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Comparison of SOI Microdosimeter and Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter Measurements at the CERF Facility

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5 Author(s)
Prokopovich, D.A. ; Australian Nucl. Sci. & Technol. Organ. (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia ; Reinhard, M.I. ; Taylor, G.C. ; Hands, A.
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The CERN-EU High Energy Reference Field (CERF) facility is used in the calibration of neutron dosimeters for radiation protection applications in aviation and high energy physics. A comparison of the facility's microdosimetric spectra obtained with a new Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Microdosimeter and a HAWK Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC) is presented. Experimental data obtained with both devices indicates the presence of a small charged particle flux within the neutron dominated field which makes a non negligible contribution to the dose equivalent.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 5 )