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Critical review of directional neutron survey meters. / Balmer, Matthew; Gamage, Kelum; Taylor, Graeme .

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 735, 21.01.2014, p. 7-11.

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Balmer, M, Gamage, K & Taylor, G 2014, 'Critical review of directional neutron survey meters', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 735, pp. 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.08.087

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Balmer, M., Gamage, K., & Taylor, G. (2014). Critical review of directional neutron survey meters. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 735, 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.08.087

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Balmer M, Gamage K, Taylor G. Critical review of directional neutron survey meters. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2014 Jan 21;735:7-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.08.087

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Balmer, Matthew ; Gamage, Kelum ; Taylor, Graeme . / Critical review of directional neutron survey meters. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2014 ; Vol. 735. pp. 7-11.

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abstract = "Having been overlooked for many years, research is now starting to take into account the directional distribution of the neutron work place field. The impact of not taking this into account has led to overly conservative estimates of dose in neutron workplace fields. This paper provides a critical review of this existing research into directional survey meters which could improve these estimates of dose. Instruments which could be adapted for use as directional neutron survey meters are also considered within this review. Using Monte-Carlo techniques, two of the most promising existing designs are evaluated; a boron-doped liquid scintillator and a multi-detector directional spectrometer. As an outcome of these simulations, possible adaptations to these instruments are suggested with a view to improving the portability of the instrument.",
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