RP Dosimetry and Calibration
The RDC expert group
The expert group Radiation Protection Dosimetry and Calibration (RDC) is conducting research related to the quantification and characterisation of ionising radiation doses. Its aim is the methodological development of radiation detection techniques for both external and internal exposures.
We investigate the radiation doses in different environments like the nuclear reactors and nuclear research laboratories, the radiology and radiotherapy departments of the hospitals and even far from the Earth surface, on the International Space Station. The group has a solid expertise in thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimetry techniques, and in Monte Carlo modelling techniques.
The main research activities of the expert group Radiation Protection Dosimetry and Calibration are situated in the field of:
- Personal and environmental dosimetry
- Medical dosimetry
- Space dosimetry
- Neutron dosimetry
- Retrospective dosimetry
- Internal dosimetry
The RDC group offers an extensive list of services in the field of dosimetry.
Equipment and facilities
- Two dark rooms for sample preparation and luminescence measurements
- Experimental OSL devices equipped with different stimulation sources (Ar-laser, semi-conductor lasers, blue LED's)
- Commercial TLD readers (Toledo, Harshaw 5500, TNO Reader 400, Riso)
- Internal dosimetry equipment: see Anthropogammametry laboratory
- Fermi computation cluster: see expert group Nuclear Systems Physics
- Laboratory for Nuclear Calibrations (irradiation facility)
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Chef de group d'expertise: Vanhavere Filip» Montrez tous les collaborateurs de ce groupe d'expertise