By J. J. Broerse, B. J. Mijnheer (auth.), Colin G. Orton (eds.)
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For higher neutron energies the calculated values of Alsmiller and Barish (1977), Wells (1979), and Dimbylow (1980) can be used for kerma values up to 80 MeV. Uncertainties in the kerma ratios increase with rising energy because of a lack of cross-section information in the higher energy range. 7% for p(66) + Be neutrons have been reported (Bewley, 1980). , 1980). Shapiro et al. 1-cm3 26 J. J. Broerse and B. J. Mijnheer chamber from measurements in a phantom irradiated with d(35) + Be neutrons.
Measurements with an organic scintillator performed by Hannan et al. (1973) for collimated d + T neutron beams indicate that the relative contribution to the dose from neutrons with energies above 12 MeV decreases from 73 to 63% if the depth increases from 2 to 17 cm. Neutron energy spectra determined by Bonnett and Parnell (1976) for d(16) + Be neutrons and those determined by Mijnheer Progress in Neutron Dosimetry for Biomedical Applications 4S et al. (1981a), Schmidt et al. (1980) and Nguyen et al.
An uncertainty of about 4% was indicated for the ratio of the neutron and photon absorbed doses. The method is independent of photon energy but strongly dependent on neutron energy, thus requiring accurate neutron spectrometric data. The technique seems to be most useful for the determination of the neutron component in mixed fields composed mainly of gamma radiation. , organic scintillators, can also be achieved by using the difference in pulse rise time. This method gives good results for neutron energy spectrum determinations.
Progress in Medical Radiation Physics by J. J. Broerse, B. J. Mijnheer (auth.), Colin G. Orton (eds.)