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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-144

Radiation safety for electron accelerators: Synchrotron radiation facility


RIKEN Spring-8 Center Safety Design Group, 1-1-1 Koto Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148, Japan

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Yoshihiro Asano
RIKEN SPring-8 center, 1-1-1 Koto Sayo, Hyogo, 679-5148
Japan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.117670

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Radiation safety is reviewed for electron accelerators, mainly synchrotron radiation facilities. Accelerator radiation safety systems consist on safety interlock system, radiation shielding and radiation monitoring. These systems depend strongly on the characteristics of machines such as the maximum electron energy. In this paper, conceptual safety systems and radiation sources for synchrotron radiation facilities are overviewed including the evaluation methods of shielding.


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