Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

FP5

DOSMAX Sintesi della relazione

Project ID: FIGM-CT-2000-00068
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-EAECTP C
Paese: Italy

Retrospective and prospective dosimetry of galactic and solar cosmic rays

Different passive detectors can be easily used for the assessment of the dose due to the galactic cosmic ray. By contrast, the assessment of the cumulative exposure to solar cosmic rays is relatively much more difficult. The possibility of exposure to solar flare radiation giving rise to excess annual dose is so remote that should such a rare occurs it should be treated as unplanned exposure, the dose calculated retrospectively.

To this end, new methods of retrospective dosimetry of solar flares have been investigated based on detectors, which can be easily found on-board as consumer products. Indeed on aircrafts, it is possible to find consumer products, which could provide two different types of neutron detectors and/or dosemeters such as polycarbonate and CR-39 plastics.

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Agenzia per la protezione dell'ambiente e dei servizi tecnici - APAT
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