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Research Publications in journals:
Evaluation of CdZnTe as neutron detector around medical accelerators
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Information
Abstract
The operation of electron linear accelerators (LINACs) and cyclotrons can produce a mixed gamma-neutron field composed of energetic neutrons coming directly from the source and scattered lower energy neutrons. The thermal neutron detection properties of a non-moderated coplanar-grid CdZnTe (CZT) gamma-ray detector close to an 18 MV electron LINAC and an 18 MeV proton cyclotron producing the radioisotope 18F for positron emission tomography are investigated. The two accelerators are operated at conditions producing similar thermal neutron fluence rates of the order of 104 cm-2 s-1 at the measurement locations. The counting efficiency of the CZT detector using the prompt 558 keV photopeak following 113Cd thermal neutron capture is evaluated and a good neutron detection performance is found at the two installations.
International
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JCR
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Title
RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY
ISBN
0144-8420
Impact factor JCR
0,951
Impact info
Volume
133
10.1093/rpd/ncp038
Journal number
4
From page
193
To page
199
Month
MARZO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: A. Martín-Martín (U. Valladolid)
  • Autor: J. Morchón (U. Valladolid)
  • Autor: M.P. Íñiguez (U. Valladolid)
  • Autor: J.M. Martí Climent (Clínica Univ. Navarra)
  • Autor: Alfredo Lorente Fillol (UPM)
  • Autor: G. Quincoces (Clínica Univ. Navarra)
  • Autor: P.N. Luke (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
  • Autor: Eduardo Florentino Gallego Diaz (UPM)
  • Autor: R. Barquero (H.Univ. Río Hortega, Valladolid)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Nuclear
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