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Author Kearfott, K. J. ♦ Coombs, M. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ♦ RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY ♦ PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM DOSEMETERS ♦ HEATING ♦ PHOTONS ♦ PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY ♦ DOSE EQUIVALENTS ♦ DOSEMETERS ♦ DOSIMETRY ♦ ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ♦ MASSLESS PARTICLES ♦ MEASURING INSTRUMENTS ♦ Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments ♦ Medical Physics- Dosimetry
Abstract Unusual reported dose equivalents due to high-energy photons for two individuals prompted the investigation of the effects of severe heating conditions expected in closed vehicles during southwestern summer months on commercial film dosimeters. A historical review of dosimetry records revealed several additional reported high-energy photon exposures for individuals using only beta-emitting radioisotopes during hot summer months. Between 20-100% of experimentally heated badges had apparent dose equivalents exceeding the minimal detectable dose equivalent that were not flagged as being heat damaged or having unusual exposure patterns by the dosimetry companies. Reported dose equivalents for these badges were as high as 2.1 mSv.
ISSN 00179078
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Health Physics
Volume Number 60
Issue Number 4


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