Characterization of a nuclear accident dosimeter

Publication Year:
1995
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1995-THESIS-B8734
Author(s):
Burrows, Ronald Allen
Publisher(s):
Texas A&M University
Tags:
health physics.; Major health physics.
thesis / dissertation description
The 23rd nuclear accident dosimetry intercomparison was held during the week of June 12-16, 1995 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This report presents the results of this event, referred to as NAD 23, as related to the performance of Sandia National Laboratories' (SNL) personal nuclear accident dosimeter (PNAD). Two separate critical assemblies, SHEBA and Godiva, were used to generate seven separate neutron spectra for use in dose comparisons. SNL's PNAD measured absorbed doses that were within +16 to +26 percent of the reference doses. In addition, a preliminary investigation was undertaken to determine the feasibility of using the data obtained from an irradiated PNAD to correct for body orientation. This portion of the experiment was performed with a TRIGA reactor at the Nuclear Science Center at Texas A&M University.