Determination of dose rates in beta radiation fields using extrapolation chamber and GM counter

J. Borg, P. Christensen

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    Abstract

    The extrapolation chamber measurement method is the basic method for the determination of dose rates in beta radiation fields and the method has been used for the establishment of beta calibration fields. The paper describes important details of the method and presents results from the measurement of depth-dose profiles from different beta radiation fields with E(max) values down to 156 keV. Results are also presented from studies of GM counters for use as survey instruments for monitoring beta dose rates at the workplace. Advantages of GM counters are a simple measurement technique and high sensitivity. GM responses were measured from exposures in different beta radiation fields using different filters in front of the GM detector and the paper discusses the possibility of using the results from GM measurements with two different filters in an unknown beta radiation field to obtain a value of the dose rate.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
    Volume61
    Issue number1-3
    Pages (from-to)47-52
    ISSN0144-8420
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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