Monte Carlo simulations for low doses of neutrons
||Monte Carlo simulations for low doses of neutrons|
||Monika Puchalska <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
||Chalmers tekniska högskola|
||2014-04-29 – 2015-05-01|
The project will investigate risk of cancer from exposure to low doses of neutrons. The project will combine the disciplines of radiation physics, radiobiology, and epidemiology to develop a risk model that will be tested in a prospective study on the incidence of second cancers following exposure to scattered neutrons following pediatric proton therapy.
The final project results are likely to make a major contribution to our understanding of the risks from low-dose exposure to neutrons, and how the risk vary with neutron energy and dose.
The work within this project includes many tasks. The ones we are involved in concern:
Characterization of the experimental radiation beams and determination of full radiation field at the point of interest;
Measurement and modelling of neutron fluence and energy spectra out of the treatment field in proton therapy beams.
Modelling will be performed using a MC code PHITS.