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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.
YuGwon Jo, Nam Zin Cho
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 189 | Number 1 | January 2018 | Pages 26-40
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1373517
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In the three-dimensional (3-D) continuous-energy whole-core reactor analysis, the partial current–based coarse mesh finite difference (p-CMFD) feedback was applied to the Monte Carlo (MC) k-eigenvalue problem simulation for both inactive and active iterations (cycles). To reduce the stochastic errors in the p-CMFD parameters and their biases due to the ratio-type estimators, the first-in-first-out (FIFO) accumulation scheme was introduced in the MC/p-CMFD procedure. The MC/p-CMFD procedure was tested on a typical pressurized water reactor 3-D continuous-energy whole-core problem while varying the FIFO queue lengths and the results were compared with the conventional power iteration. The Shannon entropy analysis showed that MC/p-CMFD accelerates the convergence of the fission source distributions and mitigates the spatial clustering phenomenon. The real variance analysis also showed that MC/p-CMFD reduces the interiteration correlation, leading to the most real variance reduction in the local MC tallies at the optimum queue length (L = 5). It was also shown that a nontrivial bias was introduced by the p-CMFD feedback, especially for the global tally (keff) with L = 1. However, the bias decreased as the tally bin size became smaller and it was effectively reduced by increasing the queue length (L ≥ 5). In conclusion, the MC/p-CMFD procedure showed promising capability for 3-D continuous-energy whole-core reactor analysis by MC simulation.