Induced activity in a high-energy linear accelerator

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Abstract

Activation products which contribute significantly to the exposure of the staff operating the accelerator were found in the accelerator head in the transparent holder for the lead blocks and in the 60 degrees wedge filter made of lead. A proper choice of material in these parts of the accelerator could easily reduce this exposure without excessive changes in the construction. The absorbed dose-rate level should always be checked before maintenance is carried out inside the accelerator head.

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  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

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  • Humans, Particle Accelerators, Radiation Dosage, Radioactive Pollutants, Radioisotopes
Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Pages (from-to)351-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Mar
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes