Accession Number:

ADA179816

Title:

Wall Attenuation and Scatter Characteristics of Ionization Chambers at Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Ion chambers are used at AFFRI as the primary method of dosimetry. These chambers are calibrated with a cobalt-60 radiation source and are used for dose measurements in high-energy electron, mixed neutron,gamma, and cobalt-60 radiation fields. Radiation attenuation and scattering in the ion chamber wall depends on the radiation field and affects the chamber response. A wall correction factor, KW, is used to help eliminate this source of error. The wall correction factor was experimentally determined for cobalt-60 and typical AFRRI mixed neutrongamma fields. Keywords calibration Radiation dosage Radiation simulation tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE