A trial inter-comparison has been performed among four fast neutron dosimetric services: PSI(CH), ENEA (I), DRPS (UK), LANL (US). The P ADC used for the tests has been produced by Intercast Europe S.p.A. Three sets of detectors have been employed: two of PADC standard material from two different batches, and one of PADC with the addition of 0.1 % dioctylphthalate. Each set consisted of 50 detectors.For each set of detectors, 20 have been irradiated free-in-air at 1 mSv ofH*(l0) with an 241AmBe source at ENEA-IRP, whilst the other detectors have been used as background samples. For each batch the value of the average background signal, B, the average neutron sensitivity, 5, and minimum detectable dose equivalent, MDDE, have been determined. Two identical tests have been completed and separated with a lime of 4 months in order to evaluate the ageing effect on the material stored in different conditions. Each dosimetric service processed the detectors according to local routine procedures. Three laboratories used an Autoscan60 reader, whilst one laboratory has an in-house reading system. Therefore, the results of the tests allowed a comparison of either the performance PADC materials, of different batches and of different compositions, or to evaluate how different etching, reading and storage conditions affect the results.

Inter-Comparison Among Fast Neutron Dosimetric Services using PADC Material of Different Composition

Fantuzzi, E.
2003

Abstract

A trial inter-comparison has been performed among four fast neutron dosimetric services: PSI(CH), ENEA (I), DRPS (UK), LANL (US). The P ADC used for the tests has been produced by Intercast Europe S.p.A. Three sets of detectors have been employed: two of PADC standard material from two different batches, and one of PADC with the addition of 0.1 % dioctylphthalate. Each set consisted of 50 detectors.For each set of detectors, 20 have been irradiated free-in-air at 1 mSv ofH*(l0) with an 241AmBe source at ENEA-IRP, whilst the other detectors have been used as background samples. For each batch the value of the average background signal, B, the average neutron sensitivity, 5, and minimum detectable dose equivalent, MDDE, have been determined. Two identical tests have been completed and separated with a lime of 4 months in order to evaluate the ageing effect on the material stored in different conditions. Each dosimetric service processed the detectors according to local routine procedures. Three laboratories used an Autoscan60 reader, whilst one laboratory has an in-house reading system. Therefore, the results of the tests allowed a comparison of either the performance PADC materials, of different batches and of different compositions, or to evaluate how different etching, reading and storage conditions affect the results.
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