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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 160-166

Concept and computation of radiation dose at high energies


Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

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P K Sarkar
Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
India
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Radiological safety aspects in general and neutron dosimetry in particular, around medium and high energy particle accelerators pose some unique challenges to the practitioners of radiation protection. At such high energies the concept of dose becomes a complicated issue primarily because of the onset of electromagnetic and hadronic cascades. The role of computational dosimetry in such cases as well as for radiation protection in general is having a growing significance. It is anticipated that the recently developed soft computing techniques will play an important role in radiation protection in the future. Estimation of uncertainty and propagation of errors (both statistical and systematic) assumes a pivotal role in computations and measurements in generating data with confidence. Finally, a discussion on the concept of dose and radiological protection and operational quantities is done along with the recommendation of using Evidence theory in addition to Bayesian probability in assessing radiological risk.


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