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DISINTEGRATION RATE MULTIPLIERS IN BETAEMITTER DOSE CALCULATIONS.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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The calculation is described of beta disintegration rate multipliers, which when multiplied by the disintegration rate per unit area for a given radionuclide give the beta dose rates in tissue for contact dose and beta bath geometries. Results are given for nearly 400 betaemitting radionuclides and a comparison is made with simpler models of beta dose distribution. The conclusion is reached that beta doses can represent a hazard in comparison to those from gamma radiation when sensitive tissues are found at relatively shallow depths in the exposed organism. Author
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