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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.
Masao Yamanaka, Cheol Ho Pyeon, Tsuyoshi Misawa
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 4 | December 2016 | Pages 551-560
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-107
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In an accelerator-driven system (ADS), the effective delayed neutron fraction βeff is required for subcriticality measurements in order to convert measured reactivity in dollar units into pcm units. Here, an alternative calculation methodology with source-dependent reaction rates is proposed to estimate the subcriticality (pcm units) with an external neutron source for the newly defined parameter βRRsource . In the proposed methodology, the parameter is obtained by the k-ratio method with reaction rates considering the external neutron source (fixed-source calculation) and is compared with that obtained by the eigenvalue calculations (MCNP6.1). To investigate its applicability to the estimation of subcriticality, subcriticality measurements by the extrapolated area ratio method are carried out in the experiments in ADS at the Kyoto University Critical Assembly, with the variation of subcriticality (pcm units) and the spectrum of the external neutron source. Then, βRRsource is estimated by the proposed methodology with MCNPX-2.5.0. The measured subcriticality with the use of βRRsource obtained by the fixed-source calculations shows good agreement with that obtained by the different measurement methodology and MCNPX-2.5.0. Through the subcriticality estimation, the applicability of the proposed methodology is confirmed for different subcriticality levels and the spectrum of the external neutron source.