Experimental simulation of A-bomb gamma ray spectra: revisited

JE Pattison, LC Payne, Richard Hugtenburg, Alun Beddoe, Monty Charles

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It has been reported recently that the A-bomb gamma ray spectra received by the colon of the average Japanese survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki may be experimentally simulated using a hospital-based Philips SL15 linear accelerator. The simulated A-bomb gamma radiation may be used in radiobiology experiments to determine, amongst other things, the biological effectiveness of the A-bomb gamma radiation. However, in that study, the electron beams from the linear accelerator were poorly defined and photon contamination was ignored. In the study reported here, a Varian Clinac 2100C linear accelerator has been used for the same purpose but with photon contamination included in better defined output electron beams. It is found that the A-bomb gamma radiation can still be matched to an acceptable degree (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


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