Measurements of energy spectra from high dose rate 192Ir sources with a compton scattering spectrometer
1994 (English)In: Measurement assurance in dosimetry: Proceedings of an International Symposium on Measurement Assurance in Dosimetry, 1994, 289-297 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
A Compton scattering spectrometer has been used for spectral measurement of high dose rate (HDR) 192Ir sources. On the basis of the Compton formula a measured distribution of scattered photons is used for the calculation of the primary spectrum leaving the source. The two main reasons for measuring the photon energy distribution from such HDR sources are, firstly, to obtain accurate input for Monte Carlo calculations of the dose distribution and, secondly, to calibrate ionization chambers. The lack of spectral information causes calibration laboratories great difficulties in such work. A third possible reason concerns quality assurance with respect to source impurities, etc. The measured spectrum shows good agreement with the spectrum expected from theoretical considerations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1994. 289-297 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84494ISBN: 92-0100-194-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84494DiVA: diva2:559723
International Symposium on Measurement Assurance in Dosimetry, Vienna, 24-27 May 1993