Active neutron dosemeters based on microdosimetric principles: research studies
S. Ménard, Q. Chau and T. Lahaye
Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 99(1-4), 2002,pp 375-376
Over the past few years the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) has been studying a personal electronic neutron dosemeter and an ambient electronic neutron dosemeter based on experimental microdosimetric principles using low pressure proportional counters. The results obtained in 2000 and in 2001 with the cylindrical tissue-equivalent proportional counter developed for use in radiation protection and filled with a low pressure tissue-equivalent gas (propane based) are presented here.