Accession Number : ADA155069
Title : Paired Ion Chamber Constants for Fission Gamma-Neutron Fields
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Ferlic, K P ; Zeman, G H
Report Date : Dec 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Paired ionization chamber constants are calculated for the 50 cc spherical ionization chambers used in dosimetry of the AFRRI TRIGA reactor. The calculations include the most recently available information on energy spectra for neutron and gamma radiation present in AFRRI reactor exposure rooms, as well as for kerma factors and W-values of neutrons. The constant kT, which expresses neutron sensitivity of the 50 cc tissue equivalent (TE) ion chamber filled with TE gas, ranged from 0.92 to 0.96 among the 18 different neutron spectra for which calculations were done. The constant kU, which expresses neutron sensitivity of the 50 cc graphite ion chamber filled with CO2, ranged from 0.07 to 0.11 among the same spectra. The constant hT, which expresses gamma sensitivity of the TE/TE ion chamber, was taken to be unity for all spectra. The constant hU, which expresses gamma sensitivity of the C/CO2 ion chamber, was 0. 99 + or - 0.01(range) for all spectra. These calculations will serve as the basis for future dosimetry with the 50 cc ion chambers at the AFRRI TRIGA reactor.
Descriptors : *IONIZATION CHAMBERS , CARBON DIOXIDE , CONSTANTS , DOSIMETRY , ENERGY , FISSION , FISSION NEUTRONS , GAMMA NEUTRON REACTIONS , GAMMA RAYS , KU BAND , NEUTRON SPECTRUM , NEUTRONS , PAIR PRODUCTION , SENSITIVITY , SPECTRA
Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators
Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE