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TEPC Measurements and Monte Carlo Calculations for Evaluating Ambient Dose Equivalent Response in Mixed Radiation Fields Around the Shielded Area of a Carbon Ion Accelerator

S. Rollet, P. Beck, M. Latocha, M. Wind, A. Zechner, G. C. Taylor

Nuclear Technology / Volume 168 / Number 1 / October 2009 / Pages 118-122

Dose/Dose Rate / Special Issue on the 11th International Conference on Radiation Shielding and the 15th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (Part 1) / Radiation Protection /

The tissue equivalent proportional counter is a versatile instrument used to determine the absorbed dose and the quality of an unknown radiation field, but it does not directly measure the operational quantity ambient dose equivalent H*(10). In this paper, simulated and measured values of H*(10) are compared, and some corrections are applied in order to give a reliable estimate of H*(10) in a complex radiation field generated by high-energy carbon ions.

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