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Ab initio method for dose estimation in a linear electron accelerator

FLUTE Collaboration; Wesolowski, Pawel; Bründermann, Erik ORCID iD icon; Hagelstein, Michael; Huttel, Erhard; Müller, Anke-Susanne ORCID iD icon; Ruprecht, Robert; Schuh, Marcel; Schwarz, Markus; Zwernemann, Olaf


Activation of machine components and air by primary and secondary beams is an inevitable byproduct of a particle accelerator operation. Evaluation of radiation field type and intensity during and shortly after accelerator run is crucial in its planning phase and for obtaining necessary licenses. Final results are usually obtained by employing numerical codes. In the present paper a transparent ab initio method is given for upper limit dose estimation in a linear electron accelerator. The gamma radiation level is calculated for the linear accelerator FLUTE. In addition possible nuclear reactions are identified and corresponding values for activations are quantified. This simple method was used extensively with success in our official application for an operational license of FLUTE.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Beschleunigerphysik und Technologie (IBPT)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000078207
HGF-Programm 54.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) ps- und fs-Strahlen
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources, Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 19-22
Veranstaltung 9th International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources (2017), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 19.04.2017 – 22.04.2017
Seiten 122 - 126
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