Intercomparison of the KAERI Reference Photon and Beta Radiation Measurements

한국원자력연구소 기준 광자 및 베타선장 측정의 국제상호비교

  • Chang, Si-Yeong (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Bong-Hwan (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jang-Lyul (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • McDonald, J.C. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(PNNL)) ;
  • Murphy, M.K. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(PNNL))
  • Published : 1996.12.30


This paper describes the results of intercomparison measurements of KAERI reference photon and beta radiation fields between the KAERI and the PNNL(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), recently performed at KAERI radiation calibration and dosimetry laboratory on the basis of the ANSI N13.11 criteria for personal dosimeter performance test. Each laboratory used her own radiation detectors or measurement devices traceable to her national primary standard in measuring the exposure rates for photon fields, the absorbed dose rates for beta radiation fields. The agreements in reference radiation measurements between two laboratories were found to be less than ${\pm}2.0%$ for photon fields, ${\pm}1.0%$ for beta radiation fields. Therefore, it could be concluded that KAERI reference radiation fields comply well with the international standard and thus can further serve as a national basis for the researches and developments in radiation protection dosimetry in Korea.