External radiation doses to biota: Monte Carlo dose model calculations
2011 (English)In: XVI Conference of the NSFS, Reykjavik Iceland, 22-25 August 2011: Current Challenges in Radiation Protection Conference Proceedings, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Realistic and reliable dose models are required to estimate the radiological risks to non-human biota, in regions contaminated by radioactivity. To facilitate detailed dose calculations, a graphical user interface has been developed to the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport code (MCNP): the TADPOLE editor (Terrestrial and Aquatic Dose assessment Program for Organisms in their Local Environment). The editor is intended for site and biota specific analyses of absorbed dose from external γ- and β- radiation.
An experiment was performed in controlled, laboratory conditions as a first validation of the calculation models assigned by the editor. Measurements with TL-dosimeters yielded lower doses than was calculated by MCNP5 through the editor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Radioecology; Monte Carlo; MCNP; Non-human biota; Software tool
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76071DiVA: diva2:512079
XVI Conference of the NSFS, Reykjavik Iceland, 22-25 August 2011