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MONTE-CARLO CALCULATIONS OF PARTICLE FLUENCES AND NEUTRON EFFECTIVE DOSE RATES IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Matthiä, Daniel and Sihver, Lembit and Meier, Matthias (2008) MONTE-CARLO CALCULATIONS OF PARTICLE FLUENCES AND NEUTRON EFFECTIVE DOSE RATES IN THE ATMOSPHERE. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 131 (2), pp. 222-228. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncn130.

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Abstract

Monitoring of radiation exposure of aircrew is a legal requirement for many airlines in the EU and a challenging task in dosimetry. Monte-Carlo simulations of cosmic particles in the atmosphere can contribute to the understanding of the corresponding radiation field. Calculations of secondary neutron fluences in the atmosphere produced by galactic cosmic rays together with the resulting neutron-effective dose rates are shown in this paper and compared with results from the AIR project. The PLANETOCOSMICS package based on GEANT4 and two models for the local interstellar spectra of galactic cosmic rays have been used for the calculations. Furthermore, secondary muon fluences have been computed and are compared with CAPRICE measurements.

Document Type:Article
Title:MONTE-CARLO CALCULATIONS OF PARTICLE FLUENCES AND NEUTRON EFFECTIVE DOSE RATES IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Matthiä, DanielNuclear Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Applied Physics, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden and German Aerospace Center, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Porz-Wahnheide, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany
Sihver, LembitNuclear Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Applied Physics, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
Meier, MatthiasUNSPECIFIED
Date:2008
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:131
DOI:10.1093/rpd/ncn130
Page Range:pp. 222-228
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Status:Published
Keywords:Radiation Research, Monte-Carlo simulations, cosmic particles in the atmosphere
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:09 Mar 2009
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:52

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