Radiation Physics and Protection
Frits F.M. de Mul .
· Non-ionizing radiation: Electromagnetic fields and waves:
Hoe gevaarlijk zijn Mobiele Telefoons en Hoogspanningsleidingen? (In Dutch)
(How dangerous are Mobile Phones (GSM) and High Voltage Power Lines?) Video
· Ionizing radiation: Nuclide data, and Radiological Instruments (X-ray/gamma) (using published data for emissions, contamination (internal/external) and transport):
Emissions (energies, yields), Mass attenuation coefficients mu/rho for >120 materials, Wall transmissions with buildup, Lung clearance, Dose coefficients e(50), IAEA Safety values, Ambient Doses H*(10), H(skin), Clearance and Transport coefficients and transport data for parcels.
· Courses on Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection, presented at University of Twente, for 4-5th year University Master students in Physics, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Technical Medicine etc..
Course levels (see below for links):
o Level 3 of the Netherlands classification (National Examination), for radiation experts, enabling responsability for radiation and nuclear laboratoria, e.g. in hospitals, research centers.
o Level 4M: for medical doctors and specialists applying radio- and nuclear therapy.
o Level 5B: for medical and laboratory staff applying radio- and nuclear therapy.
What caused the accident? What were the effects, on the population and the environment? Are there after effects?
· Introduction to Radioactivity, emphasis on medical applications (Dutch; pdf): Radioactiviteit en risico’s
· Leakage of UF6-tanks: (website-app): Calculation of radiotoxic and chemotoxic hazard upon leakage from centrifuges and tanks in an uranium enrichment plant ;
Website app: UF6-leakage .
· Radiation dose from uniform contamination of soil:
Offline prog.: Soil contamination.zzz (download) .
Keywords: Atomic and nuclear radiation, Decay schemes, Energy exchange mechanisms, Dosimetry, Experimental techniques, Effects on the human body, Environmental effects, External and Internal Radiation, External and Internal Contamination, Shielding problems, Clinical (diagnostic and therapeutic) consequences, Handling of incidents, Transport of radioactive materials, radioactive waste calculations, Permissions for Transport and Hospital Applications of radionuclides and radiation equipment in hospitals.
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