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G Hoff, D Filipov, S Paschuk, H R Schelin, V Denyak
The main objective of this work is to simulate the X-ray scattered spectra by different pediatric phantoms (simulation of children subjected to barium meal procedures) to calculate an energy correction factor (ECF) to the reading of thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs). To perform this evaluation, the TLDs were positioned over three areas in two occupational workers: eyes, thyroid and hands. The Geant4 toolkit was used to define the spectra collected by TLDs, making possible to calculate the ECF. This work was developed in two stages: (1) evaluation of scattered spectra by different standard phantoms (newborn, 1, 5 and 10 years old); (2) definition of the ECF to the absorbed energy by each TLD...
December 1, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
L Fior, J Nicolosi Corrêa, S A Paschuk, V V Denyak, H R Schelin, B R Soreanu Pecequilo, J Kappke
This work presents the results of radon concentration measurements of construction materials used in the Brazilian industry, such as clay (red) bricks and concrete blocks. The measurements focused on the detection of indoor radon activity during different construction stages and the analysis of radionuclides present in the construction materials. For this purpose, sealed chambers with internal dimensions of approximately 60×60×60 cm3 were built within a protected and isolated laboratory environment, and stable air humidity and temperature levels were maintained...
July 2012: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
V V Denyak, H R Schelin, R C L Silva, C Kozuki, S A Paschuk, E Milhoretto
Since the earliest works proposing the use of protons for imaging, the main advantage of protons over X-rays was expected to be a result of the specific property of the proton flux dropping off very steeply at the end of the particle range. This idea was declared but was not checked. In the present work, this assumption was investigated using the Monte Carlo simulation for the case of registration of protons with a thin detector.
July 2012: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Edney Milhoretto, Hugo R Schelin, João A P Setti, Valery Denyak, Sergei A Paschuk, Ivan G Evseev, Joaquim T de Assis, O Yevseyeva, Ricardo T Lopes, Ubirajara M Vinagre Filho
This work presents the recent results of computer simulations for the low energy proton beam tomographic scanner installed at the cyclotron CV-28 of IEN/CNEN. New computer simulations were performed in order to adjust the parameters of previous simulation within the first experimental results and to understand some specific effects that affected the form of the final proton energy spectra. To do this, the energy and angular spread of the initial proton beam were added, and the virtual phantom geometry was specified more accurately in relation to the real one...
April 2010: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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