Monte Carlo modeling of the response of NRC’s Sr 90 /Y 90 primary beta standard

Alternative titleMonte Carlo modeling of NRC’s primary standard
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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1118/1.1997347
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TypeArticle
Journal titleMedical physics
ISSN0094-2405
Volume32
Issue10
Pages30843094; # of pages: 11
AbstractThe BEAMnrc/EGSnrc Monte Carlo code system is employed to develop a model of the National Research Council of Canada primary standard of absorbed dose to tissue in a beta radiation field, comprising an extrapolation chamber and Sr 90 /Y 90 beta source. We benchmark the model against the measured response of the chamber in terms of absorbed dose to air, for three different experimental setups when irradiated by the Sr 90 /Y 90 source. For the first setup, the chamber cavity depth is fixed at 0.2cm and the source-to-chamber distance varied between 11 and 60cm . In the other two cases, the source-to-chamber distance is fixed at 30cm . In one case the response for different chamber depths is studied, while in the other case the chamber depth is fixed at 0.2cm as different thicknesses of Mylar™ are added to the front surface of the extrapolation chamber.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21275144
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