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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.
Li Mao, Igor Zmijarevic, Richard Sanchez
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 188 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 15-32
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1332890
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This paper presents two resonance self-shielding methods recently implemented in APOLLO3Ⓡ for fast reactor calculations: a recently developed method, based on Tone’s method, and the subgroup method. Both methods utilize the so-called mathematical probability tables. Numerical results for a pin cell and for a sodium-cooled fast reactor assembly show that Tone’s method produces precision similar to that of the subgroup method while reducing greatly the CPU time. The results also show that utilization of the approximated multicell model in the calculation of collision probabilities noticeably decreases the CPU time as compared to the direct-integration approach, while keeping equivalent accuracy. Finally, our tests show the improvement in the fast neutron spectrum gained by using an incident-energy-dependent fission spectrum instead of the traditional average fission spectrum.