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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2007;126(1-4):314-7. Epub 2007 Jun 19.

Performance of a PADC personal neutron dosemeter at simulated and real workplace fields of the nuclear industry.

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Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland.


In the framework of the EVIDOS (Evaluation of Individual Dosimetry in Mixed Neutron and Photon Radiation Fields) project, funded by the EC, measurements with PADC personal neutron dosemeters were carried out at several workplace fields of the nuclear industry and at simulated workplace fields. The measured personal neutron dose equivalents of the PADC personal neutron dosemeter are compared with values that were assessed within the EVIDOS project by other partners. The detection limits for different spectra types are given. In cases were the neutron dose was too low to be measured by the PADC personal neutron dosemeter, the response is estimated by convoluting the responses to monoenergetic neutrons with the dose energy distribution measured within EVIDOS. The advantages and limitations of the PADC personal neutron dosemeter are discussed.

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