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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Response and Monte Carlo evaluation of a reference ionization chamber for radioprotection level at calibration laboratories

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Author(s):
Neves, Lucio P. [1] ; Vivolo, Vitor [2] ; Perini, Ana P. [1] ; Caldas, Linda V. E. [2]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Fis, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[2] Comissao Nacl Energia Nucl IPEN CNEN SP, Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry; v. 112, p. 158-162, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

A special parallel plate ionization chamber, inserted in a slab phantom for the personal dose equivalent Hp(10) determination, was developed and characterized in this work. This ionization chamber has collecting electrodes and window made of graphite, and the walls and phantom made of PMMA. The tests comprise experimental evaluation following international standards and Monte Carlo simulations, employing the PENELOPE code to evaluate the design of this new dosimeter. The experimental tests were conducted employing the radioprotection level quality N-60 established at the IPEN, and all results were within the recommended standards. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/15669-3 - Development and characterization of dosimetric nanomaterials and numerical dosimetry for dose assessment of patients during computed tomography and breast tomosynthesis exams
Grantee:Lucio Pereira Neves
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/21741-9 - Determination of the doses in pediatric patients submitted to computed tomography exams and radiotherapy treatments
Grantee:Ana Paula Perini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate