Fluence to Dose Equivalent Conversion Coefficients for Evaluation of Accelerator Radiation Environments
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Fluence to Dose Equivalent Conversion Coefficients for Evaluation of Accelerator Radiation Environments

  • Author(s): Thomas, Ralph H.
  • Zeman, Gary H.
  • et al.
Abstract

The derivation of a set of conversion functions for the expression of neutron fluence measurements in terms of Effective Dose, E, is described. Four functions in analytical form are presented, covering the neutron energy range from 2.5 10-8 to 10+4 MeV, for the interpretation of fluence measurements in the typical irradiation conditions experienced around high-energy proton accelerators such as the Bevatron. For neutron energies below 200 MeV the analytical functions were modeled after the ISO and ROT conversion coefficients in ICRU 57. For neutron energies above 200 MeV, the analytical function was derived from an analysis of recent published data. Sample calculations using either the analytical expressions or the tabulated conversion coefficients from which the analytical expressions are derived show agreement to better than plus/minus 5 percent.

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