Accession Number : AD0671660

Title :   COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN BETA DOSE PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Stephen L. ; Yu,Oliver S.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The premise that beta radiation can present significant hazards to small, unprotected organisms is examined. Two generalized methods for calculating beta doses are discussed, and specific numerical calculations and results are given for simple emitter-absorber geometries. The sample results strongly indicate that beta dose would be an important component of the hazard from radioactive contaminants in the circumstances posited. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR RADIATION, *RADIATION DOSAGE), (*BETA PARTICLES, DOSE RATE), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTRONS, COMPUTERS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, HAZARDS, ABSORPTION, GEOMETRY, SOURCES, THICKNESS, INTEGRALS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE