Application of discrete ordinates and Monte Carlo methods to transport of photons from environmental sources

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Federal Guidance Report No. 12 tabulates dose coefficients for external exposure to photons and electrons emitted by radionuclides distributed in air, water, and soil. Although the dose coefficients of this report are based on previously developed dosimetric methodologies, they are derived from new, detailed calculations of energy and angular distributions of the radiations incident on the body and the transport of these radiations within the body. Effort was devoted to expanding the information available for assessment of radiation dose from radionuclides distributed on or below the surface of the ground. A companion paper (External Exposure to Radionuclides in Air, Water, ... continued below

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Ryman, J. C.; Eckerman, K. F.; Shultis, J. K.; Faw, R. E. & Dillman, L. T. April 1996.

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Federal Guidance Report No. 12 tabulates dose coefficients for external exposure to photons and electrons emitted by radionuclides distributed in air, water, and soil. Although the dose coefficients of this report are based on previously developed dosimetric methodologies, they are derived from new, detailed calculations of energy and angular distributions of the radiations incident on the body and the transport of these radiations within the body. Effort was devoted to expanding the information available for assessment of radiation dose from radionuclides distributed on or below the surface of the ground. A companion paper (External Exposure to Radionuclides in Air, Water, and Soil) discusses the significance of the new tabulations of coefficients and provides detiled comparisons to previously published values. This paper discusses details of the photon transport calculations.

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  • American Nuclear Society (ANS) Radiation Protection and Shielding Division topical meeting on advancements and applications in radiation protection and shielding, Falmouth, MA (United States), 21-25 Apr 1996

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  • Report No.: CONF-960415--29
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 215715
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Ryman, J. C.; Eckerman, K. F.; Shultis, J. K.; Faw, R. E. & Dillman, L. T. Application of discrete ordinates and Monte Carlo methods to transport of photons from environmental sources, article, April 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667809/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.