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Determining the effectiveness of nuclear security through computer simulation
There is a growing concern from both national regulators and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the threat posed by attacks against iconic targets such as nuclear power plants. This has led to an increased ...
Monte Carlo simulations for the purpose of efficiency curve calibration for the Fastscan whole body counter
In order to be able to qualify and quantify radiation exposure in terms of dose, a Fastscan whole body counter must be calibrated correctly. Current calibration methods do not take the full range of body types into ...
Encapsulated source contact dose estimates incorporating secondary electron emission
Secondary electron emission generated at the surface of thin material from interaction with gamma rays form a significant component of the surface dose. The intensity of this emission is known to vary with material composition ...
Study on supercritical fluids in an intermediate heat exchanger for an SCWR hydrogen cogeneration system
SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors (SCWRs) are one of six Generation-IV nuclear reactor concepts under development worldwide. SCWRs benefit from an increase in thermal efficiency due to the reactor coolant operating above ...
Dosimetric characterization of a miniature x-ray source for biophysics studies
Tritium is a low energy beta emitter that is found in abundance at CANDU nuclear power plants and is a cause of concern since it accounts for roughly thirty three percent of the total occupational exposure of nuclear ...