problems of these instruments. These proceedings contain 23 refereed contributions from those represented at the workshop as well as a summing up of the panel discussion.

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Authors: BOOZ J CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) JENNINGS W A NPL, TEDDINGTON (UK) PORTAL G IPSN, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE) , CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);NPL, TEDDINGTON (UK);IPSN, FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: DOSIMETRY OF BETA PARTICLES AND LOW ENERGY X-RAYS, SACLAY (FRANCE), OCT. 7-9, 1985 PUBLISHED AS SPECIAL ISSUE OF "RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY", VOL. 14 (1986), NO. 2, (EUR 10192 EN).
Record Number: 1989124117000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en