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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
M. Drosg, D. M. Drake
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 182 | Number 2 | February 2016 | Pages 256-260
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-17
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The Ion Beam Facility of Los Alamos National Laboratory could routinely provide accelerated bunched triton beams to be used in neutron time-of-flight experiments. Exploratory measurements at 0 deg were done to determine the neutron yield with target materials throughout the periodic system yielding absolute specific double-differential neutron yields. Only a few of these measurements were made public previously. The results of these measurements having a mainly demonstrative purpose are presented here because of their uniqueness. For lithium and beryllium, double-differential neutron emission cross sections are given at 17.2 and 15.2 MeV, respectively.