Monte Carlo Study of MOSFET Dosimeter Dose Correction Factors Considering Energy Spectrum of Radiation Field in a Steam Generator Channel Head

원전 증기발생기 수실 내 에너지 스펙트럼을 고려한 MOSFET 방사선검출기 선량보정인자 결정에 관한 몬테칼로 전산모사 연구

  • 조성구 (한양대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 최상현 (한양대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 김찬형 (한양대학교 원자력공학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.30

Abstract

In Korea, a real-time effective dose measurement system is in development. The system uses 32 high-sensitivity MOSFET dosimeters to measure radiation doses at various organ locations in an anthropomorphic physical phantom. The MOSFET dosimeters are, however, mainly made of silicon and shows some degree of energy and angular dependence especially for low energy photons. This study determines the correction factors to correct for these dependences of the MOSFET dosimeters for accurate measurement of radiation doses at organ locations in the phantom. For this, first, the dose correction factors of MOSFET dosimeters were determined for the energy spectrum in the steam generator channel of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant Unit #1 by Monte Carlo simulations. Then, the results were compared with the dose correction factors from 0.652 MeV and 1.25 MeV mono-energetic photons. The difference of the dose correction factors were found very negligible $(\leq1.5%)$, which in general shows that the dose corrections factors determined from 0.662 MeV and 1.25 MeV can be in a steam general channel head of a nuclear power plant. The measured effective dose was generally found to decrease bit $\sim7%$ when we apply the dose correction factors.

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