The work presents a self-consistent algorithm to study the response of passive neutron dosimeters based on CR-39 detectors, through simulations with the FLUKA code (version 2011.2x.5). The various assumptions and features of the algorithm are described and the simulated results are compared to some experimental data referred to monochromatic and quasi-monochromatic neutron fields to show the potentialities and the limits of the procedure. Moreover, the response function of the dosimeter for normally impinging neutron fields is shown. In general, the algorithm turns out to work properly in estimating the dosimeter response, thus allowing to characterize the device in various situations in the frame of possible applications as an environmental and/or personal dosimeter.

A self-consistent FLUKA algorithm for studying the response of passive dosimeters based on CR-39 track detectors in fast neutron fields

Bolzonella M.;Caresana M.;Ferrarini M.
2020-01-01

Abstract

The work presents a self-consistent algorithm to study the response of passive neutron dosimeters based on CR-39 detectors, through simulations with the FLUKA code (version 2011.2x.5). The various assumptions and features of the algorithm are described and the simulated results are compared to some experimental data referred to monochromatic and quasi-monochromatic neutron fields to show the potentialities and the limits of the procedure. Moreover, the response function of the dosimeter for normally impinging neutron fields is shown. In general, the algorithm turns out to work properly in estimating the dosimeter response, thus allowing to characterize the device in various situations in the frame of possible applications as an environmental and/or personal dosimeter.
CR-39
FLUKA
Monte Carlo simulations
Neutron fields
Passive dosimeters
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11311/1146923
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 3
social impact