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  1. Low level photoneutron detection equipment

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    Ji Changsong; Zhang Yuqin; Li Yuansui

    1991-01-01

    A low level photoneutron detection equipment has been developed. The photoneutrons produced by interaction of 226 Ra gamma quanta and deutron (D) target are detected with n-n discrimination detector made up of 3 He proportional counter array. The D-content information in the target can be obtained from the measured photoneutron counts. The equipment developed is mainly used for nondestructive D-content measurement of D-devices

  2. Atlas of photoneutron cross sections obtained with monoenergetic photons

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    Dietrich, S.S.; Berman, B.L.

    1988-01-01

    Photoneutron cross-section and integrated cross-section data obtained with monoenergetic photons are presented in a uniform format. All of the measured partial photoneutron cross sections, the total photoneutron cross section, and the photoneutron yield cross section are plotted as functions of the incident photon energy, as are the integrated photoneutron cross sections and their first and second moments. The values of the integrated cross sections and the moments of the integrated total cross section up to the highest photon energy for which they were measured are tabulated, as are the parameters of Lorentz curves fitted to the total photoneutron cross-section data for medium and heavy nuclei (A>50). This compilation is current as of June 1987. copyright 1988 Academic Press, Inc

  3. A photoneutron production option for MCNP4A

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    Gallmeier, F.X.

    1996-01-01

    A photoneutron production option was implemented in the MCNP4A code, mainly to supply a tool for reactor shielding calculations in beryllium and heavy water environments of complicated three dimensional geometries. Subroutines were developed to calculate the probability of the photoneutron production at the photon collision sites and the energy and flight direction of the created photoneutrons with the help of user supplied data. These subroutines are accessed through subroutine colidp which processes the photon collisions

  4. On the threshold sensitivity of low background photoneutron systems

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    Kazakevich, G.M.; Ponomarchuk, V.A.; Filippov, E.M.

    1973-01-01

    A mathematical substantiation is given of determining the sensitivity threshold for a number of photoneutron devices used in practice (Berill-2, Berill-4 etc.). It is shown that, considering various effects and a real time of measurements, the sensitivity threshold of the photoneutron devices waries within the range of 1.3x10 -3 % (Berill-3) to 2.2x10 -5 %

  5. Polarization of photoneutrons from the threshold region of 208Pb

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    Holt, R.J.; Jackson, H.E.

    1975-01-01

    In order to determine the parities of several resonances in 208 Pb, the polarization of photoneutrons from the 208 Pb(γ,n(pol)) 207 Pb reaction was measured. This represents the first measurement of the polarization of photoneutrons from resonances near threshold. The observations are tabulated. (SDF)

  6. Photoneutron Reaction Data for Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

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    Utsunomiya Hiroaki

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available We discuss the role of photoneutron reaction data in nuclear physics and astrophysics in conjunction with the Coordinated Research Project of the International Atomic Energy Agency with the code F41032 (IAEA-CRP F41032.

  7. Photoneutron Reaction Data for Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

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    Utsunomiya, Hiroaki; Renstrøm, Therese; Tveten, Gry Merete; Gheorghe, Ioana; Filipescu, Dan Mihai; Belyshev, Sergey; Stopani, Konstantin; Wang, Hongwei; Fan, Gongtao; Lui, Yiu-Wing; Symochko, Dmytro; Goriely, Stephane; Larsen, Ann-Cecilie; Siem, Sunniva; Varlamov, Vladimir; Ishkhanov, Boris; Glodariu, Tudor; Krzysiek, Mateusz; Takenaka, Daiki; Ari-izumi, Takashi; Amano, Sho; Miyamoto, Shuji

    2018-05-01

    We discuss the role of photoneutron reaction data in nuclear physics and astrophysics in conjunction with the Coordinated Research Project of the International Atomic Energy Agency with the code F41032 (IAEA-CRP F41032).

  8. Personnel hazards from medical electron accelerator photoneutrons

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    Mcall, R.C.; Jenkins, T.M.; Shore, R.A.; LaRiviere, P.D.

    1980-01-01

    Medical electron accelerators operated in the photon mode produce significant amounts of photoneutrons at energies above 15 MeV. There can be definite radiation problems at doors of treatment rooms where operating consoles are often located. These problems are due in large part to inadequate maze design by physicists unaccustomed to shielding against neutrons. The radiation field at the door is an unusual combination of low energy neutrons, thermal neutrons and capture γ-rays from the concrete walls of the maze and the door itself. While this radiation field is dependent upon the actual construction details, these three components each contribute roughly one-third of the total dose equivalent. Reducing these high radiation levels presents a formidable problem. The neutrons can be absorbed by hydrogenous material which can be attached to the door, but the neutron capture γ-rays would require massive amounts of lead for the required attenuation. Both measurements and Monte Carlo calculations are presented to illustrate the problem. Some possible shielding solutions are presented for pre-existing treatment rooms, as well as design recommendations for new rooms. (H.K.)

  9. Monitoring of MNSR operation by measuring subcritical photoneutron flux

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    Haddad, Kh.; Alsomel, N.

    2011-01-01

    Passive nondestructive assay methods are used to monitor the reactor's operation. It is required for nuclear regulatory, calculation validation and safeguards purposes. So, it plays a vital role in the safety and security of the nuclear plants. The possibility of MNSR operation monitoring by measuring the subcritical state photoneutron flux were investigated in this work. The photoneutron flux is induced by the fuels hard gamma radiation in the beryllium reflector. Theoretical formulation and experimental tests were performed. The results show that within a specified cooling time range, the photoneutron flux is induced by a single dominant hard gamma emitter such as 117 Cd (activation product) and 140 Ba ( 140 La fission product). This phenomenon was utilized to monitor the cooling time and the operation neutron flux during the last campaign. Thus a passive nondestructive assay method is proposed with regard to the reactor operation's monitoring.

  10. The simulation of resonance photoneutron produced by dragon-I

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    Xiang Yanjun; Ma Jingfang

    2010-01-01

    The temperature measurement using neutron resonance spectroscopy has many advantages such as non-immerging, inside measurement and local temperature distribution measurement, but the deficiency of high intensity pulsed neutron source limits it's application.In order to study the feasibility of Dragon-I as the pulsed neutron source of temperature measurement, the photoneutron characteristic had been simulated by MCNP5, the photoneutron yield is 1.34 x 10 11 per electron pulse, pulse width is 90ns. the yield is as high as 7.47 x 10 12 per electron pulse when 8cm thick U target had been used, which is only one magnitude lower than the yield of spallation source. the moderation of photoneutron had been simulated using some moderator, the results displayed Dragon-I can be a high intensity,narrow pulse neutron source, it's necessary to study further about it's application to temperature measurement using neutron resonance spectroscopy. (authors)

  11. NAA using the photoneutrons of a Linac as a neutron source

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    Rivera P, E.; De Leon M, H. A.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Vega C, H. R.; Soto B, T.; Gallego, E.; Lorente, A.

    2012-10-01

    Linear accelerators working above 8 MV produce photoneutrons that represent a radiological risk in the patient and hospital staff. In this work a moderator has been designed in the aim to use the photoneutron field to perform neutron activation analysis (NAA) of small samples. The moderator has been designed using Monte Carlo methods, here the photoneutron spectrum is modified by the moderator having the maximum thermal neutron flux in the moderator cavity where the sample to be analyzed is located. (Author)

  12. Delayed photoneutrons of the of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Ngo Quang Huy; Ha Van Thong; Vu Hai Long; Ngo Phu Khang; Nguyen Nhi Dien; Pham Van Lam; Huynh Dong Phuong; Luong Ba Vien; Le Vinh Vinh

    1994-01-01

    Time spectrum of delayed neutrons of the Dalat nuclear research reactor is measured and analyzed. It corresponds to a shut-down neutron fluxes of about 10 5 /10 8 n/cm 2 /sec after 100 hours continuous reactor operation at steady power level of 500 kW. Data processing of experimental time neutron spectrum gives 16 exponents, of which 10, resulting from photoneutrons due to (γ,n) reactions on beryllium used inside the reactor core, are obtained by using successive exponential stripping fitting method. For the Dalat reactor, the effective delayed photoneutron fraction relative to the total effective delayed neutron fraction is β B e eff =0.49%β eff for a beryllium weight relative to U 235 fuel of m B e/m U = 8.5. This result is acceptable in comparison to those obtained for other Be-U 235 media. (author). 5 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs

  13. Photons and photoneutrons spectra of a Linac of 15 MV

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    Benites R, J. L.; Carrillo C, A.; Vega C, H. R.; Velazquez F, J. B.

    2011-10-01

    Using the Monte Carlo code MCNP-5, the photons and photoneutrons spectra generated in the head stock of the lineal accelerator (Linac) Varian of 15 MV of the Cancerology State of Nayarit were determined. For the calculations a heterogeneous head stock was modeled, more compatible with the work conditions. In the center of the head stock a tungsten target was located on a copper support, followed by the flattened filter. The photons and photoneutrons spectra were obtained accelerating electrons and making them collide against the target to produce photons by Bremsstrahlung, these photons were transported inside the head stock and the photons and photoneutrons spectra were calculated in a punctual detector located under the flattened filter and in the isocenter. The spectra were evaluated in punctual detectors that were located in the plane from the isocenter to the long of the X and Y axes each 20 cm, in an equidistant way, up to 2 m, so much in the longitudinal and transversal axes. In the calculations were used histories 5E(6) with the purpose of obtaining smaller uncertainties to 1%. It was found that the photons spectrum in the punctual detector inside the head stock presents a pick of 1.25 MeV in the energy interval of 0.5 and 1.5 MeV, later suffers a filtration and diminishes in asymptote form. This spectrum modifies when the beam reaches the isocenter, diminishing the low energy photons. Inside the head stock the photoneutrons spectrum shows a structure with two picks, one before 1 MeV and other after 1 MeV; this is for effect of the collimators geometry and the distance. Finally an increment of the total neutrons flow to 60 cm of distance of the isocenter on the Y axis was observed, due to the design geometry of the modeling heterogeneous head stock. (Author)

  14. Optimization studies of photo-neutron production in high-Z metallic ...

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    Monte Carlo calculations have been performed using MCNP code to study the optimization of photo-neutron yield for different electron beam energies impinging on Pb, W and Ta cylindrical targets of varying thickness. It is noticed that photo-neutron yield can be increased for electron beam energies ≥ 100 MeV for ...

  15. Photoneutron spectrum measured with Bonner Spheres in Planetary method mode

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    Benites R, J. [Centro Estatal de Cancerologia de Nayarit, Servicio de Seguridad Radiologica, Calz. de la Cruz 118 Sur, 63000 Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico); Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 336, 98000 Zacatecas (Mexico); Velazquez F, J., E-mail: jlbenitesr@prodigy.net.mx [Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Posgrado en Ciencias Biologico Agropecuarias, Carretera Tepic-Compostela Km 9, 63780 Jalisco-Nayarit (Mexico)

    2012-10-15

    We measured the spectrum of photoneutrons at 100 cm isocenter linear accelerator (Linac) Varian ix operating at 15 MV Bremsstrahlung mode. In this process was used a radiation field of 20 x 20 cm{sup 2} at a depth of 5 cm in a solid water phantom with dimensions of 30 x 30 x 15 cm{sup 3}. The measurement was performed with a system using it Bonner Spheres spectrometric method Planetary mode. As neutron detector of the spectrometer is used thermoluminescent dosimeters pairs of type 600 and 700. (Author)

  16. Photoneutron spectrum measured with Bonner Spheres in Planetary method mode

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    Benites R, J.; Vega C, H. R.; Velazquez F, J.

    2012-10-01

    We measured the spectrum of photoneutrons at 100 cm isocenter linear accelerator (Linac) Varian ix operating at 15 MV Bremsstrahlung mode. In this process was used a radiation field of 20 x 20 cm 2 at a depth of 5 cm in a solid water phantom with dimensions of 30 x 30 x 15 cm 3 . The measurement was performed with a system using it Bonner Spheres spectrometric method Planetary mode. As neutron detector of the spectrometer is used thermoluminescent dosimeters pairs of type 600 and 700. (Author)

  17. Sensitization of the analytical methods for photoneutron calculations to the wall concrete composition in radiation therapy

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    Ghiasi, Hosein; Mesbahi, Asghar

    2012-01-01

    The effect of wall material on photoneutron production in radiation therapy rooms was studied using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. An analytical formula was proposed to take into account the concrete composition in photoneutron dose calculations. Using the MCNPX MC code, the 18 MV photon beam of the Varian Clinac 2100 and a typical treatment room with concrete compositions according to report No. 144 of National Council of Radiation Protection (NCRP) were simulated. Number of room produced photoneutrons per Gray of X-ray at the isocenter was determined for different types of concrete and named as “Q W ”. This new factor was inserted in the used formula for photoneutron fluence calculations at the inner entrance of maze. The photoneutron fluence was calculated using new proposed formula at the inner entrance of maze for all studied concretes. The difference between conventional and proposed equations varied from 11% to 46% for studied concretes. It was found that room produced photoneutrons could be significant for high density concretes. Additionally, applying the new proposed formula can consider the effect of wall material composition on the photoneutron production in high energy radiation therapy rooms. Further studies to confirm the accuracy of newly developed method is recommended.

  18. Delayed photoneutrons of the of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Huy, Ngo Quang [Centre for Nuclear Technique Application, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Thong, Ha Van; Long, Vu Hai; Khang, Ngo Phu; Dien, Nguyen Nhi; Lam, Pham Van; Phuong, Huynh Dong; Vien, Luong Ba; Vinh, Le Vinh [Nuclear Research Inst., Da Lat (Viet Nam)

    1994-10-01

    Time spectrum of delayed neutrons of the Dalat nuclear research reactor is measured and analyzed. It corresponds to a shut-down neutron fluxes of about 10{sup 5}/10{sup 8} n/cm{sup 2}/sec after 100 hours continuous reactor operation at steady power level of 500 kW. Data processing of experimental time neutron spectrum gives 16 exponents, of which 10, resulting from photoneutrons due to ({gamma},n) reactions on beryllium used inside the reactor core, are obtained by using successive exponential stripping fitting method. For the Dalat reactor, the effective delayed photoneutron fraction relative to the total effective delayed neutron fraction is {beta}{sup B}e{sub eff}=0.49%{beta}{sub eff} for a beryllium weight relative to U{sup 235} fuel of m{sub B}e/m{sub U} = 8.5. This result is acceptable in comparison to those obtained for other Be-U{sup 235} media. (author). 5 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Photoneutrons from medical linear accelerators--radiobiological measurements and risk estimates

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    Hall, Eric J.; Martin, Stewart G.; Amols, Howard; Hei, Tom K.

    1995-01-01

    Purpose: To assess the oncogenic potential of the photoneutrons produced by high energy medical linear accelerators. Methods and Materials: An established line of cells of rodent origin (C 3 H 10T1/2) was used to assess the oncogenic potential of the radiation dose received in the breast of an anthropomorphic 'randoman' phanton, while the cervix received a dose of 70 Gy. Experiments were performed at 6 MV, below the threshold for the production of photoneutrons, and at 20 MV where the dose includes about 0.01 Gy of photoneutrons as well as scattered x-rays. Results: A significantly higher transformation incidence was observed for the 20-MV machine, consistent with the measured neutron dose of about 0.01 Gy and a quality factor of 20. Conclusion: An estimate can be made of the additional deaths from second malignancies that might result from the photoneutrons generated by higher energy linear accelerators (Linacs), which must be offset against the possible improvements in survival that might result from the higher tumor doses made possible by the increased percentage depth doses

  20. Spectra of photoneutrons produced by high energy X-ray radiotherapy linacs

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    Králík, M.; Turek, Karel

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 132, č. 1 (2008), s. 13-17 ISSN 0144-8420 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : photoneutrons * Bonner spectrometer * track detectors Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders Impact factor: 0.951, year: 2008

  1. Setup and taking into operation of a photoneutron source; Aufbau und Inbetriebnahme einer Photoneutronenquelle

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    Greschner, Martin

    2013-07-01

    The Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD) has build a neutron physics laboratory at Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD) to investigate nuclear processes in materials. The experiments are focused on materials relevant to nuclear fusion. The laboratory is equipped with three intensive neutron sources. The first is a 14 MeV monochromatic neutron source based on the DT reaction (owned by TUD); the other two are continuous and pulsed white photoneutron sources based on (γ,xn) reactions. One pulsed photoneutron source is realized by FZD in cooperation with the TUD. The continuous photoneutron source utilises a tungsten radiator (Tungsten Photoneutron Source) to produce neutrons with a wide energy spectra. The TPNS uses the ELBE-accelerator as a source of electrons for neutron production. This process involves an intermediate step, where slowed down electrons produce bremsstrahlung (γ-rays) absorbed by tungsten nuclei. Consecutively, the excited nuclei emit neutrons. The neutron flux of the photoneutron source is five orders of magnitude higher than the flux of the DT neutron sources with appropriate moderation. The neutron spectrum of TPNS can be modified by moderators, in such a way that the spectrum is comparable to that in the first wall of a Tokamak-Reactor. That allows investigations with the typical neutron spectrum of the fusion reactor. The technical solution, initial operation and the first experiment are described in this work. The neutron source is, in particular, dedicated to quantitative investigations in fusion neutronics. A fusion reactor produces radioactive isotopes as a nuclear waste. The main activity is accumulated in the structural materials. Carefully selected structural materials can significantly minimize the activity and thereby the amount of nuclear waste. The purpose of this project is to find constructional materials with half-lives shorter than several years, which can be recycled

  2. Detection of actinides with an electron accelerator by active photoneutron interrogation measurements

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    Sari, A.; Carrel, F.; Gmar, M.; Laine, F.; Normand, S.; Lyoussi, A.

    2012-01-01

    The solution for management of a nuclear waste package is chosen according to its radiological characteristics. One of the most important of these features is the α-activity which is due to actinides ( 235 U, 238 U, 239 Pu, etc.) If non-destructive passive methods are not sufficient to quantify the latter, non-destructive active methods based on the fission process represent a solution of interest. First, these methods consist in irradiating a package in order to induce fission reactions on the actinides, and then, to detect the prompt and delayed particles which are emitted following these reactions. Our aim is to conduct neutron interrogation measurements on nuclear waste packages using an electron accelerator as a photoneutron generator. One of the main interests of this approach is that the intensity of the neutron flux can be one or two orders of magnitude higher than the one delivered by a deuterium-tritium generator. With the objective of improving nuclear waste characterization, the development of this method could enable the integration of three complementary techniques on a single measurement cell (active neutron interrogation, active photon interrogation, and high-energy imaging). In this paper, simulation and experimental results are presented. A simulation study using MCNPX has been conducted in order to determine the characteristics of the photoneutron flux emitted by the electron accelerator of the SAPHIR facility owned by CEA LIST. Energy spectra, angular distribution and intensity of the photoneutron flux have been obtained. A photoneutron interrogation measurement cell based on this accelerator has been built and assessed by carrying out measurements on uranium samples. Delayed gamma-ray spectra have been acquired and enabled to confirm the experimental feasibility of our method. (authors)

  3. An accelerator-based epithermal photoneutron source for boron neutron capture therapy

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    Mitchell, Hannah E. [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1996-04-01

    Boron neutron capture therapy is an experimental binary cancer radiotherapy modality in which a boronated pharmaceutical that preferentially accumulates in malignant tissue is first administered, followed by exposing the tissue in the treatment volume to a thermal neutron field. Current usable beams are reactor-based but a viable alternative is the production of an epithermal neutron beam from an accelerator. Current literature cites various proposed accelerator-based designs, most of which are based on proton beams with beryllium or lithium targets. This dissertation examines the efficacy of a novel approach to BNCT treatments that incorporates an electron linear accelerator in the production of a photoneutron source. This source may help to resolve some of the present concerns associated with accelerator sources, including that of target cooling. The photoneutron production process is discussed as a possible alternate source of neutrons for eventual BNCT treatments for cancer. A conceptual design to produce epithermal photoneutrons by high photons (due to bremsstrahlung) impinging on deuterium targets is presented along with computational and experimental neutron production data. A clinically acceptable filtered epithermal neutron flux on the order of 107 neutrons per second per milliampere of electron current is shown to be obtainable. Additionally, the neutron beam is modified and characterized for BNCT applications by employing two unique moderating materials (an Al/AlF3 composite and a stacked Al/Teflon design) at various incident electron energies.

  4. An accelerator-based epithermal photoneutron source for boron neutron capture therapy

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    Mitchell, H.E.

    1996-04-01

    Boron neutron capture therapy is an experimental binary cancer radiotherapy modality in which a boronated pharmaceutical that preferentially accumulates in malignant tissue is first administered, followed by exposing the tissue in the treatment volume to a thermal neutron field. Current usable beams are reactor-based but a viable alternative is the production of an epithermal neutron beam from an accelerator. Current literature cites various proposed accelerator-based designs, most of which are based on proton beams with beryllium or lithium targets. This dissertation examines the efficacy of a novel approach to BNCT treatments that incorporates an electron linear accelerator in the production of a photoneutron source. This source may help to resolve some of the present concerns associated with accelerator sources, including that of target cooling. The photoneutron production process is discussed as a possible alternate source of neutrons for eventual BNCT treatments for cancer. A conceptual design to produce epithermal photoneutrons by high photons (due to bremsstrahlung) impinging on deuterium targets is presented along with computational and experimental neutron production data. A clinically acceptable filtered epithermal neutron flux on the order of 10 7 neutrons per second per milliampere of electron current is shown to be obtainable. Additionally, the neutron beam is modified and characterized for BNCT applications by employing two unique moderating materials (an Al/AlF 3 composite and a stacked Al/Teflon design) at various incident electron energies

  5. Calculations of the giant-dipole-resonance photoneutrons using a coupled EGS4-morse code

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    Liu, J.C.; Nelson, W.R.; Kase, K.R.; Mao, X.S.

    1995-10-01

    The production and transport of the photoneutrons from the giant-dipoleresonance reaction have been implemented in a coupled EGS4-MORSE code. The total neutron yield (including both the direct neutron and evaporation neutron components) is calculated by folding the photoneutron yield cross sections with the photon track length distribution in the target. Empirical algorithms based on the measurements have been developed to estimate the fraction and energy of the direct neutron component for each photon. The statistical theory in the EVAP4 code, incorporated as a MORSE subroutine, is used to determine the energies of the evaporation neutrons. These represent major improvements over other calculations that assumed no direct neutrons, a constant fraction of direct neutrons, monoenergetic direct neutron, or a constant nuclear temperature for the evaporation neutrons. It was also assumed that the slow neutrons ( 2 θ, which have a peak emission at 900. Comparisons between the calculated and the measured photoneutron results (spectra of the direct, evaporation and total neutrons; nuclear temperatures; direct neutron fractions) for materials of lead, tungsten, tantalum and copper have been made. The results show that the empirical algorithms, albeit simple, can produce reasonable results over the interested photon energy range

  6. The photoneutron yield predictions by PICA and comparison with the measurements

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    Job, P.K.; Gabriel, T.A.

    1995-01-01

    The photoneutron yields at higher photon energies have become very important since the advent of high energy electron accelerators. Bremsstrahlung is produced when the particle beam interacts with the storage-ring components or residual-gas molecules in the storage-ring vacuum. Bremsstrahlung thus produced interacts with the high-Z materials in the beamline like the beam dumps and collimators to produce photoneutrons. There are three modes of neutron production by bremsstrahlung. At low energies (≥525 MeV), photons are absorbed by the dipole interaction and the compound nucleus thus formed decays emitting protons and neutrons and other heavier particles. At higher energies (≥25 MeV), photon interacts with the nucleus through absorption on a quasi-deuteron, which subsequently decays producing a neutron and proton pair which can interact with the rest of the nucleus. At still higher energies the photopion production becomes possible and competes with the quasi-deuteron process. In this paper we have calculated the photoneutron yield from a thick copper target using the photonuclear interaction code PICA. Using this as the neutron source, we have calculated the dose rates through heavy concrete and compared it with the measurements made at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab

  7. Tutoring nauczycielski – tutoring rówieśniczy: aspekty etyczne

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    Brzezińska, Anna Izabela; Appelt, Karolina

    2013-01-01

    W artykule autorki wskazują na różnorodne aspekty etyczne stosowania w edukacji metody tutoringu zarówno nauczycielskiego, jak i rówieśniczego. Podstawowym wg nich warunkiem etycznej, a zarazem efektywnej relacji tutorskiej jest – zgodnie z koncepcją samostanowienia Ryana i Deci’ego – zaspokojenie podstawowych, uniwersalnych potrzeb wszystkich partnerów interakcji: potrzeby więzi i bezpieczeństwa, potrzeby autonomii i potrzeby kompetencji. Uświadomienie sobie i uwzględnienie w działaniu tych ...

  8. Právní aspekty jeruzalémského procesu s Adolfem Eichmannem

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    Kohout, David

    2009-01-01

    -89- 6 English Résumé, Key Words Právní aspekty jeruzalémského procesu s Adolfem Eichmannem Legal Aspects of the Jerusalem Trial of Adolf Eichmann Résumé In this diploma thesis I tried to provide a more or less complete overview of legal aspects of the trial of Adolf Eichmann and to point out some of its extra-legal consequences too. This trial took place in Jerusalem and together with the pre-trial proceedings it spanned more than two years. On the course of those two years (and predominan...

  9. Identification of High-Z Materials With Photoneutrons Driven by a Low-Energy Electron Linear Accelerator

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    Yang, Yigang; Zhang, Zhi; Chen, Huaibi; Li, Yulan; Li, Yuanjing

    2017-07-01

    Contraband-detection systems can use X-rays and photoneutrons delivered from the same 7-MeV electron linear accelerator (e-LINAC) to stimulate and extract information from inspected materials. The X-ray attenuation information is used to measure the mass thickness, which is combined with the photoneutron attenuation information to categorize inspected materials as common organic materials, metals, and heavy metals. Once a heavy metal is found, the beta-delayed neutrons stimulated by the (γ,fission) reaction are measured by a polyethylene-moderated 3He counter to clarify if the material is fissile. The presence of neutron events 2000 μs after the X-ray pulse confirms the existence of the fissile material. The isotopes in the material are then identified using the time-of-flight method to analyze the resonant attenuation of the fissile material to the 10-1-102 eV photoneutrons emitted from and thermalized by the D2O photonto-neutron convertor, which converts X-rays to photoneutrons. Eight high-Z simulants are tested to confirm the feasibility of identifying the isotopes from the photoneutron resonance. The underlying principles and experimental results are discussed.

  10. New approach to analyzing and evaluating cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions

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    Varlamov, V. V.; Ishkhanov, B. S.; Orlin, V. N.

    2012-01-01

    The presence of substantial systematic discrepancies between the results of different experiments devoted to determining cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions—first of all, (γ, n), (γ, 2n), and (γ, 3n) reactions—is a strong motivation for studying the reliability and authenticity of these data and for developing methods for taking into account and removing the discrepancies in question. In order to solve the first problem, we introduce objective absolute criteria involving transitional photoneutron-multiplicity functions F 1 , F 2 , F 3 , …; by definition, their values cannot exceed 1.0, 0.5, 0.33, …, respectively. With the aim of solving the second problem, we propose a new experimental-theoretical approach. In this approach, reaction cross sections are evaluated by simultaneously employing experimental data on the cross section for the total photoneutron yield, σ expt (γ, xn) = σ expt (γ, n) + 2σ expt (γ, 2n) + 3σ expt (γ, 3n) + …, which are free from drawbacks plaguing experimental methods for sorting neutrons in multiplicity, and the results obtained by calculating the functions F theor 1 , F theor 2 , F theor 3 , … on the basis of the modern model of photonuclear reactions. The reliability and authenticity of data on the cross sections for (γ, n), (γ, 2n), and (γ, 3n) partial reactions—σ eval (γ, in) = F i theor σ expt (γ, xn)—were evaluated for the 90 Zr, 115 In, 112,114,116,117,118,119,120,122,124 Sn, 159 Tb, and 197 Au nuclei.

  11. Photoneutron source based on a compact 10 MeV betatron

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    Chakhlov, V.L.; Bell, Z.W.; Golovkov, V.M.; Shtein, M.M.

    1999-01-01

    Accelerator-based photoneutron sources have enjoyed wide use and offer the advantages of long term stability, ease of control and absence of radioactive materials. We report here measurements of the yield of photoneutrons from a neutron generator using a compact betatron. Electrons were accelerated to energies up to 10 MeV and produced a bremsstrahlung beam with a dose rate of 0.16 Gy/min (at 10 MeV, 1 m from the bremsstrahlung target) to irradiate LiD, Be, depleted U, and Pb neutron-producing targets. The angular distributions of photoneutrons produced by bremsstrahlung beams were measured with a 'long' counter and integrated to determine neutron yield. In addition, neutron time of flight spectra were recorded from all targets using a 15.5 m flight path perpendicular to the photon beam. The maximum observed yields were 4.6x10 7 n/s obtained with 1 kg of LiD, 5.7x10 7 n/s from a 3.3 kg Be block, 6.2x10 6 n/s from 1.5 kg of depleted U, and 7.0x10 6 n/s from 10.7 kg of Pb. Optimization of target dimensions, shape, and positioning is expected to increase the yield from the LiD target by a factor of 35, while optimization of the other targets is expected to yield at most a factor of 10. With the increased yield and a deuteride target, this compact betatron-based system could find application in the interrogation of waste containers for fissile material

  12. Photoneutron source based on a compact 10 MeV betatron

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    Bell, Z.W.; Chaklov, V.L.; Golovkov, V.M.

    1998-01-01

    Accelerator-based photoneutron sources have enjoyed wide use and offer the advantages of long term stability, ease of control and absence of radioactive materials. The authors report here measurements of the yield of photoneutrons from a neutron generator using a compact betatron (466 kg total weight, 900 by 560 by 350 mm betatron dimensions) at the Institute of Introscopy of the Tomsk Polytechnic University. Electrons were accelerated to energies up to 10 MeV and produced a bremsstrahlung beam with a dose rate of 0.16 Gy/min (at 10 MeV, 1 meter from the bremsstrahlung target) to irradiate LiD, Be, depleted U, and Pb neutron-producing targets. The angular distributions of photoneutrons produced by bremsstrahlung beams were measured with a long counter and integrated to determine neutron yield. In addition, neutron time of flight spectra were recorded from all targets using a 15 meter flight path perpendicular to the photon beam. The maximum observed yields were 5.2 x 10 4 n/rad/gram target obtained with LiD, 1.7 x 10 4 n/rad/gram from Be, 3.3 x 10 3 n/rad/gram from U, and 7.5 x 10 2 n/rad/gram from Pb. Optimization of target dimensions, shape, and positioning is expected to increase the yield from the LiD target by a factor of 35. With the increased yield, this compact betatron-based system could find application in the interrogation of waste containers for fissile material

  13. Neutron total cross section measurements of gold and tantalum at the nELBE photoneutron source

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    Hannaske, Roland; Beyer, Roland; Junghans, Arnd; Bemmerer, Daniel; Birgersson, Evert; Ferrari, Anna; Grosse, Eckart; Kempe, Mathias; Kögler, Toni; Marta, Michele; Massarczyk, Ralph; Matic, Andrija; Schramm, Georg; Schwengner, Ronald; Wagner, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    Neutron total cross sections of 197 Au and nat Ta have been measured at the nELBE photoneutron source in the energy range from 0.1 - 10 MeV with a statistical uncertainty of up to 2 % and a total systematic uncertainty of 1 %. This facility is optimized for the fast neutron energy range and combines an excellent t ime structure of the neutron pulses (electron bunch width 5 ps) with a short flight path of 7 m. Because of the low instantaneous neutron flux transmission measurements of neutron total cross sections are possible, that exhibit very different beam and back ground conditions than found at other neutron sources.

  14. Photoneutron multiplicities of preactinide nuclei at energies above the pion threshold

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    Arruda-Neto, J.D.T.; Simionatto, S.; Likhachev, V.P.; Garcia, F.; Mesa, J.

    1998-01-01

    The average photoneutron multiplicities anti ν of Au, Ta and 182 W were deduced from their previously measured excitation energies anti E x , from 160 to 250 MeV. A combined analysis of these data and those measured at Saclay up to 140 MeV allowed the extraction of information on anti E x at the ''pure evaporation'' and quasideuteron energy regions. A theoretical approach for the study of anti ν above 140 MeV, which incorporates photopion reabsorption processes by two-body, was proposed, allowing a tentative delineation of the pion mean free path in the nucleus. (orig.)

  15. Photoneutron cross sections for {sup 59}Co. Systematic uncertainties of data from various experiments

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    Varlamov, V.V. [Lomonosov Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Davydov, A.I. [Lomonosov Moscow State University, Physics Faculty, Moscow (Russian Federation); Ishkhanov, B.S. [Lomonosov Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Lomonosov Moscow State University, Physics Faculty, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2017-09-15

    Data on partial photoneutron reaction cross sections (γ, 1n), (γ, 2n), and (γ, 3n) for {sup 59}Co obtained in two experiments carried out at Livermore (USA) were analyzed. The sources of radiation in both experiments were the monoenergetic photon beams from the annihilation in flight of relativistic positrons. The total yield was sorted by the neutron multiplicity, taking into account the difference in the neutron energy spectra for different multiplicity. The two quoted studies differ in the method of determining the neutron. Significant systematic disagreements between the results of the two experiments exist. They are considered to be caused by large systematic uncertainties in partial cross sections, since they do not satisfy physical criteria for reliability of the data. To obtain reliable cross sections of partial and total photoneutron reactions a new method combining experimental data and theoretical evaluation was used. It is based on the experimental neutron yield cross section which is rather independent of neutron multiplicity and the transitional neutron multiplicity functions of the combined photonucleon reaction model (CPNRM). The model transitional multiplicity functions were used for the decomposition of the neutron yield cross section into the contributions of partial reactions. The results of the new evaluation noticeably differ from the partial cross sections obtained in the two experimental studies are under discussion. (orig.)

  16. Photo-neutron yields from thin and thick targets irradiated by 2.0 GeV electrons

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    Hee-Seock, Lee; Syuichi, Ban; Toshiya, Sanami; Kazutoshi, Takahashi; Tatsuhiko, Sato; Kazuo, Shin

    2005-01-01

    The photo-neutron yields from thin and thick targets irradiated by high energy electrons were studied. The photo-neutron spectra at 90 deg C relative to the incident 2.0 GeV electrons were measured by the pulsed beam time-of-flight technique using the Pilot-U plastic scintillator and the NE213 liquid scintillator with 2 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter. Targets, from low-Z element (carbon) to high-Z element (bismuth) and with thin (0.5 Xo) and thick (10 Xo) thickness, were used in this study. The differential photo-neutron yields between 2 MeV (mainly 8 MeV) and 400 MeV were obtained. The systematics was studied to make empirical yield terms for shielding application. Recently, the study of the angular distributed yields was conducted at two other observing angles, 48 deg C and 140 deg C. The photo-neutron yields between 8 MeV and 250 MeV were obtained for thick targets. The experimental data were compared with results calculated using the EGS4+PICA3 or the MCNPX 2.5d code. (authors)

  17. Experimental investigation of the photoneutron production out of the high-energy photon fields at linear accelerator

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    Kim, Yeon Su; Yoon, In Ha; Bae, Sun Myeong; Kang, Tae Young; Baek, Geum Mun; Kim, Sung Hwan; Nam, Uk Won; Lee, Jae Jin; Park, Yeong Sik [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, ASAN Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-12-15

    Photoneutron dose in high-energy photon radiotherapy at linear accelerator increase the risk for secondary cancer. The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate the dose variation of photoneutron with different treatment method, flattening filter, dose rate and gantry angle in radiation therapy with high-energy photon beam (E≥8 MeV). TrueBeam STxTM(Ver1.5, Varian, USA) and Korea Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (KTEPC) were used to detect the photoneutron dose out of the high-energy photon field. Complex Patient plans using Eclipse planning system (Version 10.0, Varian, USA) was used to experiment with different treatment technique(IMRT, VMAT), condition of flattening filter and three different dose rate. Scattered photoneutron dose was measured at eight different gantry angles with open field (Field size : 5×5cm). The mean values of the detected photoneutron dose from IMRT and VMAT were 449.7 μSv, 2940.7 μSv. The mean values of the detected photoneutron dose with Flattening Filter(FF) and Flattening Filter Free(FFF) were measured as 2940.7 μSv, 232.0 μSv. The mean values of the photoneutron dose for each test plan (case 1, case 2 and case 3) with FFF at the three different dose rate (400, 1200, 2400 MU/min) were 3242.5 μSv, 3189.4 μSv, 3191.2 μSv with case 1, 3493.2 μSv, 3482.6 μSv, 3477.2 μSv with case 2 and 4592.2 μSv, 4580.0 μSv, 4542.3 μSv with case 3, respectively. The mean values of the photoneutron dose at eight different gantry angles ( 0° , 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°, 225°, 270° , 315°) were measured as 3.2 μSv, 4.3 μSv, 5.3 μSv, 11.3 μSv, 14.7 μSv, 11.2 μSv, 3.7 μSv, 3.0 μSv at 10 MV and as 373.7 μSv, 369.6 μSv, 384.4 μSv, 423.6 μSv, 447.1 μSv, 448.0 μSv, 384.5 μSv, 377.3 μSv at 15MV. As a result, it is possible to reduce photoneutron dose using FFF mode and VMAT method with TrueBeam STxTM. The risk for secondary cancer of the patients will be decreased with continuous evaluation of the photoneutron dose.

  18. Android lietotņu drošības aspekti

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    Buļs, Jānis

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    Darbā pētīta mobilo telefonu pašlaik populārākā operētājsistēma Android un tās lietotņu drošības aspekti. Autors darbā aprakstījis Android lietotņu drošības aspektus – mehānismu lietotnes ietekmes ierobežošanai, lietojot pieejas tiesības. Autors izveidojis lietotni „PermissionTestApp”, kurai tiek piešķirtas visas 152 uz darba izstrādes brīdi Android pieejamās atļaujas. Lietotne tika izstrādāta, izmantojot „Android Studio” un jaunāko Javas versiju, kas bija pieejama uz darba izstrādes br...

  19. A study on the photoneutron dose estimation in flattening filter mode and flattening filter free mode for medical linear accelerator

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    Yang, Oh Nam [Dept. of Radiology, Mokpo Science University, Mokpo (Korea, Republic of); Lim, Cheong Hwan [Dept. of Radiological Science, Hanseo University, Seosan (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-06-15

    In this study, the generation of photoneutrons between the 10 MV FF mode and the FFF mode was evaluated and the amount of photoneutrons generated by the 10 MV and 15 MV energy changes in the FFF mode was evaluated. The generated neutrons were evaluated at 13 measurement points and the KTEPC was used to collect the generated neutrons. 10 MV FF mode was measured at 10 MV FF mode and FFF mode at all measurement points. In the superior direction, 0.455mSv and 0.152mSv were the largest, and more than 33% optical neutron was generated in FF. 10 MV in FFF mode, 15 MV in 15 MV, and 0.402 mSv in the direction of Superior, and 6.9% in the direction.

  20. A radiochemical separation of spallogenic 88Zr in the carrier-free state for radioisotopic photoneutron sources

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    Whipple, R.E.; Grant, P.M.; Daniels, R.J.; Daniels, W.R.; O'Brien, H.A.Jr.

    1976-01-01

    As the precursor of its 88 Y daughter, 88 Zr could be advantageously included in the active component of the 88 Y-Be photoneutron source for several reasons. The spallation of Mo targets with medium-energy protons at LAMPF procedure has been developed to separate radiozirconium from the target material and various spallogenic impurities. 88 Zr can consequently be obtained carrier-free and in quantitative yield. (author)

  1. MCNP5 evaluation of photoneutron production from the Alexandria University 15 MV Elekta Precise medical LINAC.

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    Abou-Taleb, W M; Hassan, M H; El Mallah, E A; Kotb, S M

    2018-05-01

    Photoneutron production, and the dose equivalent, in the head assembly of the 15 MV Elekta Precise medical linac; operating in the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University were estimated with the MCNP5 code. Photoneutron spectra were calculated in air and inside a water phantom to different depths as a function of the radiation field sizes. The maximum neutron fluence is 3.346×10 -9 n/cm 2 -e for a 30×30 cm 2 field size to 2-4 cm-depth in the phantom. The dose equivalent due to fast neutron increases as the field size increases, being a maximum of 0.912 ± 0.05 mSv/Gy at depth between 2 and 4 cm in the water phantom for 40×40 cm 2 field size. Photoneutron fluence and dose equivalent are larger to 100 cm from the isocenter than to 35 cm from the treatment room wall. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. MEDYCYNA, PŁYWANIE I SPRAWNOŚĆ FIZYCZNA, WYBRANE ASPEKTY = MEDICINE, SWIMMING AND PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY, SELECTED ASPECTS

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    Ahmad El-Essa; Ewa Zieliński; Kinga Grobelska; Dariusz Skalski

    2018-01-01

    MEDYCYNA, PŁYWANIE I SPRAWNOŚĆ FIZYCZNA, WYBRANE ASPEKTY = MEDICINE, SWIMMING AND PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY, SELECTED ASPECTS Stan zdrowia populacji oraz systemu opieki zdrowotnej w krajach rozwijających się na przykładzie Ghany = Health status and healthcare system condition in developing countries on the Ghana’s example Zarys anatomii i fizjologii narządu wzroku = Outline of anatomy and phisiology of the organ of eyesight Mechaniczne urazy gałki ocznej i ich możliwe powikłania = Mecha...

  3. Pracoholizm w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Wybrane aspekty = Workaholism in categories of nurses’ work depreciation. Chosen aspects

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    Stychno, Ewa; Kulczycka, Kinga

    2016-01-01

    Stychno Ewa, Kulczycka Kinga. Pracoholizm w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Wybrane aspekty = Workaholism in categories of nurses’ work depreciation. Chosen aspects. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(10):11-21. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.159507 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/3920 The journal has had 7 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. Part B item 755 (23.12....

  4. Pracoholizm w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Wybrane aspekty = Workaholism in categories of nurses’ work depreciation. Chosen aspects

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    Ewa Stychno; Kinga Kulczycka

    2016-01-01

    Stychno Ewa, Kulczycka Kinga. Pracoholizm w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Wybrane aspekty = Workaholism in categories of nurses’ work depreciation. Chosen aspects. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(10):11-21. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.159507 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/3920       The journal has had 7 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. Part B item 755 (23.12.2...

  5. Environmentální aspekty provozu vozů na CNG

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    Raiskup, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce je zaměřená na téma environmentální aspekty provozu vozů na CNG. Nejprve je představen zemní plyn jako palivo pro spalovací motory. Jsou zhodnoceny jeho výhody a nevýhody. Dále jsou popsány jednotlivé spalovací systémy a komponenty motoru na stlačený zemní plyn. Hlavní část práce je zaměřená na ekologii. Je popsán vliv na životní prostředí u spalování stlačeného zemního plynu v porovnání s konvenčními palivy. Toto porovnání je provedeno také podle objektivnější Well to W...

  6. {sup 124}Sb–Be photo-neutron source for BNCT: Is it possible?

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    Golshanian, Mohadeseh [Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Shahrood University, Shahrood (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Rajabi, Ali Akbar [Department of Physics, Shahrood University, Shahrood (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kasesaz, Yaser, E-mail: ykasesaz@aeoi.org.ir [Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2016-11-01

    In this research a computational feasibility study has been done on the use of {sup 124}SbBe photo-neutron source for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) using MCNPX Monte Carlo code. For this purpose, a special beam shaping assembly has been designed to provide an appropriate epithermal neutron beam suitable for BNCT. The final result shows that using 150 kCi of {sup 124}Sb, the epithermal neutron flux at the designed beam exit is 0.23×10{sup 9} (n/cm{sup 2} s). In-phantom dose analysis indicates that treatment time for a brain tumor is about 40 min which is a reasonable time. This high activity {sup 124}Sb could be achieved using three 50 kCi rods of {sup 124}Sb which can be produced in a research reactor. It is clear, that as this activity is several hundred times the activity of a typical cobalt radiotherapy source, issues related to handling, safety and security must be addressed.

  7. Study on the photoneutrons produced in 15 MV medical linear accelerators : Comparison of three dimensional conformal radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy

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    Yang, Oh Nam [Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Oh Nam; Lim, Cheong Hwan [Hanseo Univ., Seosan (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-12-15

    Intensity-modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) have the ability to provide better dose conformity and sparing of critical normal tissues than three-dimensional radiotherapy(3DCRT). Especially, with the benefit of health insurance in 2011, its use now increasingly in many modern radiotherapy departments. Also the use of linear accelerator with high-energy photon beams over 10 MV is increasing. As is well known, these linacs have the capacity to produce photoneutrons due to photonuclear reactions in materials with a large atomic number such as the target, flattening filters, collimators, and multi-leaf collimators(MLC). MLC-based IMRT treatments increase the monitor units and the probability of production of photoneutrons from photon-induced nuclear reactions. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively evaluate the dose of photoneutrons produced from 3DCRT and IMRT technique for Rando phantom in cervical cancer. We performed the treatment plans with 3DCRT and IMRT technique using Rando phantom for treatment of cervical cancer. An Rando phantom placed on the couch in the supine position was irradiated using 15 MV photon beams. Optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters(OSLD) were attached to 4 different locations (abdomen, chest, head and neck, eyes) and from center of field size and measured 5 times each of locations. Measured neutron dose from IMRT technique increased by 9.0, 8.6, 8.8, and 14 times than 3DCRT technique for abdomen, chest, head and neck, and eyes, respectively. When using IMRT with 15 MV photon beams, the photoneutrons contributed a significant portion on out-of-field. It is difficult to prevent high energy photon beams to produce the photoneutrons due to physical properties, if necessary, It is difficult to prevent high energy photon beams to produce the photoneutrons due to physical properties, if necessary, it is need to provide the additional safe shielding on a linear accelerator and should therefore reduce the out-of-field dose.

  8. Study on the photoneutrons produced in 15 MV medical linear accelerators : Comparison of three dimensional conformal radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy

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    Yang, Oh Nam; Yang, Oh Nam; Lim, Cheong Hwan

    2012-01-01

    Intensity-modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) have the ability to provide better dose conformity and sparing of critical normal tissues than three-dimensional radiotherapy(3DCRT). Especially, with the benefit of health insurance in 2011, its use now increasingly in many modern radiotherapy departments. Also the use of linear accelerator with high-energy photon beams over 10 MV is increasing. As is well known, these linacs have the capacity to produce photoneutrons due to photonuclear reactions in materials with a large atomic number such as the target, flattening filters, collimators, and multi-leaf collimators(MLC). MLC-based IMRT treatments increase the monitor units and the probability of production of photoneutrons from photon-induced nuclear reactions. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively evaluate the dose of photoneutrons produced from 3DCRT and IMRT technique for Rando phantom in cervical cancer. We performed the treatment plans with 3DCRT and IMRT technique using Rando phantom for treatment of cervical cancer. An Rando phantom placed on the couch in the supine position was irradiated using 15 MV photon beams. Optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters(OSLD) were attached to 4 different locations (abdomen, chest, head and neck, eyes) and from center of field size and measured 5 times each of locations. Measured neutron dose from IMRT technique increased by 9.0, 8.6, 8.8, and 14 times than 3DCRT technique for abdomen, chest, head and neck, and eyes, respectively. When using IMRT with 15 MV photon beams, the photoneutrons contributed a significant portion on out-of-field. It is difficult to prevent high energy photon beams to produce the photoneutrons due to physical properties, if necessary, It is difficult to prevent high energy photon beams to produce the photoneutrons due to physical properties, if necessary, it is need to provide the additional safe shielding on a linear accelerator and should therefore reduce the out-of-field dose

  9. Test calculations of photoneutrons emission from surface of uranium sphere irradiated by 28 MeV electrons

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    Blokhin, A.I.; Degtyarev, I.I.

    2002-01-01

    In this paper the results of physical verification for the BOFOD photonuclear data files are reported, available for the uranium isotopes U 235 , U 238 . These results were compared with calculated data by the parameterization driven model of photonuclear reaction and experimental data. Experimental data of photoneutron yields from surface of uranium sphere irradiated by 28 MeV electrons are used for a verification. Both calculations have been carried out with the RTS and T general purpose Monte Carlo code with detailed electron-photon-nucleon transport simulation using the ENDF/B-VI and EPDL evaluated data libraries

  10. Spectra and absorbed dose by photo-neutrons in a solid water mannequin exposed to a Linac of 15 MV

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    Benites R, J.; Vega C, H. R.; Velazquez F, J.

    2012-10-01

    Using Monte Carlo methods was modeled a solid water mannequin; according to the ICRU 44 (1989), Tissue substitutes in radiation dosimetry and measurements, of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements; Report 44. This material Wt 1 is made of H (8.1%), C (67.2%), N (2.4%), O (19.9%), Cl (0.1%), Ca (2.3%) and its density is of 1.02 gr/cm 3 . The mannequin was put instead of the patient, inside the treatment room and the spectra and absorbed dose were determined by photo-neutrons exposed to a Linac of 15 MV. (Author)

  11. Electron accelerator-based production of molybdenum-99: Bremsstrahlung and photoneutron generation from molybdenum vs. tungsten

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    Tsechanski, A. [Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel); Bielajew, A.F. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, The University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Archambault, J.P.; Mainegra-Hing, E. [National Research Council of Canada, Ionizing Radiation Standards Laboratory, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 (Canada)

    2016-01-01

    A new “one-stage” approach for production of {sup 99}Mo and other radioisotopes by means of an electron linear accelerator is described. It is based on using a molybdenum target both as a bremsstrahlung converter and as a radioisotope producing target for the production of {sup 99}Mo via the photoneutron reaction {sup 100}Mo(γ,n){sup 99}Mo. Bremsstrahlung characteristics, such as bremsstrahlung efficiency, angular distribution, and energy deposition for molybdenum targets were obtained by means of the EGSnrc Monte Carlo simulation code system. As a result of our simulations, it is concluded that a 60 MeV electron beam incident on a thick Mo target will have greater bremsstrahlung efficiency than the same thickness (in units of r{sub 0}) W target, for target thickness z > 1.84r{sub 0}, where r{sub 0} is the electron range. A 50 MeV electron beam incident on a Mo target will result in greater bremsstrahlung efficiency than the same thickness W target (in units of r{sub 0}) for target thickness case: z ⩾ 2.0r{sub 0}. It is shown for the one-stage approach with thicknesses of (1.84–2.0)r{sub 0}, that the {sup 99}Mo-production bremsstrahlung efficiency of a molybdenum target is greater by ∼100% at 30 MeV and by ∼70% at 60 MeV compared to the values for tungsten of the same thickness (in units of the appropriate r{sub 0}) in the traditional two-stage approach (W converter and separate {sup 99}Mo producing target). This advantage of the one-stage approach arises from the fact that the bremsstrahlung produced is attenuated only once from attenuation in the molybdenum converter/target. In the traditional, two-stage approach, the bremsstrahlung generated in the W-converter/target is attenuated both in the converter in the {sup 99}Mo-producing molybdenum target. The photoneutron production yield of molybdenum and tantalum (as a substitute for tungsten) target was calculated by means of the MCNP5 transport code. On the basis of these data, the specific activity

  12. Optimization aspects of the new nELBE photo-neutron source

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    Schwengner R.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The nELBE beamline at Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD provides intense neutron beams by stopping primary electrons in a liquid lead target, where neutrons are produced by bremsstrahlung photons via (γ,n reactions. With the aim to increase the neutron yield through the enhancement of the electron beam energy (from the current 40 MeV limit up to 50 MeV, as well as to minimize several sources of background that are presently affecting the measurements, a new neutron beam-line and a new, larger neutron experimental room have been designed. The optimization of the neutron/photon ratio, the minimization of the backscattered radiation from the walls and the possibility to have better experimental conditions are the main advantages of the new design. To optimize the beamline, extensive simulations with the particle interaction and transport code FLUKA have been performed. Starting from the primary electron beam, both the photon and neutron radiation fields have been fully characterized. To have a cross-check of the results, the calculated values of the neutron yields at different energies of the primary beam have been compared both with an independent simulation with the MCNP code and with analytical calculations, obtaining a very satisfactory agreement at the level of few percent. The evaluated radiation fields have been used to optimize the direction of the new neutron beamline, in order to minimize the photon flash contribution. A general overview of the new photo-neutron source, together with all the steps of the optimization study, is here presented and discussed.

  13. Photoneutron Flux Measurement via Neutron Activation Analysis in a Radiotherapy Bunker with an 18 MV Linear Accelerator

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    Çeçen, Yiğit; Gülümser, Tuğçe; Yazgan, Çağrı; Dapo, Haris; Üstün, Mahmut; Boztosun, Ismail

    2017-09-01

    In cancer treatment, high energy X-rays are used which are produced by linear accelerators (LINACs). If the energy of these beams is over 8 MeV, photonuclear reactions occur between the bremsstrahlung photons and the metallic parts of the LINAC. As a result of these interactions, neutrons are also produced as secondary radiation products (γ,n) which are called photoneutrons. The study aims to map the photoneutron flux distribution within the LINAC bunker via neutron activation analysis (NAA) using indium-cadmium foils. Irradiations made at different gantry angles (0°, 90°, 180° and 270°) with a total of 91 positions in the Philips SLI-25 linear accelerator treatment room and location-based distribution of thermal neutron flux was obtained. Gamma spectrum analysis was carried out with high purity germanium (HPGe) detector. Results of the analysis showed that the maximum neutron flux in the room occurred at just above of the LINAC head (1.2x105 neutrons/cm2.s) which is compatible with an americium-beryllium (Am-Be) neutron source. There was a 90% decrease of flux at the walls and at the start of the maze with respect to the maximum neutron flux. And, just in front of the LINAC door, inside the room, neutron flux was measured less than 1% of the maximum.

  14. Improvement of photoneutron spectrum measurement produced by bombardment of 2 GeV electrons above giant dipole resonance region

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    Lee, H. S.; Park, J. S.; Choi, H. D.; Sato, Tatsuhiko; Shin, Kasuo; Ban, Syuichi

    2000-01-01

    Above the Giant Dipole Resonance (GDR) region, high energy photoneutron spectra produced by irradiation of 2.04 GeV electrons into Pb target were measured by Time-of-Flight (TOF) technique. The differential photoneutron yields were obtained at a fixed angle of 90 degrees to the electron beam direction. The TOF system consists of Pilot-U plastic scintillation detector, which has fast response time, and the high speed multiscaler or CAMAC TDC. In the improvement of experimental setup to extend the flight distance to 10.4 m lead to make the measurable energy to 500 MeV from 300 MeV. And using the TDC based electronics lead to use a veto counter. The results were compared with the calculated one by using EGS4 and Modified PICA95. The characteristics of this TOF system was introduced in this paper and the results for several measuring conditions, which are flight distance, TOF electronics, and type of neutron detector, were discussed to improve the accuracy of this measurement

  15. An MCNP-based model for the evaluation of the photoneutron dose in high energy medical electron accelerators.

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    Carinou, Eleutheria; Stamatelatos, Ion Evangelos; Kamenopoulou, Vassiliki; Georgolopoulou, Paraskevi; Sandilos, Panayotis

    The development of a computational model for the treatment head of a medical electron accelerator (Elekta/Philips SL-18) by the Monte Carlo code mcnp-4C2 is discussed. The model includes the major components of the accelerator head and a pmma phantom representing the patient body. Calculations were performed for a 14 MeV electron beam impinging on the accelerator target and a 10 cmx10 cm beam area at the isocentre. The model was used in order to predict the neutron ambient dose equivalent at the isocentre level and moreover the neutron absorbed dose distribution within the phantom. Calculations were validated against experimental measurements performed by gold foil activation detectors. The results of this study indicated that the equivalent dose at tissues or organs adjacent to the treatment field due to photoneutrons could be up to 10% of the total peripheral dose, for the specific accelerator characteristics examined. Therefore, photoneutrons should be taken into account when accurate dose calculations are required to sensitive tissues that are adjacent to the therapeutic X-ray beam. The method described can be extended to other accelerators and collimation configurations as well, upon specification of treatment head component dimensions, composition and nominal accelerating potential.

  16. Photoneutron Flux Measurement via Neutron Activation Analysis in a Radiotherapy Bunker with an 18 MV Linear Accelerator

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    Full Text Available In cancer treatment, high energy X-rays are used which are produced by linear accelerators (LINACs. If the energy of these beams is over 8 MeV, photonuclear reactions occur between the bremsstrahlung photons and the metallic parts of the LINAC. As a result of these interactions, neutrons are also produced as secondary radiation products (γ,n which are called photoneutrons. The study aims to map the photoneutron flux distribution within the LINAC bunker via neutron activation analysis (NAA using indium-cadmium foils. Irradiations made at different gantry angles (0°, 90°, 180° and 270° with a total of 91 positions in the Philips SLI-25 linear accelerator treatment room and location-based distribution of thermal neutron flux was obtained. Gamma spectrum analysis was carried out with high purity germanium (HPGe detector. Results of the analysis showed that the maximum neutron flux in the room occurred at just above of the LINAC head (1.2x105 neutrons/cm2.s which is compatible with an americium-beryllium (Am-Be neutron source. There was a 90% decrease of flux at the walls and at the start of the maze with respect to the maximum neutron flux. And, just in front of the LINAC door, inside the room, neutron flux was measured less than 1% of the maximum.

  17. Combined Photoneutron And X Ray Interrogation Of Containers For Nuclear Materials

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    Gozani, Tsahi; Shaw, Timothy; King, Michael J.; Stevenson, John; Elsalim, Mashal; Brown, Craig; Condron, Cathie

    2011-06-01

    Effective cargo inspection systems for nuclear material detection require good penetration by the interrogating radiation, generation of a sufficient number of fissions, and strong and penetrating detection signatures. Inspection systems need also to be sensitive over a wide range of cargo types and densities encountered in daily commerce. Thus they need to be effective with highly hydrogenous cargo, where neutron attenuation is a major limitation, as well as with dense metallic cargo, where x-ray penetration is low. A system that interrogates cargo with both neutrons and x-rays can, in principle, achieve high performance over the widest range of cargos. Moreover, utilizing strong prompt-neutron (˜3 per fission) and delayed-gamma ray (˜7 per fission) signatures further strengthens the detection sensitivity across all cargo types. The complementary nature of x-rays and neutrons, used as both probing radiation and detection signatures, alleviates the need to employ exceedingly strong sources, which would otherwise be required to achieve adequate performance across all cargo types, if only one type of radiation probe were employed. A system based on the above principles, employing a commercially-available 9 MV linac was developed and designed. Neutrons are produced simultaneously with x-rays by the photonuclear interaction of the x-ray beam with a suitable converter. A total neutron yield on the order of 1011 n/s is achieved with an average electron beam current of 100 μA. If fissionable material is present, fissions are produced both by the high-energy x-ray beam and by the photoneutrons. Photofission and neutron fission dominate in hydrogenous and metallic cargos, respectively. Neutron-capture gamma rays provide information on the cargo composition. The prompt neutrons resulting from fission are detected by two independent detector systems: by very efficient Differential Die Away Analysis (DDAA) detectors, and by direct detection of neutrons with energies higher

  18. Photons and photoneutrons spectra of a Linac of 15 MV; Espectros de fotones y fotoneutrones de un LINAC de 15 MV

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    Benites R, J. L.; Carrillo C, A. [Centro Estatal de Cancerologia de Nayarit, Av. Enfermeria, Fracc. Fray Junipero Serra, 63000 Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico); Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Calle Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Velazquez F, J. B., E-mail: jlbenitesr@prodigy.net.mx [Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Posgrado CBAP, Carretera Tepic Compostela Km. 9, Xalisco, Nayarit (Mexico)

    2011-10-15

    Using the Monte Carlo code MCNP-5, the photons and photoneutrons spectra generated in the head stock of the lineal accelerator (Linac) Varian of 15 MV of the Cancerology State of Nayarit were determined. For the calculations a heterogeneous head stock was modeled, more compatible with the work conditions. In the center of the head stock a tungsten target was located on a copper support, followed by the flattened filter. The photons and photoneutrons spectra were obtained accelerating electrons and making them collide against the target to produce photons by Bremsstrahlung, these photons were transported inside the head stock and the photons and photoneutrons spectra were calculated in a punctual detector located under the flattened filter and in the isocenter. The spectra were evaluated in punctual detectors that were located in the plane from the isocenter to the long of the X and Y axes each 20 cm, in an equidistant way, up to 2 m, so much in the longitudinal and transversal axes. In the calculations were used histories 5E(6) with the purpose of obtaining smaller uncertainties to 1%. It was found that the photons spectrum in the punctual detector inside the head stock presents a pick of 1.25 MeV in the energy interval of 0.5 and 1.5 MeV, later suffers a filtration and diminishes in asymptote form. This spectrum modifies when the beam reaches the isocenter, diminishing the low energy photons. Inside the head stock the photoneutrons spectrum shows a structure with two picks, one before 1 MeV and other after 1 MeV; this is for effect of the collimators geometry and the distance. Finally an increment of the total neutrons flow to 60 cm of distance of the isocenter on the Y axis was observed, due to the design geometry of the modeling heterogeneous head stock. (Author)

  19. Angular distribution measurements of photo-neutron yields produced by 2.0 GeV electrons incident on thick targets

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    Lee, H. S.; Ban, S.; Sanami, T.; Takahashi, K.; Sato, T.; Shin, K.; Chung, C.

    2005-01-01

    A study of differential photo-neutron yields by irradiation with 2 GeV electrons has been carried out. In this extension of a previous study in which measurements were made at an angle of 90 deg. relative to incident electrons, the differential photo-neutron yield was obtained at two other angles, 48 deg. and 140 deg., to study its angular characteristics. Photo-neutron spectra were measured using a pulsed beam time-of-flight method and a BC418 plastic scintillator. The reliable range of neutron energy measurement was 8-250 MeV. The neutron spectra were measured for 10 Xo-thick Cu, Sn, W and Pb targets. The angular distribution characteristics, together with the previous results for 90 deg., are presented in the study. The experimental results are compared with Monte Carlo calculation results. The yields predicted by MCNPX 2.5 tend to underestimate the measured ones. The same trend holds for the comparison results using the EGS4 and PICA3 codes. (authors)

  20. Angular distribution measurements of photo-neutron yields produced by 2.0 GeV electrons incident on thick targets.

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    Lee, Hee-Seock; Ban, Syuichi; Sanami, Toshiya; Takahashi, Kazutoshi; Sato, Tatsuhiko; Shin, Kazuo; Chung, Chinwha

    2005-01-01

    A study of differential photo-neutron yields by irradiation with 2 GeV electrons has been carried out. In this extension of a previous study in which measurements were made at an angle of 90 degrees relative to incident electrons, the differential photo-neutron yield was obtained at two other angles, 48 degrees and 140 degrees, to study its angular characteristics. Photo-neutron spectra were measured using a pulsed beam time-of-flight method and a BC418 plastic scintillator. The reliable range of neutron energy measurement was 8-250 MeV. The neutron spectra were measured for 10 Xo-thick Cu, Sn, W and Pb targets. The angular distribution characteristics, together with the previous results for 90 degrees, are presented in the study. The experimental results are compared with Monte Carlo calculation results. The yields predicted by MCNPX 2.5 tend to underestimate the measured ones. The same trend holds for the comparison results using the EGS4 and PICA3 codes.

  1. LTV1 raidījuma „Aizliegtais paņēmiens” ētiskie aspekti

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    Bakalaura darba tēma ir LTV1 Raidījuma „Aizliegtais paľēmiens” ētiskie aspekti. Darba mērķis ir izpētīt raidījuma saturu, noskaidrot, vai tajā tiek ievēroti ţurnālistikas ētikas principi un vērtības, noteikt raidījuma mērķus un izmantotos līdzekļus, kā arī to saskaľotību, veicot raidījuma izpēti aptuveni gada garumā. Teorija balstīta par televīziju, pētnieciskās ţurnālistikas teorētisko raksturojumu, ētiku un ţurnālistikas ētikas pamatprincipiem. Izvēlētās pētniecības metodes i...

  2. MCNP6 unstructured mesh application to estimate the photoneutron distribution and induced activity inside a linac bunker

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    Juste, B.; Morató, S.; Miró, R.; Verdú, G.; Díez, S.

    2017-08-01

    Unwanted neutrons in radiation therapy treatments are typically generated by photonuclear reactions. High-energy beams emitted by medical Linear Accelerators (LinAcs) interact with high atomic number materials situated in the accelerator head and release neutrons. Since neutrons have a high relative biological effectiveness, even low neutron doses may imply significant exposure of patients. It is also important to study radioactivity induced by these photoneutrons when interacting with the different materials and components of the treatment head facility and the shielding room walls, since persons not present during irradiation (e.g. medical staff) may be exposed to them even when the accelerator is not operating. These problems are studied in this work in order to contribute to challenge the radiation protection in these treatment locations. The work has been performed by simulation using the latest state of the art of Monte-Carlo computer code MCNP6. To that, a detailed model of particles transport inside the bunker and treatment head has been carried out using a meshed geometry model. The LinAc studied is an Elekta Precise accelerator with a treatment photon energy of 15 MeV used at the Hospital Clinic Universitari de Valencia, Spain.

  3. Photoneutron cross sections measurements in 9Be, 13C e 17O with thermal neutron capture gamma-rays

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    Semmler, Renato

    2006-01-01

    Photoneutron cross sections measurements of 9 Be, 13 C and 17 O have been obtained in the energy interval between 1,6 and 10,8 MeV, using neutron capture gamma-rays with high resolution in energy (3 a 21 eV), produced by 21 target materials, placed inside a tangential beam port, near the core of the IPEN/CNEN-SP IEA-R1 (5 MW) research reactor. The samples have been irradiated inside a 4π geometry neutron detector system 'Long Counter', 520,5 cm away from the capture target. The capture gamma-ray flux was determined by means of the analysis of the gamma spectrum obtained by using a Ge(Li) solid-state detector (EG and G ORTEC, 25 cm 3 , 5%), previously calibrated with capture gamma-rays from a standard target of Nitrogen (Melamine). The neutron photoproduction cross section has been measured for each target capture gamma-ray spectrum (compound cross section). A inversion matrix methodology to solve inversion problems for unfolding the set of experimental compound cross sections, was used in order to obtain the cross sections at specific excitation energy values (principal gamma line energies of the capture targets). The cross sections obtained at the energy values of the principal gamma lines were compared with experimental data reported by other authors, with have employed different gamma-ray sources. A good agreement was observed among the experimental data in this work with reported in the literature. (author)

  4. Analysis of the Photoneutron Yield and Thermal Neutron Flux in an Unreflected Electron Accelerator-Driven Neutron Source

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    Dale, Gregory E.; Gahl, John M.

    2005-01-01

    There are several potential uses for a high-flux thermal neutron source in both industrial and clinical applications. The viable commercial implementation of these applications requires a low-cost, high-flux thermal neutron generator suitable for installation in industrial and clinical environments. This paper describes the Monte Carlo for N-Particle modeling results of a high-flux thermal neutron source driven with an electron accelerator. An electron linear accelerator (linac), fitted with a standard X-ray converter, can produce high neutron yields in materials with low photonuclear threshold energies, such as D and 9 Be. Results indicate that a 10-MeV, 10-kW electron linac can produce on the order of 10 12 n/s in a heavy water photoneutron target. The thermal neutron flux in an unreflected heavy water target is calculated to be on the order of 10 10 n.cm -2 .s. The sensitivity of these answers to heavy water purity is also investigated, specifically the dilution of heavy water with light water. It is shown that the peak thermal neutron flux is not adversely effected by dilution up to a light water weight fraction of 35%

  5. Measurementof photo-neutron dose from an 18-MV medical linac using a foil activation method in view of radiation protection of patients

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    Yuecel, Haluk; Kolbasi, Asuman; Yueksel, Alptug Oezer; Cobanbas, Ibrahim; Kaya, Vildan

    2016-01-01

    High-energy linear accelerators are increasingly used in the medical field. However, the unwanted photo-neutrons can also be contributed to the dose delivered to the patients during their treatments. In this study, neutron fluxes were measured in a solid water phantom placed at the isocenter 1-m distance from the head of an 18-MV linac using the foil activation method. The produced activities were measured with a calibrated well-type Ge detector. From the measured fluxes, the total neutron fluence was found to be (1.17 ± 0.06) X 10 7 n/cm 2 per Gy at the phantom surface in a 20 X 20 cm 2 X-ray field size. The maximum photo-neutron dose was measured to be 0.67 ± 0.04 mSv/Gy at d max = 5 cm depth in the phantom at isocenter. The present results are compared with those obtained for different field sizes of 10 X 10cm 2 , 15 X 15cm 2 , and 20 X 20cm 2 from 10-, 15-, and 18-MV linacs. Additionally, ambient neutron dose equivalents were determined at different locations in the room and they were found to be negligibly low. The results indicate that the photo-neutron dose at the patient position is not a negligible fraction of the therapeutic photon dose. Thus, there is a need for reduction of the contaminated neutron dose by taking some additional measures, for instance, neutron absorbing-protective materials might be used as aprons during the treatment

  6. Kulturologiczne aspekty życia rodzinnego Vuka Karadžicia w świetle jego korespondencji

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Cultural aspects of Vuk Karadžić’s family life in the light of his correspondence The source material for the study, which is the correspondence between Anna and Vuk Karadžić, spouses coming from different cultures, was used to highlight the issues of legitimacy of the fear of cultural difference of the Orient. The cultural sphere of family life (manifested in particular by the status of the child becomes herein an excuse to touch upon the question of whether and to what extent the legal system governing family relations in Serbia after the period of the Ottoman rule was different from the civil codes in Western Europe.   Kulturologiczne aspekty życia rodzinnego Vuka Karadžicia w świetle jego korespondencji Materiał źródłowy, jakim jest korespondencja Anny i Vuka Karadžiciów, małżonków wywodzących się z odmiennych kręgów kulturowych, posłużył do wydobycia problematyki zasadności lęku „Zachodu” przed odmiennością kulturową Orientu. Sfera kultury życia rodzinnego (manifestowana szczególnie poprzez status dziecka stanowi w niniejszym tekście pretekst do postawienia pytania o to, czy i w jakiej mierze system prawny regulujący relacje rodzinne w potureckiej Serbii odbiegał od kodeksów cywilnych na Zachodzie Europy.

  7. The quasi-monochromatic photon beam used in photoneutron experiments from 20-120 MeV at the 600 MeV Saclay Linac

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    Veyssiere, A.; Beil, H.; Bergere, R.; Carlos, P.; Fagot, J.; Lepretre, A.; Ahrens, J.

    1979-01-01

    A beam of 20-130 MeV positrons, with average intensities between 10 nA and 50 nA, is used at the 600 MeV Saclay Linac to create a quasi-monochromatic photon beam with a continuously variable energy. This beam was used to measure photoneutron cross sections and the corresponding photonuclear facility is first described. The computer-controlled methods, implemented to measure the energy spectrum and the emittance of the positron beam are described. The quasi-monochromatic photon lines are produced by the annihilation in flight of monoenergetic positrons in two annihilation radiators with different Z successively. The photon beam emission angle theta is shown to be the most critical parameter in the search for an optimum overall signal to background ratio for a specific photoneutron experiment. The choice of an angle theta approximately 4 0 is explained for absolute measurements of sigma(γ, xn) cross-sections, for which the used average intensities of monochromatic photons were thus purposely reduced to approximately 5 X 10 3 s -1 , with an energy resolution approximately 12%. (Auth.)

  8. The analysis and evaluation by the method of reduction of total photoneutron reaction cross sections in the range of giant dipole resonance

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    Varlamov, V.V.; Efimkin, N.G.; Ishkhanov, B.S.; Sapunenko, V.V.; Stepanov, M.E.

    1993-01-01

    The method based on the method of reduction is proposed for the evaluation of photonuclear reaction cross sections have been obtained at significant systematic uncertainties (different apparatus functions, calibration and normalization uncertainties). The evaluation method consists of using the real apparatus function (photon spectrum) of each individual experiment to reduce the data to a representation generated by an apparatus function of better quality. The task is to find the most reasonably achievable monoenergetic representation (MRAMR) of the information about cross section contained in different experiment observables and to take into account the experimental uncertainties of calibration and normalization procedures. The method was used to obtain the evaluated total photoneutron (γ, xn) reaction cross sections for 16 O, 28 Si, nat Cu, 141 Pr, and 208 Pb are presented. 79 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs

  9. Cross sections of photoneutron reactions on /sup 64/,/sup 66/,/sup 68/n, /sup 70/,/sup 72/,/sup 74/,/sup 76/Ge, /sup 76/,/sup 78/,/sup 80/,/sup 82/Se

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    Goryachev, A M; Zalesnyi, G N [Saratovskii Gosudarstvennyi Univ. (USSR); Tulupov, B A [AN SSSR, Moscow. Inst. Yadernykh Issledovanii

    1975-01-01

    Photoneutron cross-sections for /sup 64/,/sup 66/,/sup 68/Zn, /sup 70/,/sup 72/,/sup 74/,/sup 76/Ge, and /sup 76/,/sup 78/,/sup 80/,/sup 82/Se nuclei from the threshold energy to 24 MeV with 0.2 MeV step have been measured. Results of the experiment are compared to predictions of the collective dynamical model of a giant resonance.

  10. Spectra and absorbed dose by photo-neutrons in a solid water mannequin exposed to a Linac of 15 MV; Espectros y dosis absorbida por fotoneutrones en un maniqui de agua solida expuesta a una Linac de 15 MV

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    Benites R, J. [Centro Estatal de Cancerologia de Nayarit, Servicio de Seguridad Radiologica, Calz. de la Cruz 118 Sur, 63000 Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico); Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 336, 98000 Zacatecas (Mexico); Velazquez F, J., E-mail: jlbenitesr@prodigy.net.mx [Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Posgrado en Ciencias Biologico Agropecuarias, Carretera Tepic-Compostela Km 9, 63780 Jalisco-Nayarit (Mexico)

    2012-10-15

    Using Monte Carlo methods was modeled a solid water mannequin; according to the ICRU 44 (1989), Tissue substitutes in radiation dosimetry and measurements, of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements; Report 44. This material Wt 1 is made of H (8.1%), C (67.2%), N (2.4%), O (19.9%), Cl (0.1%), Ca (2.3%) and its density is of 1.02 gr/cm{sup 3}. The mannequin was put instead of the patient, inside the treatment room and the spectra and absorbed dose were determined by photo-neutrons exposed to a Linac of 15 MV. (Author)

  11. Experimental apparatus with {sup 3}He detectors for photoneutron measurements greater than 8 MV; Aparato experimental de detector {sup 3}He, para medida fotonêutrons em acelerador com energia acima 8 MV

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    Silva, Marcelo Vilela da; Fontes, Gladson Silva; Cardoso, Domingos D’Oliveira, E-mail: marcelovilelasilva@gmail.com [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    Particle technology has a profound impact on society. Its applications are well established mainly in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The objective of this work was to develop an experimental apparatus with {sup 3}He detectors for photoneutron measurements greater than 8 MV. The apparatus allowed to obtain a multi energetic neutron measurements with detector and changing the different thicknesses of shields and for different dose rates. Additionally, an analytical model was developed, based on the approximation of the diffusion, for two groups of energy. The results indicated an increasing and linear behavior in the detector response. (author)

  12. Photo-neutron reaction cross-section for 93Nb in the end-point bremsstrahlung energies of 12–16 and 45–70 MeV

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    Naik, H.; Kim, G.N.; Schwengner, R.; Kim, K.; Zaman, M.; Tatari, M.; Sahid, M.; Yang, S.C.; John, R.; Massarczyk, R.; Junghans, A.; Shin, S.G.; Key, Y.; Wagner, A.; Lee, M.W.; Goswami, A.; Cho, M.-H.

    2013-01-01

    The photo-neutron cross-sections of 93 Nb at the end-point bremsstrahlung energies of 12, 14 and 16 MeV as well as 45, 50, 55, 60 and 70 MeV have been determined by the activation and the off-line γ-ray spectrometric techniques using the 20 MeV electron linac (ELBE) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden, Germany, and 100 MeV electron linac at Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL), Pohang, Korea. The 93 Nb(γ, xn, x=1–4) reaction cross-sections as a function of photon energy were also calculated using computer code TALYS 1.4. The flux-weighted average values were obtained from the experimental and the theoretical (TALYS) values based on mono-energetic photons. The experimental values of present work are in good agreement with the flux-weighted theoretical values of TALYS 1.4 but are slightly higher than the flux-weighted experimental data of mono-energetic photons. It was also found that the theoretical and the experimental values of present work and literature data for the 93 Nb(γ, xn) reaction cross-sections increase from the threshold values to a certain energy, where other reaction channels opens. However, the increase of 93 Nb(γ, n) and 93 Nb(γ, 2n) reaction cross-sections are sharper compared to 93 Nb(γ, 3n) and 93 Nb(γ, 4n) reaction cross-sections. The sharp increase of 93 Nb(γ, n) and 93 Nb(γ, 2n) reaction cross-sections from the threshold value up to 17–22 MeV is due to the Giant Dipole Resonance (GDR) effect besides the role of excitation energy. After a certain values, the individual 93 Nb(γ, xn) reaction cross-sections decrease with increase of bremsstrahlung energy due to opening of other reaction channels

  13. Ofšoru izveidošanas un piemērošanas aspekti starptautiskajā tirdzniecībā un nodokļu plānošanā

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    Diplomdarba tēmas nosaukums ir „Ofšoru izveidošanas un piemērošanas aspekti starptautiskajā tirdzniecībā un nodokļu plānošanā”. Diplomdarba mērķis ir izpētīt ofšoru īpašības un beneficiārā īpašuma būtību, kā arī analizēt uz tiem vērstu pretdarbību efektivitāti. Darba pirmajā daļā tika apskatīta vēsturiskā izcelšanās, ofšoru definējums, nodokļu apiešana un izvairīšanās, starptautiskā nodokļu plānošana, beneficiārais īpašums, melnie saraksti un ofšoru klasifikācija, pielietojuma iespējas. Ot...

  14. Psychologiczne aspekty chorób alergicznych: trudności dorosłych pacjentów z astmą oskrzelową i atopowym zapaleniem skóry

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    Full Text Available Celem pracy jest zaprezentowanie przeglądu badań na temat psychologicznego funkcjonowania dorosłych cierpiących na choroby alergiczne. Artykuł koncentruje się na dorosłych ze względu na istnienie małej liczby prac naukowych dotyczących zmiany manifestacji symptomów u pacjentów z wyżej wymienionymi chorobami, która może być traktowana jako pierwsze i ostatnie stadium marszu alergicznego, ponieważ jego objawowa manifestacja u dzieci zwykle przybiera postać atopowego zapalenia skóry, podczas gdy u dorosłych jest znana jako astma oskrzelowa. Analiza odpowiada na pytanie, czy wspólnej, alergiczno-zapalnej etiologii tych schorzeń odpowiadają podobieństwa doświadczanych trudności psychologicznych. Omówienie odwołuje się do polskiej i zagranicznej literatury przedmiotu i uwzględnia kluczowe aspekty chorób psychosomatycznych – astmy i atopowego zapalenia skóry – czyli trudności ze snem, depresję, lęk, inne zaburzenia afektywne, zaburzenia zachowania i trudności poznawcze. Współwystępowanie zaburzeń psychicznych i somatycznych u chorych na alergię to niepodważalny dowód integralności somy i psyche, co rzadko dostrzegają osoby odpowiedzialne za system opieki zdrowotnej. Ignorują one tym samym ważny element procesu diagnostyczno-terapeutycznego, istotny dla wyzdrowienia pacjentów z astmą i atopowym zapaleniem skóry.

  15. Ambient dose equivalent and personal points due to photoneutrons outside a facility that houses a linear accelerator of 18 MV varian; Equivalente de dosis ambiental y personal debida a fotoneutrones en puntos externos a una instalacion que alberga un acelerador lineal varian de 18 MV

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    Martinez, S. A.; Barquero, R.; Gomez-Ros, J. M.; Lallena, A. M.; Ponzano, P. E.

    2011-07-01

    The use of linear accelerators (linacs) with energies above 10 MV radiotherapy treatments RT and IMRT, can improve the distribution of the absorbed dose in the treated area, increasing the effectiveness of radiation treatments. However and as shown in the scientific literature, the production of photoneutrons for energies above 10 MeV can contribute to exposure of both patient and occupationally exposed workers and the public in the vicinity of the installation. It is therefore necessary to determine the value of ambient dose equivalent and staff both inside and outside the facilities that house these accelerators, especially for energies of 15 and 18 MV.

  16. Personnel hazards from medical electron accelerator photoneutrons

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    McCall, R.C.; Jenkins, T.M.; Shore, R.A.; LaRiviere, P.D.

    1979-12-01

    For medical accelerators, neutron penetration through the room entry door is the major personnel hazard. Most therapy accelerator rooms are designed with at least a rudimentary maze to avoid the use of massive doors. Often, however, the maze may be similar to those shown in scale outline drawings of some medical electron accelerator rooms where the authors have made neutron measurements outside the doors which were of different thicknesses and compositions. The results are tabulated. It should be noted that there can be significant dose equivalents (H) at the door when a maze is inadequate, and that all three components - fast neutron, thermal neutron, and neutron capture γ rays - can be equally important

  17. Delayed Neutrons and Photoneutrons from Fission Products; Neutrons Retardes et Photoneutrons Emis par des Produits de Fission; 0417 0410 041f 0410 0417 0414 042b 0412 0410 042e 0429 0418 0415 041d 0415 0419 0422 0420 041e 041d 042b 0418 0424 041e 0422 041e 041d 0415 0419 0422 0420 041e 041d 042b 041f 0420 041e 0414 0423 041a 0422 041e 0412 0414 0415 041b 0415 041d 0418 042f ; Neutrones Retardados y Fotoneutrones de los Productos de Fision

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    Amiel, S. [Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Atomic Energy Commission, Yavne (Israel)

    1965-07-15

    Delayed neutrons: Most studies of the delayed neutrons from fission have involved analysis of the kinetic behaviour of fusion chain- reacting systems, analysis of the gross neutron decay (resolved into six groups with approximate half-lives of 0.2, 0.5, 2, 6, 22 and 55 s) and some measurements of the neutron spectra (the energies extendfrom 0.1 to 1.2 MeV, peaking in the range 0.2 to 0.5 MeV). Rapid separations of fission-produced halogens have indicated seven isotopes (Br{sup 87,88,89,90} and I{sup 137,138,139}). and rare gas analysis has indicated 1.5-s Kr and 6-s Rb as definite delayed neutron precursors. These identified precursors account for some 80% of the total delayed neutron yields. Theoretical predictions of possible precursors point to a few tens of such nuclides to be found mainly in regions just above closed neutron shells. Total neutron yields are observed to increase with mass number and decrease with atomic number of the fissioning nuclide. Yields are nearly independent of the energy of the incident fissioning neutron at energies up to several MeV. In this range observed group yields,-especially of the long-lived precursors, ate in fairly good agreement with fission mass and charge distributions, and calculated neutron emission probabilities. . Further detailed studies of delayed neutron precursors (particularly in the difficult short half-life region) require development of ultra-fast radiochemical separation procedures (or on-line isotope separation) and fast neutron spectroscopy of high resolution and efficiency. Photoneutrons; A knowledge of the intensities and gamma-ray spectra of fission products is of practical importance in reactor technology particularly with respect to gamma heating, shielding and radiation effects. Gamma-rays of energies greater than 2.23 and 1.67 MeV cause emission of photoneutrons from deuterium and beryllium respectively, and are important in the kinetics of heavy water and beryllium-moderated reactors. The rate of

  18. Genderové aspekty produkce znalosti

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    Tenglerová, Hana

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 9 (2011), s. 6 ISSN 1214-1720 R&D Projects: GA MŠk OK08007 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : gender equality * science * policy Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography http://www.socioweb.cz/upl/editorial/download/193_SOCIOWEB_09_2011.pdf

  19. Bioetika II - Bioetické aspekty eutanazie

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    Růžičková, Eva

    2011-01-01

    Author: Eva Růžičková Title: Bioethics II - Bioethical Aspects of Euthanasia Form: Master Thesis Name of University: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové Degree: Pharmacy Aim: The aim of this thesis is to explore as much as possible the issues of euthanasia that is one of the most controversial topics of the modern era. Euthanasia interferes with various aspects of the human life - ethic, moral, legal and religious. However, it is vital to determine what can be ...

  20. EKONOMICKÉ ASPEKTY UDRŽITELNÉHO ROZVOJE

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The need for sustainable development increasingly affects the behaviour of the corporate sector. The main influencing factors include an expanding regulatory framework and more stringent environmental protection standards. However, if a better match between the corporate behaviour and the principles of sustainable development is to be achieved, businesses themselves will have to be active in seeking ways of meeting social, environmental and economic objectives. Corporations seeking to exercise sustainable development must make sustainable development a part of their strategic planning. The contribution presents the substance of value oriented strategic planning. Delivering value to shareholders is presented as the primary responsibility of corporation. The contribution specifies some types of real benefits derived from sustainable development activities. The attention is addressed to the benefits in the form of reduced expenses in manufacturing, increased revenues, and reduced risk. It is shown that there are good reasons to support shareholders value not only with regards to shareholders but in respect to other stakeholders. Stakeholders are presented as key drivers of business value. Potential benefits created through collaborative stakeholder relations and main specific competencies required for value creation are outlined. Finally the process of sustainable value creation is presented. The characteristic of the competencies and the process of sustainable value creation follow the conception presented in the book Sustainable Company written by Ch. Laszlo. Methodology of sustainable value creation is demonstrated. Following particular steps of the methodology are described: understanding of current position, prediction of future expectation, setting of sustainable value goals, designing of value creation initiatives, developing of the business case, assuring the value, validation of results and building sustainable value capacity.

  1. Diabeticheskaya neyropatiya: epidemiologicheskie i klinicheskie aspekty

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    Gagik Radikovich Galstyan

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Актуальность: Термин "диабетическая нейропатия" (ДН объединяет как поражение центральной нервной системы (крайне редко, так и периферической нервной системы, включающей сенсорные, моторные волокна и автономную нервную систему. Цель исследования: Оценить диагностическую ценность "нейропатических" жалоб пациентов, обращающихся в кабинет "Диабетическая стопа\\ выявить возможное прогностическое значение ДН в плане риска язвенно-некротических поражений стоп и времени их заживления; сформулировать практические рекомендации скрининга ДН и использования его результатов в диабетологической практике. Материалы и методы: Обследовано 182 пациента. У 18 (9.89% имел место СД 1 типа, у 164 - СД 2 типа. У 83 больных обнаружены язвенно-некротические поражения стоп (трофические язвы, абсцессы, незаживающие раны после ампутации пальцев. Оценивалась частота синдромов (дистальная полинейропатия, недостаточность артериального кровотока, суставной, отеки нижних конечностей, радикулярный, болезненные гиперкератозы и их сочетаний, а также информативность жалоб по сравнению с порогом вибрационной чувствительности. Результаты: Результаты исследований показали, что синдром дистальной полинейропатии имел место у 85% больных. Вибрационная чувствительность (ВЧ варьировала от 0 до 7 у.е., но во всех группах больных средняя ВЧ была снижена. Чтобы оценить, насколько надежным диагностическим признаком являются типичные "нейропатические" жалобы больных, сопоставляли наличие и отсутствие этих жалоб ("синдром дистальной полинейропатии" и степень снижения ВЧ. Выводы: Анамнез является необходимым условием в дифференциальной диагностике ДН и проявлениях других состояний. Все больные СД нуждаются в периодическом неврологическом обследовании.

  2. Pravni aspekti gradnje i isporuke broda

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    Zoran Tasić

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Autor iznosi neke pravne aspekte gradnje i isporuke broda, osvrćući se pri tome ne samo na neke aspekte hrvatskoga prava, već i na prisustvo engleskoga prava u ugovorima o gradnji broda kako hrvatskih, tako i svjetskih brodogradilišta. Mada se radi o izuzetno složenoj pravnoj problematici, autor nastoji približiti neke od bitnih odredaba ugovora o gradnji broda, temeljna prava i obveze ugovornih strana, posljedice neispunjenja ugovornih obveza, pravne aspekte isporuke broda, ulogu klasifikacijskih društava.

  3. Hermeneutické aspekty Husserlovy fenomenologie

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    Ďurďovič, Martin

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 61, č. 2 (2013), s. 207-228 ISSN 0015-1831 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : genetic phenomenology * theory of perception * hermeneutics Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion http://filcasop.flu.cas.cz/index.php?page=starsi-cisla&rok=2013&cislo=2-2013&obsah=565

  4. Některé aspekty multikulturalizmu

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    Janatová, Linda

    2011-01-01

    Diploma thesis "Some aspects of multiculturalism" deals with religious minority living in the Czech Republic, especially with Czech muslim women. The aim of this thesis is to explore the most frequent prejudices that relate to Islam religion. To achieve that, concept of multiculturalism, concept prejudice, theory of prejudice as a grouped norm and the most frequent prejudices of Islam are characterized. The history of Islam, It is also described - its origin in the Czech Republic, beginning o...

  5. Measurement of the low-energy quenching factor in germanium using an Y88/Be photoneutron source

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    Scholz, B. J.; Chavarria, A. E.; Collar, J. I.; Privitera, P.; Robinson, A. E.

    2016-12-01

    We employ an 88Y/Be photoneutron source to derive the quenching factor for neutron-induced nuclear recoils in germanium, probing recoil energies from a few hundred eVnr to 8.5 keVnr. A comprehensive Monte Carlo simulation of our setup is compared to experimental data employing a Lindhard model with a free electronic energy loss k and an adiabatic correction for sub-keVnr nuclear recoils. The best fit k=0.179±0.001 obtained using a Monte Carlo Markov chain (MCMC) ensemble sampler is in good agreement with previous measurements, confirming the adequacy of the Lindhard model to describe the stopping of few-keV ions in germanium crystals at a temperature of ~77 K. This value of k corresponds to a quenching factor of 13.7% to 25.3% for nuclear recoil energies between 0.3 and 8.5 keVnr, respectively.

  6. Photoneutron cross sections measurements in {sup 9}Be, {sup 13}C e {sup 17}O with thermal neutron capture gamma-rays; Medidas das secoes de choque de fotoneutrons do {sup 9}Be, {sup 13}C e {sup 17}O com radiacao gama de captura de neutrons termicos

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    Semmler, Renato

    2006-07-01

    Photoneutron cross sections measurements of {sup 9}Be, {sup 13}C and {sup 17}O have been obtained in the energy interval between 1,6 and 10,8 MeV, using neutron capture gamma-rays with high resolution in energy (3 a 21 eV), produced by 21 target materials, placed inside a tangential beam port, near the core of the IPEN/CNEN-SP IEA-R1 (5 MW) research reactor. The samples have been irradiated inside a 4{pi} geometry neutron detector system 'Long Counter', 520,5 cm away from the capture target. The capture gamma-ray flux was determined by means of the analysis of the gamma spectrum obtained by using a Ge(Li) solid-state detector (EG and G ORTEC, 25 cm{sup 3}, 5%), previously calibrated with capture gamma-rays from a standard target of Nitrogen (Melamine). The neutron photoproduction cross section has been measured for each target capture gamma-ray spectrum (compound cross section). A inversion matrix methodology to solve inversion problems for unfolding the set of experimental compound cross sections, was used in order to obtain the cross sections at specific excitation energy values (principal gamma line energies of the capture targets). The cross sections obtained at the energy values of the principal gamma lines were compared with experimental data reported by other authors, with have employed different gamma-ray sources. A good agreement was observed among the experimental data in this work with reported in the literature. (author)

  7. Occupational doses due to photoneutrons in medical linear accelerators rooms

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    Soares, Alessandro Facure Neves de Salles

    2006-04-01

    Medical linear accelerators, with maximum photon energies above 10 MeV, are becoming of common use in Brazil. Although desirable in the therapeutic point of view, the increase in photon energies causes the generation of undesired neutrons, which are produced through nuclear reactions between photons and the high Z target nuclei of the materials that constitute the accelerator head. In this work, MCNP simulation was undertaken to examine the neutron equivalent doses around the accelerators head and at the entrance of medical linear accelerators treatment rooms, some of them licensed in Brazil by the National Regulatory Agency (CNEN). The simulated neutron dose equivalents varied between 2 e 26 μ Sv/Gy RX , and the results were compared with calculations performed with the use of some semi-empirical equations found in literature. It was found that the semi-empirical equations underestimate the simulated neutron doses in the majority of the cases, if compared to the simulated values, suggesting that these equations must be revised, due to the increasing number of high energy machines in the country. (author)

  8. Photon and photoneutron spectra produced in radiotherapy Linacs

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    Vega C, H. R.; Martinez O, S. A.; Benites R, J. L.; Lallena, A. M.

    2011-10-01

    A Monte Carlo calculation, using the MCNPX code, was carried out in order to estimate the photon and neutron spectra in two locations of two linacs operating at 15 and 18 MV. Detailed models of both linac heads were used in the calculations. Spectra were estimated below the flattening filter and at the isocenter. Neutron spectra show two components due to evaporation and knock-on neutrons. Lethargy spectra under the filter were compared to the spectra calculated from the function quoted by Tosi et al. that describes reasonably well neutron spectra beyond 1 MeV, though tends to underestimate the energy region between 10 -6 and 1 MeV. Neutron and Bremsstrahlung spectra show the same features regardless of the linac voltage. The amount of photons and neutrons produced by the 15 MV linac is smaller than that found for the 18 MV linac. As expected, Bremsstrahlung spectra ends according to the voltage used to accelerate the electrons. (Author)

  9. Photoneutron strengths in 26Mg at energies of astrophysical interest

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    deBoer, R. J.; Best, A.; Görres, J.; Smith, K.; Tan, W.; Wiescher, M.; Raut, R.; Rusev, G.; Tonchev, A. P.; Tornow, W.

    2014-05-01

    Background: The 22Ne(α,n)25Mg reaction is an important source of neutrons for s-process nucleosynthesis. The neutron production from the reaction is quite sensitive to the low-energy cross section, which is dominated by narrow resonances. The high level density of the 26Mg compound nucleus above the α separation energy prevents simple extrapolations from higher energy and the high Coulomb barrier makes the direct measurements extremely difficult. For this reason, indirect methods must be employed to study the level properties of 26Mg. Purpose: The current measurement utilizes the reaction 26Mg(γ,n)25Mg to probe the level structure of the 26Mg compound nucleus from the neutron-separation energy at 11.093 MeV up to Ex≈ 12 MeV. Methods: The High-Intensity γ-ray Source of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory was used to bombard a ˜16 g sample of enriched 26Mg oxide and the resulting decay neutrons were detected with an array of nine liquid scintillator detectors. Neutron time-of-flight peaks with corresponding energies as low as ˜50 keV were detected. An efficiency measurement of the detectors was made at the University of Notre Dame's nuclear science laboratory to energies as low as 45 keV. Results: Five resonances were observed at Eγ = 11.150, 11.289, 11.329, 11.506, and 11.749 MeV and their strengths have been extracted. Conclusion:. The resulting strengths at Eγ = 11.289, 11.329, 11.506, and 11.749 MeV are in good agreement with previous measurements. The strength of the resonance at Eγ = 11.150 MeV is somewhat lower than previously measured but is in reasonable agreement when systematic uncertainties are considered. The results are also consistent with those of 25Mg(n,γ)26Mg studies where a comparison shows that many of the resonances observed here are the result of multiple unresolved narrow resonances.

  10. Photoneutron cross sections for D2O and beryllium

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    Bowsher, H.F.; Woods, F.J.; Baumann, N.P.

    1975-01-01

    The photodissociation cross section by 24 Na gamma rays was measured for deuterium in order to resolve a discrepancy between earlier measurements (1.43 to 1.59 millibarns) and a more recently reported one (1.34 mb). The measurement of the beryllium (γ,n) cross section for 24 Na gamma rays was also included as a check. Results for deuterium (1.54 mb) are in agreement with the earlier values

  11. Angular distributions of threshold photoneutrons from 208Pb

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    Haacke, L.C.

    1973-01-01

    The shape of the 41 keV resonance in the 208 Pb(γ,n) 207 Pb reaction has been considered in some detail in view of recent reports of asymmetry interpreted in terms of interference between resonant and nonresonant neutron capture amplitudes. Additional threshold measurements were made using bremsstrahlung with an endpoint energy of 8.0 MeV. It has been concluded that asymmetry in the present data appears to be induced by the presence of an unresolved resonance, and that this interpretation of the resonance shape cannot be confuted on the basis of (n,γ) or total neutron cross section measurements made elsewhere. (author)

  12. Measurement of photoneutron spectrum at Pohang Neutron Facility

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    Kim, G.N.; Kovalchuk, V.; Lee, Y.S.; Skoy, V.; Cho, M.H.; Ko, I.S.; Namkung, W. [POSTECH, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang, Kyungbuk (Korea)

    2001-03-01

    Pohang Neutron Facility, which is the pulsed neutron facility based on the 100-MeV electron linear accelerator, was constructed for nuclear data production in Korea. The Pohang Neutron Facility consists of an electron linear accelerator, a water-cooled Ta target with a water moderator and a time-of-flight path with an 11 m length. The neutron energy spectra are measured for different water levels inside the moderator and compared with the MCNP calculation. The optimum size of the water moderator is determined on the base of this result. The time dependent spectra of neutrons in the water moderator are investigated with the MCNP calculation. (author)

  13. Photon and photoneutron spectra produced in radiotherapy Linacs

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    Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Calle Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Martinez O, S. A. [Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear Aplicada y Simulacion, Av. Central del Norte Km. 1, Via Paipa Tunja, Boyaca (Colombia); Benites R, J. L. [Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit, Postgrado CBAP, Carretera Tepic Compostela Km. 9, Xalisco, Nayarit (Mexico); Lallena, A. M., E-mail: fermineutron@yahoo.com [Universida de Granada, Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, E-18071 Granada (Spain)

    2011-10-15

    A Monte Carlo calculation, using the MCNPX code, was carried out in order to estimate the photon and neutron spectra in two locations of two linacs operating at 15 and 18 MV. Detailed models of both linac heads were used in the calculations. Spectra were estimated below the flattening filter and at the isocenter. Neutron spectra show two components due to evaporation and knock-on neutrons. Lethargy spectra under the filter were compared to the spectra calculated from the function quoted by Tosi et al. that describes reasonably well neutron spectra beyond 1 MeV, though tends to underestimate the energy region between 10{sup -6} and 1 MeV. Neutron and Bremsstrahlung spectra show the same features regardless of the linac voltage. The amount of photons and neutrons produced by the 15 MV linac is smaller than that found for the 18 MV linac. As expected, Bremsstrahlung spectra ends according to the voltage used to accelerate the electrons. (Author)

  14. Photoneutron and Photonuclear Cross Sections According to Packed cluster Model

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    El-Mekkawi, L.S.; El-Bakty, O.M.

    1998-01-01

    Photonuclear gross sections have been estimated for 232 Th, 237 Np, 239 Pu, 233 U, 234 U, 235 U, 238 U in the energy range from threshold up to 20 MeV, by perturbation balance in Packed Cluster. The Packed Cluster (gamma, f) and (gamma, n) cross sections require complete absence of any (gamma,2n) or (gamma,nf) cross sections for 233 U and 234 U as in experiment. It also explains the early (gamma,n) and gamma,nf) reactions in 235 U

  15. Marginalne skupine u prometu - osnovni aspekti i podaci

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    Zlatko Hinšt

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with identifying some marginal groups in traffic (children, senior citizens, disabled persons and other risk groups and provides data on their share in the total number of Zagreb inhabitants in conjunction with some aspects of traffic trauma and safety. The author first discusses the sociological definition of the term of marginal group within a wider scope of viewing the matter, and then refers to respective approaches of traffic, engineering and medical science. In conclusion the paper provides a concise review of the existing and required practical propositions in traffic and the need for their wider-scope (redefined concept.

  16. Genderové aspekty rozchodu manželství

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    Dudová, Radka

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 5, č. 4 (2004), s. 9-10 ISSN 1213-0028 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IBS7028002 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : divorce * division of domestic labour * custody Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  17. Otroctví a jeho novodobé aspekty

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    Kokešová, Lucie

    2016-01-01

    1 Abstract Slavery and its modern aspects This diploma thesis deals with the current and controversial topic. Aim of this thesis is to put attention to the speeches, forms and incredible frequency of modern slavery - phenomenon that would be at first glance wrongly seen as just historical issue. First chapter of the thesis speaks about historical excursion of slavery. Because of the limited scope is history focused on the main areas of ancient Greece and Rome, the area of the American contine...

  18. Teoreticheskie aspekty prigranichnogo jekonomicheskogo sotrudnichestva na osnove integracionnyh processov

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    Bilchak V.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In this article the author analyses theoretical aspects of border economy in the conditions of modern processes of integration. The author describes the existing schools and concepts of integration stressing the role of government regulation relating to the deformations in the development of the world economic mechanism. Modern studies focus on the evolution of integration processes, which has largely affected the key elements of the world economic mechanism from classical political economy, monopoly regulation. This resulted in monopolistic competition, imperfect competition, and oligopoly – largely, through all fields and poles of economic growth to certain elements of government regulation and social reproduction on the international scale. The author examines the key elements and stages of economic integration. These stages assume a number of consecutive forms: free trade zone, customs union, common market, complete economic integration, and economic union. The article shows that the transition occurs from the lowest to the highest stages — from the processes of integration involving, firstly, trade market and then capital and labour markets to the integration of social sphere. The theoretical aspects of all these transformations can be easily traced in the case of EU integration processes.

  19. Sociální aspekty a legalizace prostituce

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    JEDLIČKOVÁ, Veronika

    2017-01-01

    The issue of prostitution is still as relevant nowadays as it was in ancient times, when this activity had first been documented. Prostitution has been perceived in various ways in different times and countries. At present, prostitution is legalised in some countries, but with many illegal and criminal activities associated to it (e.g. drug problems, illegal restraint, blackmailing). In the Czech Republic there are no legal regulations regarding this activity, therefor we're referring to a le...

  20. Negativní aspekty nasazování ICT

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    Weinsteinová, Adéla

    2013-01-01

    This diploma thesis exmines the negative aspects of using information and communication technologies. The main attention is fosused on virtual reality, especially 3D projection in order to decide wheather the using of it has negative impact on phycal and psychological state of the user or not, which exactly are these impacts and what probably cause them. This first part is dedicated to expain concept and history of ICT, explonation of the multidimensional princip and content of each dimension...

  1. Społeczne aspekty problemu rozwodów

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    Rosset, Edward

    1981-01-01

    At the very beginning the author declares himself against divorces. He does not mind legal institution of divorce, which is considered as indispensable, but disorganization of family life that leads to a divorce. Among the sources of growing phenomenon of family disintegration in contemporary world rash decisions of family setting up and the lack of responsibility for a family are mentioned. The author discusses divorces effects too, and among them: permanently growing number of „orphans afte...

  2. Wybrane aspekty adaptacji kulturowej testów neuropsychologicznych

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    Anna Marcinkowska

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Wyniki testów neuropsychologicznych są zależne od wykształcenia osoby badanej, jej umiejętności czytania i pisania, ale również pochodzenia etnicznego i tradycji kulturowych. Dlatego do największych wyzwań neuropsychologii XXI wieku należy stworzenie metody diagnostycznej umożliwiającej pomiar danego aspektu procesu poznawczego bez względu na poziom wykształcenia i pochodzenie pacjenta. Celem pracy jest ukazanie przykładowych problemów kulturowych związanych z adaptacją testów neuropsychologicznych ukierunkowaną na możliwość ich zastosowania w innym kręgu kulturowym. Problemy trafności kulturowej pomiaru testowego dotyczą samych zadań testowych, ich treści, ale też kontekstu badania. W niektórych kulturach niezachodnich testowanie psychometryczne jest nieodpowiednie, gdyż sama sytuacja badania testowego nie należy tam do typowych. Testy funkcji poznawczych zazwyczaj wymagają nie tylko opracowania norm specyficznych dla danej kultury, lecz także kulturowej adaptacji zadań. Próby wzrokowe uważane są za mniej obciążone kulturowo niż próby słowne, jednak wyniki niektórych testów mogą być bardzo zależne od wiedzy semantycznej. Podobny problem dotyczy testów praksji – wykonanie czy naśladowanie gestu zależy od jego znajomości i obecności w kulturze. Adaptując zadania pamięciowe, szczególnie zaś testy pamięci logicznej, w celu zastosowania ich w  innym kręgu kulturowym, należy zadbać o  to, aby materiał miał podobne znaczenie dla osób badanych. Adaptacja testów funkcji wykonawczych, z racji zaangażowania bardziej podstawowych procesów (funkcji językowych, wzrokowo-przestrzennych, praksji i pamięci, wymaga uwzględnienia wszystkich wymienionych czynników. Ponadto, z uwagi na wpływ kultury na strategie rozwiązywania problemów, niektóre zadania mogą być nieodpowiednie w innych kręgach kulturowych nie tyle z powodu treści, ile konstrukcji problemu. Tworzenie metod oceny funkcji poznawczych do zastosowania w różnych kręgach kulturowych, w tym metod przesiewowych, jest bardzo trudne. Dalsze badania powinny się koncentrować na opracowywaniu narzędzi dostosowanych do konkretnych kontekstów kulturowych i opartych na właściwym zrozumieniu populacji, do których są kierowane.

  3. Sociální aspekty tvořivosti

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    Veselý, Arnošt

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 4, č. 7 (2006), s. 5-7 ISSN 1214-1720 R&D Projects: GA MPS(CZ) 1J/005/04-DP2 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : creativity * system model * field Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography www.socioweb.cz

  4. Bioētikas krimināltiesiskie aspekti

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    Lisovskis, Jānis

    2011-01-01

    Šis darbs ir veltīts nozīmīgu bioētikas jautājumu aplūkošanai saistība ar krimināltiesībām, precīzāk, ģenētiskās inženierijas saistību ar Krimināllikumu. Straujā attīstība tādās zinātnes nozarēs kā nanotehnoloģijas, ģenētiskā inženierija, manipulācijas ar audiem un cilmes šūnām, kā arī citās ar šīm saistītās biomedicīnas nozarēs rada jaunu problēmu riskus, proti, robežu noteikšana, cik tālu zinātne var sniegties. Lai gan modernajiem atklājumiem medicīnā ir ļoti liels potenciāls uzlabo...

  5. Reumatoidalne zapalenie stawów – aspekty immunobiologiczne

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    Stefan Mackiewicz

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available W trakcie ewolucji następują zmiany, których konsekwencją jestpowstanie wielu układów molekularnych determinujących przebiegchoroby. Pojawienie się reumatoidalnego zapalenia stawów(RZS jest uwarunkowane licznymi genami wrażliwości na chorobę.Czynniki środowiskowe modyfikują genom i stanowią impulsdo inicjacji choroby. Proces zapalny w RZS jest bardzo złożonyw wyniku interakcji komórki–geny–cząsteczki. Powstającyw przepływie sygnałów „chaos biologiczny” prowadzi do przekroczeniagranicy homeostazy i następstw patologicznych (ryc. 1.Mechanizmy obrony są słabo wykształcone. Dotychczasoweleczenie modyfikujące wpływa na obniżenie reaktywności biologicznejaktywnych komórek.

  6. Economic aspects of radiosterilization; Aspekty ekonomiczne sterylizacji radiacyjnej

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    Zimek, Z [Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw (Poland)

    1997-10-01

    The economic analysis of radiosterilization have been done. The costs have been estimated on the example of Electron Accelerator Irradiation Plant for Radiosterilization working in Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw. 3 tabs.

  7. Comparative study originated photoneutrons different energy linear accelerators, manufacturer and model

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    Exposito, M. R.; Terron, J. A.; Domingo, C.; Amgarou, K.; Garcia-Fuente, M. J.; Gonzalez-Soto, J.; Legares, J. I.; Gomez, F.; Sanchez-Doblado, F.

    2011-01-01

    Pollution neutron radiotherapy with photon beams of energy greater than 10 MV represents a major inconvenience for patients in treatment, given the increased likelihood of developing a second radiation-induced cancer. Most of these neutrons are generated in the accelerator head as a result of the interaction of photons with heavy metals. As a result, knowledge of the effect on patients in the fields of neutrons from the accelerator should lead to improvements in design and selection of components from manufacturers. For this purpose, we have performed comparative measurements of the neutron fields present in both the patient (represented by an anthropomorphic phantom) and in the treatment room, considering almost all types of machines currently operating in the world.

  8. Isotopic dependence of photoneutron cross sections around Strontium (Z=38) and Cesium (Z=55) nuclei

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    Nakamura, T.; Uno, Y.; Yamadera, A.; Kase, T.

    1992-01-01

    We measured the average cross sections of (γ,n) reactions for 84 Sr, 86 Sr, 88 Sr, 85 Rb, 87 Rb, 98 Ru and 104 Ru isotopes in giant resonance region (9 to 25 MeV) using Bremsstrahlung radiation of 60 MeV maximum energy. We investigated the isotopic dependence of the average (γ,n) cross sections in giant resonance region from our experimental data and those estimated from other experimental data for Ge, Se, Zr, Mo, Sn, Te, Ce, Nd and Sm isotopes. As a result, we found that the average cross section data become highest for nuclei of neutron magic number of N = 50 and 82 except for Mo nucleus

  9. Global shielding analysis of the 2-element ANS core and reflector with photoneutrons

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    Bucholz, J.A.

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes the initial global 2-D shielding analyses for the 2-element, heavy-water cooled and reflected Advanced Neutron Source reactor which was to have been built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The portion of the system analyzed encompassed the highly enriched core, the 1.5-m-thick heavy-water reflector, the aluminum reflector vessel, and the first 0.2 m of light water beyond the reflector vessel. While some results are presented, this paper focuses primarily on the lessons learned during the analysis of this rather unique system

  10. Optimization studies of photo-neutron production in high-Z metallic ...

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    formation about the coupling of sub-critical assembly with neutron source [1–3]. .... where M,ρ and t are atomic mass, density and target thickness respectively. N0 ... tion Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and ...

  11. Experimental model of the device for detection of nuclear cycle materials by photoneutron technology

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    Bakalyarov, A.M.; Karetnikov, M.D.; Kozlov, K.N.; Lebedev, V.I.; Meleshko, E.A.; Obinyakov, B.A.; Ostashev, I.E.; Tupikin, N.A.; Yakovlev, G.V.

    2007-01-01

    The inherent complexity of sea container control makes them potentially dangerous for smuggling nuclear materials. The experts believe that only active technologies based on recording the products of induced radiation from sensitive materials might solve the problem. The paper reports on the experimental model of the device on the basis of the electron LINAC U-28 for detection of nuclear materials by photonuclear technology. The preliminary numerical optimization of output units (converter, filter, collimator) for shaping the bremsstrahlung was carried out. The setup of experimental device and initial results of recording the prompt and delayed fission products are discussed

  12. Photo-neutron cross sections for unstable neutron-rich oxygen isotopes

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    Leistenschneider, A.; Aumann, T.; Boretzky, K.

    2001-05-01

    The dipole response of stable and unstable neutron-rich oxygen nuclei of masses A = 17 to A = 22 has been investigated experimentally utilizing electromagnetic excitation in heavy-ion collisions at beam energies around 600 MeV/nucleon. A kinematically complete measurement of the neutron decay channel in inelastic scattering of the secondary beam projectiles from a Pb target was performed. Differential electromagnetic excitation cross sections dσ/dE were derived up to 30 MeV excitation energy. In contrast to stable nuclei, the deduced dipole strength distribution appears to be strongly fragmented and systematically exhibits a considerable fraction of low-lying strength, exhausting up to 12% of the energy-weighted dipole sum rule at excitation energies below 15 MeV. (orig.)

  13. Estimate of production of medical isotopes by photo-neutron reaction at the Canadian Light Source

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    Szpunar, B.; Rangacharyulu, C.; Daté, S.; Ejiri, H.

    2013-11-01

    In contrast to conventional bremsstrahlung photon beam sources, laser backscatter photon sources at electron synchrotrons provide the capability to selectively tune photons to energies of interest. This feature, coupled with the ubiquitous giant dipole resonance excitations of atomic nuclei, promises a fertile method of nuclear isotope production. In this article, we present the results of simulations of production of the medical/industrial isotopes 196Au, 192Ir and 99Mo by (γ,n) reactions. We employ FLUKA Monte Carlo code along with the simulated photon flux for a beamline at the Canadian Light Source in conjunction with a CO2 laser system.

  14. Aspekty aplikace projektového managementu v podnikové praxi

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    Michaela Zvejšková

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this article is the issue of the application of project management in business practice. The need to be more competitive is the driving force for the innovation of new business systems, one of which is project management. New business strategies are fundamental for continual business progress. The author of this article refers to the perception of project management in business practice, which can affect the future business development and leads to further growth. Scientific aim of the research was to find out the companies´ attitude towards the issue of the application of project management in business practice and also towards its advantages and disadvantages. As a part of the research, the respondents had the opportunity to expres themselves regarding the present business situation and to familiarize the experts with their experiences in this sphere. However, the majority of respondents did not use this opportunity. Methodology/methods: The methodology in the elaboration of this article comes from the author´s primary research, which formed the main part of the overall research. The new research was based on the previous one from the end of year 2009, which was done in co-operation, and the aim was to find out how the knowledge of project management can influence the business management. The present research was carried out at manufacturing corporations in the Czech Republic at the beginning of year 2010. Findings: From the previous research, carried out in 2009, results that larger manufacturing corporations use project management in business practice more often than others. Average sized companies are aware of project management but are cautious about putting it into practice. Small companies believe they use this system in their business practice, but in reality they only use a substitute of it. From the research it is apparent that companies can see both advantages and disadvantages of project management. As an advantage, they see the saving of expenses and time, the more effective risk management, easier monitoring of goals and gains and the increase of competitiveness. On the other side, there is the increased expense for software and experts, limited access to the market and worsened business strategy, which are considered to be disadvantages. Conclusions: Finally, we can say, that the application of project management in business practice in manufacturing corporations brings along not just advantages but also disadvantages. Nevertheless, we can say, that if a company wants to increase its competitiveness or streamline the manufacturing management, it is advisable to use the project management system.

  15. Scientific and technical aspects of Chernobyl; Naukovyi ta tekhnyichnyi aspekti Chornobilya

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    Gligalo, V M; Nosovs' kij, A V [eds.

    2002-07-01

    The collection contains the presentations and scientific articles prepared for and discussed during the Conference titled '2001: International Cooperation For Chernobyl'. The materials outline the outcomes achieved while implementing Chernobyl site scientific-technical researches and projects, as well as activities aimed at enhancing the ChNPP safety, decommissioning and radwaste management. It also highlights the issues related to transforming the Unit Shelter into an ecologically safe system, represents the results of ecological researches in the Exclusion Zone, medical effects of the 1986 accident at Chernobyl NPP, together with social and economic problems the city of Slavutich faces now due to the early ChNPP Units decommissioning, and Slavutich business development opportunities under the circumstances of Special Economic Zone 'Slavutich'.

  16. Endokrynne aspekty starzenia się mężczyzn

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    Michał Rabijewski

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Aging in men is accompanied by gradual decline of all physiological functions, involving the heart, lungs, kidneys,liver and brain as well as the endocrine systems. The symptomatology is characterized by a decrease in generalwell-being, work capacity, muscle mass and strength, virility, sexual pilosity, libido and sexual activity, bya greatly increased frequency of impotence, increased body fat, osteopenia and atherosclerosis, and a decline incognitive performance, forgetfulness and sleep disturbances. Many of these symptoms are reminiscent of symptomsof hormone deficiency such as hypogonadism, growth hormone (GH, deficiency or hypothyroidism, althoughit often remains difficult to evaluate the relative contribution of the aging process itself, the endocrine alterationsor the permanent consequences of previous diseases to the symptomatology in aging males. We presenthere some reflections on the involvement of the endocrine system in the aging process in men.

  17. Aspects of new material application for boilers construction; Aspekty wdrazania nowych materialow w budowie kotlow

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    Czerniawski, R. [RAFAKO S.A., Raciborz (Poland)

    1996-12-31

    Review of steel types commonly used for energetic boilers construction has been done. The worldwide trends in new materials application for improvement of boilers quality have been discussed. The mechanical properties of boiler construction steels have been shown and compared. 3 refs, 5 figs, 1 tab.

  18. Formální aspekty Aristotelovy logiky z historického úhlu pohledu

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    Fontán, Martin

    2010-01-01

    This thesis focuses on formal properties of Aristotle's syllogistic as seen from the per- spective of both modern logic and Aristotle himself. Its main objective is the proof of the standard completeness theorem that does not employ the indirect deduction as has become a custom in modern reconstructions of Aristotle's deductive system.

  19. Wybrane aspekty metodyczne zastosowań informatyki do zarządzania województwem

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    Poraszka, Tadeusz

    1981-01-01

    Methodology of designing applications for informatics in state administration organs represents a creative adaptation of experience gained mainly in the course of applying informatics in tho industry. It also takes into account typical conditions and complex nature of management and administration as well as a fact that all activities on the macroeconomic scale carry a much bigger burden of uncertainty than operations on the company's scale. The present trends in desig...

  20. Osobnostné aspekty zvládania záťaže

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    Millová, Katarína; Blatný, Marek; Kohoutek, Tomáš

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 2, č. 1 (2008), s. 1-8 ISSN 1802-8853 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7025918 Keywords : coping strategies * personality styles * personality Subject RIV: AN - Psychology http://e-psycholog.eu/pdf/millova-etal.pdf

  1. Ekonomicko-politické aspekty konfliktů ve světě

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    Nymburská, Eva

    2008-01-01

    Conflicts in general, as well as the types of conflicts, are defined in the first chapter. Then, the second chapter deals with the causes and consequences of conflicts. Current situation of some particular conflicts in the world is described in the third chapter. In the final, i. e. the fourth, chapter is more characterised the role of selected international organisations in conflict resolution.

  2. Sociologické aspekty impulzivního nakupování

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    Pfeiferová, Jitka

    2012-01-01

    This thesis concerns topic of decision-making, primarily whether is it more rational or irrational process and what does it imply. To make the topic more concrete the thesis and qualitative research, which is its important part, is focused on decision making during shopping. The research is aimed at exploring proportion of rational and irrational purchases, course of whole process and factors which influence it. Starting point represents result of published research, which says that 70% of pu...

  3. Geografski aspekti ekološkog uzgoja ljekovitog bilja u Hrvatskoj

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    Željka Šiljković

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available U Hrvatskoj se prikuplja i uzgaja između 160 i 170 autohtonih, ljekovitih i aromatičnih biljnih vrsta. Prirodno geografski uvjeti, posebice klimatski, pedološki i hidrografski, iznimno su povoljni za ekološki uzgoj ljekovitog bilja u svim dijelovima Republike Hrvatske. U radu je posebno opisan uzgoj kamilice (Matricaria chamomilae i lavande (Lavandula anustifolia kao dviju biljaka koje su do prije Domovinskog rata činile najveći udio uzgoja ljekovitog bilja u Hrvatskoj koja je bila jedna od vodećih svjetskih proizvođača kamilice i lavande. U članku je analizirano trenutno stanje uzgoja ljekovitog bilja u Hrvatskoj te mogućnosti koje nudi taj dosad neiskorišten gospodarski sektor. Glavni je cilj istaknuti prirodno-geografske uvjete koji utječu na ekološku proizvodnju ljekovitog bilja koja, ukoliko se provede sustavno, može pridonijeti revitalizaciji ruralnih prostora te usporiti procese deagrarizacije i deruralizacije.

  4. Některé aspekty jazyka hip hopu z lingvistického hlediska

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    Mataruga, Jana

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents a selective survey of the specifics of the language of the hip hop culture in the United States of America, which is closely connected with African-American English. Theoretical part is an introduction to hip hop culture, its history, language it uses; studies that deal with the language of hip-hop (especially sociolinguistics) are presented , as well as modes of discourse and the association with African-American English. Afterwards artists are whose lyrics are used for ...

  5. Inženiersistēmu tehniskie un estētiskie aspekti interjerā

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    Kārkliņa, Santa

    2016-01-01

    Lai radītu komfortablu sabiedrisko telpu ēdināšanas vajadzībām, ir jāņem vērā daudzi un dažādi faktori, visupirms sākot ar telpas funkciju noteikšanas un apmierināšanas, kurām paredzēta telpa, beidzot ar inženiertehniskajiem, koloristiskajiem un apgaismojuma risinājumiem. Ir svarīgi, lai visām telpām būtu skaidri nolasāma funkcija un plānojums, lai lieki telpu nesaraibinātu un neradītu tajā esošajiem cilvēkiem lieku apjukumu. Ņemot vērā, ka nereti telpas, kurās ir jāprojektē interjers, paliek...

  6. Genderové aspekty v sociální práci s Romkami

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    RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Jana

    2013-01-01

    In the case of Gypsy women is necessary to realize that they are actually discriminated twice. The first discrimination is in term of members of the Gypsy minority, the other in term of gender. The gender is not reflected in social work. Therefore, I consider this topic being current. What is discussed a lot this is an inclusion of the Gypsy minority and the gender equality. The theoretical part deals with general gender and gender in social work with the Gypsy community. Furthermore, it defi...

  7. Psychologické aspekty práce na dálku

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    Táborská, Pavla

    2017-01-01

    The theses Psychological aspects of teleworking is dedicated to actual theme of a teleworking from the perspective of psychological aspects and teleworkers. In the theses a concept of teleworking is introduced in the current social context with its historical development. The main focus is on introduction a teleworking in relation with personal characteristics of a teleworker, well-being, work-life balance and social dimension of teleworking. In the empirical part there is introduced a mixed ...

  8. Globální terorismus a jeho psychologické aspekty

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    Fajmonová, Veronika

    2009-01-01

    This bachalor thesis concentrates on the phenomenon of terrorism and its psychological aspects. In the first third we speak about the definition of terrorism, terrorism as a communicating process, typology of terrorism and its evolution. The second and third part of the thesis deal with the psychology of terrorism -- especially with explanation why people commit terroristic acts, what their motivational factors are, what the group dynamics is about and if suicide terrorist are suicidal.

  9. Psychosociální aspekty stárnutí

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    Šolcová, Iva

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 55, č. 2 (2011), s. 152-166 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP407/10/2410 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : old age * stereotypes * expectations Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.087, year: 2011 http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=18&hid=25&sid=33c14ac5-c300-43cb-8760-cf3e2c6962a9%40sessionmgr14

  10. Transplantace orgánů - etické a právní aspekty

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    Doležal, Adam

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 4, č. 1 (2014), s. 30-47 ISSN 1804-8137 Keywords : transplantation * bioethics * human dignity Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences http://www.ilaw.cas.cz/medlawjournal/index.php/medlawjournal/article/view/63/69

  11. Mode modernitātē: estētiskie un temporālie aspekti

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    Bērtule, Elīna

    2015-01-01

    Darbā aplūkots apģērba modes fenomens un tā attīstība modernajā laikmetā. Modes un modernitātes ciešā saikne ļauj modi skatīt kā modernitātes pilnīgāko ekspresiju. Ņemot vērā modes uzmanību pret izskatu un skaistumu un galvenokārt pamatojoties uz tādu autoru kā Bodlēra, Barta, Zimmela un Malarmē koncepcijām, tiek pētītas modes skaistuma atklāšanas iespējas un estētiskas vērtības nozīmju radīšana. Respektējot apģērba modes piesaistītību ķermenim, darbā uzmanība tiek veltīta arī drēbēm un ķerme...

  12. Dětská protiúrazová prevence - ekonomické aspekty

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    Stehlíková, Radka

    2008-01-01

    In my bachelor work I will attend to a prevention of child accident incidence in Czech republic. In the introduction I will explain some basic notions which refer to health and their impressions and the most often types of children injuries. The main topic of my bachelor work is the progression of child accident incidence since 1996, when special programmes of prevention of child accident incidence were firstly created and are succesfully realised up to this day. Then I will focus on the prev...

  13. Psychologické aspekty polarity žena - muž

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    Janošová, Pavlína; Říčan, Pavel

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 49, č. 6 (2005), s. 579-589 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA700250502 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : gender * manhood * womanhood * homosexuality * transsexuality * gender identity disorder (GID) * intersexuality Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.241, year: 2005

  14. Transcendentální aspekty ve filmové tvorbě

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    TRUBKA, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    The work deals with transcendence and its portrayal in the film. It deals with the film from the perspective of different aesthetic theories. Other parts are nenarrativní film types and analysis of the individual authors and works.

  15. Dwa aspekty komunikacji. Założenia komunikologii historycznej

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    Kulczycki, Emanuel

    2015-01-01

    Książka udostępniona jest na licencji Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowe (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pl). In this book, I demonstrate the conditions under which we can examine the past communication phenomena. Therefore, it consists of considerations within the scope of the methodology of humanities and philosophy of communication. This means that the subject of my research is both communication itself as well as how it is analyzed. I write about tw...

  16. Genderové aspekty informační výchovy

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    Rambousek, Vladimír

    2009-01-01

    TITLE: Gender aspects within information education. SUMMARY: This thesis concerns gender problems and gender stereotypes issues within education. The main aim of the thesis is to contribute to the theory of information education development by means of gender aspects and concept of gender sensitive education analysis. The sub-tasks consist in monitoring of teacher attitude towards issues in gender sensitive tutorial within information education and to find out differences at the level of educ...

  17. Genderové aspekty informační výchovy

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    Rambousek, Vladimír

    2010-01-01

    TITLE: Gender aspects within information education. SUMMARY: This thesis concerns gender problems and gender stereotypes issues within education. The main aim of the thesis is to contribute to the theory of information education development by means of gender aspects and concept of gender sensitive education analysis. The sub-tasks consist in monitoring of teacher attitude towards issues in gender sensitive tutorial within information education and to find out differences at the level of educ...

  18. Pragmatické aspekty ve folklorní slovní zásobě

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    Nejedlý, Petr

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 3, č. 2 (2011), s. 195-202 ISSN 2080-1068 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP406/10/1165; GA MŠk(CZ) LC546 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90610518 Keywords : folk song * lexicon * lexical meaning * pragmatics * diminutives Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics

  19. Komunikācija video spēlēs: semiotiskie aspekti

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    Kļaviņš, Andrejs

    2008-01-01

    “Komunikācija video spēlēs: semiotiskie aspekti” ir pētnieciskais darbs, kas ir rakstīts, lai aplūkotu 20. gadsimtā radušos fenomenu – specifisku spēļu tipu – video spēles. Darba mērķis ir izpētīt, vai un kā strukturālistu pieeja var tikt izmantota, lai apskatītu video spēles kā jaunu mediju un komunikācijas formu. Apskates metodes pamatā ir itāļu profesora Umberto Eko izstrādātā semiotisko kodu teorija, kuru viņš apraksta savā grāmatā „A Theory of Semiotics”. Darba teorētiskajā daļā tiek apl...

  20. PELET CZY WĘGIEL? EKONOMICZNE ASPEKTY WYBORU PALIWA DO OGRZANIA BUDYNKU JEDNORODZINNEGO

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available W Polsce coraz więcej użytkowników decyduje się na wspomaganie lub całkowitą zamianę paliw tradycyjnych na alternatywne do ogrzewania budynków. Wybierane są paliwa, które nie szkodzą środowisku i są tańsze w zakupie. Mowa tu o energii odnawialnej: słońce, woda, wiatr jak i przetworzonej energii słonecznej pobieranej przez rośliny czyli biomasie. Jest to nie tylko związane z wymogami dotyczącymi emisji gazów oraz pyłów, które są coraz bardziej zaostrzane, ale również ma na celu zastąpienie kopalnych źródeł energii pierwotnej, energią z niskoemisyjnych źródeł odnawialnych. Wśród najważniejszych czynników, które sprawiły, że sektor energetyczny w co raz większym stopniu interesuję się wykorzystaniem biomasy, jest możliwość szybkiego przystosowania technicznego i technologicznego instalacji węglowych do spalania i współspalania biomasy [9]. Ponadto z peletu uzyskuje się energię porównywalną z tą otrzymaną z gorszej jakości węgla, otrzymuje się zerowy bilans ditlenku węgla, oraz niższą emisję zanieczyszczeń w porównaniu z węglem [8]. Jednak ciągle pozostaje duża grupa osób paląca wyłącznie węglem. Nowoczesne automatyczne piece węglowe mogą osiągać sprawność spalania 80-90%, co sprawia, że przy relatywnie niskich cenach węgla w stosunku do innych paliw koszt ogrzewania tym rodzajem opału jest najniższy. Jednak osiągnięcie wysokiej sprawności wytwarzania ciepła jest możliwe tylko wtedy, gdy stosuje się węgiel dobrej jakości. Minusem spalania węgla jest ciemny, zanieczyszczający nasze środowisko dym, emisja pyłu i ditlenku siarki oraz powstawanie stałych produktów spalania tj. popiołu i żużla. Niniejszej publikacji porównano roczne koszty za zużyty pelet i węgiel w przypadku instalacji centralnego ogrzewania w budynku jednorodzinnym.

  1. Teoretické aspekty konkurenčnej výhody a konkurencie

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    Hudakova, Ivana

    2009-01-01

    The concept of competitive advantage is well-known for many of us and a number of literary resources focused on entrepreneurship and functioning of economies deal with it, either directly or indirectly. The understanding of the term competitive advantage though sometimes varies. One can only perceive it when looking at it as a whole, a live organism that is constantly developing in a complex dynamic entrepreneurial environment, the individual parts of which do not function when separated from...

  2. Interkulturní aspekty marketingu leteckých společností

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    Pakandlová, Anna

    2016-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with the intercultural aspects of airline marketing and their consequences for airline marketing communication. The aim of this thesis to identify the trends in global approaches to marketing communication of airlines, that is whether airlines apply standardised marketing communication strategies or whether they adapt their marketing communication according to the local cultural aspects of the target market. The first part of this thesis provides a theoretical basis...

  3. Psychologické aspekty reintegrace a resocializace pachatelů do společnosti

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    Koubalíková, S.; Novotná, M.; Borovanská, M.; Polišenská, Veronika; Bláhová, T.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 60, č. 4 (2016), s. 400-413 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP407/12/0706 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : reintegration * resocialization * offender * probation Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.242, year: 2016

  4. Photoneutron intensity variation with field size around radiotherapy linear accelerator 18-MeV X-ray beam

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    Al-Ghamdi, H.; Fazal-ur-Rehman [Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Al-Jarallah, M.I. [Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)], E-mail: mibrahim@kfupm.edu.sa; Maalej, N. [Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)

    2008-08-15

    In X-ray radiotherapy accelerators, neutrons are produced mainly by ({gamma},n) reaction when high energy X-rays interact with high Z materials of the linear accelerator head. These materials include the lead (Pb) used as shielding in the collimator, tungsten (W) target used for the production of X-rays and iron (Fe) in the accelerator head. These unwanted neutrons contaminate the therapeutic beam and contribute to the patient dose during the treatment of a cancer patient. Knowing the neutron distribution around the radiotherapy accelerator is therefore desired. CR-39 nuclear track detectors (NTDs) were used to study the variation of fast and thermal neutron relative intensities around an 18 MeV linear accelerator X-ray beam with the field sizes of 0, 10x10, 20x20, 30x30 and 40x40cm{sup 2}. For fast neutron detection, bare NTDs were used. For thermal neutron detection, NTDs were covered with lithium tetra borate (Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}) converters. The NTDs were placed at different locations in the direction perpendicular to the treatment couch (transversal) and in the direction parallel to the treatment couch (longitudinal) with respect to the isocenter of the accelerator. The fast neutron relative intensity is symmetrical about the beam axis and exhibits an exponential-like drop with distance from the isocenter of the accelerator for all the field sizes. At the primary beam (isocenter), the relative fast neutron intensity is highest for 40x40cm{sup 2} field size and decreases linearly with the decrease in the field size. However, fast neutron intensities do not change significantly with beam size for the measurements outside the primary beam. The fast neutron intensity in the longitudinal direction outside the primary beam decreases linearly with the field size. The thermal neutron intensity, at any location, was found to be almost independent of the field size.

  5. A study on optimization of photoneutron shielding in a medical accelerator room by using Monte Carlo simulation

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    Kim, Yong Nam; Jeong, Kyoungkeun; Kim, Joo Young; Lee, Chang Geol; Seong, Jinsil; Choi, Sang Hyun; Kim, Chan Hyeong

    2008-01-01

    Medical linear accelerators operating above 10 MV require door shielding for neutrons in addition to photons. A criterion for choice of optimal configuration of lamination of BPE (Borated Polyethylene) and lead is not clear. Moreover, optimal configuration cannot be determined by the conventional method using an analytical formula and simple measurement. This study performs Monte Carlo simulation of radiation field in a commercial LINAC room with 15 MV X-ray sources. Considering two configuration of lamination such as 'lead-BPE' and 'lead-BPE-lead', dose equivalents are calculated by using the MCNPX code and comparative analyses are performed with each other. The obtained results show that there is no significant difference in neuron shielding between both configurations, whereas lead-BPE-lead is more effective for photon shielding. It is also noted that the absolute values of neutron doses are much greater than that of photon doses outside as well as inside the door, by three orders of magnitude. As a conclusion, the laminating of lead-BPE is suggested as the optimal configuration from the viewpoint of simplicity in fabrication and handling, even though it has no significant difference from lead-BPE-lead in terms of total dose equivalent. (author)

  6. Vybrané aspekty rozvoje zaměstnanců v mezinárodní organizaci

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    Durňaková, Zuzana

    2015-01-01

    In this thesis the attention is given to selected aspects of employee development in the international organization operating in the steel industry, which has a branch in Slovakia. The theoretical part explains the various theoretical concepts that bind to this topic (for example. Human resources, human resources management, competencies), as well as individual learning concepts which are creating a platform for employee development and also the different phases development and training in or...

  7. Prostorové aspekty vybraných forem cestovního ruchu v Čechách

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    NÝVLTOVÁ, Jana

    2010-01-01

    The aim of diploma work was to evaluate the spatial aspects of spa and wellness tourism, cultural tourism and golf tourism with a view to senior tourism. There were used two types of critesia in spatial analysis - tourism resources and infrastructure. Spatial model of tourism potential shows the places with the greatest potential to enlarge senior tourism. At the end some suggestions are given how to improve tourism offer for segment of seniors.

  8. Scientific and technical aspects of international cooperation in Chernobyl; Naukovyi ta tekhnyichnyi aspekti myizhnarodnogo spyivrobyitnitstva v Chornobilyi

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    Gligalo, V M; Nosovs' kij, A V [eds.

    2001-07-01

    The collection contains the presentations and scientific articles prepared for and discussed during the Conference titled '2000: International Cooperation For Chernobyl'. The materials outline the outcomes achieved while implementing Chernobyl site scientific-technical researches and projects, as well as activities aimed at enhancing the ChNPP safety, decommissioning and radwaste management. It also highlights the issues related to transforming the Unit Shelter into an ecologically safe system, represents the results of ecological researches in the Exclusion Zone, medical effects of the 1986 accident at Chernobyl NPP, together with social and economic problems the city of Slavutich faces now due to the early ChNPP Units decommissioning, and Slavutich business development opportunities under the circumstances of Special Economic Zone 'Slavutich'.

  9. Wybrane aspekty pracy zawodowej instruktorów fitness = Chosen aspects of professional work of fitness instructors

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    Paweł Fryderyk Nowak

    2016-05-01

      Słowa kluczowe: instruktorzy fitness, kompetencje, fitness, promocja zdrowia. Key words: fitness instructor, competencies, fitness sector, health promotion.   Streszczenie Cel Celem niniejszej pracy była charakterystyka wybranych aspektów pracy zawodowej trenerów, instruktorów pracujących w klubach fitness, na podstawie ich opinii, jak i opinii pracodawców branży fitness i wellness. W pracy wyszczególniono charakterystykę zatrudnienia, świadomość celu wykonywanej pracy, pożądane kompetencje oraz satysfakcję z pracy. Materiał i metody W badaniach wzięło udział 144 instruktorów pracujących w klubach fitness, a także 36 pracodawców – właścicieli klubów. Posłużono się metodą sondażu diagnostycznego. Wykorzystanym narzędziem badawczym był autorski kwestionariusz ankiety. Wyniki Pracę trenera, instruktora fitness wykonują osoby młode – (82% z nich nie przekroczyło 35 roku życia. W zawodzie zaobserwować można dużą rotację, o czym świadczy krótki staż pracy instruktorów; aż 77,8% badanych to pracujący w tej branży poniżej 2 lat. Ponad 90% pracujacych w charakterze instruktora fitness ma wykształcenie wyższe (licencjackie bądź magisterskie. Zaledwie 8,33% instruktorów jest zatrudnionych na podstawie umowy o pracę. Według pracodawców branży fitness najważniejszym celem pracy instruktora jest tworzenie długotrwałych relacji z klientami. Tak rozumiany cel pracy jest bliski przede wszystkim młodym pracownikom o krótkim stażu. Pracodawcy przedkładają tzw. twarde kompetencje nad cechy osobowości u pracowników branży fitness. Natomiast najważniejszymi predyspozycjami do zawodu w ocenie instruktorów są charyzma i komunikatywność. Wnioski Pozycja zawodowa trenera instruktora, fitness jest wysoce niestabilna, to rodzaj pracy raczej dodatkowej. Ta sytuacja nie skłania do rozwoju i identyfikacji pracowników z miejscem pracy.   Abstract   Aim The characteristics of selected aspects of fitness instructors' work and trainers - based on their opinion and their employers in wellness&fitness sector was the main objective of this article. The characteristics of employment, awareness to work, competencies valued in this work and job satisfaction was specified in this thesis. Material and methods Fitness instructors (144 and 36 employers - managers or owners of fitness clubs - were researched using author's survey questionnaire as a research tool. Results Majority young people perform a job coach, fitness instructor (85% of them are below 35. In this profession a high employee turnover is observed, evidenced by the short length of service of instructors - 77.8% of the respondents are working in this sector less than 2 years. More than 90% of examined fitness instructors hold a university degree (bachelor or master. Only 8,33% of instructors are employed under a contract of employment. According to the fitness sector employers the most important goal of instructor's work is creating long-term relationships with clients. With the aim of the work, thus understood, identifying the most youngest workers, with short work experience. Employers submit hard competencies over the personality traits of employees in fitness sector. The most important predispositions to the profession, in the opinion of the instructors, are charisma and good communication skills. Conclusions Professional position of fitness trainers and instructors is highly instable, it is rather a kind of surplus job. This situation does not encourage professional development or identification of employees with the workplace.

  10. Technické aspekty použití 3D tisku ve výuce na ZŠ

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    CVRČEK, Tomáš

    2016-01-01

    This thesis in the beginning deals with the history of 3D printing and its development. For better understanding the nature of 3D printing are the significant technologies that includes. Professional part includes work with the printer MakerBot Replicator 2X. Mechanical parts of the device are analyzed together with the operating software MakerBot DesktopThe following chapter is dealing with the limits and restrictions when it is printed on said 3D printer, except that describes important asp...

  11. Metodologické aspekty počítačové administrace psychodiagnostických metod

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    Květon, Petr; Klimusová, Helena

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 46, č. 3 (2002), s. 251-264 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA406/99/1052 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7025918 Keywords : computer-based assessment * equivalency * computer anxiety Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.190, year: 2002

  12. Wybrane aspekty wielorakiego znaczenia bytu i intencjonalności w ujęciu Franza Brentana i Martina Heideggera

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    Sonia KAMIŃSKA

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The text aims to acquaint the Reader with Franz Brentano’s doctoral dissertation Von der mannigfachen Bedeutung des Seienden nach Aristoteles (1862, which opens the Aristotelica series and that is known to have inspired young Heidegger to become a philosopher. The text analyses the nature and scope of this inspiration. The first part tells the story of the book’s origin and tries to provide a bigger picture for Heidegger’s acquaintance with Brentano’s philosophy as well as presenting him against the background of Brentano’s other students (Kazimierz Twardowski, Edmund Husserl, Alexius Meinong, Carl Stumpf, Anton Marty, et al.. The second part describes the famous 15 theses on being, which are the heart of the book On the Several Senses of Being in Aristotle, and thus enables a comparison of Brentano’s Thomistic ontology with the fundamental ontology of Heidegger. And this comparison is the subject of part three, which also tries to verify to what extent Heidegger was in fact indebted to Brentano and whether we can call him a “brentanist” at all.

  13. Pracoholizm w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Wybrane aspekty = Workaholism in categories of nurses’ work depreciation. Chosen aspects

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    Ewa Stychno

    2016-10-01

    Stychno Ewa, Kulczycka Kinga   Katedra i Zakład Zarządzania w Pielęgniarstwie, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu UM w Lublinie Chair and Department of Management in Nursing Faculty Health Sciences Medical University of Lublin       Słowa kluczowe: pielęgniarki, pracoholizm, stres, wypalenie zawodowe Keys words: nurses, workaholism, stress, occupational burnout syndrome       Streszczenie Pracoholizm jest zjawiskiem badanym przede wszystkim przez psychologów, którzy koncentrują się na relacjach pracoholika z bliskimi mu osobami. Ale skutki tego uzależnienia ujawniają się także w funkcjonowaniu pielęgniarki w środowisku pracy. Pielęgniarstwo należy do zawodów, w których ciągły stres jest nieodłącznym aspektem, wynikającym z natury pracy. Niewłaściwe radzenie sobie ze stresem w sytuacjach trudnych prowadzi do powstania zespołu wypalenia zawodowego. Dlatego zagadnienie to powinno stanowić obszar poszukiwań badawczych także dla kadry zarządzającej kapitałem ludzkim. Cel pracy Celem niniejszego opracowania jest omówienie pracoholizmu i jego negatywnych skutków (stres i wypalenie zawodowe w kategoriach deprecjacji pracy pielęgniarki. Pracoholizm zaburza równowagę pomiędzy pracą zawodową a życiem prywatnym. Ograniczeniu ulega zaangażowanie pracownika w życie rodzinne, brakuje czasu na realizację własnych zainteresowań. Sytuacja taka powoduje stres i zjawisko wypalenia zawodowego, a w także negatywne konsekwencje dla jednostki, jak i jej najbliższego otoczenia. Narastające trudności związane z wykonywaną pracą, stała rywalizacja, niepewność zatrudnienia będą potęgowały negatywny aspekt pracoholizmu i osłabiały mechanizmy przystosowawcze.  Wnioski Konieczne jest uświadomienie sobie przez kadrę zarządzającą faktu, iż pracownicy - pracoholicy nie przynoszą organizacji tylu korzyści, co pracownicy posiadający umiejętność panowania nad własnym życiem, pracą i rodziną.   Summary Workaholism is a phenomenon researched mostly by psychologists, whom focalize on the workaholic’s relations with his relatives. Nursing is one professions in which stress is irreplaceable and is a result of the nature of the profession itself. Inappropriate dealing with stress leads to developing the burnout syndrome. Yet this addiction has a negative influence on workaholic’s actions in his work environment. Therefore this issue should be taken into an area of scientific research also by staff managers of human resources. Aim of study This study’s purpose is to research workaholism and its negative impact in categories of nurses’ work depreciation.        Workaholism disrupts the balance between professional work and personal life. The addict’s commitment to his family becomes severely limited, he lacks time for personal arrangements and interests. Such state of affairs causes further stress and burnout, which spreads over the individual’s relatives. Increasing difficulties related to performed work, constant state of competition, uncertainty of employment will be intensifying  the negative aspect of  workaholism and weakening adaptive mechanisms. Conclusion Therefore, it is vital for the management staff to realise that employees-workaholics do not benefit the company as much as employees with the ability to control their own lives, work and family.

  14. Mezinárodní aspekty zdanění v České republice

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    Kotáb, Petr

    2014-01-01

    JUDr. Petr Kotáb International Aspects of Taxation in the Czech Republic SUMMARY Economic life of the current period is marked by high level of globalization of the economy and ever growing volume of cross-border flows of labor, goods, services and capital. In this situation, issues of international taxation affect not only sporadic cross-border transactions of selected types of subjects but virtually daily tax relations of large numbers of tax subjects, legal entities and individuals. Princi...

  15. Ekonomické aspekty prevádzky elektromobilov - prípadová štúdia

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    Rodáková, Silvia

    2011-01-01

    The bachelor thesis is dealing with the matter of electromobility. From the basic rules of how the electromobiles work, advantages and disadvantages, oportunities on the market, government support and perspectives for the future the thesis provides a concrete case study. The motiv for this case study is a considerable difference of the purchase price and costs for maintenance between an electromobile and a car with combustion engine. This case study consists of two sections. In the first part...

  16. Psychological aspects of breast conserving therapy (BCT) in early breast cancer; Psychologiczne aspekty leczenia oszczedzajacego chorych na raka sutka

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    Jeziorski, A. [Klinika Chirurgii Onkologicznej, Akademia Medyczna, Lodz (Poland)

    1994-12-31

    Psychological and social status of 40 women who underwent BCT in early cancer was compared with 40 women after radical mastectomy. Women in BCT group showed significantly less anxiety about overall body image. The majority of them reported adjustment to work or ability to carry out household tasks. Almost all returned to normal social activities and interpersonal relationships. The majority of patients treated with BCT were fully satisfied in spite of unsatisfactory cosmetic results achieved in some of them and in spite of long duration of combined modality treatment. (author). 11 refs, 1 fig.

  17. Historické aspekty globalizace a její vybrané důsledky

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    Bláhová, Veronika

    2009-01-01

    At first, the study on "Historical aspects of globalization and its selected consequences", is focused on various approaches to the definition of globalization, which differs in different branches of science. The second part deal with the evolution of the proces of globalization in connection with important historical events. In selected consequences are included food and population problems. These issues are viewed from two perspectives, in particular, from perspective of poor countries and ...

  18. Polsko-radziecki traktat pokojowy zawarty w Rydze w 1921 r. (aspekty poHtyczno-narodowościowe)

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    Goclon, Jacek

    2009-01-01

    The peace treaty signed in capital of Latvia on 18 March 1921 between Poland and Soviet Russia ended an armed conflict taking place between 1919 and 1920. In the treaty both sides agreed to guarantee mutual rights regarding language, culture and religion for the Russian and Ukrainian minorities on the western side of the border as well as for the Polish minority on the eastern side of the border. Russia and Ukraine committed themselves to give back all Polish works of art, m...

  19. Aspekty Kantova rozlišení analytického a syntetického soudu

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    Janoušek, Hynek

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 21, č. 43 (2012), s. 79-100 ISSN 0862-6901 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP401/11/0371 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Brentano * conception of truth Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  20. Psychologické aspekty identifikace a její uplatnění v kriminalistické praxi

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    Molnárová, Monika

    2008-01-01

    This dissertation thesis is an overview study of recognition of human individuals and its role in forensic identification. It begins with basic structures of identification, meaning and usage of mug books, facial composite identification, and for the most part, recognition. We discuss suitability and feasibility of these methods and base the reasoning on the results of research from other countries. Such methods are undoubtedly affected by eyewitness's identification accuracy and therefore we...

  1. Sociální a společenské aspekty hostinského prostoru

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    Altman, Karel

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 47, č. 2 (2013), s. 139-152 ISSN 0862-1209 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : public houses and inns * regular guests * social relations Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  2. Wybrane aspekty mecenatu artystycznego podkanclerzego Litewskiego Kazimierza Leona Sapiehya królewskie dwory Wazów

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    Piramidowicz, Dorota

    2012-01-01

    The object of this article is the patronage of an important Lithuanian magnate, Casimirus Leo Sapieha, who left a distinct trace in the political and cultural life of the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania in the 17th century. The main aim of the paper is to analyse the activity undertaken by Sapieha in the field of art, to discuss it comprehensively in the context of cultural and historical heritage, and determine the relationships between the founder and artists and artistic centres. Spec...

  3. Svakodnevna militarizacija života: etički aspekti korištenja djece u ratu

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    Rupčić, Darija

    2017-01-01

    Namjera je rada ukazati na problematiku izmijenjene naravi ratovanja u posljednjih nekoliko desetljeća 20. i 21. stoljeća, s osobitim naglaskom na problem korištenja sve većeg broja djece ratnika. Osnovna je teza rada ta da je praksa korištenja i regrutiranja djece u oružanim sukobima diljem svijeta najmanje prepoznata i najviše zanemarena forma zlostavljanja djece u suvremenom društvu te da je ona manje stvar kulture i nepostojanja stave društva prema vrijednostima djeteta, a više stvar prag...

  4. Psychologické aspekty on-line komunikace prostřednictvím internetu na tzv. chatech

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    Vaculík, Martin; Dušková, M.

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 46, č. 1 (2002), s. 55-63 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7025918 Keywords : internet * communication -friendship Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.190, year: 2002

  5. Selected aspects of radon presence in medicinal waters in Swieradow Spa; Wybrane aspekty obecnosci radonu w wodach leczniczych Swieradowa Zdroju

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    Przybilski, T.A. [Politechnika Wroclawska, Wroclaw (Poland)

    1996-12-31

    In the paper results of measurement of radium content in the rocks of the neighbourhood of Swieradow Spa were used to calculate emanating coefficient of rocks. The coefficient was next used to estimate the volume of rocks supplying the intakes with radon; in this estimation radioactive equilibrium between radium and radon in the rocks was assumed. The results obtained lead to the conclusion that such equilibrium is absent and allow estimating its coefficient as 10{sup -6}. It was also proposed to use track detectors to the continuous monitoring of radon concentrations in the ground waters, which was shown on the example of comparison of relative radon concentrations in individual wells of medicinal water intakes. (author). 14 refs, 1 tab.

  6. Pedagogiczno-psychologiczne aspekty zapobiegania agresji na etapie szkolnym = Pedagogical and psychological aspects of prevention of agression at school stage

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    Ewelina Drumińska

    2016-08-01

    2 Instytut Kultury Fizycznej, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Bydgoszcz, Polska       Corresponding author: Stępniak Robert Ph. D Instytut Kultury Fizycznej, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, ul. Sportowa 2, 85-091 Bydgoszcz Polska email: robi1969@wp.pl         Słowa kluczowe: zapobieganie agresji, sporty walki młodzież. Keywords: prevention of agression, martial arts, youth.         Streszczenie   Cel: Zjawisko agresji w środowisku szkolnym stanowi istotny problem współczesnej pedagogiki. Jest więc sprawą oczywistą, że lepiej jest zapobiegać agresji niż walczyć z jej skutkami. Sporty walki adoptowane do szkolnictwa wraz z całą nadbudowa pedagogiczno- psychologiczną kodeksu honorowego Budo rozwijają tężyznę fizyczną młodego pokolenia narzucając jednocześnie twarde zasady moralne. W niniejszych badaniach postanowiono sprawdzić czy trening różnych sportów walki aplikowany w danym środowisku szkolnym daje możliwość kontrolowania własnej agresji. Materiał i metody: W badaniach wzięło udział 28 uczniów trenujących w środowisku szkolnym różne sporty walki oraz 28 uczniów ćwiczących jedynie na zajęciach obowiązkowych. Poziom agresji sprawdzono za pomocą kwestionariusza agresji Buss-Perry - Instytut Amity. Wyniki: Zebrane dane wykazały obniżony poziom agresji całkowitej, oraz spadek agresji całkowitej w funkcji stażu treningowego w grupie uczniów trenujących sporty walki. Nie wszystkie elementy składowe agresji trenujących uczniów ulegały jednak obniżeniu. Wnioski: Trening sportów walki realizowany z dziećmi/młodzieżą szkolną stanowi dobry, lecz jedynie początkowy etap zapobiegania agresji w warunkach szkolnych.   Abstract   Objective: The phenomenon of agression in the school environment is an important issue of modern pedagogy. It is so obvious that it is better to prevent an agression than to correct  its consequences. Martial arts adapted to the school along with the entire superstructure of pedagogical and psychological code of honor Budo develop physical prowess of the younger generation at the same time imposing tough moral principles. In the present study it was decided to check the training of various martial arts applied in the school environment gives you the ability to control their own aggression. Material and Methods: The study involved 28 students who training in the school environment, various martial arts, and 28 students practicing only mandatory Physical Education.  The level of aggression was examined by questionnaire aggression Buss-Perry - Amity Institute. Results: The collected data showed a reduced level of total aggression, and a decrease in total aggression as a function of training experience in a group of student training in martial arts. But not all components of total aggression of training students were reduced Conclusions: The training of martial arts implemented with children of school is good method, but only as a initial start of the prevention of agression in the school environment.

  7. Sociálně ekologické aspekty dovozu manga do České republiky

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    Havlíková, Denisa

    2016-01-01

    This Bachelor´s thesis characterizes the family Anacardiaceae and genus Mangifera. Next parts are focused on the most common cultivars and ways of their use. Concretely it is focus on Mangifera indica. There are described required nature conditions for planting, the most common diseases and pests of mango trees and its fruit. Next chapter is about world production of mango, the biggest world importers and exporters. There is also described the mango trees growing in country with the highest ...

  8. Ecological aspects of instrumental, nuclear methods in coal control; Ekologiczne aspekty stosowania instrumentalnych, jadrowych metod analizy wegla

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    Cywicka-Jakiel, T. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow (Poland)

    1994-02-01

    This paper presents a brief information concerning development and employment of nuclear methods for the automatic coal quality monitoring. Their importance for the environment protection is emphasized. (author). 6 refs, 3 figs.

  9. Wybrane aspekty zarządzania bezpieczeństwem informacji w urzędach wojewódzkich

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    Dominika Lisiak-Felicka

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The article presents results of a survey concerning Information Security Management Systems (ISMS, which was conducted in Voivodenship Offices in 2014. Survey questionnaires were sent to all Voivodenship Offices in Poland. The aim of the research was identifying in which of the offices ISMS are implemented, according to which standards ISMS are developed and certified and gathering information about factors facilitate the implementation of the ISMS, problems which occurred during the implementation of these systems and documentation concerning information security. The article is a continuation of research on information security management systems in the state and local government agencies.

  10. Aspekty sociální komunikace s klienty v krizových situacích

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    DIVIŠOVÁ, Milena

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to resolve conflicts in crisis situations. The topic will be addressed from the perspective of negotiating parties. Bachelor thesis in theoretical part will deal with the various concepts of selected issues, crisis negotiation, as part of a specific crisis communication, specifics of various crisis situations, tasks negotiator, negotiation and training. It also focuses on extremely complex a serious communication activities associated with overcoming a difference of ...

  11. Occupational doses due to photoneutrons in medical linear accelerators rooms; Doses ocupacionais devido a neutrons em salas de aceleradores lineares de uso medico

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    Soares, Alessandro Facure Neves de Salles

    2006-04-15

    Medical linear accelerators, with maximum photon energies above 10 MeV, are becoming of common use in Brazil. Although desirable in the therapeutic point of view, the increase in photon energies causes the generation of undesired neutrons, which are produced through nuclear reactions between photons and the high Z target nuclei of the materials that constitute the accelerator head. In this work, MCNP simulation was undertaken to examine the neutron equivalent doses around the accelerators head and at the entrance of medical linear accelerators treatment rooms, some of them licensed in Brazil by the National Regulatory Agency (CNEN). The simulated neutron dose equivalents varied between 2 e 26 {mu} Sv/Gy{sub RX}, and the results were compared with calculations performed with the use of some semi-empirical equations found in literature. It was found that the semi-empirical equations underestimate the simulated neutron doses in the majority of the cases, if compared to the simulated values, suggesting that these equations must be revised, due to the increasing number of high energy machines in the country. (author)

  12. Design and Implementation of a High-Flux Photoneutron Converter for Analysis of Fast Neutron Radiation Damage on Gallium Nitride Transistors

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    as the polarization and 2DEG control between aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) and GaN layers. Third, the physical and electrical properties of...electron gases induced by spontaneous and piezoelectric polarization in undoped and doped AlGaN/GaN heterostructures,” Journal of Applied Physics , vol...relationship of the electrical and physical characteristics of the devices with respect to the fast neutron fluence. The damage was also analyzed using

  13. Wybrane aspekty dotyczące przychodów i kosztóww przedsiębiorstwie postawionymw stan upadłości likwidacyjnej

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Celem postępowania upadłościowego, które prowadzi do likwidacji przedsiębiorstwa, jest osiągnięcie przychodów ze zbycia jego majątku, co pozwoliłyby na pokrycie kosztów postępowania i zaspokojenia wierzycieli. W upadłości likwidacyjnej przedsiębiorstw mamy do czynienia z dwoma strumieniami przychodów: z przychodami dotyczącymi zbycia przedsiębiorstwa lub jego składników majątku oraz z przychodami związanymi z ewentualnym kontynuowaniem działalności. Przychody ze sprzedaży przedsiębiorstwa powinny być prognozowane głównie na podstawie informacji płynących z systemu rachunkowości, co stanowi tzw. statyczny aspekt upadłości i jest związane z wyceną masy upadłości. Aspekt dynamiczny zaś wiąże się z zakresem i czasem kontynuowanej działalności, o czym decyduje syndyk. Decyzję o zakresie i czasie kontynuowania działalności w przedsiębiorstwie postawionym w stan upadłości likwidacyjnej powinien podjąć syndyk, opierając się na danych generowanych przez system rachunkowości, przy wykorzystaniu narzędzi analizy finansowej. Bardzo istotnym staje się zatem właściwe zarządzanie kosztami procesu upadłości, polegające na ich minimalizacji, co wymaga opracowania przez syndyka budżetu wydatków postępowania upadłościowego oraz przychodów i kosztów kontynuowanej działalności, a następnie szczegółowej kontroli ich wykonania.

  14. Wybrane aspekty dotyczące przychodów i kosztóww przedsiębiorstwie postawionymw stan upadłości likwidacyjnej

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    Janusz Czerny

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    Celem postępowania upadłościowego, które prowadzi do likwidacji przedsiębiorstwa, jest osiągnięcie przychodów ze zbycia jego majątku, co pozwoliłyby na pokrycie kosztów postępowania i zaspokojenia wierzycieli. W upadłości likwidacyjnej przedsiębiorstw mamy do czynienia z dwoma strumieniami przychodów: z przychodami dotyczącymi zbycia przedsiębiorstwa lub jego składników majątku oraz z przychodami związanymi z ewentualnym kontynuowaniem działalności. Przychody ze sprzedaży pr...

  15. Economics of Food Irradiation; Aspects Economiques de l'Irradiation des Denrees Alimentaires; Ehkonomicheskie aspekty oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Aspectos Economicos de la Irradiacion de Aumentos

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    Killam, E. R.; Ketchum, H. W.; Deitch, J.; Osburn, Jr., J. W. [United States Department of Commerce, Business and Defense Services Administration, Washington, DC (United States)

    1966-11-15

    This paper reviews and evaluates current developments relating to the prospects for commercial food irradiation within the United States. The study, recognizes that one cannot generalize about the prospects for food irradiation either by process or product. Both technical and economic potentials vary widely for different food products subjected to the same or different types of treatment. Food irradiation processes and products are evaluated. Recent studies concerned with the economics of food irradiation are briefly reviewed and evaluated and findings and conclusions relating to economic potentials summarized. Industry reactions to a proposed pilot plant meat irradiator, sponsored by the U.S. Army and U.S. AEC and coordinated by the Department of Commerce, are discussed and factors which will determine the future direction, extent and commercial success of food preservation by ionizing irradiation are analysed. Developments in all these categories are essential for success, and if not achieved would be limiting factors. Nevertheless, the successful and profitable marketing of irradiated foods must finally be dependent upon customer acceptance and favourable cost versus benefit relations. Benefits will include lower costs and higher profits through spoilage reductions, extensions of shelf-life and shipping distances, market expansions, and quality Improvements. Ultimately, the economic success of this new technology must depend upon the clear demonstration that these benefits will exceed the additional processing costs by a margin sufficient to induce the necessary private investments and willingness to accept related risks in this new field. (author) [French] Les auteurs exposent et evaluent les faits les plus recents concernant les perspectives de l'irradiation industrielle des aliments aux Etats-Unis. Ils reconnaissent que l'on ne peut pas faire de generalisation en ce qui concerne les perspectives de l'irradiation des produits alimentaires, ni pour un meme procede, ni pour un meme produit. Les possibilites techniques et economiques varient considerablement pour divers produits alimentaires soumis a un meme traitement ou a des traitements differents. Les procedes d'irradiation et les produits sont etudies. Des etudes recentes ayant trait aux aspects economiques de l'irradiation des produits alimentaires sont brievement analysees; les conclusions sur les possibilites economiques sont resumees. Les auteurs etudient les reactions des milieux industriels a l'egard d'un projet d'installation pilote d'irradiation de la viande, patronne par l'Armee americaine et la CEA des Etats-Unis et coordonne par le Departement du commerce. Les facteurs qui determineront l'orientation, l'ampleur et le succes commercial de la conservation des aliments par les rayonnements ionisants sont analyses. ] Les progres dans les quatre domaines cites sont essentiels au succes de l'irradiation des aliments; sinon, les facteurs en question limiteraient le developpement de cette technique. La commercialisation des produits alimentaires irradies ne sera finalement possible et rentable que si le consommateur accepte la marchandise et s'il s'etablit un rapport favorable entre les avantages et le cout des operations. Parmi les avantages escomptes figurent la diminution du prix de revient et l'augmentation du profit dus a la reduction des pertes par deterioration, l'augmentation'de la duree de conservation et du perimetre de distribution, l'expansion du marche et l'amelioration de la qualite. ,Finalement, pour assurer le succes economique de cette technique nouvelle, il faudra montrer clairement que ces avantages depasseront suffisamment les frais supplementaires de traitement pour susciter les investissements prives necessaires et faire accepter les risques inherents au procede. (author) [Spanish] En la memoria se trata de los progresos realizados en los Estados Unidos en lo que respecta a la irradiacion comercial de alimentos y se examinan sus perspectivas. En la memoria se reconoce la imposibilidad de generalizar en lo que respecta a las perspectivas de la irradiacion de alimentos, bien se trate de ios procesos de produccion o de los productos acabados. Son muy variadas las posibilidades tecnicas y economicas que se ofrecen para los distintos productos alimenticios sometidos a tratamientos identicos o diferentes. Se evaluan los productos y los procesos de irradiacion. Se exponen y analizan brevemente algunos estudios recientes sobre los aspectos economicos de la irradiacion de alimentos y se resumen los resultados y conclusiones referentes a las posibilidades economicas. Se examinan las reacciones de la industria a la propuesta de construir una instalacion experimental de irradiacion de carne, patrocinada por el Ejercito y la Comision de Energia Atomica de los Estados Unidos, y coordinada por el Departamento de Comercio. Se analizan los factores que determinaran la orientacion futura, el alcance y el exito comercial de la conservacion de alimentos por irradiacion. La evolucion favorable de todos estos factores es imprescindible para el exito, pues de lo contrario constituiran otros tantos elementos restrictivos. De todas formas, el exito y la rentabilidad de la comercializacion de los alimentos irradiados dependera, en tiltimo termino, de la aceptacion de los consumidores y de que las relaciones costo-beneficio sean favorables. Entre los beneficios cabe citar: menor costo y mayor rentabilidad por la disminucion de la proporcion de productos estropeados, prolongacion del periodo de almacenamiento y de las distancias de envio, expansion de los mercados y mejoramiento de la calidad. En definitiva, el exito economico de esta nueva tecnica dependera de que se demuestre claramente que los beneficios seran superiores a los gastos en un margen suficiente para inducir a los particulares a efectuar las inversiones necesarias y aceptas los riesgos inherentes a esta nueva industria. (author) [Russian] V dannom doklade daetsja obzor i ocenka provodjashhihsja v nastojashhee vremja rabot, imejushhih otnoshenie k perspektivam kommercheskogo obluchenija pishhevyh produktov v Soedinennyh Shtatah. V issledovanii priznaetsja, chto nel'zja obobshhat' dannye v otnoshenii perspektiv obluchenija pishhevyh produktov ni na osnove processov, ni na osnove produktov. Kak tehnicheskij tak i jekonomicheskij potencialy imejut shirokij diapazon izmenenij v otnoshenii razlichnyh pishhevyh produktov, kotorye podvergajutsja tem zhe ili razlichnym vidam obrabotki. Daetsja kratkij obzor i ocenka poslednih issledovanij v otnoshenii jekonomicheskih aspektov obluchenija produktov pitanija, a takzhe kratko izlagajutsja vyvody i zakljuchenija otnositel'no jekonomicheskih potencialov. Privoditsja obsuzhdenie reakcij predstavitelej promyshlennosti na predlagaemyj opytnyj obluchatel' mjasa, zakazchikami kotorogo javljajutsja amerikanskaja armija i Komissija po atomnoj jenergii SShA; koordinirovanie osushhestvljaet Ministerstvo torgovli; analizirujutsja faktory, kotorye opredeljat budushhee napravlenie, masshtab i kommercheskij uspeh sohranenija pishhevyh produktov s pomoshh'ju ionizirujushhego obluchenija. . Raboty vo vseh jetih kategorijah javljajutsja sushhestvennymi dlja dostizhenija uspeha, v protivnom sluchae oni javjatsja tormozjashhimi faktorami. Tem ne menee, uspeshnyj i vygodnyj sbyt obluchennyh pishhevyh produktov, v konechnom itoge, dolzhen byt' postavlen v zavisimost' ot akceptacii potrebitelem i vygodnogo vzaimootnoshenija mezhdu stoimost'ju i pribyl'ju . K vygodam sleduet otnesti bolee nizkuju stoimost' i bolee vysokuju pribyl' v rezul'tate sokrashhenija porchi, uvelichenija srokov hranenija i rasstojanija perevozok, rasshirenija rynka i uluchshenija kachestva. Nakonec, jekonomicheskij uspeh jetoj novoj tehnologii dolzhen zaviset' ot jasnogo dokazatel'stva togo, chto jeti vygody prevysjat dopolnitel'nye rashody po obrabotke na kakuju-to summu, kotoraja budet dostatochnoj dlja stimuljacii neobhodimyh chastnyh kapitalovlozhenij i gotovnosti pojti na sootvetstvujushhij risk v jetoj novoj oblasti. (author)

  16. Psychologické aspekty mezinárodní migrace a integrace cizinců do majoritní společnosti

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    Kušniráková, Tereza

    2008-01-01

    8 ABSTRACT__________________________ _______________________________ "Psychological Aspects of International Migration and Integration of Foreigners to Majority Society" This thesis deals with psychological aspects of international migration and psychological background of adaptation to the new environment. The thesis combines general psychology, individual psychology, cross-cultural psychology and behavioral geography. The author applies knowledge of psychology disciplines to the research of...

  17. CSR: Aspekty společenské odpovědnosti v personálním řízení organizace

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    Melicherčíková, Dita

    2013-01-01

    4 ABSTRACT This bachelor thesis focuses on the corporate social responsibility from the perspective of the human resources management. The thesis introduces the concept of corporate social responsibility, describes evolution of this concept and summarizes its main characteristics. In the context of current and expected development the thesis emphasizes the connection between the corporate social responsibility and human resources management, considers the role of human resources professionals...

  18. Ekonomické a psychologické aspekty rozhodování a chování jedince

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    Kašová, Jana

    2009-01-01

    The dissertation called Economic and Psychological Aspects of a Consumer's Behaviour and Decision-Making is dedicated to a consumer's behaviour and decision-making in economic and financial issues from the perspective of classic economy, psychology and behavioural economy. The theoretical part describes the expected utility theory and psychological findings on one hand, and presents the so called Prospect Theory and systematic biases on the other hand. The practical part comprises a research....

  19. Vybrané aspekty elektronického marketingu a analýza elektronickej marketingovej komunikácie v praxi

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    Šebová, Miriam; Kuzma, Marek; Dobšinská, Kristína

    2011-01-01

    The pressure of globalization, digital era and the economic crisis changed the role and the form of marketing tasks. New concepts are emerging, such as viral marketing, guerilla marketing, social communities, but also companies as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others. Companies can get their marketing communication to a new level by correct understanding of the importance and capabilities, which these concepts hide inside. Purpose This paper is focused on the electronic marketing. Scientific...

  20. Prozodické aspekty reprodukované řeči v konverzačních příbězích

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    Zaepernicková, E.; Havlík, Martin

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 8, č. 2 (2017), s. 36-62 ISSN 1804-3240 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA15-01116S Institutional support: RVO:68378092 Keywords : conversation analysis * persona * prosody * reported speech * sociophonetics Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics OBOR OECD: Linguistics http://studiezaplikovanelingvistiky.ff.cuni.cz/magazin/2017-2/

  1. Economic Aspects of Radiation Treatment; Considerations Economiques sur le Traitement par Irradiation; Ehkonomicheskie aspekty obrabotki produktov metodom oblucheniya; Consideraciones Economicas Sobre el Tratamiento por Irradiacion

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    Leveque, P. [Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)

    1966-11-15

    In May 1963, at the Conference held by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the Industrial Uses of Large Radiation Sources, there was considerable discussion of costs. This general exchange of views led to a number of assessments of the cost of treatment by radioactive sources and machines. After three years it seems appropriate to review the basic hypotheses, and in particular to take account of the drop in price: of radioisotopes, especially {sup 137}Cs. This affects the cost both of the installed kW and of the KWh of energy produced. In the light of the experience gained in the past: three years it is possible to define the efficiencies and the load factors observed in plants at present in operation. It is true that in most cases these are treating medical equipment and supplies, but the problems are comparable. (author) [French] En mai 1963, lors de la Conference organisee par l'AIEA sur l'emploi des sources de rayonnements intenses dans l'industrie, un large debat s'etait engage sur les prix de revient. De cette confrontation generale, on a pu tirer quelques evaluations du cout de traitement par sources radioactives et machines. Il est bon, trois ans apres, de revoir les hypotheses de base et surtout de tenir compte de l'abaissement du prix des radioelements et tout specialement du {sup 137}Cs. Ceci influe a la fois sur le prix du kW installe et du kWh d'energie produit. A la lumiere de l'experience acquise pendant ces trois dernieres annees, il est possible de preciser les rendements et facteurs de charge observes dans des installations actuellement en fonctionnement. Il s'agit il est vrai, dans la majorite des cas, de traitements d'accessoires medicaux, mais les problemes sont comparables. (author) [Spanish] En la Conferencia sobre las aplicaciones industriales de las fuentes de radiacion de elevada intensidad, celebrada.en mayo de 1963 bajo los auspicios del OIEA, se inicio un amplio debate sobre los precios de costo. De esta confrontacion general se pudieron sacar varias conclusiones sobre el costo del tratamiento por medio de fuentes radiactivas y maquinas. Es conveniente, tres aflos despues, revisar las hipotesis fundamentales y, sobre todo, tener en cuenta el abaratamiento de los radioelementos, en particular, del {sup 137}Cs. Esto influye a la vez sobre el precio del kilovatio instalado y del kilovatio-hora de energfa producido. La experiencia adquirida en estos tres ultimos aflos permite precisar los rendimientos y factores de carga observados en instalaciones actualmente en servicio. Es cierto que en la mayorfa de los casos estas consisten en instalaciones de tratamiento de accesorios medicos, pero los problemas son analogos. (author) [Russian] V mae 1963 goda vo vremja raboty Konferencii po promyshlennomu primeneniju moshhnyh istochnikov izluchenija, organizovannoj MAGATJe, razvernulas' bol'shaja diskussija po voprosu sebestoimosti. V rezul'tate obmena mnenijami mozhno sdelat' nekotorye ocenki stoimosti obrabotki radioaktivnymi istochnikami i ustrojstvami. Zhelatel'no po istechenii treh let peresmotret' osnovnye gipotezy i uchest' snizhenie stoimosti radiojelementov, i v osobennosti cezija-137. Stoimost' radiojelementov okazyvaet vlijanie srazu na stoimost' 1 kvt ustanovlennoj moshhnosti i kilovatt/chasa proizvodimoj jelektrojenergii. V svete poluchennogo v techenie poslednih treh let opyta imeetsja vozmozhnost' utochnit' proizvoditel'nost' i kojefficient nagruzki dejstvujushhih v nastojashhee vremja ustanovok; Rech' idet v bol'shinstve sluchaev ob obrabotke vspomogatel'nogo medicinskogo oborudovanija, no vse jeti problemy sravnimy. (author)

  2. Main aspects of estimating the working capability under prolonged effect of ionizing radiation; Osnovnye aspekty otsenki rabotosposobnosti izdelij pri dlitel`nom vozdejstvii ioniziruyushchikh izluchenij

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    Kulikov, I V

    1994-12-31

    Methodic recommendations concerning the investigation into the working capacity of products for evaluation of radiation resistance, reliability and physical aging under thermo current loads are given. Applicability of defect additive accumulation principle, radiation defect annealing kinetics and the assumed effect of the product resistance change under different values of the radiation intensity are described.

  3. Psychologické aspekty rodičovské péče o děti s poruchami autistického spektra

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    Felcmanová, Kateřina

    2017-01-01

    The thesis concerns the topic of parental care for children with autism spectrum disorder. In the theoretical part there are described the main areas in which the autistic spectrum disorders manifest and the description of particular disorders. Next chapter describes this issue from point of view of parental care, it describes the difficulty of the situation, the impact on the lives of parents and whole families, factors affecting the adaptation to the situation and its overall management. Th...

  4. Bezpečnostní aspekty případného členství Turecka v Evropské unii

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    Emil Souleimanov

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available The article explores different scenarios for Turkey’s prospective EU accession as related to issues of security. First, the author claims that a well-balanced, if not unified, EU policy is needed to address Turkey’s growing aspirations for a full-fledged EU membership. Second, the author argues that a serious analysis of modern Turkey’s geopolitical as well as internal environment is key to understanding the nature of Ankara’s desire to become an EU member. The author also emphasizes the importance of specific psychological-cultural aspects of an ongoing “Islamic-Christian” discourse both inside EU and beyond its borders, noting that in the specific case of Turkey, psychological-cultural issues are most likely to turn into serious security concerns.

  5. Mezinárodní aspekty potrestání válečných zločinců po roce 1945

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    Eichler, Jan

    2009-01-01

    74 Summary Legal Aspects of International Punishment for Committing War Crimes after 1945 The Second World War was a global military conflict which involved majority of the world's nations and which became with more than 60 million victims the largest, deadliest and most devastating conflict in human history. The causes of the war were constituted by the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles, which enhanced the feeling of humiliation in defeated countries, especially in Germany, and econom...

  6. Postavení a činnost zpravodajských služeb v České republice (právní aspekty)

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    Bezděk, Tomáš

    2016-01-01

    Position and activities of intelligence services in the Czech Republic (legal aspects) This thesis aims for coherent description of legal aspects of the status and activities of the three intelligence services of the Czech Republic which are Security Information Service, Office for Foreign Relations and Information and Military Intelligence. The thesis is based on legislation effective on January 1, 2016 but it also reflects the historical development of the legislation in this area since ear...

  7. Postavení a činnost zpravodajských služeb v České republice (právní aspekty)

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    Šišlák, Stanislav

    2016-01-01

    Status and activities of the intelligence services in the Czech Republic (legal aspects) My master's degree thesis attempts to analyse the status and activities of the intelligence services in the Czech Republic. Nowadays the importance of the intelligence services is steadily growing worldwide because of bigger threat of terrorists' attacks and worsening security situation in certain regions in the world. Czech intelligence services must adapt to this situation and that's why I started to in...

  8. Aspekty sebepojetí jako determinanty výběru strategií zvládání u adolescentů

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    Balaštíková, Veronika; Blatný, Marek; Kohoutek, Tomáš

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 48, č. 5 (2004), s. 410-415 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7025918 Keywords : coping * self -concept Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.209, year: 2004

  9. Dialektologické aspekty Slovníku pomístních jmen na Moravě a ve Slezsku

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    Čižmárová, Libuše

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 6, č. 1 (2012), s. 117-130. ISBN 978-83-7654-182-2. ISSN 1898-9276. [Aktualne problemy dialektologii słowiańskiej. Poznań-Obrzycko, 12.05.2010-15.05.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA405/08/0703 Keywords : dialect ology * onomastics * anoikonyms * dictionary of minor place names Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics

  10. Klíčové aspekty pojímání konkurence ve strategickém řízení konkurenceschopnosti firmy

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    Robert Zich

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Problem of definition of competition is crucial from the strategic management view of company competitiveness. Definition of term competition is not question of looking for the only correct explanation. It is about finding of common topics interconnected with strategic management of competitiveness. Economic, managerial and legal delimitations are just starting points for next discussion.

  11. Psychiatryczne oraz prawne aspekty stosowania przymusu bezpośredniego wobec uczniów na terenie szkoły specjalnej

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    Błażej Kmieciak

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Zastosowanie przymusu bezpośredniego to sytuacja szczególna, wymagająca użycia siły wobec drugiego człowieka. Możliwość podjęcia podobnych działań musi być regulowana przez określone akty prawne. W kontekście rzeczywistości psychiatrycznej należy wskazać przede wszystkim na zapisy ustawy o ochronie zdrowia psychicznego. Zwrócono w niej uwagę, że lekarz i pielęgniarka mogą podjąć wobec agresywnego lub autoagresywnego pacjenta takie działania, jak unieruchomienie, przytrzymanie, izolacja i przymusowe podanie leków. Jednak niebezpieczne zachowania mogą prezentować również uczniowie szkół specjalnych, których część była niegdyś pacjentami szpitali psychiatrycznych. Nie zmienia to faktu, że na terenie szkół pedagodzy nie mają formalnego prawa do zastosowania przymusu bezpośredniego wobec ucznia. Co zatem mogą zrobić, kiedy podopieczny stosuje siłę? W jaki sposób nauczyciel powinien postąpić w przypadku agresji ucznia, by chronić bezpieczeństwo własne oraz innych osób? Czy w  pewnych sytuacjach wolno mu przytrzymać podopiecznego albo go unieruchomić? Czy w  wybranych przypadkach pedagog ma obowiązek użycia siły wobec niepełnosprawnego ucznia? W artykule podjęta zostanie próba udzielenia odpowiedzi na powyższe pytania.

  12. Rasu naida un neiecietību kurināšanas lietas vērtēšanas aspekti

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    Eihmane, Elīna

    2010-01-01

    Tēma par naidu un neiecietību kurinošo runu jau vairākus gadus ir aktuāla ne tikai Latvijā, bet arī visā pasaulē. Iespējams, tas ir tādēļ, ka pieaug migrācija un līdz ar to valstīs iebrauc aizvien vairāk imigrantu no mazāk attīstītām valstīm, radot arī zināmu sociālo spriedzi uzņemošajā valstī. Otrkārt, fanātiskās kustības ir pastāvējušas gandrīz visos laikos un mūsdienas nav izņēmums un lielā daļā valstu atradīsies grupējumi, kas atbalstīs kādu rasu pārākuma ideju vai reliģisko izredzētību. ...

  13. Istoricheskie aspekty razvitija rossijsko-litovskih jekonomicheskih otnoshenij i sovremennost' [The historical aspects and current issues of the development of Russian-Lithuanian economic relations

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    Kretinin Gannady

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on development of Russian-Lithuanian economic ties. The research and practical significance of this study lies in the identification of the sources of modern Russian-Lithuanian economic cooperation and the prospects of future mutually beneficial economic relations. The first attempt at establishing economic relations was made in 1919. However, young Lithuanian Republic gravitated towards the West, severing ties with the Russian market. However, the initiatives of Lithuanian authorities did not result in successful state building, and the economic situation remained unchanged. The USSR leadership made an effort to improve the living conditions in post-war Lithuania. There were some mistakes made in the relations with the local population that resulted in Lithuanians’ resistance to sovietisation. However, in the conditions of post-war restoration of national economy and acute deficit of material and human resources, the Soviet leadership managed not only to reform and develop a socialistic economy in Lithuania but also to turn it into an industrial republic with developed agriculture and modern manufacturing facilities, whose major industries manufactured products used in nuclear and space technologies, aviation and navigation. The research shows that the post-Soviet period led to a dramatic change in Russian-Lithuanian economic relations; however, these relations retained potential for future development.

  14. Prawne aspekty wykorzystania wizerunku sportowca w świetle działań marketingowych = Legal aspects of athletes' image rights usage in the light of marketing activities

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    Krzysztof M. Westfal

    2016-06-01

    Summary                 Usually the law is at least one step behind the market demands. Economic potential of athletes’ image rights has been recognized by marketing specialists many years ago. Selling image rights brings huge amounts of money to professional athletes each year. In market practice and in the realities of professional sport, commercial character of the image rights has become a fact.                 Also noticeable tendencies in development of Polish law interpretation seems to acknowledge that fact. Latest attempts of redefining nature of the image rights as economical or mixed economical-personal one deserves for approval.                 The importance of the issue of professional athletes’ image has found its reflection in legislation. Art. 14 par. 1-3 of the Sports Act of 25th June 2010 sets lex specialis to art. 23 and 24 paragraphs 1-3 of the Polish Civil Code as well as to art. 81 par. 1 and 2 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act of 4th February 1994 which sets general legal frameworks for image rights in Poland. Abovementioned provisions of the Sport Act grants the Polish sports unions and the Polish Olympic Committee with the exclusive right to use, in order to their business goals, image of the athletes wearing, respectively, the Polish national team outfit or the Olympic team outfit.                 Specific legal provisions functioning in relation to the professional athletes’ image were also the subject of the case law of the Supreme Court. Of key importance for the interpretation of art. 14 paragraphs 1-3 of the Sports Act has a Supreme Court judgment of 16th December 2009, I CSK 160/09, which was issued on the basis of art. 33 paragraph 1 and 2 of the repealed Qualified Sport Act.                 For issues of athletes image usage not without significance is the fact that professional athletes usually have the status of a commonly known persons. In the light of art. 81 par. 2 of Sports Act disseminating the image of an athlete who is commonly known person as well, does not require the consent of such a person, provided that the image has been made in connection with the performance of public functions, in particular social or professional ones.                 Regarding to the issue of entities authorized to disseminating athletes image there is considerable diversity. Depending on the factual situation, except of an athlete itself, such entitled entity might become the Polish Olympic Committee, the Polish sport union, sport club or organization for collective management of rights of athletes.                 Having regard to the multidimensional issue of the athletes' image, and bearing in mind how common practice concluding of the marketing contracts concerning image rights has become, it should be postulated that observable changes concerning issue in question, shall be made towards meeting the needs espoused by the market.   Keywords: sports law, image rights, athletes’ image rights, image rights commercialization, marketing in sports [1] mgr Krzysztof M. Westfal, e-mail: k.m.westfal@gmail.com

  15. Aspekty neorealismu v italské literatuře a ve filmu : porovnání vybraných témat

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    Hulecová, Pavla

    2010-01-01

    This thesis is aimed to compare aspects and poetics of Neo-realism in Italian literature and cinema based on selected literary works and movies of this period. The theoretical part introduces Italian neoralism, his development, poetics, periodisation, magazines and authors in two main fields, literature and cinema. Further, the teoretical part is focused on literary and cinematic techniques, cinematic language, narrative techniques and directors' style of directing. The aim of the practical p...

  16. Teoretické a experimentální aspekty opálových fotonických krystalů

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    Vojtíšek, Petr; Proška, J.; Štolcová, L.; Richter, I.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 58, č. 4 (2013), s. 120-126 ISSN 0447-6441 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ED2.1.00/03.0079 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : photonic crystal * opal * PVK * self-assembly * plane wave expansion method * finite difference time domain * MIT MPB * MIT Meep Subject RIV: JJ - Other Materials http://jmo.fzu.cz/2013/jmo_13_04_obsah.pdf

  17. Domácí násilí - kriminologické a trestněprávní aspekty

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    Mužíková, Kateřina

    2017-01-01

    Domestic violence is an important problem in theory and in practical context. It is a serious social concern with high level of latency and this is why we still need to talk about it. An each family member, can be a victim in most of cases women are victims. This thesis also focuses on male victims of spousal violence. A violence is different for each of these groups which is described in this thesis. This thesis is divided into seven chapters. The introductory chapter is focused on the histo...

  18. Wybrane aspekty wpływu asymetrii funkcjonalnej półkul mózgowych na funkcjonowanie poznawcze oraz emocjonalne człowieka

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    Magdalena Sabiniewicz

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    Full Text Available Przez wiele lat asymetria półkul mózgowych rozpatrywana była jako wyraźny podział funkcjonalny. W tym dychotomicznym modelu badacze wiązali półkulę lewą wyłącznie z funkcjami werbalnymi, a prawą – ze zdolnościami niewerbalnymi. Podział ten jest jednak niewyczerpujący i zdecydowanie upraszcza tematykę specjalizacji półkul mózgowych. Najnowsze doniesienia wskazują na współpracę i zarazem pewną niezależność międzypółkulową w zakresie kontroli funkcjonowania człowieka. Ponadto podkreśla się, że różnice funkcjonalne istnieją, ale są znacznie subtelniejsze, niż zakładano na początku badań dotyczących tej tematyki. Aby ułatwić zrozumienie istoty asymetrii funkcjonalnej, stworzono modele, które wyjaśniały mechanizm specjalizacji półkulowej i odrębność stylów przetwarzania bodźców. Dane potwierdzające istnienie asymetrii funkcjonalnej półkul pochodzą m.in. z doniesień o jednostronnych uszkodzeniach mózgu, agenezji spoidła wielkiego, zabiegach komisurotomii czy hemisferektomii. Na tej podstawie dokonano analizy funkcjonowania kognitywnego i emocjonalnego pacjentów. Wykryto pewne prawidłowości dotyczące różnic i podobieństw w funkcjonowaniu półkul mózgowych w zakresie percepcji wzrokowej, funkcji werbalnych, praksji, uwagi, pamięci i uczenia się czy funkcji wykonawczych. Jeśli chodzi o lateralizację emocji w mózgu, pojawia się wiele sprzecznych doniesień. Potrzebne są dalsze, dobrze zaprojektowane badania, które pomogą zrozumieć, czy istnieje lateralizacja emocji w mózgu, a jeśli tak, to jakich aspektów funkcjonowania afektywnego ona dotyczy. Niniejsza praca przedstawia przegląd poglądów na wpływ asymetrii półkul mózgowych na funkcjonowanie poznawcze, emocjonalne i behawioralne człowieka.

  19. Trestněprávní a kriminologické aspekty trestného činu znásilnění

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    Staňková, Lenka

    2014-01-01

    (EN): Criminal Law and Criminological Aspects of the Rape Crime The rape crime is a very specific crime. Although it belongs to the most painful and traumatic crimes, the public does not often pay enough attention to it, which in practice leads to the fact that rape victims are sometimes overlooked, treated insensitively, or their trauma is often trivialized. We also cannot ignore the fact that the rape crime is accompanied by a number of prejudices, which are for many decades ingrained in ou...

  20. Vybrané aspekty elektronického marketingu a analýza elektronickej marketingovej komunikácie v praxi

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    Miriam Šebová

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The pressure of globalization, digital era and the economic crisis changed the role and the form of marketing tasks. New concepts are emerging, such as viral marketing, guerilla marketing, social communities, but also companies as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others. Companies can get their marketing communication to a new level by correct understanding of the importance and capabilities, which these concepts hide inside. Purpose: This paper is focused on the electronic marketing. Scientific aim: The main objective of the paper is to analyze selected theoretical aspects of electronic marketing and to evaluate the marketing communication in the real company. The paper deals with the hypothesis that the electronic marketing could address the relatively big group of consumers in the short time and could be in this way effective marketing method. Methodology/methods: The methodology is based on using “Google Analytics” tools. The paper is divided in two parts. The first part contains a short overview of forms, methods and characteristics of online marketing communication. The key advantage of electronic marketing is the possibility to measure and evaluate exactly the efficiency of marketing tools. The second part contains case study from the marketing communication in the real online store. In the paper is analyzing the preparation of marketing strategy and the marketing strategy with duration of 10 months. Findings/Conclusion: The paper contains practical examples of using new methods (viral techniques, references by concrete company. Results of the analysis showed, that the marketing strategy addressed about 60 000 people in 10 months, which could be evaluate like successful.

  1. Vardarbīgu nodarījumu pret nepilngadīgajiem kvalifikācijas teorētiskie un praktiskie aspekti

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    Graudiņš, Juris

    2014-01-01

    Maģistra darba tēma ir „Vardarbīgu nodarījumu pret nepilngadīgajiem kvalifikācijas teorētiskie un praktiskie aspekti”. Latvijā cietsirdība un vardarbība pret nepilngadīgo ir aktuāla problēma, jo vēl daudzi cilvēki bērnu sodīšanu gan ar emocionāliem, gan fiziskiem paņēmieniem uzskata par pieņemamu praksi bērna audzināšanā, lai gan bērna sodīšana ar šādiem paņēmieniem ir krimināli sodāma. Latvijā kriminālsodāmi ir daudzi vardarbīgi noziedzīgi nodarījumi pret nepilngadīgajiem. Taču darba ...

  2. Prakses kopienas dažādie aspekti: Etnogrāfisks pētījums par coworking kopienu Rīgā

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    Zālīte, Zanda

    2015-01-01

    Šajā pētījumā ar etnogrāfisku metožu palīdzību tiek izzināts, kā kļūšana par coworking kopienas locekli ietekmē pašnodarbināto darba pieredzi un identitāti, kā arī, kā kopienas veidošanās pētītajā coworking vietā ietekmē coworking praksi. Pētītajā coworking vietā tiek veicināta kopienas izveide, kuras rezultātā pašnodarbinātie veido profesionālas sadarbības, dalās zināšanās un mācās viens no otra. Kopienas sniegtais atbalsts rada iespēju pašnodarbinātajiem pretoties nevēlamām subjekta pozīcij...

  3. Innovacionnye aspekty razvitija rybopromyslovogo flota jeksklavnogo regiona Rossii [The innovative aspects of the fishing fleet development in the Russian exclave region

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    Ivchenko Vladislav

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Our country has set a course for the economy modernisation on the basis of innovative development. In the post-war period until 1991, the exclave of Russia — the Kaliningrad region — showed high rates of socioeconomic development due to the establishment of a large-scale sea fishing industry. Such success rested on research and innovative activity. This article analyses the successful innovative development of the fishing fleet in the historical perspective: new vessels, the development of new equipment, introduction of innovative forms of fishing organisation. The authors offer data on the efficiency of such innovative initiatives. This historical experience is of great importance given the revival of industrial fishing in the Kaliningrad region.

  4. Ontologiczne aspekty ucieleśnienia i realizacji informacji w umyśle (Ontological aspects of how information is embodied and embedded within the mind

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    Marek Hetmański

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this paper is to explain how one can talk about information asfunctioning ontologically within the mind. From the cybernetic point of view,coding is essential to such functioning-transforming information from one systemof symbols of signs into another. Information coding takes place within the body(brain, in human use of instruments and tools, as well as in the manifold relationsbetween humans and the environment. Using the work of Arbib, Gibson, Batesonand Dennett, this paper present a model of the manifold functioning of informationwithin the human mind, with particular stress placed upon its signifi cance forpractical-cognitive behaviour.

  5. The Proportional Counter. Some Aspects of Operation; Le compteur proportionnel. Ses caracteristiques de fonctionnement; Proportsional'nyj schetchik. Nekotorye aspekty raboty; El contador proportional. Sus caracteristicas de funcionamiento

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    Curran, S C [Awre, Aldermaston (United Kingdom)

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    1. Work on a counter system designed for electron capture studies has shown that the diameter of the anode wire in a high-pressure proportional counter can have an important influence on the energy resolution obtained in measurements of low-energy radiations. In a counter working at a pressure of 12 atmospheres the width of the pulse distribution due to 13.5 keV K-capture radiations could be changed from 65% to 17% by changing the wire diameter from 0.0076 mm to 0.0025 mm. This phenomenon is interpreted as an effect of positive ion space charge in the avalanche. For a given gas gain and primary radiation the density of positive ions in the avalanche increases rapidly with pressure of the filling gas, and when the accompanying electric fields are large enough to affect the last stages of the multiplication process the energy resolution of the counter deteriorates. Decrease in diameter of the anode wire increases the externally applied field in the region where multiplication takes place, thus tending to counteract the effect of space charge. Use of 0.0025 mm anode wires has proved satisfactory in new measurements of L/K capture ratios made with a multiwire counter system working at pressures up to 12 atmospheres. The results obtained for L/K capture ratios of Ge{sup 71} and Kr{sup 79} are 0.115 and 0.112 respectively. The same counting system has also been used in a search for M capture in these two isotopes. The low energy of the M capture radiation, 180 eV in Ge{sup 71} and 260 eV in Kr{sup 79}, and its low intensity relative to that of K capture, makes accurate measurement difficult; but peaks attributable to M capture were observed in pulse spectra of both sources. 2. Low-Background Counting - Recent observations made on a combination of proportional counter and scintillation counters (operating as shields) show that there are some real difficulties in devising a relatively simple system of this kind. The performance is inherently very satisfactory but practical matters such as long-term gas purity are difficult to overcome. 3. Studies of Electron Attachment - An approach to systematic observations in gases and mixtures of moment in proportional counting is described. It is hoped that such measurements as are effected with this arrangement will be valuable in enlarging the field of application of the counters. (author) [French] 1. Les travaux consacres a la mise au point d'un dispositif de comptage destine a l'etude de la capture electronique ont montre que le diametre du, fil constituant l'anode dans un compteur proportionnel a haute pression peut avoir une influence importante sur le pouvoir de resolution en energie obtenu dans les mesures de rayonnements de faible energie. Dans un compteur travaillant sous une pression de 12 atmospheres, l'amplitude de la repartition des impulsions dues aux rayonnements de capture K de 13,5 keV a pu etre ramenee de 65% a 17%. en reduisant de 0,0076 mm a 0,0025 mm le diametre du fil. Ce phenomene est interprete comme constituant un effet de la charge spatiale en ions positifs dans l'avalanche. Pour un gain et un rayonnement primaire donnes, la densite des ions positifs dans l'avalanche s'accroit rapidement avec la pression du gaz de remplissage, et lorsque les champs electriques d'accompagnement sont assez grands pour affecter les derniers stades du processus de multiplication, le pouvoir de resolution en energie du compteur diminue. Toute diminution du diametre de l'anode entraine un accroissement du champ applique exterieurement, dans la region ou se produit la multiplication, ce qui tend a contrecarrer l'effet de la charge spatiale. L'emploi de fils d'un diametre de 0,0025 mm a donne des resultats satisfaisants lors de nouvelles mesures des rapports de capture L/K effectuees au moyen d'un dispositif de comptage a fils multiples, travaillant sous des pressions pouvant atteindre 12 atmospheres. Les resultats obtenus pour les rapports de capture L/K du Ge{sup 71} et du Kr{sup 79} sont de 0,115 et 0,112 respectivement. On a utilise le meme dispositif de comptage pour etudier la capture M dans ces deux isotopes. La faible energie du rayonne- ment de capture M, soit 180 eV pour le Ge{sup 71} et 260 eV pour le Kr79, ainsi que sa faible intensite comparee a celle de la capture K, rendent difficiles les mesures precises; cependant, des pics imputables a la capture M ont ete observes dans les spectres d'impulsions des deux sources. 2. Comptage d'une activite de fond peu elevee - Des observations recentes faites avec un dispositif comprenant un compteur proportionnel et des compteurs a scintillateurs (ces derniers agissant comme ecrans protecteurs) montrent que la mise au point d'un dispositif relativement simple de ce genre presente de serieuses difficultes. Le fonctionnement est tres satisfaisant en soi, mais certains problemes pratiques, tels que le maintien d'un gaz a l'etat pur pendant une longue periode, sont difficiles a resoudre. 3. Etudes sur l'accumulation d'electrons - On decrit une methode d'observation systematique portant sur les gaz et melanges importants pour le comptage proportionnel. On espere que les mesures effectuees grace au dispositif correspondant s'avereront utiles en permettant d'elargir le champ d'application des compteurs. (author) [Spanish] 1. Los trabajos de perfeccionamient o de un dispositivo de recuento destinado al estudio de la captura electronica demuestran que el diametro del alambre anodico de un contador proporcional de elevada presion puede ejercer una influencia considerable sobre el poder de resolucion energetica obtenido en la medicion de radiaciones de baja energia. En un contador que trabaje a la presion de 12 atmosferas, la amplitud de la distribucion de los impulsos debidos a radiaciones de captura K de 13,5 keV, puede reducirse de 65 a 17% sustituyendo el alambre de 0,0076 mm de diametro por otro de 0,0025 mm. Este fenomeno se interpreta como un efecto de la carga espacial de los iones positivos en la avalancha. Para una amplificacion gaseosa y una radiacion pri- maria determinadas, la densidad de los iones positivos en la avalancha aumenta rapidamente con la presion del gas contenido en el contador, y cuando los campos electricos concomitantes tienen suficiente intensidad para afectar las ultimas fases del proceso de multiplicacion, el poder de resolucion del contador disminuye. La reduccion del diametro del alambre anodico trae aparejado un aumento de la intensidad del campo externo en la zona donde se verifica la multiplicacion, tendiendo asi a contrarrestar el efecto de la carga espacial, pero el empleo de alambres anodicos de 0,0025 mm ha dado resultados satisfactorios en nuevas mediciones de las razones de captura L/K efectuadas con un contador de hilos multiples funcionando a presiones de hasta 12 atmosferas. Los resul- tados obtenidos para la razon de captura L/K del Ge{sup 71} y del Kr{sup 79} son 0,115 y 0,112 respectivamente . El mismo sistema de recuento se ha empleado para investigar una posible captura M en estos dos isotopos. La baja energia de la radiacion emitida por captura M, a saber 180 eV en el Ge{sup 71} y 260 eV en el Kr{sup 79}, asi como su reducida intensidad en relacion con la correspondiente a la captura K, dificultan una medicion exacta; sin embargo, en los espectros de impulsos de ambas fuentes se han observado maximos que pueden atribuirse a la captura M. 2. Recuento de bajas actividades de fondo. - Observaciones recientes efectuadas con un dispositivo formado por un contador proporcional y contadores de centelleo (que funcionan como pantalla protectora) revelan que la construccion de un dispositivo relativamente sencillo de este tipo ofrece ciertas dificultades. El funcionamiento es de por si muy satisfactorio, pero algunos problemas practicos, tales como el mantenimiento del gas al estado puro durante uen tiempo largo, son dificiles de resolver. 3. Estudios sobre acumulacion de electrones. - El autor describe un procedimiento de observacion sistematica de las propriedades de los gases y mezclas utilizadas en el recuento proporcional. Cabe esperar que las mediciones efectuadas con este dispositivo permitan ampliar el campo de aplicacion de los contadores. (author) [Russian] I. Rabota nad schetnoj sistemoj, prednaznachenno j dlya izucheniya zakhvata ehlektronov, pokazala, chto diametr anoidnogo provoda v proportsional'no m schetchike s vysokim' davleniem mozhet okazyvat' bol'shoe vliyanie na razreshenie po ehnergii, poluchaemoe pri izmereniyakh radiatsii nizkoj ehnergii. V schetchike, rabotayushchem pri davlenii v 12 atmosfer, shirina raspredeleniya impul'sov pri radiatsii v 13,5 kehv K-zakhvata mozhet byt' izmenena ot 65% do 17% posredstvom izmeneniya diametra provoda ot 0,0076 do 0,0025 millimetra. EHto yavlenie ob{sup y}asnyaetsya kak dejstvie polozhitel'nogo prostranstvennog o zaryada iona v lavine. Dlya opredelennogo usileniya gaza i osnovnoj radiatsii plotnost' polozhitel'ny kh ionov v lavine bystro uvelichivaetsya vmeste s davleniem napolnyayushchego gaza, i kogda soputstvuyushchie ehlektricheskie polya stanovyatsya dostatochno bol'shimi, chtoby povliyat' na poslednie stadii protsessa umnozheniya, razreshenie po ehnergii schetchika ukhudshaetsya. Umen'shenie diametra anodnogo provoda uvelichivaet poyavlyayushcheesya izvne pole v tom meste, gde proiskhodit umnozhenie, i tem samym stremitsya protivodejstvovat ' dejstviyu prostranstvennogo zaryada. Ispol'zovanie 0,0025-millimetrovy kh anodnykh provodov okazalos' udovletvoritel'ny m pri novykh izmereniyakh koehffitsient a zakhvata L/K, provodimogo s mnogoprovodno j schetnoj sistemoj s Davleniem do 12 atmosfer. Rezul'taty, poluchennye dlya koehffitsienta zakhvata L/K s Ge{sup 71} i Kg{sup 79} ravny 0,115 i 0,112 sootvetstvenno . Tazhe schetnaya sistema ispol'zovalas' pri issledovanii M-zakhvata v ehtikh dvukh izotopakh. Nizkaya ehnergiya radiatsii M-zakhvata, 180 ehv v Ge{sup 71}, 260 ehv v Kg{sup 79} i ee nizkaya intensivnost' po po sravneniyu s intensivnost'yu K-zakhvata zatrudnyayut tochnoe izmerenie; no vysshie tochki blagodarya M-zakhvatu nablyudalis' v impul'snykh spektrakh oboikh istochnikov. II. Schetchik s nizkim fonom. - Poslednie nablyudeniya, provedennye na kombinatsii proportsional'nog o i stsintillyatsionnog o schetchikov (dejstvuyushchikh v kachestve ehkranov), pokazyvayut, chto imeyutsya nekotorye real'nye trudnosti v sozdanii prostoj sistemy takogo roda. Dejstvie ee v printsipe ves'ma udovletvoritel'no , no trudno razreshit' takie prakticheskie voprosy, kak dolgovremenno e sokhranenie chistoty gaza. III. Izuchenie ehlektronnogo prisposobleniya . - Opisyvaetsya podkhod k probleme sistematicheski kh nablyudenij momenta v proportsional'no m ischislenii v gazakh i smesyakh. Nadeyutsya, chto takie izmereniya, na kotorye okazyvaet vozdejstvie ehto ustrojstvo, budut polezny dlya rasshireniya predelov primeneniya schetchikov. (author)

  6. Sociální aspekty spotřebitelství jako fenoménu dnešní doby

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    MAJEROVÁ, Aneta

    2014-01-01

    The diploma thesis has the title Social aspects of consumerism as a phenomenon of the present time. The theoretical part is divided into five chapters. The introduction chapter is designed as a theoretical framework of the whole thesis. That is why it describes hedonism as the original philosophy, consumer mentality and also the historical-cultural context of the development of the consumer society. The second chapter is in order to clarify main concepts devoted to terminological definition o...

  7. Daňové aspekty využívání zaměstnaneckých výhod

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    Frey, Frederik

    2015-01-01

    Tax aspects of employee benefits. Bachelor thesis. Brno: Mendel University, 2015. Bachelor thesis deals with employee benefits in a selected company. The aim of the work is to create a new reward system for employees in the company. Employee benefits are considered from the point of their impact on the corporate tax base and on total personal income tax base of employee as well.

  8. Sport a právo duševního vlastnictví-zejména autorskoprávní aspekty

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    Zikl, Jan

    2011-01-01

    Sports and Intellectual Property Law - Copyright Focus Intellectual property affects with bigger or lower intensity almost all areas of modern society, sports not being an exception. Inventions of new technologies allow sportsmen and sportswomen to reach better results and to compete in new sports disciplines. Impact of broadcasting rights and branding of teams and their sponsors were detrimental to financial grow of sports and allowed sports to become a quasi-religion for many people round t...

  9. Psychologické aspekty přeměny genderové role u trans-lidí v českém kontextu

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    Čechová, Helena

    2014-01-01

    The thesis presents the processes of gender role transition and sex reassignment from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, and sociology. Its main focus is on the various aspects influencing the psyche of a person undertaking transition. The thesis investigates why trans identity is commonly viewed as a pathology and the impact of pathologization on the self-perception of trans people. Furthemore, the traditional outline of the transition process in Czech sexology is compared to some cur...

  10. „Transgenní“ metabolom chmelu, některé aspekty jeho přípravy a perspektivy využití

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    Matoušek, Jaroslav

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 58, č. 1 (2012), s. 13-19 ISSN 0023-5830 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA521/08/0740; GA MZe QH81052 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : lupulin * transgenosis * anticancerogenic compounds * biotechnology Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology

  11. Mikromechanistické aspekty vlivu délky trhliny na lomovou houževnatost a tranzitní chování ocelí

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    Chlup, Zdeněk; Dlouhý, Ivo

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 40, č. 4 (2002), s. 254-267 ISSN 0023-432X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA2041003; GA AV ČR IBS2041001 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2041904 Keywords : fracture toughness * transition behaviour * constraint Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics Impact factor: 0.493, year: 2002

  12. Ukrajinská pracovní migrace do ČR po roce 1989 a její etické aspekty

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    Hervertová, Vojtěška

    2017-01-01

    "Ukrainian labour migration into Czech Republic after 1989 and its ethical aspects" The diploma thesis is concerned with selected ethical dilemmas of Ukrainian migrant- workers in the Czech Republic, especially with the analysis of typical "moral pressures" and "structural evil" which these Ukrainian migrants have to face and the conditions of coping with them ethically and successfully. The first chapter investigates the present-day situation of Ukrainian migrant-workers in the Czech republi...

  13. Pedagogické aspekty ve výzkumu problematiky náhradní rodinné péče

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    Sychrová, Adriana

    2012-01-01

    TITLE: Pedagogical Aspects of the Research into Issues of Substitutional Family Care AUTHOR: Adriana Sychrová ABSTRACT: The aim of the dissertation is to clarify the role of foster and adoptive families in the society from a pedagogical perspective. This work presents elaboration of selected pedagogical aspects that appear to be essential in foster and adoptive care. These are the importance of the family in society, the motivation for adopting or fostering a child, adoptive and foster parent...

  14. Ekonomické, marketingové a sportovní aspekty Olympiád dětí a mládeže

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    Smažil, Pavel

    2014-01-01

    Title: The Children and Youth Olympics in the Czech Republic in the sports, economy and marketing sphere Objectives: The main aim of this work is to analyse all the available documents of all the individual Children and Youth Olympics in the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013 in the sports, economy and marketing sphere. Methods: Dissertation is divided into three parts based on data from relevant Czech Olympic Comittee documents. The first part is primarily about sport and analyses success of t...

  15. Pohlavní rozdíly a kardiovaskulární systém. Experimentální aspekty

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    Ošťádal, Bohuslav

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 10, mimoř.č. (2008), s. 6-13 ISSN 1212-4184 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 1M0510 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50110509 Keywords : gender * cardiovascular disease s * menopause Subject RIV: FA - Cardiovascular Disease s incl. Cardiotharic Surgery

  16. Geographical aspects of the development of photovoltaic industry in Slovakia, focusing on the spatial distribution; Geograficke aspekty rozvoja fotovoltickeho priemyslu na Slovensku so zameranim na priestorove rozmiestnenie

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    Chovanec, M [Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave, Prirodovedecka fakulta, Katedra regionalnej geografie, 84215 Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2012-04-25

    The aim of the study is the demonstration of the use of geophysical methods for exploration of groundwater hollow structures. The survey was conducted in the premises of the cemetery in Dvorniky (district Hlohovec) to detect a crypt, which had to be a relique of a demolited church. In this survey there were used in parallel three different geophysical methods - micro-gravimetry, electrical resistivity tomography and geo-radar, while each of them showed the presence of empty space in the area of interest, moreover relics of the original walls of the building were also captured in some parts. (author)

  17. Wybrane Aspekty Zużywania Się Połączeń Wpustowych I Wielowypustowych W Procesie Eksploatacji

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available W artykule przedstawiono wybrane wady połączeń wielowypustowych: mimośrodowości, przekoszenia, zwiększonych luzów. Przedstawiono znaczenie tych wad dla poprawności funkcjonowania całego zespołu napędowego. Zaprezentowano swoisty katalog tych wad w formie: wizualnego zużycia, pomiarów mechanicznych płaszczyzn przyporu, opisu matematycznego przebiegów dynamiki ruchu takiego połączenia, zobrazowań dla metod FAM-C i FDM-A. Zaznaczono skutki długotrwałej eksploatacji połączeń wielowypustowych o nadmiernym zużyciu dla bezpieczeństwa latania

  18. Geomorfologické a petrografické aspekty fluviálních sedimentů v oblasti dolní Rokytné

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    Roštínský, Pavel; Šmerda, J.; Nováková, Eva

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 13 (2016), s. 15-58 ISSN 1212-3560 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : valley system * fluvial sediments * Boskovická brázda half-graben Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography OBOR OECD: Geology

  19. Kuidas horisontaalne ja vertikaalne liikumissuund eesti keeles aspektiks kehastuvad? / Ann Veismann, Ilona Tragel

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    Veismann, Ann, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    Käsitletakse eesti keele ühendverbe, nende seaduspärasusi ning tähenduse omandamist vastavalt sellele, millise afiksaaladverbiga nad on moodustatud. Samuti afiksaaladverbist kui eesti ja teiste keelte aspekti väljendusvahendist

  20. Arhitektuur, võrgukultuur ja kuidas neist kasu saada = Architecture, networked cultures and how to make the most of them / Pedro Gadanho

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    Gadanho, Pedro

    2011-01-01

    Arhitekt Pedro Gadanho vaatleb olulist aspekti kõikvõimalike sündmuste puhul - vahetut suhtlemist. Vaatamata internetiajastul virtuaalruumi kolinud inimestevahelisele läbikäimisele on õigete inimestega kohtumine iga sündmuse oluline osa

  1. NDA technology for uranium resource evaluation. Progress report, January 1-June 30, 1979

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    Evans, M.L.

    1980-04-01

    Calculational effort has focused on gamma-ray cross-section conversions, feasibility studies of an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) probe, and simulation of the prototype photoneutron logging tool. Experimental effort has concentrated on the design and fabrication of a field prototype photoneutron-based logging probe, on two types of borehole water monitors, and on a commercial pulse-shape discrimination unit to be used with the photoneutron logging probe. 37 figures, 4 tables

  2. Measurement of photo-neutron cross sections and isomeric yield ratios in the {sup 89}Y(γ,xn){sup 89-x}Y reactions at the bremsstrahlung end-point energies of 65, 70 and 75 MeV

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    Tatari, Mansoureh [Yazd Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of). Physics Dept.; Naik, Haladhara [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India). Radiochemistry Div.; Kim, Guinyun; Kim, Kwangsoo [Kyungpook National Univ., Daegu (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Physics; Shin, Sung-Gyun; Cho, Moo-Hyun [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Div. of Advanced Nuclear Engineering

    2017-07-01

    The flux-weighted average cross sections of the {sup 89}Y(γ,xn; x=1-4){sup 89-x}Y reactions and the isomeric yield ratios of the {sup 87m,g}Y, {sup 86m,g}Y, and {sup 85m,g}Y radionuclides produced in these reactions with the bremsstrahlung end-point energies of 65, 70 and 75 MeV have been determined by an activation and off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique using the 100 MeV electron linac in Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Korea. The theoretical {sup 89}Y(γ,xn; x=1-4){sup 89-x}Y reaction cross sections for mono-energetic photons have been calculated using the computer code TALYS 1.6. Then the flux-weighted theoretical values were obtained to compare with the present data. The flux-weighted experimental and theoretical {sup 89}Y(γ,xn; x=1-4){sup 89-x}Y reaction cross sections increase very fast from the threshold values to a certain bremsstrahlung energy, where the other reaction channels open up. Thereafter it remains constant a while and then slowly decreases with the increase of cross sections for other reactions. Similarly, the isomeric yield ratios of {sup 87m,g}Y, {sup 86m,g}Y and {sup 85m,g}Y in the {sup 89}Y(γ,xn; x=2-4){sup 89-x}Y reactions from the present work and literature data show an increasing trend from their respective threshold values to a certain bremsstrahlung energy. After a certain point of energy, the isomeric yield ratios increase slowly with the bremsstrahlung energy. These observations indicate the role of excitation energy and its partitioning in different reaction channels.

  3. Základní aspekty tradiční výroby vápna - výběr surovin a výpal

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    Válek, Jan; Jiroušek, Josef; Matas, Tomáš; van Halem, Eveline; Frankl, Jiří

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 12, č. 1 (2014), s. 67-76. ISBN 978-80-86562-11-7. ISSN 1802-8128. [Specializovaná konference stavebněhistorického průzkumu /12./. Roudnice nad Labem, 18.06.2013-21.06.2013] R&D Projects: GA MK(CZ) DF11P01OVV010 Keywords : lime * lime kiln * lime technologies * traditional lime production * experimental lime production Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage http://www.svornik.cz

  4. Ekonomické a sociální aspekty sazby daně z přidané hodnoty u specifických výrobků

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    Valdová, Kateřina

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of my Bachelor thesis is to analyse if installation of the second VAT reduced rate in the case of chosen products in Czech Republic was effective. I have examined three indexes. These indexes are administrative costs, price and amount of chosen products (gluten free food, books, baby food). The first part of my thesis is exploring administrative cost and tax incidence. The following is about description using reduces rates in Czech Republic and European Union this rates framework....

  5. Sociálně psychologické aspekty zdraví a nemoci u žen diagnostikovaných a léčených s karcinomem prsu

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    Březinová, Kristina; Hamplová, Dana; Buriánková, Jitka

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 59, č. 2 (2015), s. 115-136 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP404/11/0145 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : psychosomatice * health psychology * social support Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 0.236, year: 2015

  6. Kriminalita dětí a mládeže - aspekty kriminality dětí a mládeže v okrese Český Krumlov

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    ŽAHOUREK, Pavel

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays, the juvenile deliquency is the frequently discussed issue, because it increases the brutality and the irresponsibility and the share of juvenile offenders on committing crimes. That is why my bachelor´s work deals with the juveline deliquency as one form of the criminality and further in one chapter, I deal with the deliquency at the Český Krumlov District. At the introduction of the work, the basic regular expressions are defined, because these are always necessary to define at the...

  7. Financial aspects of community pharmacies in Slovakia (2009-2014 Finančné aspekty verejných lekární na Slovensku v rokoch 2009-2014

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    Komjathy Hajnalka

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Community pharmacies play an important role in the process of ensuring public health. Pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care that includes acquiring, storing, preparing, reviewing and dispensing medicines, medical devices and dietary food to the inhabitants; providing them with information and advice; acquiring, storing and dispensing additional assortment; carrying out physical and biochemical testing for primary prevention and monitoring of drug efficacy and safety. At present, there are constant changes which have direct or potential and often negative impact on community pharmacies. For providing affordable and good quality pharmaceutical care, it is important to continuously monitor and analyse the developments in the financial data in community pharmacy business management. The data file from 2009-2014 on financial performance of selected community pharmacies were obtained from the Register of Financial Statements at Ministry of Finance Slovak Republic. A group of 194 community pharmacies were selected that represented more than 10 percent of all pharmacies. The selection criteria respected the territorial division of the Slovak Republic on districts, the size of municipalities (cities and villages and location (at or near health centres, shopping centres, housing estates, etc.. The evaluation parameters were gross profit, net profit, revenue from sales of goods and services, operating expenses, total assets, inventory, short-term receivables, total receivables, financial assets, owner’s equity, total liabilities, current liabilities and their characteristics (25th, 50th, 75th percentile, minimum, maximum, mean. The financial parameters obtained and their characteristics presented the basic information on the management of community pharmacies. The data also provided information for further assessment on factors that might have an impact on their value and direction of evolution.

  8. Mikrobiální aspekty emisí oxidu dusného a oxidu uhličitého z pastevní půdy

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    Šimek, Miloslav; Elhottová, Dana; Uhlířová, Eva; Šantrůčková, Hana; Brůček, Petr; Hynšt, Jaroslav

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 45, - (2004), s. 109 ISSN 0009-0646. [Kongres československé společnosti mikrobiologické /23./. 06.09.2004-09.09.2004, Brno] Keywords : nitrous oxide emissions * carbon dioxide emissions * pasture soil Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  9. Metodologické aspekty měření postojů české veřejnosti k trestání pachatelů trestných činů

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    Moravcová, Eva; Tomášek, J.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 50, č. 4 (2014), s. 495-520 ISSN 0038-0288 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2010012 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : public attitudes to punishment * new punitiveness * restorative jus- tice Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 0.681, year: 2014 http://sreview.soc.cas.cz/uploads/92cbb729980af9196de548db7243e98a567ae996_14-4-02Moravcova17.indd.pdf

  10. Daňové aspekty nakládání s nemovitostmi v kontextu vybrané zahraniční právní úpravy

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    Břeň, Josef

    2010-01-01

    81 7. Résumé My diploma thesis should offer a relatively complex view of the subject of Taxation of real estate transactions with a focus on the comparison of the Czech tax system with Austrian tax system, which comprises of several direct and indirect taxes concerning wealth transfers and wealth itself, especially immovable property. It deals with a specific view of problems rising in accordance of Tax theory. The following article is actually based on several taxes, which exists in the Czec...

  11. Theoretical Aspects of Phonon Dispersion Curves for Metals; Aspects Theoriques des Courbes de Dispersion des Phonons pour les Metaux; Teoreticheskie aspekty fononnykh dispersionnykh krivykh dlya metallov; Aspectos Teoricos de las Curvas de Dispersion Fononica en Metales

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    Cochran, W. [Department of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)

    1965-04-15

    Reasonably complete knowledge of the phonon dispersion curves for at least a dozen metallic elements and intermetallic compounds has now been obtained from neutron inelastic scattering experiments. The results have one feature in common: when analysed in terms of interatomic force constants they reveal the presence of comparatively long-range forces extending over several atomic spacings. The results for lead are particularly interesting; it did not prove possible to fit them by a force-constant model, but the dispersion curves for wave vectors in symmetry directions when analysed in terms of force constants between planes of atoms showed an oscillatory interatomic potential extending over distances of more than 20A. This review is concerned with recent theoretical work which has a bearing on the calculation of phonon dispersion curves for metals and the explanation of the long range of the interatomic potential. The best hope at present for a general treatment of atomic interaction in metals appears to lie in the ''method of neutral pseudo-atoms'', (a description recently coined by Ziman). This approximate theory is outlined and its relevance to Kohn anomalies in phonon dispersion curves is discussed. Experimental data for sodium is consistent with the theory, and the interatomic potential in sodium varies periodically in a distance {pi}/k{sub F}, where fik{sub F} is the Fermi momentum, as has already been demonstrated by Koenig in a different way. More exact calculations have been made for sodium by Toya and by Sham. The relationship between the different methods and other work of a more general character such as that of Harrison are discussed. (author) [French] A la suite d'experiences de dispersion inelastique des neutrons, on a maintenant une connaissance assez complete des courbes de dispersion des phonons pour une douzaine de metaux et de composes intermetalliques au moins. Les resultats presentent le caractere commun suivant: si on les analyse en fonction des constantes de forces interatomiques, ils revelent la presence de forces de portee relativement longue (plusieurs espaces atomiques). Les resultats relatifs au plomb sont particulierement interessants; il n'a pas ete possible de les ajuster au moyen d'un modele de constantes de forces, mais les courbes de dispersion pour les vecteurs d*ondes dans des directions de symetrie, analysees en fonction des constantes de forces entre plans d'atomes, accusent un potentiel interatomique oscillatoire qui s'etend sur des distances de plus de 20 A. L'auteur fait le point des travaux theoriques recents qui ont des incidences sur le calcul des courbes de dispersion des phonons pour des metaux, et tente d'expliquer la longue portee du potentiel interatomique. Il semble qu'actuellement ce soit la 'methode des pseudo-atomes neutres' (expression forgee recemment par Ziman) qui offre les meilleures chances de permettre un traitement general de l'interaction atomique dans des metaux. L'auteur donne un apercu de cette theorie et discute son importance du point de vue des anomalies de Kohn dans les courbes de dispersion des phonons. Les donnees experimentales pour le sodium sont en accord avec cette theorie et le potentiel interatomique dans le sodium varie periodiquement sur une distance {pi}/k{sub F}, hk{sub F} etant le moment de Fermi, ainsi que Koenig l'avait deja demontre d'une autre facon. Des calculs plus exacts ont ete effectues pour le sodium par Toya et par Sham. Le memoire examine les relations entre les differentes methodes, ainsi que d'autres travaux d'un caractere plus general, tels que ceux d'Harrison. (author) [Spanish] Los experimentos de dispersion inelastica de neutrones han permitido acopiar datos bastadte completos sobre las curvas de dispersion fononica correspondientes a una docena, por lo menos, de elementos metalicos y de compuestos intermetalicos. Los resultados presentan una caracteristica comun: analizados en funcion de las constantes de fuerzas interatomicas, manifiestan la presencia de fuerzas de alcance relativamente grande, que se extienden a varios espacios interatomicos. Los resultados relativos al plomo son particularmente interesantes; no fue posible ajustarlos a un modelo de constantes de fuerza, pero las curvas de dispersion de los vectores de onda en las direcciones de simetria, analizadas en funcion de las constantes de fuerza entre planos atomicos, revelan la existencia de un potencial interatomico de caracter oscilatorio que se extiende a distancias superiores a 20A. La memoria trata de trabajos teoricos recientes, relacionados con el calculo de las curvas de dispersion fononica en metales y con la explicacion del largo alcance del potencial interatomico. En la actualidad, el metodo mas prometedor para abordar con criterio general la interaccion atomica en los metales parece ser el de los 'pseudoatomos neutros ', denominacion recientemente acunada por Ziman. Se exponen los principios de esta teoria de Aproximacion y se examina su relacion con las anomalias de Kohn en las curvas de dispersion fononica. En el caso del sodio, los valores experimentales concuerdan con los datos teoricos, y el potencial interatomico varia periodicamente en la distancia {pi}/k{sub F}, donde hk{sub F} es el momento de Fermi, como ha demostrado Koenig por un procedimiento diferente. Toya y Sham han realizado calculos mas exactos para el sodio; se examinan las relaciones existentes entre los diferentes metodos y otros trabajos de indole mas general, tales como los de Harrison. (author) [Russian] V nastojashhee vremja v rezul'tate jeksperimentov po neuprugomu rassejaniju nejtronov dovol'no polno izucheny fononnye dispersionnye krivye po krajnej mere dlja djuzhiny metallicheskih jelementov i intermetallicheskih soedinenij. Rezul'taty imejut odnu obshhuju oso- oennost': analiz ih s tochki zrenija konstant mezhatomnyh sil pokazyvaet nalichie dovol'no dal'nodejstvujushhih sil, prostirajushhihsja na neskol'ko mezhatomnyh rasstojanij. Osobyj interes predstavljajut rezul'taty po svincu: okazalos' nevozmozhnym podognat' ih na osnove modeli konstanty sily, odnako dispersionnye krivye dlja volnovyh vektorov v simmetrichnyh napravlenijah, esli analizirovat' ih s tochki zrenija konstant sily mezhdu ploskostjami atomov, pokazyvajut nalichie kolebatel'nogo mezhatomnogo potenciala, prostirajushhegosja na rasstojanija, prevyshavshie 20A. Nastojashhij obzor posvjashhen poslednim teoreticheskim rabotam, imejushhim otnoshenie k raschetu fononnyh dispersionnyh krivyh dlja metallov i ob'jasneniju dal'nego dejstvija mezhatomnogo potenciala. V nastojashhee vremja naibolee obnadezhivajushhim metodom obshhej traktovki vzaimodejstvija atomov v metallah predstavljaetsja ''metod nejtral'nyh psevdoatomov'', kotoryj byl nedavno opisan Zimanom. Kratko izlozhena jeta priblizhennaja teorija i rassmotren vopros o ee spravedlivosti dlja anomalij Kona v fononnyh dispersionnyh krivyh. Jeksperimental'nye dannye po natriju soglasujutsja s teoriej, i mezhatomnyj potencial v natrii periodicheski menjaetsja na rasstojanii {pi}/k{sub F}(gde hk{sub F} - moment Fermi), kak bylo uzhe dokazano inym putem Kenigom. Bolee tochnye raschety po natriju proizveli Tojja i Sham. Rassmatrivaetsja svjaz' mezhdu razlichnymi metodami i drugimi rabotami bolee obshhego haraktera, naprimer, rabotoj Harrisona. (author)

  12. Psychologické aspekty hudby v životě člověka. Léčebný vliv hudby na psychickou a somatickou složku jedince

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    VRBOVÁ, Zuzana

    2010-01-01

    The Work deals with the therapeutic effects of music on mental and somatic component of the individual from the historical and contemporary perspective. There are three musical levels, the psychological, therapeutic and alternative one, whereas the work is based on the Western concept of music. The point of departure is knowledge of music psychology on human perception of music and the structure of musical composition. I use the knowledge of music therapy in applying the music elements on men...

  13. Morální aspekty klonování člověka ve světle křesťanské etiky

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    Havelka, Ondřej

    2014-01-01

    The thesis "The moral aspects of human cloning in the light of Christian ethics" deals with the assessment of cloning human beings from the point of view of moral theology. It is now clear that human cloning is technically possible and the number of attempts of this kind is still increasing in the world. Cloning is a very timely and dynamically evolving topic. Nowadays biology in this business is a few steps further before the law and ethical rethinking and grasping the topic. This thesis pro...

  14. V zajetí Gutenbergova syndromu: Metodologické aspekty vizuálních stimulů v sociálně vědním výzkumu

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    Buchtík, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 13, č. 1 (2015), s. 13-22 ISSN 1214-438X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10320S Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : visual research * methodology * visual stimuli Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography http://cvvm.soc.cas.cz/ media /com_form2content/documents/c3/a7405/f11/NS15-1_V%20zajeti%20Gutenbergova%20syndromu.pdf

  15. Zátěžové aspekty práce na urgentním příjmu z pohledu zdravotnického záchranáře

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    VELDA, Jakub

    2014-01-01

    Till the present-day the problems of the professional pressure have been explored above all in the field of the EMS nevertheless the inquiry in the field of urgent reception was and still is the field much less explored. In the thesis three aims were specified: To evaluate the most stressing situations of the urgent reception. To compare the stressful aspects of the paramedics at the places of urgent reception with EMS. To suggest the ways of managing stress at the urgent reception. Two inqui...

  16. Eticko-spirituální aspekty zvládání vzteku u dospívajících chlapců a dívek

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    Janošová, Pavlína; Říčan, Pavel

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 52, č. 2 (2007), s. 105-119 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA700250502 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : spirituality * ethics * coping with anger Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.133, year: 2007

  17. Wybrane aspekty komunikacji terapeutycznej w kontekście kontaktu z pacjentem chorym psychicznie = Selected aspects of communication in the context of therapeutic contact with the patient mentally ill

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    e-mail: malwina.tudorowska@gmail.com         Streszczenie: Komunikacja terapeutyczna jako część procesu porozumiewania się pomiędzy pacjentem a personelem medycznym jest istotnym elementem leczenia począwszy od diagnozy. Celem całego procesu jest wzmocnienie sfery psychicznej ze względu na różnorodność przebiegu choroby. Wsparcie terapeuty poprzez odpowiednie komunikowanie się nie jest procesem psychoterapeutycznym a reakcją na stan chorobowy pacjenta i jego sytuację życiową. Czynnikami wzmacniającymi tego typu komunikację są nawiązanie dobrych relacji oraz wprowadzenie interwencji terapeutycznych. Porozumiewanie się z pacjentem chorym psychicznie wymaga szczególnego zaangażowania poprzez otwartość, zrozumienie, akceptację. Należy minimalizować bariery wynikające z uwarunkowań fizycznych, społecznych tak aby budować zaufanie pacjenta tak aby proces komunikacji był jak najbardziej efektywny.   Słowa kluczowe: komunikacja, komunikacja terapeutyczna, choroba psychiczna Abstrakt: Therapeutic communication as part of the process of communication between the patient and the medical staff is an important element of treatment from diagnosis. The aim of the whole process is to strengthen the psychiatric due to the variety of the disease. Support therapist through appropriate communication is not a psychotherapeutic method but a reaction to the condition of the patient and his life situation. Factors reinforcing this type of communication is to establish good relations and the introduction of therapeutic interventions. Communication with the patient mentally ill requires special commitment through openness, understanding, acceptance. We should minimize the barriers stemming from the conditions of physical, social, in order to build the confidence of the patient so that the process of communication as effective as possible.   Key words: communication, therapeutic communication, mental illness

  18. Fytopatologické aspekty fytocenologické dynamiky a možnosti harmonizace produkčních a mimoprodukčních funkcí travních porostů

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    Voženílková, B.; Květ, Jan

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 18, č. 2 (2001), s. 99-102 ISSN 1212-0731 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA206/99/1410 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z6005908 Keywords : mountain grassland * management * fungus infestation * Microdochium nivale * Fusarium solani * Festuca rubra * Deschampsia cespitosa * Holcus mollis Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  19. Právní aspekty zdanění příjmů fyzických osob provozujících sport jako své povolání

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    Štork, Robin

    2012-01-01

    The aim of my thesis is a comprehensive overview of the problem of the income taxation of professional sportsmen. Starting from a domestic perspective, this thesis begins with analysis of the domestic tax system. It explains important underlying terms such as tax, tax law, direct taxes, indirect taxes, as well e.g. tax resident and non-resident. Then the thesis deals with the main issue of the income taxation of professional sportsmen. This part of the thesis includes main topics such as dire...

  20. BIOTECHNOLOGICKÉ ASPEKTY SVĚTLEM INICIOVANÉHO SÍŤOVÁNÍ – PIXL (Z ANGL. PHOTO INDUCED CROSS LINKING): NOVÉ ALTERNATIVNÍ TECHNIKY PRO STUDIUM 3D STRUKTURY PROTEINŮ ČI VZÁJEMNÝCH INTERAKCÍ

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    Šulc, Miroslav; Ptáčková, Renata

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 26, č. 4 (2016), s. 79-83 ISSN 1210-1737 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1509 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Photo Induced Cross Linking * photo methionine * photo methionine, diazirines Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  1. Skryté aspekty v testování prostorové představivosti: identifikace uplatňovaných stylů řešení položek

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    Jelínek, Martin; Květon, Petr; Vobořil, Dalibor

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 57, č. 4 (2013), s. 297-306 ISSN 0009-062X R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP407/11/2397 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : spatial ability * test * Latent Class Analysis Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.292, year: 2013

  2. Problematyka prywatności przy udzielaniu świadczeń zdrowotnych osobom starszym – wybrane aspekty prawne = Privacy issues in the provision of health services for the elderly – selected legal aspects

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    Iwona Wrześniewska-Wal

    2015-06-01

    2Zakład Zdrowia Publicznego Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego   Adres do korespondencji: Centrum Medyczne Kształcenia Podyplomowego 01 - 826 Warszawa; ul. Kleczewska 61/63; tel. 22 56-01-140   Streszczenie: O zawodzie lekarza można powiedzieć, że ma charakter humanistyczny, bo u jego podstaw leży życie i zdrowie człowieka, oraz respektowanie tej szczególnej wartości, jaką jest godność. Z godnością związane są wszelkie regulacje prawne, które chronią prywatność pacjentów. Są to przepisy odnoszące się do  intymności, tajemnicy zawodowej oraz ochrony dokumentacji medycznej.  Każdy pacjent ma prawo do poszanowania intymności i godności, w szczególności w czasie udzielania mu świadczeń zdrowotnych. Obowiązkiem lekarza jest troska by pozostały personel medyczny przestrzegał tych zasad. Intymność pacjenta, odnieść należy do wszelkich uczuć i działań nie tylko związanych z udzielaniem świadczeń zdrowotnych. Na tak pojmowaną intymność składa się dbanie o dobro pacjenta, szacunek dla pacjenta, zrozumienie jego sytuacji. Jednym z elementów tych praw jest również możliwość kontaktu pacjenta z innymi osobami, towarzyszenia osoby bliskiej przy udzielaniu świadczeń zdrowotnych oraz sprawowania przez tą osobę opieki nad pacjentem. Szczegóły dotyczące tych kontaktów określa regulamin szpitala bądź oddziału. Z prawem do prywatności łączą się gwarancje ochrony danych osobowych. Dane dotyczące stanu zdrowia pacjenta chronioną są w dwóch płaszczyznach. Chodzi tu o przepisy dotyczące prawa pacjenta do tajemnicy informacji z nim związanych oraz przepisy dotyczące ochrony dokumentacji medycznej. Tajemnica zawodowa obejmuje wszelkie informacje związane z pacjentem a uzyskane w związku z wykonywaniem zawodu medycznego. Przy czym obowiązek ten nie ma charakteru absolutnego albowiem ustawodawca enumeratywnie wskazał wyjątki w tym zakresie. Podmiot udzielający świadczeń zdrowotnych jest obowiązany prowadzić, przechowywać i udostępniać dokumentację medyczną pacjentowi i uprawnionym instytucjom oraz podmiotom w sposób określony w przepisach prawa, a także zapewnić ochronę danych zawartych w tej dokumentacji.   Summary: The medical profession can say that is a humanist, because at its core the life and health of man and the respect of this particular value, which is dignity. With dignity are all related legal regulations that protect the privacy of patients. These include provisions relating to privacy, professional secrecy and the protection of medical records. Every patient has the right to respect for privacy and dignity, in particular at the time of granting him health benefits. The doctor is obliged concern that the remaining medical staff observe these principles. Intimacy patient should refer to all feelings and actions not only related to the provision of health services. On such notions of intimacy consists of caring for the patient's welfare, respect for the patient's understanding of his situation. One element of these rights is also possible to contact a patient with others, to accompany a close relative when granting health benefits and the exercise by that person of patient care. Details of these contacts defined in the regulations or the hospital ward. With the right to privacy join safeguards for the protection of personal data. Data on the health of the patient are protected in two planes. This includes provisions on the patient's right to confidentiality of information associated with it and the provisions for the protection of medical records. Professional secrecy covers all information related to the patient and obtained in connection with the exercise of the medical profession. At the same time this obligation is not absolute because the legislature has exhaustively pointed to exceptions in this regard. The entity providing health services shall keep, store and share patient medical records and authorized institutions and entities in the manner specified in the law and ensure the protection of the data contained in this documentation.   Słowa kluczowe: osoba starsza, prywatność, intymność, tajemnica zawodowa, dokumentacja medyczna. Key words: an older person, privacy, intimacy, professional secrecy, medical records.

  3. Vybrané aspekty vzniku "Charty EU: Standardní podmínky svobody sdělovacích prostředků v celé EU"

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    Melíšková, Iva

    2015-01-01

    The bachelor thesis Selected aspects of "the EU Charter: Standard terms of media freedom in the EU" is about selected influences which shaped the media environment in the European Union's member states. Firstly, it defines the tradition of freedom of speech in Europe as well as the role of certain institutions of the European Union, Council of Europe and international players which supports the freedom of speech. Some parts are dedicated to the media policy of the European Union and certain r...

  4. Veřejné zakázky z pohledu veřejného zadavatele a jejich finančně-právní aspekty

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    Jurošková, Martina

    2012-01-01

    Law on public procurement is very interesting and dynamic part of the Czech law. It is subjected to adjustment in particular Act No. 137/2006 Coll., On Public Procurement, as amended, but is also modified by legislation of the European law. Important are decisions of the European Court of Justice. This thesis entitled "Procurement from the perspective of public authority and their financial and legal aspects" deals with public procurement in particular from the perspective of public authority...

  5. Pracovněprávní aspekty švarcsystému se zaměřením na pojem závislá práce

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    Sedláčková, Kateřina

    2015-01-01

    The term 'Švarc system' began to appear in The Czech Republic in the late 80s and early 90s of the 20th century with the gradual thawing of the restrictions which were put on private enterprise. Owing to this development, businessmen started widely entering into contracts with the persons, with whom a labour-law employment contract according to valid standards of labour code would have been signed and these people would have become their employees. The aim for such businessmen's behaviour was...

  6. The selected aspects of transport services punctuality measurement rated by the carrier and passengers / Wybrane aspekty pomiaru punktualności przewozów przez przewoźnika i pasażerów

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    Bojda Krzysztof

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Jakość funkcjonowania transportu publicznego odgrywa coraz większą rolę w całościowej ocenie jakości życia w dużych aglomeracjach miejskich. Punktualność odjazdów klasyfikowana jest jako jedno z podstawowych kryteriów dla pasażerów, organizatora transportu publicznego oraz przewoźnika. W artykule przedstawiono problematykę pomiaru punktualności przewozów w kontekście oceny przez różnych uczestników procesu transportowego. Omówiono przegląd literatury ze wskazaniem najczęściej stosowanych miar oceny punktualności oraz powiązaniem z niezawodnością czasu podróży. Przedstawiono narzędzie analityczne opracowane dla potrzeb przewoźnika, umożliwiające wykonanie szczegółowych analiz na podstawie danych zarejestrowanych podczas realizacji kursów. Zreferowano model wspomagania informacyjnego procesu użytkowania systemu transportowego, w którym dostępne archiwalne dane o realizacji rozkładu jazdy wykorzystywane są do przedstawienia propozycji zoptymalizowanych tras przejazdu w odpowiedzi na zapytanie użytkownika. Podkreślono zasadność analizy niezawodności dokonywania przesiadki podczas podróży.

  7. Právní aspekty daňového plánování v oblasti přímých daní

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    Kamínková, Petra

    2018-01-01

    Title in English: Legal aspects of tax planning in the direct tax area Abstract: In 2012, the European Commission published its Recommendation on aggressive tax planning (2012/772/EU). To counteract aggressive tax planning, Member States should adopt a general anti-abuse rule (GAAR), which is drafted in the Recommendation. At that time, no one knew that GAARs would become obligatory for member states from 2019. In 2013, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started the...

  8. Polské ultimatum Litvě v březnu 1938: mezinárodní aspekty zapomenuté krize předválečné Evropy

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    Dejmek, Jindřich

    Roč. 94, č. 2 ( 2008 ), s. 209-220 ISSN 0037-6922 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80150510 Keywords : History of Czechoslovak Foreign Policy * History of Diplomacy * History of International Relations Subject RIV: AB - History

  9. Medical and biological aspects of ionizing radiation influence in consequence with accident at ChNPP; Mediko-byiologyichnyi aspekti vplivu yionyizuyuchoyi radyiatsyiyi vnaslyidok avaryiyi na ChAES

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    Shidlovs' ka, T A [Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, Chornobyl (Ukraine)

    2011-07-01

    This monograph presents the issues on systematic influence of ionizing radiation on the biological systems. The results of personal complex studies because of influence of ionizing radiation in consequence with accident at ChNPP on auditory analyzer, creating voice, cardiovascular system and central nervous system are submitted.

  10. Teoretické aspekty řízení rizika internacionalizačního procesu malých a středních podniků

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    Lea Kubíčková

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of the article: Currently the situation of Czech SMEs is quite difficult not only because of economic crisis, but also because of big rivalry at the domestic market. The increasing rivalry and declining demand cause that small and medium enterprises try to entry foreign markets. The internationalization proces is, as all companies’ processes, accompanied by risk. This paper is focused on risk management in the internationalization process of SMEs, because risk perception has a direct influence on the management of international activities of companies. Methodology/methods: The compilation of available approaches to risk management process in general was presented in this paper and there also were defined risks of the internationalization process. There also were presented available perspective on the structure of risks associated with internationalization. Furthermore, the risk typology and options of internationalization risk process quantification were presented. The last section is devoted to approaches to risk management process. Survey among Czech SMEs was carried out, focused on risk management. There has been processed data from 91 Czech SMEs. Based on the data obtained there were defined and tested three hypotheses related to risk management. Scientific aim: The aim of the paper is not only to focus on the current situation in the theory of risk management, specifically on risk management methodologies that would be applicable to SMEs, as they often do not have enough educated managers and so risk management is not implemented in SMEs or risk management is carried out at very low level, the aim of this paper is also to find out how Czech SMEs manage the risks. Findings: In the literature it is possible to find a wide range of approaches to risk management, risk management topics internationalization process of firms in the last decade is also fairly widely discussed. Most authors agree that the risk management process would be internationalization basic general principles of risk management, while small and medium-sized enterprises are not expected introduction of complex advanced methodologies of risk management projects. To identify and analyze the risks to businesses available wide range of methods that can be used. Also, methods which could be used to eliminate the risks are many. Conclusions: In this paper are presented methods and procedures applicable to the risk management proces of internationalization of small and medium enterprises. Small and medium-sized enterprises in mostly manages risks associated with entrance into foreign markets intuitively, SMEs usually do not have any detailed methodology, which would be internationalization of risk management discussed. Small businesses tend to have problems not only in choosing the appropriate method of eliminating the risks that come across in the course of internationalization activities, but also often do not have the knowledge or the appropriate methods to identify potential risks and analyze. The survey among Czech SMEs showed that Czech SMEs often manage the risks associated with access to foreign markets intuitively and do not have any detailed methodology that would address the risk management of internationalization. SMEs tend to have problems not only in choosing the appropriate methods to eliminate the risks they encounter in the course of internationalization activities, but also often do not have the knowledge or the appropriate methods to identify potential risks and analyze.

  11. From user of photoreaction data. Application to shielding calculation of SR beamline

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    Asano, Yoshihiro

    1996-01-01

    Photoneutron production-yield has been calculated by using the data of track-length distribution caused by gas bremsstrahlung and photoreaction cross-section on a insertion device beamline of SPring-8. The track-length distribution and gas bremsstrahlung spectra were calculated by the Monte Carlo code EGS4. About 1.7 μSv/h has been obtained for the total photoneutron dose-equivalent rate at 1 m from the center of a thick target of Pb by assuming that the target is a point source and neutron emission is isotropic. The benchmark calculations of photoneutron production presented at the SATIF2 meeting have been also discussed. (author)

  12. Maksusüsteemi muutmise mõju majanduse arengule ja kohalike omavalitsuste eelarvetele / Kairi Lainjärv

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    Lainjärv, Kairi

    2003-01-01

    Autor käsitleb maksusüsteemi muutmisega kaasnevat nelja aspekti: vastuolu Eesti arengukavades antud lubadustega, mõju Eesti majanduse arengule, pensionireformile ja kohalike omavalitsuste eelarvetele. Näited maksutulude vähenemise kohta kolme kohaliku omavalitsuse (Pärnu, Tartu ja Narva) baasil. Tabelid

  13. Connections between corporate social responsibility and innovation climate / Ülle Übius, Ruth Alas

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    Übius, Ülle

    2009-01-01

    Innovatsioonikeskkonna ja korporatiivse sotsiaalse vastutuse kahe aspekti vaheliste seoste uuringust, mis viidi läbi Eesti, Hiina, Saksamaa, Soome, Tšehhi, Slovakkia ja Jaapani elektrilis-elektrooniliste masinate jaemüügi ning masinaehitusega tegelevates ettevõtetes. Tabelid, skeem

  14. Is European integration causing Europe to become more nationalist? Evidence from the 2007 - 9 financial crisis / Alina Polyakova, Neil Fligstein

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    Polyakova, Alina

    2016-01-01

    Artiklis käsitletakse eurointegratsiooni ühtse identiteedi kujunemise aspektis. Väidetakse, et EL-i integratsioon on tegelikult viinud selleni, et Euroopa kodanikud väärtustavad euroidentideedist enam rahvuslikku identiteeti ja soovivad, et nende riikide valitsused kaitseksid neid

  15. Semiootilisest ekspertiisist / Anti Randviir

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    Randviir, Anti, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli semiootikaosakonna vanemteadur käsitleb seoses K-kohukese ja "Kommarid ahju!" ekspertiisiga kahte aspekti: esimene puudutab semiootiku kui ametimehe ülesandeid, teine moment on semiootiku ja tavakodaniku suhted. "Kommarid ahju!" teksti analüüsist

  16. BrandSpace : disaini uurimine ja toote suunamine / Brett Steele

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    Steele, Brett

    2003-01-01

    Tutvustatakse kolme näidet uurimis- ja disainiprojektist, millega tegeldakse AADRL-i Disainiuurimislaboratooriumis, Londoni Architectural Accociation School of Architecture arhitektuuriteooria ja disaini magistrikursustel. Iga projekt rõhutab veidi erinevat aspekti tänapäevase arhitektuurse ruumi, urbanismi ja teiste meediatoodete läbipõimunud suhetes

  17. Noorukite ja täiskasvanute kiindumisstiilide seos perekonna lähisuhete erinevate aspektidega / Kristi Kõiv

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    Kõiv, Kristi

    2001-01-01

    Uuringust, mis käsitles seoste arengut lapsevanemate ja laste kiindumussuhetes, täpsemalt seda, kuidas lapsepõlves kogetud seotuse kvaliteet oma vanematega mõjutab vanemate hoolitsuskäitumise ühte negatiivset aspekti - väärkohtlemist

  18. 238U photonuclear studies with 5-10 MeV photons

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    Hawkes, N.P.

    1986-02-01

    The 238 U photofission and photoneutron cross sections, and the mean number -ν of prompt neutrons per fission, have been measured between 5 and 10 MeV. The experiment was carried out using bremsstrahlung from the electron linear accelerator HELIOS at Harwell. Neutrons from (γ,f) and (γ,n) reactions on 238 U were detected, and neutron multiplicity distributions recorded. Photoneutron events were separated from photofission events by means of their different multiplicities. (author)

  19. Etické aspekty občanského fotožurnalismu se zaměřením na fotografické a audiovizuální záznamy od konce dvacátého století po současnost

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    The bachelor thesis Ethical aspects of citizen photojournalism with a focus on photographic and audiovisual record from late twenties until present follows up the phenomenon of citizen journalism, which recorded especially in the last decade a sharp rise thanks to the development of information and communication technologies and looks at it from an ethical perspective. The thesis is divided into three parts. The first part deals with theoretical notions of ethics and citizen journalism, inclu...

  20. Filosofické a právně-filosofické aspekty kauzality jako východiska pro hledání nových řešení v medicínsko-právních sporech?

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    Doležal, Adam

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 2, č. 3 (2012), s. 1-16 ISSN 1804-8137 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP408/12/2574 Institutional support: RVO:68378122 Keywords : causation * medical law * philosophy of law Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences

  1. Participace nájemníků a sociální aspekty regenerace panelových sídlišť jako jedna z podmínek trvale udržitelného rozvoje

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    Sunega, Petr; Lux, Martin

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 7, č. 3 (2004), s. 5-9 ISSN 1212-0855 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/03/0417 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : participation * tenants * regeneration Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  2. Aspekty sociální reality v období červencové monarchie ve Francii (sociohistorická analýza reprezentací společnosti v diskursech intelektuálních elit

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    Pavel Sitek

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This research into the issue of the July Monarchy (1830-1848 discusses the discourse of the intellectual elites using an almost unknown method – sociohistory. As the primary reliable source we have used a novel written by Eugène Sue, The Mysteries of Paris. Its credibility has been supported by the studies of the correspondence between the author and his readers by French historian Judith Lyon-Caen. This text continues her work, as well as presenting our own results. The text is divided into three parts: a description of sociohistory, the historical context and the social aspects of the first half of the 19th century.

  3. Aspects of Reactor Physics Research at the Victoria University of Manchester; Quelques Aspects des Experiences de Physique des Reacteurs a l'Universite Victoria de Manchester; Aspekty ehksperimental'nykh issledovanij po fizike reaktorov v universitete viktorii v manchestere; Trabajos de Fisica Experimental con Reactores Efectuados en la Universidad Victoria de Manchester

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    Harris, M. J.; Walton, D. G. [Victoria University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

    1964-02-15

    The Nuclear Engineering Department at Manchester University was established in 1959. Since that time post-graduate reactor physics studies have gradually enlarged and developed, starting virtually from scratch; experimental studies have concentrated on light-water systems and centred on the accelerator-driven, natural-uranium, light-water exponential. The paper contains a survey of the work to date, discussion of the results obtained, outlines of proposed future work, and, as they arise in the text, descriptions of various low-cost, labour-saving experimental techniques which have been adopted. The various divisions of the work are described below. The authors have studied neutron diffusion in light water using both pulsed source and steady source methods. In the former method they have particularly stressed full harmonic analysis to the extent of actually studying the higher modes as opposed to most former work which has tried only to eliminate them. In the study of steady source methods they have concentrated on eliminating all effects from finite source and detector size, resonance activation, flux perturbation and so on. The results of both are discussed and compared. A very careful measurement of absorption cross-sections by the pulsed technique, taking care to eliminate harmonic and other effects likely to lead to error is also in progress and is described. Thermal neutron spectra in ''poisoned'' light water are being measured as a means of investigating and developing integral detector techniques. This discussion includes some interesting time- and cost-saving examples. Large foil activation and counting techniques for measuring spatially averaged neutron densities, and hence a number of reactor parameters, have been studied. Some interesting points have arisen, particularly with regard to spectrum measurement. The method makes possible many reactor physics investigations with limited resources. A low-cost natural uranium, light-water exponential has been constructed. Its mechanical design gives considerable flexibility so that, for instance, measurements parallel and perpendicular to the fuel rods are greatly facilitated. A programme of steady-state measurements is under way. Future work is outlined, and includes fine structure measurements, voidage effects and pulsed neutron studies. (author) [French] Le Departement du genie nucleaire de l'Universite de Manchester a ete cree en 1959. Depuis lors, les etudes post-universitaires de physique des reacteurs se sont progressivement developpees et elargies en partant virtuellement de zero; les travaux ont porte sur les reseaux a eau ordinaire et notamment sur les experiences exponentielles a uranium naturel et a eau ordinaire alimentees par un accelerateur de particules. Les auteurs passent en revue les travaux effectues, etudient les resultats obtenus, donnent des apercus sur les recherches futures et illustrent leur expose par la description de diverses techniques experimentales adoptees a Manchester, qui sont peu onereuses et ne necessitent qu'un personnel reduit. Les principaux sujets de recherches sont decrits ci-apres. Les auteurs ont etudie la diffusion des neutrons dans l'eau ordinaire en employant successivement la methode de la source puisee et celle de la source stationnaire. Avec la premiere methode, ils se sont astreints a faire une analyse harmonique complete, au point d'etudier effectivement les modes superieurs alors que, par le passe, ont cherchait seulement a les eliminer. Au moyen de la methode de la source stationnaire, ils ont cherche surtout a eliminer tous les effets dus a la dimension de la source finie et du detecteur, al'activation par resonance, a la perturbation du flux, etc. Ils discutent et comparent les resultats de ces deux etudes. Le memoire decrit ensuite une mesure tres precise des sections efficaces d'absorption, egalement en cours, par la methode des neutrons puises, en prenant soin d'eliminer les effets harmoniques et autres, generateurs d'erreurs. Les auteurs mesurent les spectres de neutrons thermiques dans de l'eau ordinaire 'empoisonnee' afin d'etudier et de mettre au point des techniques de detecteurs integraux. L'expose de cette partie du programme contient certains exemples d'economies de temps et de ressources. Ils ont etudie les techniques d'activation et de comptage avec des feuilles de grande dimension pour la mesure des nombres volumiques moyens de neutrons, ainsi que plusieurs parametres de reacteurs. Certains points interessants sont apparus, notamment en ce qui concerne la mesure des spectres. Cette methode permet de proceder a de nombreuses recherches de physique des reacteurs avec des ressources limitees. On a construit a peu de frais un assemblage exponentiel a uranium naturel et a eau ordinaire. Sa conception mecanique lui donne une grande souplesse, si bien que, par exemple, les mesures paralleles et perpendiculaires aux barres de combustible en sont considerablement facilitees. Un programme de mesures a l'etat stationnaire est en cours. L'auteur donne un apercu des travaux futurs qui porteront notamment sur les mesures de structure fine, les effets cavitaires et les flux de neutrons puises. (author) [Spanish] El Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear de la Universidad de Manchester fue creado en 1959. Desde entonces se han ampliado y desarrollado progresivamente los estudios superiores de fisica de reactores, empezando desde los cimientos; los experimentos se han concentrado en los conjuntos de agua ligera, en particular en conjuntos experimentales de agua ligera y uranio natural, alimentados por un acelerador. En la memoria se examina la labor efectuada hasta la fecha, los resultados obtenidos, las lineas generales de la labor futura, asi como las tecnicas experimentales adoptadas debido a su bajo costo y al hecho de requerir un personal escaso. A continuacion se describen las principales investigaciones realizadas. Los autores estudiaron la difusion neutronica en agua ligera utilizando fuentes pulsadas y fuentes de intensidad estacionaria. Las primeras se consagraron en particular al analisis completo de los armonicos, en especial los modos mas elevados, mientras que en las investigaciones anteriores se habia procurado unicamente eliminarlos. Con las segundas se trato de eliminar todos los efectos debidos a las dimensiones de la fuente finita y del detector, a la activacion por resonancia, a la perturbacion del flujo, etc. Los autores examinan y comparan los resultados obtenidos por ambos metodos. Describen igualmente mediciones muy cuidadosas, en curso de ejecucion, de la secciones eficaces de absorcion efectuadas por la tecnica de fuentes pulsadas, procurando eliminar los efectos armfiiicos y de otra Indole que pueden dar origen a errores. Para investigar y elaborar tecnicas de detectores integrales, han medido espectros de neutrones termicos en agua ligera 'envenenada' . Entre otras cosas, examinan algunos factores interesantes que permiten ahorrar tiempo y dinero. Han estudiado tambien las tecnicas de activacion de laminas de grandes dimensiones y las tecnicas de recuento para medir densidades neutronicas promediadas en el espacio, y tambien varios parametros del reactor. Han surgido ciertas cuestiones interesantes, en particular en lo relativo a las mediciones del espectro. Este metodo permite efectuar con recursos limitados numerosas investigaciones de fisica de los reactores. Los autores han construido un conjunto exponencial de uranio natural y agua ligera, de bajo costo. Gracias a sus caracteristicas mecanicas puede ser utilizado con muchos fines; por ejemplo, se facilitan considerablemente las mediciones paralelas y perpendiculares a las barras combustibles. Se encuentra en curso de ejecucion un programa de mediciones en estado estacionario. Los autores describen en sus lfneas generales la labor futura, que versara sobre todo en mediciones de la estructura fina, los efectos de cavitacion y estudios de flujos neutronicos pulsados. (author) [Russian] Otdel jadernoj tehniki v Manchesterskom universitete sozdan v 1959 godu. Postepenno rasshirjajutsja issledovanija v aspiranture po fizike reaktorov. Osnovnoe vnimanie v jeksperimental'nyh issledovanijah so dnja sozdanija Otdela koncentriruetsja na sistemah na obychnoj vode i uskoritele, privodjashhem v dejstvie jeksponencial'nuju ustanovku prirodnyj uran -obychnaja voda. Daetsja obzor prodelannoj raboty, obsuzhdajutsja poluchennye rezul'taty, dajutsja nametki raboty v budushhem, opisyvajutsja razlichnye jeksperimental'nye metody, dajushhie jekonomiju v zatratah truda. Diffuzija nejtronov v obychnoj vode izuchalas' s pomoshh'ju impul'snyh i stacionarnyh istochnikov. Vo vremja provedenija pervyh iz upomjanutyh issledovanij osobyj upor delalsja na polnyj garmonicheskij analiz v takoj stepeni, chto fakticheski izuchalis' bolee vysokie formy v protivopolozhnost' samoj rannej rabote, kotoraja napravljalas' na ih ustranenie. Vtorye iz upomjanutyh issledovanij koncentrirujutsja na ustranenii vsjakogo vozdejstvija vvidu primenenija istochnika i detektora konechnyh razmerov, nalichija rezonansnoj aktivacii, vozmushhenija potoka i t.d. Obsuzhdajutsja i sravnivajutsja rezul'taty oboih issledovanij. Daetsja opisanie ochen' tshhatel'nyh izmerenij poperechnyh sechenij pogloshhenija impul'snym metodom s uchetom ustranenija garmonicheskih i drugih vozdejstvij, po-vidimomu, privodjashhih k vozniknoveniju oshibok: Spektry teplovyh nejtronov v ''otravlennoj'' obychnoj vode izmerjajutsja kak sredstvo dlja issledovanija i razvitija metoda integral'nogo detektora. Pri obsuzhdenii budut vkljucheny nekotorye interesnye momenty, svjazannye s jekonomiej vremeni i sredstv. Izucheny metody aktivacii bol'shih fol'g i metody scheta dlja izmerenija usrednennyh v prostranstve plotnostej nejtronov i takim obrazom rjada parametrov reaktora. Voznikli nekotorye interesnye momenty, v chastnosti v svjazi so spektral'nymi izmerenijami. Dannyj metod daet vozmozhnost' provodit' mnogie issledovanija v oblasti fiziki reaktorov s ogranichennymi sredstvami. Postroena nedorogaja jeksponencial'naja ustanovka prirodnyj uran-obychnaja voda. Ee mehanicheskaja konstrukcija daet vozmozhnost' dobit'sja znachitel'noj gibkosti, tak chto, naprimer, znachitel'no oblegchajutsja izmerenija v napravlenii, parallel'nom i perpendikuljarnom toplivnym sterzhnjam. Osushhestvljaetsja programma stacionarnyh izmerenij. Namechaetsja v obshhih chertah rabota na budushhee, vkljuchajushhaja izmerenija tonkoj struktury, vlijanie pustot i issljodovanija impul'snyh nejtronov. (author)

  4. Aspekty efektivnosti při volbě profese a školy: přizpůsobují se pražské střední školy potřebám podniků?

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    Benáček, Vladimír

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 12, č. 3 (2010), s. 499-523 ISSN 1212-8112 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA700280803; GA ČR GA403/08/1369 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : education * human capital * employment Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  5. Genderové aspekty neúspěchu českých návrhů zákonů upravujících náhradní výživné na dítě

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    Havelková, B.; Cidlinská, Kateřina

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 11, č. 1 (2010), s. 60-73 ISSN 1213-0028 R&D Projects: GA MŠk OK08007 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : advanced child maintenance * Czech political discourse * law Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography http://www.genderonline.cz

  6. Metodicheskie osnovy sravnitel'noj ocenki nauchno-tehnicheskogo potenciala Rossii i ES: regional'nyj i mezhdunarodnyj aspekty [The methodological bases of comparative evaluation of sci¬entific and technological potential of Russia and the EU: regional and international aspects

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses approaches to the definition of such categories as “scientific and technological potential” and “innovative potential” in view of their resource, structural, procedural and resultant components. The author gives a more accurate definition of the scientific and technological potential through identifying its resources and orientation towards transforming abilities. On the basis of the existing methods of comparative analysis used in Russia and abroad, the author proposes a methodology for evaluating scientific and technological potential in the context of regional and international comparison. The integral index is calculated on the basis of a customised information and statistical database of normalised indicators through the identification and convolution of subindices that characterise individual components of potential. These subindices include pecific indicators applied in different statistical systems, in particular, those used in Russia and the EU, which made it possible to compar the data. The article presents the result of the application of this methodology based on a comparative evaluation of the scientific and technological potential of Russia (Northwestern federal district and EU states of the Baltic region. The experimental check suggests that the methodology be further improved for future clustering of Russian and EU regions according to the level of their innovative development.

  7. Economic Aspects of the Food Irradiation Programme in Israel; Aspects Economiques du Programme d'Irradiation des Produits Alimentaires en Israel; Ehkonomicheskie aspekty izrail'skoj programmy po oblucheniyu pishchevykh produktov; Aspectos Economicos del Programa de Irradiacion de Alimentos de Israel

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    Lapidot, M.; Foa, E.; Sivan, Y.; Kahan, R. S. [Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Yavne (Israel)

    1966-11-15

    The economics of many developing countries are based on agriculture, with semi-tropical fruits as the predominant crops. The harvest and shelf-life periods are brief because of the hot and humid climate. Refrigerated storage is underdeveloped or expensive. Economically important markets are distant. The economics of food irradiation must be surveyed on a national scale at the outset of any ambitious technological feasibility study programme. This must be followed by detailed economic feasibility studies as the programme progresses. Such a technological-economic survey of radiation-preserved agricultural produce was made in Israel in July 1965. All items which, potentially,could benefit from irradiation (fruits and vegetables, fodder, cereals and cereal products, fish, meat, poultry and poultry produce) were examined. Crop sizes and their values for 1962-63 and 1968-69 (based on Ministry of Agriculture data) were considered. Irradiation costs were estimated on the basis of available and extrapolated data for small irradiators in the growth areas and for large irradiators in port or along main highways. Surface treatment by electron accelerators and bulk treatment of {sup 60}Co, {sup 137}Cs or X-ray sources were considered. This survey was useful in formulating the programme for detailed technological and economic feasibility studies of individual items and in forecasting research activities and commercial applications for the period up to 1971. Preliminary results with sprout prevention in irradiated potatoes justified detailed economic surveys of the potato and onion commercial set-up as it is to-day in comparison to a modified set-up comprising several variants of combined irradiation and controlled temperature storage installations. The suggested set-up would reduce the expenditure for storage and handling from 15% to about 8% of the total crop value, the savings representing a net return of about 24% on the investment. This detailed economic survey on potatoes and onions will help considerably in the rapid adoption of the irradiation technique owing to the clear advantages shown. (author) [French] L'economie de nombreux pays en voie de developpement repose sur l'agriculture, les fruits semi-tropicaux constituant la production essentielle. La recolte et la duree de conservation sont tres breves a cause du climat chaud et humide. Le stockage sous refrigeration est insuffisant ou tres onereux. Les marches ayant une importance economique sont eloignes. Avant d'etudier serieusement la possibilite technique de recourir a l'irradiation, il faut examiner les aspects economiques nationaux de ce procede de traitement des produits alimentaires. Il faut ensuite proceder a des etudes economiques detaillees sur les possibilites de realisation, a mesure que le programme se developpe. Cette enquete technico-economique sur les produits agricoles irradies a ete entreprise en Israeel en juillet 1965. Tous les articles susceptibles de profiter de l'irradiation (fruits et legumes, fourrage, cereales et derives, poisson, viande, volaille et derives) ont ete examines. On a tenu compte du volume des recoltes et des prix correspondant aux campagnes 1962/63 et 1968/69 (d'apres les donnees fournies par le Ministere de l'agriculture). Les frais d'irradiation ont ete evalues d'apres les donnees disponibles et leur extrapolation, pour de petits irradiateurs dans les regions productrices et pour de grands irradiateurs dans les ports et le long des principaux axes routiers. Le traitement superficiel par des accelerateurs d'electrons et le traitement en vrac avec {sup 60}Co, {sup 137}Cs ou par les rayons X ont ete consideres. Cette etude a ete utile a l'etablissement du programme d'etudes technologiques detaillees et d'etudes de rentabilite pour certains articles, et a l'elaboration des previsions concernant les activites de recherche et les applications commerciales jusqu'en 1971. Des resultats preliminaires, notamment l'arret de la germination des pommes de terre apres irradiation, ont justifie une etude economique detaillee du systeme de commercialisation actuel des pommes de terre et des oignons, en vue de le comparer a un systeme modifie comportant divers types d'installations combinant l'irradiation et le stockage a temperature controlee. Le systeme suggere ferait passer les frais de stockage et de manutention de15% a environ 8% de la valeur totale de la recolte. Les economies representeraient un benefice net d'environ 24% par rapport aux investissements. Cette enquete economique detaillee sur les pommes de terre et les oignons contribuera beaucoup a faire rapidement adopter la technique d'irradiation dont elle a mis les avantages en evidence. (author) [Spanish] Son muchos los pafses en desarrollo cuya economfa esta basada primordialmente en los productos agricolas semitropicales. Debido al clima calido y humedo, los perfodos de recoleccion y conservacion de esos productos son muy breves. El almacenamiento en frigorificos no se halla generalizado o resulta caro. Los mercados de importancia economica se encuentran muy alejados de las zonas de produccion. Cuando se emprende la ejecucion de un programa ambicioso de estudios sobre las posibilidades tecnologicas de la irradiacion de los productos alimenticios es preciso tener en cuenta los aspectos economicos de la cuestion en el plano nacional. A medida que se ejecuta el programa es preciso llevar a cabo otros estudios sobre las posibilidades economicas de la irradiacion. En julio de 1965 se llevo a cabo en Israel uno de estos estudios tecnico-economicos sobre la conservacion de los productos agricolas por irradiacion. Se estudiaron todos los productos que podfan ser objeto de este tratamiento (frutas y verduras, forrajes, cereales y sus derivados, pescados, carnes, volateria y sus productos). Se calculo el volumen y el valor de las diversas cosechas para los anos agricolas de 1962-1963 y 1968-1969 (partiendo de datos facilitados por el Ministerio de Agricultura). Tomando como base datos disponibles y extrapolados se calculo el costo de la irradiacion tanto para pequenas instalaciones montadas en las zonas de cultivo como para grandes plantas de irradiacion instaladas en puertos o en las principales carreteras. Se estudiaron las posibilidades del tratamiento superficial mediante aceleradores de electrones y las del tratamiento a granel con fuentes de {sup 60}Co, {sup 137}Cs y rayos X. Esta labor resulto de utilidad para la preparacion del programa de estudios detallados sobre las posibilidades economicas y tecnologicas de la irradiacion de diversos productos y el planeamiento de las actividades de investigacion y de las aplicaciones comerciales hasta 1971. Los primeros resultados obtenidos irradiando patatas almacenadas para evitar su germinacion justificaron que se llevasen a cabo estudios economicos detallados sobre la estructura actual del comercio de la patata y la cebolla en relacion con un sistema modificado que comprendiera diversas combinaciones de instalaciones de irradiacion y de instalaciones de almacenamiento con regulacion de la temperatura. La combinacion propuesta reduciria los gastos de almacenamiento y acarreo entre un 15 y un 8% del valor total de la cosecha, representando estas economfas una ganancia neta de un 24 Degree-Sign Inverted-Exclamation-Mark o sobre el capital invertido. Este estudio economico detallado sobre las posibilidades de la irradiacion de la patata y la cebolla contribuira considerablemente a la rapida adopcion de esa tecnica, dadas las evidentes ventajas que ofrece. (author) [Russian] Jekonomika mnogih razvivajushhihsja stran baziruetsja na sel'skom hozjajstve, preobladajushhimi kul'turami v kotorom javljajutsja polutropicheskie frukty. V rezul'tate zharkogo i vlazhnogo klimata periody sbora urozhaja i hranenija ogranicheny. Hranenie v zamorozhennom vide ili nedostatochno razrabotano, ili dorogostojashhe. Jekonomicheski vazhnye rynki nahodjatsja daleko. Pri razrabotke ljuboj obshirnoj programmy s cel'ju izuchenija tehnologicheskoj celesoobraznosti, jekonomicheskie voprosy po oblucheniju pishhevyh produktov dolzhny rassmatrivat'sja v nacional'nom masshtabe. Po mere vypolnenija programmy sleduet detal'no izuchat' ee jekonomicheskuju celesoobraznost'. Takoe tehniko-jekonomicheskoe izuchenie voprosa sohranenija sel'skohozjajstvennyh produktov s pomoshh'ju obluchenija bylo provedeno v ijule 1965 goda v Izraile. Byli izucheny vse pishhevye produkty, obluchenie kotoryh mozhet byt' jekonomicheski vygodnym (frukty, ovoshhi, furazh, zernovye i produkty iz nih, ryba, mjaso, ptica). Vo vnimanie prinimalsja obshhij urozhaj i ego stoimost' za 1962 - 63 gg. i 1968 - 69 gg. (po dannym Ministerstva sel'skogo hozjajstva). Stoimost' obluchenija ocenivalas' na osnovanii imejushhihsja i jekstrapolirovannyh dannyh, poluchennyh kak na malen'kih obluchateljah, ispol'zujushhihsja v polevyh uslovijah, tak i na bol'shih ustanovkah v portah i vdol' shossejnyh dorog. Provodilos' izuchenie obrabotki poverhnosti jelektronnymi uskoriteljami i obrabotki vsej massy s pomoshh'ju kobal'ta-60, cezija-137 ili rentgenovskih luchej. Jeto obsledovanie bylo polezno dlja razrabotki programmy detal'nogo tehnologicheskogo i jekonomicheskogo izuchenija celesoobraznosti obluchenija pishhevyh produktov, a takzhe dlja vybora napravlenija issledovatel'skoj dejatel'nosti i kommercheskogo primenenija na period do 1971 g. Predvaritel'nye rezul'taty opytov po predotvrashheniju prorastanija obluchennogo kartofelja prodimonstrirovali celesoobraznost' provedenija detal'nyh jekonomicheskih jssledo- vanij sushhestvujushhih metodov hranenija kartofelja i luka po sravneniju s novymi uluchshennymi metodami, zakljuchajushhimisja v sovmestnom primenenii ustanovok po oblucheniju i hraneniju pri zadannoj temperature. Primenenie predlagaemogo metoda snizilo by zatraty vo vremja hranenija i transportirovki s 15% primerno do 8% ot obshhej stoimosti urozhaja, prichem sjekonomlennye sredstva sostavili by okolo 24% ot novyh kapitalovlozhenij. Takoe detal'noe jekonomicheskoe obsledovanie budet sposobstvovat' bystrejshemu vnedreniju jetogo metoda blagodarja vysheperechislennym preimushhestvam. (author)

  8. Vybrané aspekty podnikatelského prostředí, kulturní specifika a formování mezinárodní institucionální komparativní výhody Jižní Koreje - vzájemné souvislosti

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    Šípková, Martina

    2004-01-01

    This thesis deals with historical and socio-cultural context of Korean political economy and its relationships with important aspects of Korean business environment. The work dedicates significant space to chaebols as specific business organizational structures and the application of Korean paradigm of rationality to the reform following 1997 International Monetary and Financial Crisis. The main part of the thesis focuses on the analysis of Korean political economy from the viewpoint of its i...

  9. Some physics aspects of cermet and ceramic fast systems; Quelques aspects de la physique des reacteurs a neutrons rapides utilisant des cermets et des ceramiques comme combustibles; Nekotorye fizicheskie aspekty kermetnykh i keramicheskikh sistem na bystrykh nejtronakh; Algunos aspectos fisicos de los sistemas rapidos a base de combustibles cermet y ceramicos

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    Codd, J; James, M F; Mann, J E [United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Reactor Group (United Kingdom)

    1962-03-15

    The characteristics of a system using an iron-based oxide cermet as fuel material are discussed. A transport theory investigation to develop methods of predicting the effect of core heterogeneity on reactivity and flux distribution is described. Some preliminary calculations are also given of resonance self-shielding and Doppler temperature effects in a cermet system. (author) [French] Les auteurs etudient les caracteristique s d'un reacteur utilisant comme combustible un cermet d'oxydes a armature de fer. Ils exposent une application de la theorie du transport a la mise au point des methodes permettant de prevoir l'effet de l'heterogeneite du coeur sur la reactivite et sur la distribution du flux. Ils donnent egalement quelques calculs preliminaires d'effets d'autoprotection due a la resonance et d'effet Doppler du a la chaleur dans un reacteur utilisant un cermet. (author) [Spanish] La memoria discute las caracteristicas de un sistema que emplea como combustible un oxido tipo cermet a base de hierro. Describe una investigacion de la teoria de transporte con miras a desarrollar metodos para evaluar el efecto de la heterogeneidad del cuerpo sobre la reactividad y la distribucion de flujo. Tambien da algunos calculos preliminares de los efectos del autoblindaje por resonancia y de la temperatura de Doppler en un sistema de tipo cermet. (author) [Russian] Obsuzhdayutsya kharakteristiki sistemy, ispol'zuyushchej v kachestve toplivnogo materiala oksidnye kermety, razrabotannye na osnove zheleza. Opisyvaetsya issledovanie teorii perenosa, chtoby razvit' metody predskazaniya vliyaniya geterogennosti aktivnoj zony na reaktivnost' i raspredelenie potoka. Dayutsya takzhe nekotorye predvaritel'nye raschety ehffektov rezonansnoj samozashchity i temperaturnogo ehffekta Dopplera v kermetnoj sisteme. (author)

  10. Geografické aspekty volného času: význam volného času pro formování sociálního kapitálu a lokálních identit

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    The thesis discusses the importance of leisure as a part of an individual's everyday life for the formation of social relationships and ties influencing whole society. In fact, leisure is understood as a sample of practices and activities with underlying social and cultural factors. These practices are allocated in time and space, having an impact on space. The study is devoted to the use of leisure, its position and importance in the general time framework of a day. There is also a discussio...

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    This thesis demonstrates death in children´s literature from the perspective of didactic for second primary school. In theoretical part of this thesis the author defined the tricky topic of death, she focused on death education and analyzed death in literature in context of coping with a death from the kids perspective. She was continuing with equaly important topics, which are connecting with empiric part of the thesis, where she used reading, reading gramatic and reading book questions. Pra...

  12. Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Radiation D-Values for Spores of Clostridium Botulinum; Aspects Theoriques et Pratiques des Valeurs D de Rayonnement Appliquees aux Spores de Clostridium Botulinum; Teoreticheskie i prikladnye aspekty koehffitsienta izlucheniya odlya spor Clostridium Botulinum; Aspectos Teoricos y Practicos de los Valores D para Esporas del Clostridium Botulinum

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    Grecz, N. [Biophysics Laboratory, Illinois Institute Of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)

    1966-11-15

    Spores of C. botulinum have been found to have equal or greater resistance to ionizing radiations than spores of other non-toxic food spoilage organisms. For this reason the microbiological processing standards for radiation preservation of foods were invariably related to radiation resistance of spores of C. bonilinum. The index of radioresistance is the D{sub 10}-value defined as the dose necessary to inactivate one log cycle (90%) of a given spore population and 12 XD has been arbitrarily defined as the safe radiation preservation dose for food products. Extensive data from the author's laboratory revealed that (a) the D{sub 10} -value of a particular strain depended on temperature, medium and size of spore inoculum and (b) substantially different D-values may be obtained depending on the method of calculation and unknown variations from experiment to experiment. This information provides a basis for reappraisal of the 12D concept. The temperature during radiation can be shown to influence indirect effects of radicals: (a) their formation, (b) chemical reactivity, (c) extent of annealment and (d) diffusion, especially during liquid-solid transition of the medium around 0 Degree-Sign C. A combination of these temperature-dependent effects explains why spores are most sensitive when irradiated at 0 Degree-Sign C as compared with higher or lower temperatures. In addition to its effect on radicals, the temperature also affects the essential targets (DNA) directly. This involves the vibrational state as well as the extent of hydration of the DNA molecules. The apparent hydration of DNA is related to the range of action of indirect effects which can be calculated for C. botulinum 33A to add an additional 30A to the radius of DNA (10.5A), i.e. almost triple the effect of radiation. This change in radiosensitive volume is reflected by a corresponding change in D{sub 37} value from 1.6 x 10{sup 5} rad for the dry spore to 6.6 x 10{sup 4} rad for the wet spore. The suspending medium may either compete for radicals, e.g. most foods and microbiological media are radical scavengers, or it may promote formation of harmful radicals, e. g. phosphate buffer forms phosphinic acid, oxygen forms peroxy and perhydroxye radicals. Changes of D{sub 10}-values of an individual strain caused by various environmental conditions can be related to indirect effects, while changes of D{sub 10} values from strain to strain under standardized conditions relate to the amount and structure of nucleoid DNA in spores. In this respect all strains of C. botulinum studied to date can be tentatively divided into three groups: Group 1 includes strains (A, B and E) with D values around 0.13 Mrad or less. These spores exhibit single-hit inactivation curves and have probably one chromosome with a low repair probability. Group 2 includes strains 12885 A, 62A, 77A, 9B clustering around D{sub 10} =0.23 Mrad. Available target data suggest that these spores possess one chromosome of 900 {mu} with a repair multiplicity of 13. Group 3 includes the highly-resistant strains 33A, 36A, 40B, 41B, and 53B clustering around D{sub 10} = 0.33 Mrad. Available target data suggest that these spores possess two chromosomes of 900{mu} each with a repair multiplicity (N) between 80 and 90, i.e. N = 13{sup 2}/2. (author) [French] Il a ete constate que les spores de C. botulinum offrent aux rayonnements ionisants une resistance qui est egale ou superieure a celle des spores d'autres organismes non toxiques provoquant l'alterration des denrees alimentaires. Pour cette raison, les normes de traitement microbiologique appliquees pour la conservation des aliments par les rayonnements sont toujours fonction de la radioresistance des spores de C. botulinum. L'indice de cette radioreistance est la valeur Dio definie comme la dose necessaire pour inactiver un cycle logarithmique (90%) d'une population de spores donnee, tandis que le terme 12 x D a ete arbitrairement defini comme la dose sure pour la conservation des aliments par irradiation. Il ressort des donnees detaillees fournies par le Laboratoire de biophysique de Chicago que a) la valeur D{sub 10} pour une souche donnee est fonction de la temperature, du milieu et de la quantite de spores inoculee, et b) on peut obtenir des valeurs D sensiblement diffeentes selon la methode de calcul appliquee et a cause de certains facteurs inconnus qui varient d'une experience a l'autre. Ces renseignements fournissent la base d'une reevaluation du concept 12D. Il est possible de demontrer que la temperature qui regne pendant l'irradiation influe sur les effets indirects sur les radicaux, savoir: a) formation, b) reactivite chimique, c) degre d'attenuation, d) diffusion, notamment pendant la transition liquide/solide du milieu aux environs de 0 Degree-Sign C. Une combinaison de ces divers effets de la temperature explique pourquoi les spores sont plus sensibles a l'irradiation a 0 Degree-Sign C qu'a des temperatures superieures ou inferieures. Outre l'effet qu'elle exerce sur les radicaux, la temperature influe directement sur les cibles essentielles (ADN). En l'occurrence, il s'agit aussi bien de l'etat vibrationnel que du degre d'hydratation des molecules d'ADN. L'hydratation apparente de l'ADN est en rapport avec les effets indirects et l'on peut calculer que, pour C. botulinum 33A, il en resulte une augmentation de 30A du rayon de l'ADN (10, 5A), ce qui triple presque l'effet des rayonnements. Cette modification du volume radiosensible se traduit par une modification correspondante de la valeur D{sub 37}, qui passe de 1,6 x 10{sup 5} rad pour la spore seche a 6,6 x 10{sup 4} rad pour la spore humide. Le milieu de suspension peut, soit rechercher les radicaux (comme c'est le cas de la plupart des aliments et des milieux microbiologiques qui sont des absorbeurs de radicaux), soit favoriser la formation de radicaux nuisibles: ainsi, le phosphate tampon forme de l'acide phosphinique et l'oxygene forme des radicaux peroxy- et perhydroxy-. ' Les modifications des valeurs D{sub 10}-d'une souche donnee qui resultent de diverses conditions ambiantes peuvent etre rapportees a des effets indirects, tandis que les modifications des valeurs D{sub 10} d'une souche a l'autre dans des conditions normalisees se rapportent a la quantite et a la structure de l'ADN contenu dans le noyau des spores. A cet egard, toutes les souches de C. botulinum etudiees jusqu'ici pourraient, a titre provisoire, etre classees en trois groupes. Le groupe l comprend les souches A, B et E qui correspondent a des valeurs de D se situant aux environs de 0,13 Mrad ou au-dessous; ces spores donnent des courbes d'inactivation apres une seule irradiation et comportent, semble-t-il,- un seul chromosome a faible probabilite de restauration. Le groupe 2 comprend les souches 12885A, 62A, 77A, 9B groupees autour de D io = 0,23 Mrad; les donnees sur les cibles dont on dispose indiqueraient que ces spores possedent un chromosome de 900{mu} avec un indice de restauration de 13. Le groupe 3 comprend les souches tres resistantes 33A, 36A, 40B, 41B et 53B groupees autour de D{sup 10} = 0,33 Mrad; ici, les donnees sur les cibles dont on dispose indiqueraient que ces spores possedent deux chromosomes de 900{mu} chacun, avec un indice de restauration (N) compris entre 80 et 90, soit N = 13{sup 2}/2. (author) [Spanish] Se ha comprobado que las esporas del C. botulinum ofrecen una resistencia a las radiaciones ionizantes igual o superior a la de las esporas de otros organismos atoxicos'que estropean los.alimentos. Por esta razon, las normas de tratamiento microbiologico para la conservacion de alimentos se han relacionado siempre con la radiorresistencia de las esporas del C. botulinum. El indice de radiorresistencia es el valor D{sub 10}, definido como la dosis necesaria para inactivar un ciclo de desarrollo logaritmico (90%) de lina poblacion dada de esporas, habiendose, fijado arbitrariamente en 12 x D la dosis para la conservacion sin ' riesgos de los alimentos por irradiacion. La copiosa informacion obtenida por los autores en su laboratorio ha puesto de manifiesto: a) que el valor D{sup 10} de una determinada cepa depende de la temperatura, del medio y de la cantidad de inoculo de esporas, y b) que segun el metodo de calculo empleado y como consecuencia de variaciones desconocidas entre un experimento y otro, pueden obtenerse valores D fundamentalmente distintos. Esta informacion justifica una reevaluacion del concepto de 12 X D. Puede demostrarse que la temperatura empleada durante la irradiacion influye indirectamente, de distintas formas, sobre los radicales: a) su formacion;, b) reactividad quimica; c) duracion del recocido y d) difusion, particularmente durante la transicion de lfquido a solido del medio en torno a los 0 Degree-Sign C. La combinacion de estos efectos, que son funcion de la temperatura, explica por que las esporas son mas sensibles cuando se las irradia a 0 Degree-Sign C que cuando se emplean temperaturas mas altas o mas bajas. Ademas de sus efectos sobre los radicales, la temperatura afecta tambien, directamente, a los blancos esenciales (ADN). En esto interviene el estado vibracional asf como el grado de hidratacion de las moleculas de ADN. La hidratacion aparente del.ADN esta relacionada con el intervalo de accion de los efectos indirectos, que para el C. botulinum 33A puede calcularse que anade 30 A al radio del ADN (10, 5A), es decir, casi se, triplica el efecto de la radiacion. Esta variacion del volumen radiosensible se refleja en-un cambio correspondiente del valor D{sub 37}, que pasa de 1,6 x 10{sup 5} rad para las esporas secas a 6,6 x 10{sup 4} rad para las esporas humedas. El medio de suspension puede competir por los radicales (por ejemplo: la mayoria de los alimentos y de los medios microbiologicos son depuradores de radicales), o facilitar la formacion de radicales per judiciales (por ejemplo: el fosfato amortiguador forma acido fosffnico y el oxfgeno forma radicales peroxilo y perhidroxilo). Las variaciones de los valores D{sub 10} de una determinada cepa motivadas por diversas condiciones ambientales pueden relacionarse con los efectos indirectos, en tanto que las variaciones en los valores Dio entre una cepa y otra en condiciones normalizadas se relacionan con la cantidad y la estructura del ADN nucleoide de las esporas. A este respecto, todas las cepas del C. botulinum estudiadas hasta la fecha pueden ser clasificadas provisionalmente en tres grupos. El grupo 1 comprende las cepas (A, B y E); con valores D de 0,13 Mrad aproximadamente o menores. Estas esporas proporcionan curvas de activacion de impacto unico, y probablemente tienen un solo cromosoma, con una probabilidad muy baja de autorregeneracion. El grupo 2 comprende las cepas 12885A, 62A, 77A y 9B, cuyo valor D{sub 10} es del orden de 0,23 Mrad. Los datos de que se dispone sobre los blancos sugieren que esas esporas poseen un solo cromosoma de 900 {mu}m con un factor de autorregeneracion de 13. El grupo 3 comprende las cepas sumamente resistentes 33A, 36A, 40B, 41B y 53B, siendo el correspondiente valor D{sub 10} =0,33 Mrad. Los datos de que se dispone sobre los blancos sugieren que estas esporas poseen dos cromosomas de 900 {mu} cada una, con un factor de autorregeneracion (N) comprendido entre 80 y 90, es decir, N = 13{sup 2}/2. (author) [Russian] Ustanovleno, chto spory iClostridium botulinum. imejut ravnuju ili bol'shuju stojkost' k vozdejstviju ionizirujushhih izluchenij, chem spory drugih netoksichnyh organizmov, portjashhih produkty. Po jetoj prichine standarty mikrobiologicheskoj obrabotki v celjah konservacii produktov s pomoshh'ju izluchenij neizmenno svjazyvalis' so stojkost'ju spor S. botulinum k vozdejstviju izluchenij. Kojefficient radiostojkosti predstavljaet soboj znachenie D{sub 10} , opredeljaemoe kak doza, neobhodimaja dlja odnogo cikla 90% inaktivacii odnoj populjacii, i 12-D bylo proizvol'no opredeleno, kak bezopasnaja doza obluchenija dlja sohranenija pishhevyh produktov. Obshirnye dannye, imejushhiesja v laboratorii, pokazali, chto: 1) znachenie kojefficienta D{sub 10} opredelennogo vida zavisit ot temperatury, sredy i razmera spor i 2) sushhestvenno razlichnye znachenija kojefficienta D mogut byt' polucheny v zavisimosti ot metoda rascheta i neizvestnyh variacij v razlichnyh jeksperimentah. Jeta informacija obespechivaet osnovu dlja pereocenki koncepcii 12 x D. Pokazano, chto temperatura'vo vremja obluchenija mozhet vozdejstvovat' na kosvennye vlijanija radikalov: 1) na obrazovanie, 2) na himicheskuju reaktivnost', 3) na stepen' razrushenija i 4) na diffuziju, osobenno vo vremja perehoda sredy iz zhidkogo sostojanija v tverdoe pri temperature primerno 0 Degree-Sign S. Kombinacija jetih vlijanij v zavisimosti ot temperatury ob'jasnjaet, pochemu spory naibolee chuvstvitel'ny, kogda oni obluchajutsja pri temperature 0 Degree-Sign S, po sravneniju s bolee vysokimi ili nizkimi temperaturami. Krome ee vlijanija na radikaly, temperatura takzhe vlijaet neposredstvenno na osnovnye, misheni (DNK). Jeto zatragivaet vibracionnoe sostojanie, a takzhe i stepen' gidratacii molekul DNK. Ochevidnaja gidratacija DNK svja zana s diapazonom dejstvija kosvennyh vlijanij, kotoryj mozhet byt' vychislen dlja C.botulinum 33 A, chtoby dobavit' 30 A k radiusu DNK (10,5 A), t.e. pochti v tri raza bol'she vlijanija obluchenija. Jeto izmenenie v radiochuvstvitel'nom ob'eme otrazhaetsja sootvetstvujushhim izmeneniem v znachenii D{sub 37} ot 1,6 x 10{sup 5} rad dlja suhoj spory do 6,6 x 10{sup 4} rad dlja vlazhnoj spory. Suspenzirujushhaja sreda mozhet byt' libo okonchatel'noj dlja radikalov, tak, naprimer, bol'shinstvo produktov i mikrobiologicheskih sred javljajutsja raskisliteljami radikalov, libo ona mozhet sposobstvovat' obrazovaniju vrednyh radikalov, tak naprimer, fosfatnyj buffer obrazuet fosfatnuju kislotu, kislorod obrazuet perekisnye i pergidridnye radikaly. Izmenenie znachenij D{sub 10} otdel'nogo vida, vyzvannye razlichnymi okruzhajushhimi uslovijami, mogut byt' svjazany s kosvennym vlijaniem, v to vremja, kak izmenenija Dio U razlichnyh vidov pri ravnyh uslovijah svjazany s kolichestvom i strukturoj nuklida DNK v sporah. V jetom otnoshenii vse vidy S. botulinum, izuchennye v nastojashhee vremja, mogut byt' jeksperimental'no razdeleny na tri gruppy: gruppa 1 vkljuchaet vidy (A, V i E) so znachenijami D primerno 0,13 Mrad ili menee. Jeti spory dajut krivye odinochnoj inaktivacii soudarenij i imejut verojatno odnu hromosomu s nizkoj stepen'ju vosstanovlenija. Gruppa 2 vkljuchaet vidy 12 885 A, 62 A, 77 A i 9 V, gruppirujushhiesja okolo D{sup 10} = 0,23 Mrad. Imejushhiesja dannye o mishenjah pokazyvajut, chto jeti spory imejut odnu hromosomu 900 mikron s kojefficientom vosstanovlenija 13. Gruppa 3 vkljuchaet vysokostojkie vidy 33 A, 36 A, 40 V, 41 V i 53 3, gruppirujushhiesja okolo D{sub 10} =0,33 Mrad. Imejushhiesja dannye o mishenjah pokazyvajut, chto jeti spory imejut dve hromosomy po 90 mikron kazhdaja c kojefficientom vosstanovlenija (N) mezhdu 80 i 90, t.e. N = 13{sup 2}/2 . (author)

  13. Neki aspekti poticanja marketinške učinkovitosti kod malih i srednjih poduzeća kroz implementaciju načela održivosti na području Koprivničko-križevačke županije

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    Jerčinović, Silvije

    2014-01-01

    Održivi razvitak predstavlja pretpostavku za marketinšku djelotvornost poslovnih subjekata kao i pretpostavku uravnoteženog društva. Primjena održivosti u poslovnim modelima podrazumijeva integraciju njenih gospodarskih, ekoloških i socijalnih aspekata. Kao jedan od značajnijih upravljačkih instrumenata, marketing u današnje vrijeme može imati neosporan i izuzetno jak utjecaj na društvo i okoliš. Prednost i svrha nove marketinške paradigme jest u tome da se temeljem novonastalih uvjeta može p...

  14. Eesti erakondade välispoliitilise ideoloogia määratlemine / Heiko Pääbo, Taavi Kand, Triinu Kaljuorg

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    Pääbo, Heiko

    2006-01-01

    Artikkel defineerib välispoliitilist ideoloogiat kolme aspekti kaudu: konsensus välispoliitilistes küsimustes, poliitiline kaasatus ja maailmataju ning määratleb nende kriteeriumide alusel Riigikokku kuuluvate erakondade välispoliitilist ideoloogiat skaalal historitsistlik-liberaalne. Eesmärgiks on kaardistada Eesti erakondade välispoliitiliste otsuste lähtekohad, mis aitaks neid otsuseid tulevikus analüüsida. Tabel: Eesti parlamendierakondade välispoliitiline ideoloogia kriteeriumide lõikes

  15. NDA technology for uranium resource evaluation. Progress report, July 1-December 31, 1978

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    Evans, M.L.

    1979-11-01

    The calculational work has focused on gamma-ray calculations, code improvements, and cross-section conversions. The experimental effort has concentrated on the design of a field prototype photoneutron logging probe and on uranium-fission neutron pulse-shape discrimination. The GAMRES code has been modified to provide the facility for computing gamma-ray response functions for different types of detectors. Calculations to identify the physical processes of importance in the operation of the disequilibrium probe have been completed. A field prototype photoneutron-based logging probe and associated radiation shielding cask are currently being designed. Feasibility studies have been initiated to investigate the use of (α,n) source for direct uranium ore-grade determination. Pulse-shape-discrimination (PSD) techniques are being investigated for use with photoneutron probes having liquid scintillation fast-neutron detectors

  16. A study of the giant dipole resonance in doubly even tellurium and cerium isotopes

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    Lepretre, A.; Beil, H.; Bergere, R.; Carlos, P.; Fagot, J.; Miniac, A. de; Veyssiere, A.

    1976-01-01

    The partial photoneutron cross sections [sigma(γ,n)+sigma(γ,pn)] and sigma(γ,2n) of 124 Te, 126 Te, 128 Te, 130 Te and 140 Ce, 142 Ce were measured in the giant dipole resonance region by means of the monochromatic photon beam installation at SACLAY. Absolute total photoneutron cross sections, Lorentz line parameters and integrated cross sections are evaluated. The experimental behaviour of the GDR for the above nuclei and in particular its spreading, is then tentatively interpreted in terms of the improved dynamic collective model using the concept of potential energy surfaces. (Auth.)

  17. Neutron activation processes in the medical linear accelerator Elekta Precise; Procesos de activacion neutronica en el acelerador lineal medico Elekta Precise

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    Juste, B.; Miro, R.; Verdu, G.; Diez, S.; Campayo, J. M.

    2015-07-01

    Monte Carlo estimation of the giant-dipole-resonance (GRN) photoneutrons insider the Elekta Precise Linac head (emitting a 15 MV photon beam) were performed using the MCNP6 code. Each component of Linac head geometry and materials were modelled in detail using the given manufacturer information. Primary photons generate photoneutrons and its transport across the treatment head was simulated, including the (n, γ) reactions which undergo activation products. The MCNP6 was used to develop a method for quantifying the activation of accelerator components. The approach described in this paper is useful in quantifying the origin and the amount of nuclear activation. (Author)

  18. Current status of Russian Evaluated Neutron Data Libraries

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    Blokhin, A.I.; Ignatyuk, A.V.; Manokhin, V.N.; Nikolaev, M.N.

    1996-01-01

    The status of Russian Evaluated Data Libraries is discussed. The last modifications of the BROND-2 files and their relations to the additional files of the FOND library and the ABBN-90 group constants are considered. The main characteristics of new libraries for the photoneutron data, dosimetry and activation reaction cross sections and transmutation cross sections for intermediate energies are described briefly. (author)

  19. Dipole response in Pb-208 within a self-consistent multiphonon approach

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    Knapp, F.; Lo Iudice, N.; Veselý, Petr; Andreozzi, F.; De Gregorio, G.; Porrino, A.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 92, č. 5 (2015), s. 054315 ISSN 0556-2813 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-07117S Grant - others:GA MŠk(CZ) LM2010005 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : photoneutron * cross-section * neutron scattering Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics Impact factor: 3.146, year: 2015

  20. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Optimization studies of photo-neutron production in high- metallic targets using high energy electron beam for ADS and transmutation · V C Petwal V K Senecha K V ... Dosimetric measurements and Monte Carlo simulation for achieving uniform surface dose in pulsed electron beam irradiation facility · V C Petwal J N Rao ...

  1. Study of consistency between (γ,xn), [(γ,n) (γ,np)] and (γ2n) reaction cross sections using data systematics

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    Varlamov, V.V.; Ishkhanov, B.S.

    2002-08-01

    The majority of published data for photoneutron reaction both total and partial cross section data obtained using both bremsstrahlung and quasimonoenergetic photon beams has been analyzed systematically. The last kind data were treated separately for results obtained at USA National Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and at Centre d.Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France). It was found out that as a rule total photoneutron reaction cross sections obtained at Livermore differ (being smaller in amplitude) from that of other laboratories. The Saclay-Livermore data discrepancies were analyzed in details. Combined the result of this analysis with that of analysis of partial photoneutron reactions [(γ,n) + (γ,np)] and (γ,2n) cross sections balance between Livermore and Saclay data published before the following recommendation was formulated: for reliable balance of total photoneutron (γ,xn) and partial [(γ,n) + [(γ,np)] and (γ,2n) reactions cross section absolute values the Livermore (not Saclay) data must be used but multiplied to the parameter 1.122. Saclay total reaction data could be used directly but partial reaction data must be recalculated via complex procedure. (author)

  2. Kinetic characteristics of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    An, Tran Khac; Dien, Nguyen Nhi; Hien, Pham Duy [Nuclear Research Inst., Da Lat (Viet Nam); and others

    1994-10-01

    Kinetic characteristics of the reconstructed nuclear reactor in Dalat is investigated. Experimental parameters measured consist of: temperature coefficient of reactivity for water moderator, xenon poisoning, contribution of delayed photoneutrons induced by Be({gamma}, n) reactions and positive reactivity insertion behavior. (author). 6 refs. 4 figs.

  3. Kinetic characteristics of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Tran Khac An; Nguyen Nhi Dien; Pham Duy Hien

    1994-01-01

    Kinetic characteristics of the reconstructed nuclear reactor in Dalat is investigated. Experimental parameters measured consist of: temperature coefficient of reactivity for water moderator, xenon poisoning, contribution of delayed photoneutrons induced by Be(γ, n) reactions and positive reactivity insertion behavior. (author). 6 refs. 4 figs

  4. V C Petwal

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. V C Petwal. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 68 Issue 2 February 2007 pp 235-241. Optimization studies of photo-neutron production in high- metallic targets using high energy electron beam for ADS and transmutation · V C Petwal V K Senecha K V ...

  5. Responses of conventional and extended-range neutron detectors in mixed radiation fields around a 150-MeV electron LINAC

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    Lin, Yu-Chi; Sheu, Rong-Jiun; Chen, Ang-Yu

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    This study analyzed the responses of two types of neutron detector in mixed gamma-ray and neutron radiation fields around a 150-MeV electron linear accelerator (LINAC). The detectors were self-assembled, high efficiency, and designed in two configurations: (1) a conventional moderated-type neutron detector based on a large cylindrical He-3 proportional counter; and (2) an extended-range version with an embedded layer of lead in the moderator to increase the detector’s sensitivity to high-energy neutrons. Two sets of the detectors were used to measure neutrons at the downstream and lateral locations simultaneously, where the radiation fields differed considerably in intensities and spectra of gamma rays and neutrons. Analyzing the detector responses through a comparison between calculations and measurements indicated that not only neutrons but also high-energy gamma rays (>5 MeV) triggered the detectors because of photoneutrons produced in the detector materials. In the lateral direction, the contribution of photoneutrons to both detectors was negligible. Downstream of the LINAC, where high-energy photons were abundant, photoneutrons contributed approximately 6% of the response of the conventional neutron detector; however, almost 50% of the registered counts of the extended-range neutron detector were from photoneutrons because of the presence of the detector rather than the effect of the neutron field. Dose readings delivered by extended-range neutron detectors should be interpreted cautiously when used in radiation fields containing a mixture of neutrons and high-energy gamma rays

  6. Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of Quenching Variables from Biomedical Samples in Liquid Scintillator Systems; Aspects Theoriques et Experimentaux des Parametres d'Extinction Etudies sur des Echantillons Biomedicaux dans des Systemes a Scintillateur Liquide; Teoreticheskie i ehksperimental'nye aspekty peremennykh gasheniya iz biomeditsinskikh prob v zhidkikh stsintillyatsionnykh sistemakh; Estudio Teorico y Experimental de las Variables de Extincion en el Recuento de Sustancias Biological por Centelleo Liquido

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    Ross, H. H. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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    Until recently, it has not been possible to separate the individual quenching variables in liquid scintillator systems. Although conventional methods for quench correction enable the determination of the total quenching in a particular sample, the absolute contribution of colour and fluorescence quenching cannot be determined. This information is of great importance in the design of new and more efficient scintillator systems and in the critical evaluation of older systems for possible improvements. Two independent methods have been developed recently by the author to evaluate the individual quenching variables in liquid systems. The first method shows that a general mathematical model can be used to accurately predict the degree of colour quenching in any given sample using spectrophotometric data. This treatment is analogous to one for the total light absorption of a multicomponent system and finally results in an integral equation of the type Q = {integral}{sup {lambda}{sub n{sub {lambda}{sub {sub l}}}}} (K)(A)d{lambda}, which can be easily simplified for use. This technique is capable of giving accurate information for evaluating the combined effects of colour and fluorescence quenching and gives a good deal of insight into the exact factors that cause colour quenching. However, a worker faced with large numbers of routine samples will find the experimental procedure somewhat tedious. A second study describes a new experimental technique of colour-quench correction using an ''isolated internal standard''. Using this technique, in conjunction with any of the other methods for total quench correction, the separate effects of colour and chemical quenching are easily resolved. The isolated internal standard technique is based on the absorption of light photons in a colour-quenched liquid scintillator sample. However, in contrast to the above spectrophotometric method, the light source consists of a small ampoule containing an unquenched liquid scintillator spiked with the desired isotope. The photons emitted by the standard have the same fluorescence intensity and spectral distribution as those produced in the sample itself. After construction, the isolated internal standard is immersed in a pure liquid scintillator solution and counted. A second count is made with the standard immersed in a sample that exhibits colour quenching. The ratio of these two counts is a measure of the colour quenching in the sample and is unaffected by the presence of fluorescence quenching species. Because this method is straightforward in principle and easy to use, it is ideally suited to routine investigations. The individual quenching effects of various sample systems were evaluated by both correction methods. Specially prepared solutions of dyes and samples of urine, blood, and liver tissue were studied extensively. The results show that the agreement between the two methods is excellent. Also, the quenching effects of most of the urine, blood and liver samples could be determined to {+-}3%. (author) [French] Pendant tres longtemps il a ete impossible de separer les parametres d'extinction dans les systemes a scintillation liquide. Certes, les methodes classiques de correction permettent de determiner l'extinction totale dans un echantillon donne, mais il est impossible de determiner separement l'extinction de la couleur et celle de la fluorescence. Or, ces donnees seraient precieuses pour la conception d'ensembles a scintillation nouveaux et plus perfectionnes et pour l'evaluation critique des appareils actuels en vue de leur amelioration. L'auteur a mis au point deux methodes distinctes pour evaluer separement les parametres d'extinction dans les systemes liquides. La premiere methode permet d'utiliser un modele mathematique general pour predire avec precision le degre d'extinction chromatique dans tout echantillon, en partant de donnees spectro- photometriques. Ce traitement est analogue a celui que l'on utilise pour determiner l'absorption totale de lumiere dans un systeme a plusieurs composants; il aboutit finalement a une integrale du type: Q = {integral}{sup {lambda}{sub n{sub {lambda}{sub {sub l}}}}} (K)(A)d{lambda}, qui peut etre facilement simplifiee dans ses applications. Cette methode peut fournir des renseignements precis pour evaluer les effets combines de l'extinction de la couleur et de la fluorescence, et permet d'obtenir bon nombre d'indications sur les causes de l'extinction chromatique. Toutefois, le chercheur qui a normalement un grand nombre d'echantillons a etudier trouvera cette methode experimentale assez fastidieuse. La seconde methode est une nouvelle methode experimentale de correction d'extinction chromatique a l'aide d'un 'etalon interne isole'. En conjuguant cette methode avec d'autres methodes de correction totale, on peut facilement determiner separement les effets de l'extinction chromatique et de l'extinction chimique. La methode de l'etalon interne isole est fondee sur l'absorption des photons dans un echantillon de scintilla- teur liquide a extinction chromatique. Contrairement a la methode spectrophotometrique decrite plus haut, la source lumineuse est constituee cette fois par une petite ampoule contenant un scintillateur liquide sans extinction auquel est ajoute le radioisotope voulu. Les photons emis par l'etalon ont la meme intensite de fluorescence et le meme spectre que ceux que produit l'echantillon lui-meme. L'etalon interne isole, une fois constitue, est plonge dans une solution de scintillateur liquide pur et on procede au comptage. On effectue un deuxieme comptage avec l'etalon plonge dans un echantillon qui accuse une extinction chromatique. Le rapport entre le nombre de coups ainsi trouve donne la mesure de l'extinction chromatique de l'echantillon, l'extinction de la fluorescence n'ayant aucune influence. Cette methode, fondee sur un principe tres simple et d'un emploi facile, convient parfaitement pour les etudes courantes. L'auteur a evalue les effets d'extinction de diverses series d'echantillons en appliquant successivement les deux methodes de correction exposees. Il a etudie des solutions speciales de teintures, ainsi que des echantillons d'urine, de sang et de tissu hepatique. La concordance entre les deux methodes apparait excellente. En outre, l'effet d'extinction de la plupart des echantillons d'urine, de sang et de tissu hepatique peut etre determine avec une precision de {+-}3%. (author) [Spanish] Hasta hace poco no habia sido posible aislar cada una de las variables de extincion en sistemas de centelleador liquido. Si bien los metodos clasicos de correccion permiten determinar la extincion total en una muestra determinada, es imposible establecer la contribucion absoluta de la extincion cromatica y de la extincion de fluorescencia. Pero esta informacion es de gran importancia para el diseno de nuevos sistemas de centelleador mas eficientes y para la evaluacion critica de sistemas mas antiguos con la finalidad de perfeccionarlos. El autor ha elaborado recientemente dos metodos independientes para evaluar las diferentes variables de extincion en los sistemas liquidos. En virtud del primero, se demuestra que puede utilizarse un modelo matematico general para predecir con precision el grado extincion cromatica en una muestra determinada basandose en datos espectrofotometricos. Este procedimiento es analogo al que se aplica para la absorcion total de la luz en un sistema de varios componentes y da como resultado una ecuacion integral del tipo Q = {integral}{sup {lambda}{sub n{sub {lambda}{sub {sub l}}}}} (K)(A)d{lambda}, que puede simplificarse facilmente para su aplicacion practica. Esta tecnica permite obtener datos precisos para evaluar los efectos combinados de la extincion cromatica de fluorescencia, y proporciona amplios conocimientos sobre los factores que determinan la extincion cromatica. Sin embargo, un investigador que corrientemente haya de examinar grandes cantidades de muestras encontrara un tanto tedioso este procedimiento. El autor describe asimismo una nueva tecnica experimental de correccion por extincion cromatica utilizando un 'patron interno aislado'. Aplicando esta tecnica, junto con cualquiera de los otros metodos de correccion de la extincion total, se determinan sin dificultad los efectos separados de la extincion cromatica y de la extincion quimica. La tecnica de empleo del patron interno aislado se basa en la absorcion de fotones en una muestra de centelleador liquido con extincion cromatica. Sin embargo, a diferencia del metodo espectrofotometrico antes citado, la fuente de luz consiste en una pequena ampolla que contiene un centelleador liquido sin extintor adicionado del isotopo deseado. Los fotones emitidos por el patron tienen la misma intensidad de fluorescencia y distribucion espectral que los producidos en la muestra. Una vez preparado, el patron se sumerge en una solucion de centelleador liquido puro y se recuenta. Se procede a un segundo recuento con el patron sumergido en una muestra con extincion cromatica. La razon de estos dos recuentos constituye una medida de la extincion cromatica en la muestra y no es afectada por la presencia de especies extintoras de la fluorescencia. Este metodo, por la sencillez de sus principios y su facilidad de aplicacion, se presta muy bien para las investigaciones corrientes. Se han evaluado, utilizando ambos metodos de correccion, los efectos individuales de extincion en varios tipos de muestras. Se han estudiado detalladamente soluciones especiales de colorantes y muestras de orina, sangre y tejido hepatico. Los resultados indican que la concordancia entre los dos metodos es excelente. Asimismo, los efectos de extincion de la mayor parte de las muestras de orina, sangre y tejido hepatico se han determinado con una precision de {+-}3%. (author) [Russian] Do nedavnego vremeni ne predstavljalos' vozmozhnym opoznavat' individual'nye peremennye gashenija v zhidkih scintilljacionnyh sistemah. Hotja obychnye metody popravki na gashenie dajut vozmozhnost' opredeljat' obshhuju velichinu gashenija v dannoj probe, ne predstavljaetsja vozmozhnym opredeljat' absoljutnuju dolju uchastija v gashenii okraski i fluorescencii. Jeti svedenija predstavljajut bol'shoe znachenie dlja konstrukcii novyh i bolee jeffektivnyh scintilljacionnyh sistem, a takzhe dlja kriticheskoj ocenki bolee staryh sistem s cel'ju vnesenija vozmozhnyh uluchshenij. Nedavno avtoru doklada udalos' vyrabotat' dva nezavisimyh metoda dlja opredelenija, otdel'nyh vyzyvajushhih gashenie peremennyh v zhidkih sistemah. Pervyj metod pokazyvaet, chto na osnovanii spektrofotometricheskih dannyh predstavljaetsja vozmozhnym ispol'zovat' obshhuju matematicheskuju model' dlja tochnogo predskazanija stepeni obescvechivanija v ljuboj probe. Jetot podhod analogichen metodu opredelenija obshhego pogloshhenija sveta v mnogokomponentnoj sisteme, i on privodit v konechnom schete k integral'nomu uravneniju tipa: Q = {integral}{sup {lambda}{sub n{sub {lambda}{sub {sub l}}}}} (K)(A)d{lambda}, kotoroe dlja prakticheskih nadobnostej mozhno legko uprostit'. Jetot metod mozhet davat' tochnye svedenija dlja ocenki kombinirovannogo vozdejstvija gashenija okraski i fluorescencii i vmeste s tem sposobstvovat' luchshemu ponimaniju faktorov, vyzyvajushhih obescvechivanie. Odnako pri neobhodimosti analizirovat' povsednevno bol'shoe kolichestvo prob jeksperimental'naja procedura stanovitsja dovol'no trudoemkoj. Vtoroj metod - novyj jeksperimental'nyj metod vnesenija popravki na gashenie okraski putem ispol'zovanija {sup i}zolirovannogo vnutrennego standarta{sup .} Primenjaja jetot metod s ljubymi drugimi metodami opredelenija obshhej popravki na gashenie, mozhno legko otdelit' vozdejstvie gashenija okraski ot himicheskogo gashenija. Metod izolirovannogo vnutrennego standarta osnovan na pogloshhenii svetovyh fotonov v probe zhidkogo scintilljatora s gashenoj okraskoj. Odnako v protivopolozhnost' opisannomu vyshe spektrofotometricheskomu metodu istochnik sveta sostoit iz nebol'shoj ampuly, soderzhashhej negashenuju scintilljacionnuju zhidkost' s dobavkoj zhelatel'nogo radioizotopa. Fotony, izluchaemye jetim standartom, obladajut takoj zhe intensivnost'ju fluorescencii i imejut takoe zhe spektral'noe raspredelenie, kak fotony, poluchaemye v samoj probe. Posle izgotovlenija izolirovannyj vnutrennij standart pogruzhajut v chistyj zhidkij scintilljacionnyj rastvor i podvergajut schetu. Vtoroj schet proizvodjat so standartom, pogruzhennym v probu, kotoraja projavljaet obescvechivanie. Otnoshenie odnogo scheta k drugomu javljaetsja meroj gashenija okraski v probe i ne zavisit ot veshhestv, vyzyvajushhih gashenie fluorescencii. Blagodarja prostote i praktichnosti jetot metod goditsja dlja povsednevnyh issledovanij. Oba metoda vnesenija popravok ispol'zovali dlja opredelenija gasjashhego vozdejstvija v sistemah razlichnyh prob. Shiroko izuchali osobo izgotovlennye rastvory krasok i proby mochi, krovi i tkani pecheni. Rezul'taty ukazyvajut na velikolepnoe sovpadenie pokazanij oboih metodov. Gasjashhee vozdejstvie bol'shej chasti prob mochi, krovi i pecheni mozhno opredelit' s tochnost'ju do {+-}3%. (author)

  7. Dose Measurements of Bremsstrahlung-Produced Neutrons at the Advanced Photon Source

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    Job, P.K.; Pisharody, M.; Semones, E.

    1998-01-01

    Bremsstrahlung is generated in the storage rings of the synchrotron radiation facilities by the radiative interaction of the circulating particle beam with both the residual gas molecules and storage ring components. These bremsstrahlung photons, having an energy range of zero to the maximum energy of the particle beam, interact with beamline components like beam stops and collimators generating photoneutrons of varying energies. There are three main processes by which photoneutrons may be produced by the high energy bremsstrahlung photons: giant nuclear dipole resonance and decay (10 MeV γ γ γ > 140 MeV). The giant resonance neutrons are emitted almost isotropically and have an average energy of about 2 MeV. High energy neutrons (E > 10 MeV) emitted from the quasi-deuteron decay and intranuclear cascade are peaked in the forward direction. At the Advanced Photon Source (APS), where bremsstrahlung energy can be as high as 7 GeV, production of photoneutrons in varying yields is possible from all of the above three processes. The bremsstrahlung produced along a typical 15.38-m straight path of the insertion device (ID) beamline of the APS has been measured and analyzed in previous studies. High-Z materials constituting the beamline components, such as collimators and beam stops, can produce photoneutrons upon interaction with these bremsstrahlung photons. The 1/E nature of the bremsstrahlung spectrum and the fact that the photoneutron production cross section is comparatively larger in the energy region 10 MeV γ 3 detector, as well as a very sensitive pressurized 3 He detector, is used for neutron dose measurements. The dose equivalent rates, normalized to bremsstrahlung power, beam current, and storage ring vacuum, are measured for various targets. This report details the experimental setup,

  8. Kapitał intelektualny a edukacyjny podyplomowego kształcenia pedagogicznego: jego fenomen i podstawy koncepcyjne

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available W artykule są rozpatrzone oddzielne aspekty fenomenu kapitału intelektualnego, że uogólniają współczesne naukowe wyobrażenia kategorii «kapitał intelektualny»; argumentowano aktualność rozwiązania ujawnionego szeregu przeciwieństw w teorii i praktyce kształtowania podejści do badania zaznaczonego problemu; ujawniono i uogólniono możliwości realizacji konceptualnych zasad rozwoju kapitału oświatowego w systemie podyplomowej edukacji pedagogicznej.

  9. International and national aspects of double taxation

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    Doležalová, Veronika

    2007-01-01

    Veronika Doležalová Mezinárodní a vnitrostátní aspekty dvojího zdan ní 160 International and national aspects of double taxation - Resumé This thesis pays attention to the area of double taxation and its related national as well as international aspects. The reason for discussing this subject was its importance for removing the obstacles that double taxation presents to the development of economic relations between countries. The thesis is divided into five chapters. There are six annexes att...

  10. SOCIJALNA OBILJEŽJA SVAKODNEVNOG ŽIVOTA DJECE I MLADIH S ADHD-om, TE NJIHOVIH RODITELJA

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    Prepoznavanje i razumijevanje različitih uzroka i pojavnosti ponašanja djece, osobito ako se razvoj i primjena socijalnih kompetencija ne odvijaju u okvirima socijalnih očekivanja i normativa, važno je za sve stručnjake koji rade s djecom, bez obzira veže li se njihovo područje djelovanja uz sustav socijalne skrbi, zdravstva ili odgoja i obrazovanja. U ovom se radu na temelju recentnije literature i istraživanja opisuju socijalni aspekti svakodnevnog života jedne od razvojnih teškoća samokont...

  11. The role of radiotherapy in breast conserving treatment; Uloha radioterapie pri prsnik zachovavajucej liecbe

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    Mardiak, J.; Mego, M.; Palacka, P.; Rajec, J.; Liskova, S.; Chovanec, M. [Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave, Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2012-07-01

    This book offers chapters on diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The text is intended for physicians preparing for Clinical Oncology attestation. The attention is mostly paid to systemic treatment. The chapters dealing with the diagnosis, surgical treatment and radiotherapy are focused only on the aspects which are necessary for medical oncologist [Slovak] Kniha predklada kapitoly z diagnostiky a liecby karcinomu prsnika. Text je urceny pre lekarov pripravujucich sa na atestaciu z klinickej onkologie. Vacsia pozornost bola venovana systemovej liecbe. Kapitoly zaoberajuce sa diagnostikou, chirurgickou liecbou a radioterapiou su zamerane iba na tie aspekty uvedenych kapitol, ktore su potrebne pre pracu klinickeho onkologa.

  12. Vývojové prostředí NetBeans

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    2007-01-01

    Tato bakalářská práce představuje základní aspekty vývojového prostředí NetBeans IDE. NetBeans IDE je prostředí pro programovací jazyk Java. Práce je napsána jako příručka pro uživatele začínající s NetBeans IDE, přičemž se předpokládá se určitá znalost programovacího jazyka Java. Hlavním přínosem práce je usnadnění a zefektivnění práce s NetBeans IDE. První kapitola práce je spíše teoretická, zabývá se obecně pojmem vývojové prostředí. V dalších částech jsou rozebírány aspekty NetBeans IDE, ...

  13. The usage of electron beam to produce radio isotopes through the uranium fission by γ-rays and neutrons

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    Bunatyan, G.G.; Nikolenko, V.G.; Popov, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    We treat the production of desirable radio isotopes due to the 238 U photo-fission by the bremsstrahlung induced in converter by an initial electron beam provided by a linear electron accelerator. We consider as well the radio isotope production through the 238 U fission by the neutrons that stem in the 238 U sample irradiated by that bremsstrahlung. The yield of the most applicable radio isotope 99 Mo is calculated. We correlate the findings acquired in the work presented with those obtained by treating the nuclear photo-neutron reaction. Menace of the plutonium contamination of an irradiated uranium sample because of the neutron capture by 238 U is considered. As we get convinced, the photo-neutron production of radio isotopes proves to be more practicable than the production by the uranium photo- and neutron-fission. Both methods are certain to be brought into action due to usage of the electron beam provided by modern linear accelerators

  14. Photonuclear processes in the treatment room and patient during radiation therapy with 50 MV photons

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    Gudowska, Irena [Karolinska Inst., Stockholm (Sweden). Dept. of Radiation Physics

    1997-10-01

    The objectives of this project were to determine the level of photoneutron radiation around the MM50 Racetrack Microtron at Karolinska Hospital, operating in different modes and to evaluate the photonuclear absorbed dose to the treated volume during therapy with a 50 MV photon beam. The photoneutron radiation has been studied both using a {sup 235}U fission chamber and by computer simulation. The estimated neutron equivalent dose due to accelerator produced neutrons delivered to the tissues inside and outside the treatment volume do not exceed the recommended values. However, there is a potential risk that the sensitive tissues (lens of the eye and gonads), outside the treatment volume, can receive a dose of about 300-500 mSv per photon treatment course of 60 Gy with a slight increase for secondary malignancies. 47 refs, 15 figs, 6 tabs.

  15. Energy-dispersive study of the interaction of fast neutrons with matter. Common final report of the DFG projects GR 1674/2 and FR 575/5 together with the institute for nuclear and particle physics, technical university Dresden; Energiedispersive Untersuchung der Wechselwirkung schneller Neutronen mit Materie. Gemeinsamer Abschlussbericht der DFG Projekte GR 1674/2 und FR 575/5, zusammen mit dem Institut fuer Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden

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    Altstadt, E.; Beckert, C. [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR) (Germany). Inst. fuer Sicherheitsforschung; Beyer, R. [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR), Dresden (DE). Inst. fuer Kern- und Hadronenphysik] [and others

    2005-04-01

    In this final report on the research project ''Energy-dispersive study of the interaction of fast neutrons with matter, especially materials for fusion and materials from fission reactors the status reached after three years promotion is described. The aim of this project is the construction and first usage of a very complex time-of-flight system for the study of the interaction of fast neutrons with construction materials for fusion and fission reactors as well as with long-lived radioisotopes. Furthermore astrophysically relevant experiments on problems of the element synthesis shall be performed. The whole project is devided into two sections: 1. Development, construction and test of a pulsed photoneutron source at the ELBE accelerator of the FZ Rossendorf, 2. Application of the photoneutron sources for measurements of cross sections induced by fast, energy-selected neutrons.

  16. Remanent radiation fields around medical linear accelerators due to the induced radionuclides

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    Sabol, J.; Khalifa, O.; Berka, Z.; Stankus, P.; Frencl, L.

    1998-01-01

    Radiation fields around two linear accelerators, Saturn 43 and a Saturn 2 Plus, installed at radiotherapy department is Prague, were measured and interpreted. The measurements included the determination of the dose equivalent rate resulting from photons emitted by induced radionuclides produced in reactions of high-energy photons with certain elements present in air and accelerator components as well as in the shielding and building materials in the treatment rooms, which are irradiated by high-energy X-rays, and due to radionuclides formed by capture of photoneutrons. While scattered photons and photoneutrons are only present during the accelerator operation, residual radioactivity creates a remanent radiation field persisting for some time after the instrument shutdown. The activity induced in the accessories is also an important source of exposure. (P.A.)

  17. Ex-vessel water-level and fission-product monitoring for LWR

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    DeVolpi, A.; Markoff, D.

    1988-01-01

    Given that the need for direct measurement of reactor coolant inventory under operational or abnormal conditions remains unsatisfied, a high-energy gamma-ray detection system is described for ex-vessel monitoring. The system has been modeled to predict response in a PWR, and the model has been validated with a LOFT LOCA sequence. The apparatus, situated outside the pressure vessel, would give relative water level and density over the entire vessel height and distinguish differing levels in the downcomer and core. It would also have significant sensitivity after power shutdown because of high-energy gamma rays from photoneutron capture, the photoneutrons being the result of fission-product decay in the core. Fission-products released to the coolant and accumulated in the top of a PWR vessel would also be theoretically detectable

  18. Nuclear reaction models - source term estimation for safety design in accelerators

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    Nandy, Maitreyee

    2013-01-01

    Accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS) employs proton induced spallation reaction at a few GeV. Safety design of these systems involves source term estimation in two steps - multiple fragmentation of the target and n+γ emission through a fast process followed by statistical decay of the primary fragments. The prompt radiation field is estimated in the framework of quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) theory, intra-nuclear cascade or Monte Carlo calculations. A few nuclear reaction model codes used for this purpose are QMD, JQMD, Bertini, INCL4, PHITS, followed by statistical decay codes like ABLA, GEM, GEMINI, etc. In the case of electron accelerators photons and photoneutrons dominate the prompt radiation field. High energy photon yield through Bremsstrahlung is estimated in the framework of Born approximation while photoneutron production is calculated using giant dipole resonance and quasi-deuteron formation cross section. In this talk hybrid and exciton PEQ models and QMD formalism will be discussed briefly

  19. Photonuclear processes in the treatment room and patient during radiation therapy with 50 MV photons

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    Gudowska, Irena

    1997-01-01

    The objectives of this project were to determine the level of photoneutron radiation around the MM50 Racetrack Microtron at Karolinska Hospital, operating in different modes and to evaluate the photonuclear absorbed dose to the treated volume during therapy with a 50 MV photon beam. The photoneutron radiation has been studied both using a 235 U fission chamber and by computer simulation. The estimated neutron equivalent dose due to accelerator produced neutrons delivered to the tissues inside and outside the treatment volume do not exceed the recommended values. However, there is a potential risk that the sensitive tissues (lens of the eye and gonads), outside the treatment volume, can receive a dose of about 300-500 mSv per photon treatment course of 60 Gy with a slight increase for secondary malignancies. 47 refs, 15 figs, 6 tabs

  20. Design and simulation of an optimized e-linac based neutron source for BNCT research

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    Durisi, E.; Alikaniotis, K.; Borla, O.; Bragato, F.; Costa, M.; Giannini, G.; Monti, V.; Visca, L.; Vivaldo, G.; Zanini, A.

    2015-01-01

    The paper is focused on the study of a novel photo-neutron source for BNCT preclinical research based on medical electron Linacs. Previous studies by the authors already demonstrated the possibility to obtain a mixed thermal and epithermal neutron flux of the order of 10"7 cm"−"2 s"−"1. This paper investigates possible Linac’s modifications and a new photo-converter design to rise the neutron flux above 5 10"7 cm"−"2 s"−"1, also reducing the gamma contamination. - Highlights: • Proposal of a mixed thermal and epithermal (named hyperthermal) neutron source based on medical high energy electron Linac. • Photo-neutron production via Giant Dipole Resonance on high Z materials. • MCNP4B-GN simulations to design the photo-converter geometry maximizing the hyperthermal neutron flux and minimizing the fast neutron and gamma contaminations. Hyperthermal neutron field suitable for BNCT preclinical research.

  1. Experimental validation of neutron activation simulation of a varian medical linear accelerator.

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    Morato, S; Juste, B; Miro, R; Verdu, G; Diez, S

    2016-08-01

    This work presents a Monte Carlo simulation using the last version of MCNP, v. 6.1.1, of a Varian CLinAc emitting a 15MeV photon beam. The main objective of the work is to estimate the photoneutron production and activated products inside the medical linear accelerator head. To that, the Varian LinAc head was modelled in detail using the manufacturer information, and the model was generated with a CAD software and exported as a mesh to be included in the particle transport simulation. The model includes the transport of photoneutrons generated by primary photons and the (n, γ) reactions which can result in activation products. The validation of this study was done using experimental measures. Activation products have been identified by in situ gamma spectroscopy placed at the jaws exit of the LinAc shortly after termination of a high energy photon beam irradiation. Comparison between experimental and simulation results shows good agreement.

  2. Determination of the neutron spectra in the treatment room of a linear accelerator for radiotherapy

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    Vega C, H.R.; Barquero, R.; Mendez, R.; Iniguez, M.P.

    2003-01-01

    By means of a series of measures and Monte Carlo calculations the dosimetric characteristics of the photoneutrons have been determined that take place in volume to a linear accelerator of radiotherapy of 18 MV, LINAC, mark Siemens Mevatron model. The measures were carried out with thermoluminescent dosemeters TLD 600 and TLD 700 that were naked exposed and confined with cover of Cd and Sn, inside a sphere of paraffin and inside spheres Bonner. (Author)

  3. Evaluation of radiation protection of the radiotherapy department in cancer hospital

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    Feng Ningyuan; Zhang Hongzhi; Yu Yun

    1987-01-01

    In this paper, the emphases are put on the description of design principle and calculation method for radiation protection in the new radiotherapy department of Cancer Research Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, as well as the evaluation of meusaring results. In addition, the problem of photo-neutron contamination among 16 MV X-ray from SL 75-20 Philips Linear Accelerator and its relavent shielding measures have been discussed

  4. Determination of the neutron spectra in the treatment room of a linear accelerator for radiotherapy; Determinacion de los espectros de neutrones en la sala de tratamiento de un acelerador lineal para radioterapia

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    Vega C, H.R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Cuerpo Academico de Radiobiologia, A.P. 336, 98000 Zacatecas (Mexico); Barquero, R. [Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega, Valladolid (Spain); Mendez, R.; Iniguez, M.P. [Depto. de Fisica Teorica, Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid (Spain)

    2003-07-01

    By means of a series of measures and Monte Carlo calculations the dosimetric characteristics of the photoneutrons have been determined that take place in volume to a linear accelerator of radiotherapy of 18 MV, LINAC, mark Siemens Mevatron model. The measures were carried out with thermoluminescent dosemeters TLD 600 and TLD 700 that were naked exposed and confined with cover of Cd and Sn, inside a sphere of paraffin and inside spheres Bonner. (Author)

  5. Neutron dose measurements of Varian and Elekta linacs by TLD600 and TLD700 dosimeters and comparison with MCNP calculations.

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    Nedaie, Hassan Ali; Darestani, Hoda; Banaee, Nooshin; Shagholi, Negin; Mohammadi, Kheirollah; Shahvar, Arjang; Bayat, Esmaeel

    2014-01-01

    High-energy linacs produce secondary particles such as neutrons (photoneutron production). The neutrons have the important role during treatment with high energy photons in terms of protection and dose escalation. In this work, neutron dose equivalents of 18 MV Varian and Elekta accelerators are measured by thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) 600 and TLD700 detectors and compared with the Monte Carlo calculations. For neutron and photon dose discrimination, first TLDs were calibrated separately by gamma and neutron doses. Gamma calibration was carried out in two procedures; by standard 60Co source and by 18 MV linac photon beam. For neutron calibration by (241)Am-Be source, irradiations were performed in several different time intervals. The Varian and Elekta linac heads and the phantom were simulated by the MCNPX code (v. 2.5). Neutron dose equivalent was calculated in the central axis, on the phantom surface and depths of 1, 2, 3.3, 4, 5, and 6 cm. The maximum photoneutron dose equivalents which calculated by the MCNPX code were 7.06 and 2.37 mSv.Gy(-1) for Varian and Elekta accelerators, respectively, in comparison with 50 and 44 mSv.Gy(-1) achieved by TLDs. All the results showed more photoneutron production in Varian accelerator compared to Elekta. According to the results, it seems that TLD600 and TLD700 pairs are not suitable dosimeters for neutron dosimetry inside the linac field due to high photon flux, while MCNPX code is an appropriate alternative for studying photoneutron production.

  6. Neutrons and carcinogenesis: a cautionary tale

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    Hall, E.J.

    1996-01-01

    The best estimates for radiation induced cancer and leukemia are based on the Japanese survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With the earlier dosimetry systems of the 1960's, it was possible to derive an RBE (relative biological effectiveness) for neutrons from the Japanese data, because it was thought that there was a significant neutron dose at Hiroshima compared with Nagasaki. The estimated RBE of about 20 was consistent with laboratory estimates for oncogenic transformation in vitro and tumors in animals. The revised dosimetry of the 1980's [DS 86] essentially eliminated the neutron component at Hiroshima, and consequently removed the only neutron RBE estimate based on human data. However, recent neutron activation measurements indicate that these may indeed have been thermal neutrons at Hiroshima, and measurements of the ratio of inter- to intra-chromosomal aberrations in peripheral lymphocytes of survivors also tend to indicate that the biologically effective dose was dominated by neutrons. Another area in which the large biological effectiveness of neutrons assumes importance is the production of photoneutrons in high energy medical linear accelerators (Linacs). An increasing number of accelerators operating in the 18 to 20 MV range are coming into routine clinical use and at this energy, photoneutrons generated largely in the collimators result in a total body dose to the patient. The increased risk of second malignancies must be balanced against the slight improvement in percentage depth doses compared with more conventional machines operating at to 10 MV, below the threshold for photoneutron production. (author)

  7. Measurement of photonuclear cross sections from 30 to 140 MeV for intermediate and heavy mass nuclei (Sn, Ce, Ta, Pb and U)

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    Lepretre, A.

    1982-06-01

    The total photonuclear absorption cross section for Sn, Ce, Ta, Pb and U has been studied from 25 to 140 MeV using a continuously variable monochromatic photon beam obtained from the annihilation in flight of monoenergetic positrons. The basic experimental results are a set of data giving sums of inclusive multiple photoneutron production cross sections of the form σsup(j) (Esub(γ) = Σsub(i=j)σ(γ,in) for neutron multiplicities ranging from j=1 to 12. From these data the total photonuclear absorption cross section σ(tot : Esub(γ)) has been deduced. It is concluded that Levinger's modified quasi-deuteron model describes the total cross sections reasonably well. When these data are combined with lower energy data and integrated to 140 MeV they indicate the need for an enhancement factor K for the Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn sum rule of 0.76+-0.10. No evidence was found that would indicate an A-dependence for the enhancement factor. From event-by-event records of observed photoneutron multiplicities it was also possible to determine the mean number of photoneutrons, antiν, for each photon energy and the widths W of the multiplicities distributions. From these measurements one also obtains the cross section for the formation of a compound nucleus state excited with the full energy of the absorbed photon [fr

  8. Dose determination of Neutron contamination in radiothrapy rooms equiped with high energy linear accelerators

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    Shweikani, R.; Anjak, O.

    2014-03-01

    Radiotherapy represents the most widely spread technique to control and treat cancer. To increase the treatment efficiency, high-energy linear accelerators are used. However, applying high energy photon beams leads to a non-negligible dose of neutrons contaminating therapeutic beams. A high-energy (23 MV) linear accelerator (Varian 21EX) was studied. The CR-39 nuclear track detectors (NTDs) were used to study the variation of fast neutron relative intensities around a linear accelerator high energy photon beam and to determined the its variation on the patient plane at 0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 cm from the center of the photon beam was. By increasing the distance from the center of the X-ray beam towards the periphery, the photoneutron dose equivalent decreased rapidly for the fields. Photoneutron intensity and distributions at isocenter level with the field sizes of 40*40 cm'2 at SSD=100cm around 23 MV photon beam using Nuclear Track Detectors were determined. The advantages of CR-39 NTD s over active detectors: 1- there is no pulse pileup problem. 2- no photon interference with neutron measurement. 3- no electronics are required. 4 - less prone to noise and interference. The photoneutron intensities were rapidly decreased as we move away from the isocenter of linear accelerators. As the use of simulation software MCNP match in the results we have obtained through direct measurements and the modeling results using the code MCNP (author).

  9. Design of thermal neutron beam based on an electron linear accelerator for BNCT.

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    Zolfaghari, Mona; Sedaghatizadeh, Mahmood

    2016-12-01

    An electron linear accelerator (Linac) can be used for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) by producing thermal neutron flux. In this study, we used a Varian 2300 C/D Linac and MCNPX.2.6.0 code to simulate an electron-photoneutron source for use in BNCT. In order to decelerate the produced fast neutrons from the photoneutron source, which optimize the thermal neutron flux, a beam-shaping assembly (BSA) was simulated. After simulations, a thermal neutron flux with sharp peak at the beam exit was obtained in the order of 3.09×10 8 n/cm 2 s and 6.19×10 8 n/cm 2 s for uranium and enriched uranium (10%) as electron-photoneutron sources respectively. Also, in-phantom dose analysis indicates that the simulated thermal neutron beam can be used for treatment of shallow skin melanoma in time of about 85.4 and 43.6min for uranium and enriched uranium (10%) respectively. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  10. Comparison of the Economic Aspects of the Treatment and Storage of Fission Products from Installations Processing Irradiated Natural Uranium; Aspects Economiques Compares du Traitement et du Stockage des Produits de Fission Issus des Usines de Traitement de l'Uranium Naturel Irradie; Sravnitel'nye ehkonomicheskie aspekty obrabotki i khraneniya produktov deleniya, poluchaemykh na zavodakh po pererabotke obluchennogo prirodnogo urana; Aspectos Economicos Comparados del Tratamiento y del Almacenamiento de los Productos de Fision que Salen de las Plantas de Tratamiento de Uranio Natural Irradiado

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    Thiriet, L.; Lesur, P.; Giraud, R. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Paris (France); Wanlin, J. [Societe Saint-Gobain Techniques Nouvelles, Paris (France)

    1966-02-15

    The paper summarizes the main policies adopted for the management of fission product effluents and briefly describes the essential technical features of the stainless steel storage installations (in acid medium) used in France, giving a breakdown of the costs involved. The dependence of these costs on the activity of the solutions stored and on their heat release is shown. The second part of the paper discusses the cost of storage in terms of feasible tank size. The optimum size for such tanks and the rate at which they are placed in service are determined in relation to the characteristics of the fission products to be stored and to the respective capacities of the installations for processing irradiated natural uranium. It is shown that although storage costs depend on the assumptions made regarding the useful life of installations, rates of interest and operating costs, optimum policy decisions (as to size and rate of entry into service) are independent of these assumptions, being determined solely by the variation in the cost of tanks, according to size. These are the factors which enter into the optimized cost of storing these effluents indefinitely. In the third part, this method of indefinite storage is compared with other possibilities of fission product management, e.g. vitrification and separation of Cs and Sr. The paper discusses the economics of the various methods and summarizes some possible long-term solutions. (author) [French] Apres avoir rappele les principales politiques de gestion le plus souvent envisagees pour les produits de fission, le memoire decrit sommairement les caracteristiques techniques essentielles des installations de stockage en acier inoxydable (en milieu acide) utilisees en France et la structure des couts de ces installations. U montre la sensibilite de ces couts a l'activite des solutions stockees et a leur degagement de chaleur. Dans une deuxieme partie, les auteurs examinent leur cout de stockage, selon la taille des reservoirs pouvant etre construits, et on determine la taille et la cadence optimales de leur mise en service, compte tenu des caracteristiques des produits de fission a stocker et pour diverses capacites de l'usine de traitement de l'uranium naturel irradie. Ils montrent que, si le cout de stockage depend des hypotheses faites sur la duree de vie des installations, le taux d'interet, les frais d'exploitation, le choix de la politique optimale par contre (tailles et cadences de mise en service) est independant de ces hypotheses et n'est lie qu'a la loi de variation du cout des reservoirs selon leur taille. On obtient ainsi le cout optimise de stockage indefini de ces effluents. Dans une troisieme partie, les auteurs comparent a cette solution du stockage indefini d'autres politiques possibles de gestion des produits de fission: vitrification et separation du Cs et du Sr. Ils situent economiquement ces diverses alternatives et esquissent des solutions possibles a long terme. (author) [Spanish] Despues de recordar las principales practicas administrativas que suelen aplicarse a los productos de fision, los autores exponen sucintamente las caracteristicas tecnicas esenciales de las instalaciones de almacenamiento en acero inoxidable (en medio acido) utilizadas en Francia y analizan la estructura de sus costos. Muestran hasta que punto esos costos dependen de la radiactividad de las soluciones almacenadas y del calor que desprenden. En la segunda parte de la memoria se examina el costo del almacenamiento segun las dimensiones de los depositos que pueden construirse, se determinan las dimensiones optimas de estos depositos y se indica el ritmo mas conveniente para su puesta en servicio teniendo en cuenta las caracteristicas de los productos de fision que es preciso almacenar y las diversas capacidades de las plantas de tratamiento de uranio natural irradiado. Se demuestra que si bien el costo del almacenamiento depende de algunas hipotesis (duracion de la vida util de las instalaciones, tipo de interes y gastos de explotacion) la eleccion de la politica Optima (dimensiones y ritmo de la puesta en servicio) es en cambio independiente de estas hipotesis y esta unicamente ligada a la ley de variacion del costo de los depositos en funcion de sus dimensiones. Se obtiene, asi, el costo optimizado del almacenamiento de los efluentes por tiempo indefinido. En la tercera parte se compara la solucion del almacenamiento indefinido con otras posibilidades: vitrificacion y separacion del Cs y del Sr. Los autores analizan esas posibilidades desde el punto de vista economico e indican algunas soluciones a largo plazo. (author) [Russian] Posle upominanija osnovnyh metodov obrashhenija s produktami delenija v zhidkom vide, daetsja kratkoe opisanie osnovnyh tehnicheskih harakteristik primenjaemyh vo Francii ustanovok dlja hranenija iz nerzhavejushhej stali (v kisloj srede) i struktury stoimosti jetih ustanovok. Pokazyvaetsja, kak jeta sistema zavisit ot aktivnosti nahodjashhihsja na hranenii rastvorov i ot vydelenija imi tepla. Vo vtoroj chasti issleduetsja stoimost' ih hranenija v zavisimosti ot razmerov rezervuarov, kotorye mogut byt' postroeny, i opredeljajutsja razmery i maksimal'nye predely ih ispol'zovanija s uchetom harakteristik podlezhashhih hraneniju produktov delenija i razlichnyh vozmozhnostej zavoda po pererabotke obluchennogo prirodnogo urana. Pokazyvaetsja, chto esli stoimost' hranenija predpolozhitel'no zavisit ot sroka sluzhby ustanovok, procenta na kapital i jekspluatacionnyh rashodov, to vybor optimal'nogo metoda nezavisim ot jetogo i svjazan lish' s zakonom izmenenija stoimosti jetih rezervuarov s uchetom ih razmerov. Takim putem poluchajut optimizirovannuju stoimost' beskonechnogo hranenija zhidkih produktov. V tret'ej chasti s jetim resheniem beskonechnogo hranenija sravnivajutsja drugie vozmozhnye mery obrashhenija s produktami delenija: osteklovyvanie i vydelenie cezija i stroncija. Obsuzhdaetsja jekonomika razlichnyh metodov hranenija i namechajutsja vozmozhnye reshenija problemy na dlitel'nyj srok. (author)

  11. WebQuest mācību modeļa izmantošana ķīmijas mācību stundās

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    Silauniece, Līga

    2010-01-01

    Darbā veikta literatūras izpēte par WebQuest kā interneta izmantošanas modeli ķīmijas mācību procesā. Analizēta WebQuest projekta sagatavošana un realizēšana, organizatoriskie un didaktiskie aspekti. Izveidots WebQuest darba apraksta piemērs ķīmijā 9. klasei. Izstrādātas vietnes par WebQuest mācību modeļa realizāciju. Izstrādāta pedagogu profesionālās pilnveides kursu programma un metodiskie ieteikumi skolotājiem.

  12. Euthanasia: The conceptualization of the problem and important distinctions

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    Đerić Milijana

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is twofold. On the one hand, the intention is to provide analysis of the issue of euthanasia. On the other hand, this approach necessarily leads to a discussion toward the provision of an adequate definition of euthanasia. Therefore the article, first of all, refers to the multi­layered aspect of the term euthanasia. To avoid ambiguity and other uncer­tainties while providing the definition of euthanasia, the authors carefully perform a conceptual analysis. This leads to the establishment of a clear distinction between actions which, due to their motives or their method of execution, cast a shadow on the meaning of this medical procedure. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179041: Dinamički sistemi u prirodi i društvu: filozofski i empirijski aspekti

  13. New approach to the basic evaluation of raw material resources

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    Vodzinský Vladimír

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available V èlánku sú popísané aspekty ekonomickej analýzy pri oceòovaní zásob nerudných surovín. Tieto sú odrazom banského priemyslu na Slovensku a taktiež ich spotreby na Slovensku. Ïalej sa èlánok zaoberá adaptáciou a použitím nových progresívnych prístupov k oceòo-vaniu ložísk nerastov, s príkladom implementácie v oblasti ažkého priemyslu.

  14. The better human, the better than human: Limits of enhancement

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Using the representations of science, fiction and science fiction, this article attempts to sketch out a certain line of development in the history of representation of the enhanced human. First it was thought that chemicals could temporarily or permanently improve his natural abilities, then artificial substitutes, inserts and accessories dominated the vision of his improvement. The most recent possibility announced is the fundamental morphological transformation of his biological composition into a completely unrecognizable, amorphous “entity” capable of taking any form. This trajectory of “improvement” of human capacities could be regarded as a gradual advancement in the realization of the pledge of traditional humanism: that man is special precisely for being able to become anything he chooses. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 41004: Retke bolesti: molekularna patofiziologija, dijagnostički i terapijski modaliteti i socijalni, etički i pravni aspekti

  15. Podnikatelský plán

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    2007-01-01

    Práce se zabývá podstatnými skutečnostmi, které mají vliv na založení internetového obchodu se skate doplňky v ČR. Zmiňuje legislativní, technologické, marktetingové, finanční a jiné aspekty. Praktická část používá zjištěné poznatky k navržení podoby hypotetického internetového obchodu se skate doplňky Skate stuff, s.r.o. a je tak podnikatelským plánem pro potřeby případného začínajícího podnikatele.

  16. ERP sistēmas ieviešana

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    2008-01-01

    Šajā darbā tika apskatīta informācijas sistēmu klasifikācija, uzņēmuma resursu plānošanas sistēmas (ERP) definīcija un tās vieta IS klasifikācijā. Tika apskatīti ERP sistēmu ieviešanas teorētiskie aspekti, izstrādes un pielāgošanas specifika, kā arī tika izanalizēti vairāki ERP sistēmas ieviešanas projekti Latvijas uzņēmumos.

  17. Neutron absorbed dose in a pacemaker CMOS

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    Borja H, C. G.; Guzman G, K. A.; Valero L, C. Y.; Banuelos F, A.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Calle Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Paredes G, L., E-mail: candy_borja@hotmail.com [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2011-11-15

    The absorbed dose due to neutrons by a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) has been estimated using Monte Carlo methods. Eventually a person with a pacemaker becomes a patient that must be treated by radiotherapy with a linear accelerator; the pacemaker has integrated circuits as CMOS that are sensitive to intense and pulsed radiation fields. When the Linac is working in Bremsstrahlung mode an undesirable neutron field is produced due to photoneutron reactions; these neutrons could damage the CMOS putting the patient at risk during the radiotherapy treatment. In order to estimate the neutron dose in the CMOS a Monte Carlo calculation was carried out where a full radiotherapy vault room was modeled with a W-made spherical shell in whose center was located the source term of photoneutrons produced by a Linac head operating in Bremsstrahlung mode at 18 MV. In the calculations a phantom made of tissue equivalent was modeled while a beam of photoneutrons was applied on the phantom prostatic region using a field of 10 x 10 cm{sup 2}. During simulation neutrons were isotropically transported from the Linac head to the phantom chest, here a 1 {theta} x 1 cm{sup 2} cylinder made of polystyrene was modeled as the CMOS, where the neutron spectrum and the absorbed dose were estimated. Main damages to CMOS are by protons produced during neutron collisions protective cover made of H-rich materials, here the neutron spectrum that reach the CMOS was calculated showing a small peak around 0.1 MeV and a larger peak in the thermal region, both connected through epithermal neutrons. (Author)

  18. The evaluation of properties for radiation therapy techniques with flattening filter-free beam and usefulness of time and economy to a patient with the radiation therapy

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    Goo, Jang Hyeon; Won, Hui Su; Hong, Joo Wan; Chang, Nam Jun; Park, Jin Hong

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to appraise properties for radiation therapy techniques and effectiveness of time and economy to a patient in the case of applying flattening filter-free (3F) and flattening filter (2F) beam to the radiation therapy. Alderson rando phantom was scanned for computed tomography image. Treatment plans for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with 3F and 2F beam were designed for prostate cancer. To evaluate the differences between the 3F and 2F beam, total monitor units (MUs), beam on time (BOT) and gantry rotation time (GRT) were used and measured with TrueBeam TM STx and Surveillance And Measurement (SAM) 940 detector was used for photoneutron emitted by using 3F and 2F. To assess temporal and economical aspect for a patient, total treatment periods and medical fees were estimated. In using 3F beam, total MUs in IMRT plan increased the highest up to 34.0% and in the test of BOT, GRT and photoneutron, the values in SBRT plan decreased the lowest 39.8, 38.6 and 48.1%, respectively. In the temporal and economical aspect, there were no differences between 3F and 2F beam in all of plans and the results showed that 10 days and 169,560 won was lowest in SBRT plan. According as the results, total MUs increased by using 3F beam than 2F beam but BOT, GRT and photoneutron decreased. From above the results, using 3F beam can decrease intra-fraction setup error and risk of radiation-induced secondary malignancy. But, using 3F beam did not make the benefits of temporal and economical aspect for a patient with the radiation therapy

  19. Thermal and epithermal neutron fluence rate gradient measurements by PADC detectors in LINAC radiotherapy treatments-field

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    Barrera, M. T., E-mail: mariate9590@gmail.com; Barros, H.; Pino, F.; Sajo-Bohus, L. [Universidad Simón Bolívar, Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Sartenejas, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Dávila, J. [Física Médica C. A. and Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2015-07-23

    LINAC VARIAN 2100 is where energetic electrons produce Bremsstrahlung radiation, with energies above the nucleon binding energy (E≈5.5MeV). This radiation induce (γ,n) and (e,e’n) reactions mainly in the natural tungsten target material (its total photoneutron cross section is about 4000 mb in a energy range from 9-17 MeV). These reactions may occur also in other components of the system (e.g. multi leaf collimator). During radiation treatment the human body may receive an additional dose inside and outside the treated volume produced by the mentioned nuclear reactions. We measured the neutron density at the treatment table using nuclear track detectors (PADC-NTD). These covered by a boron-converter are employed, including a cadmium filter, to determine the ratio between two groups of neutron energy, i.e. thermal and epithermal. The PADC-NTD detectors were exposed to the radiation field at the iso-center during regular operation of the accelerator. Neutron are determined indirectly by the converting reaction {sup 10}B(n,α){sup 7}Li the emerging charged particle leave their kinetic energy in the PADC forming a latent nuclear track, enlarged by chemical etching (6N, NaOH, 70°C). Track density provides information on the neutron density through calibration coefficient (∼1.6 10{sup 4} neutrons /track) obtained by a californium source. We report the estimation of the thermal and epithermal neutron field and its gradient for photoneutrons produced in radiotherapy treatments with 18 MV linear accelerators. It was obsered that photoneutron production have higher rate at the iso-center.

  20. The evaluation of properties for radiation therapy techniques with flattening filter-free beam and usefulness of time and economy to a patient with the radiation therapy

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    Goo, Jang Hyeon; Won, Hui Su; Hong, Joo Wan; Chang, Nam Jun; Park, Jin Hong [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Seoul national university Bundang hospital, Sungnam (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-12-15

    The aim of this study was to appraise properties for radiation therapy techniques and effectiveness of time and economy to a patient in the case of applying flattening filter-free (3F) and flattening filter (2F) beam to the radiation therapy. Alderson rando phantom was scanned for computed tomography image. Treatment plans for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with 3F and 2F beam were designed for prostate cancer. To evaluate the differences between the 3F and 2F beam, total monitor units (MUs), beam on time (BOT) and gantry rotation time (GRT) were used and measured with TrueBeam{sup TM} STx and Surveillance And Measurement (SAM) 940 detector was used for photoneutron emitted by using 3F and 2F. To assess temporal and economical aspect for a patient, total treatment periods and medical fees were estimated. In using 3F beam, total MUs in IMRT plan increased the highest up to 34.0% and in the test of BOT, GRT and photoneutron, the values in SBRT plan decreased the lowest 39.8, 38.6 and 48.1%, respectively. In the temporal and economical aspect, there were no differences between 3F and 2F beam in all of plans and the results showed that 10 days and 169,560 won was lowest in SBRT plan. According as the results, total MUs increased by using 3F beam than 2F beam but BOT, GRT and photoneutron decreased. From above the results, using 3F beam can decrease intra-fraction setup error and risk of radiation-induced secondary malignancy. But, using 3F beam did not make the benefits of temporal and economical aspect for a patient with the radiation therapy.

  1. Rate maximum calculation of Dpa in CNA-II pressure vessel

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    Mascitti, J. A

    2012-01-01

    The maximum dpa rate was calculated for the reactor in the following state: fresh fuel, no Xenon, a Boron concentration of 15.3 ppm, critical state, its control rods in the criticality position, hot, at full power (2160 MW). It was determined that the maximum dpa rate under such conditions is 3.54(2)x10 12 s -1 and it is located in the positions corresponding to θ=210 o in the azimuthal direction, and z=20 cm and -60 cm respectively in the axial direction, considering the calculation mesh centered at half height of the fuel element (FE) active length. The dpa rate spectrum was determined as well as the contribution to it for 4 energy groups: a thermal group, two epithermal groups and a fast one. The maximum dpa rate considering the photo-neutrons production from (γ, n) reaction in the heavy water of coolant and moderator was 3.93(4)x10 12 s -1 that is 11% greater than the obtained without photo-neutrons. This verified significant difference between both cases, suggest that photo-neutrons in large heavy water reactors such as CNA-II should not be ignored. The maximum DPA rate in the first mm of the reactor pressure vessel was calculated too and it was obtained a value of 4.22(6)x10 12 s -1 . It should be added that the calculation was carried out with the reactor complete accurate model, with no approximations in spatial or energy variables. Each value has, between parentheses, a percentage relative error representing the statistical uncertainty due to the probabilistic Monte Carlo method used to estimate it. More representative values may be obtained with this method if equilibrium burn-up distribution is used (author)

  2. Activation analysis of coal with the help of a microtron

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    Sodnom, N.; Gehrbish, Sh.

    1989-01-01

    Activation analysis techniques using microtron bremsstrahlung and photoneutrons have been developed for the multielemental analysis of coal. Analysis data for coals from 17 mines of Mongolia are presented. The chlorine content of coal and the distribution of elements in coal burning products are determined. Control experiments were performed at the reactors IBR-2 and ARGUS. The results of the gamma activation analysis are compared with neutron activation and X-ray fluorescence analyses data. It is shown that the microtron irradiation techniques employed provide a satisfactory multielemental basis for the analysis of coal. (author)

  3. A stochastic physical-mathematical method for reactor kinetics analysis

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    Velickovic, Lj.

    1966-01-01

    The developed theoretical model is concerned with BF 3 counter placed in the core of a low power reactor (a few MW) where statistical neutron effects are most evident. Our experiments were somewhat different. The detector used was and ionization chamber with double sampling, in ADC and in the time analyzer. The objective of this model was not to obtain precise numerical calculations, but to explain the method and the essentials of the correlation. Introducing all the six groups of delayed neutrons and possibly photoneutrons the model could be improved to obtained more realistic results

  4. Subthreshold neutron interrogator for detection of radioactive materials

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    Evans, Michael L.; Menlove, Howard O.; Baker, Michael P.

    1980-01-01

    A device for detecting fissionable material such as uranium in low concentrations by interrogating with photoneutrons at energy levels below 500 keV, and typically about 26 keV. Induced fast neutrons having energies above 500 keV by the interrogated fissionable material are detected by a liquid scintillator or recoil proportional counter which is sensitive to the induced fast neutrons. Since the induced fast neutrons are proportional to the concentration of fissionable material, detection of induced fast neutrons indicate concentration of the fissionable material.

  5. A stochastic physical-mathematical method for reactor kinetics analysis; Jedan stohasticki fizicko-matematicki model za analizu reaktorske kinetike

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    Velickovic, Lj [Institut za nuklearne nauke ' Boris Kidric' , Vinca, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

    1966-07-01

    The developed theoretical model is concerned with BF{sub 3} counter placed in the core of a low power reactor (a few MW) where statistical neutron effects are most evident. Our experiments were somewhat different. The detector used was and ionization chamber with double sampling, in ADC and in the time analyzer. The objective of this model was not to obtain precise numerical calculations, but to explain the method and the essentials of the correlation. Introducing all the six groups of delayed neutrons and possibly photoneutrons the model could be improved to obtained more realistic results.

  6. Photoexcitation by gamma-ray scattering near threshold and giant dipole resonance

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    Lakosi, L.; Safar, J.; Veres, A.; Sekine, T.; Kaji, H.; Yoshihara, K.

    1993-01-01

    Photoexcitation of 4.5 h half-life 115m In and 56 min half-life 103m Rh isomers by inelastic gamma-ray scattering near threshold and in the giant dipole resonance region has been reviewed. In disagreement with earlier experimental results available in the literature, but in good agreement with our experiments published recently, present calculations indicate that above the photoneutron emission threshold the isomer excitation drops abruptly and remains orders of magnitude smaller than at the threshold, even around resonance maximum. (author)

  7. Evaluation of differential shim rod worth measurements in the OAK Ridge research reactor

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    Bretscher, M.M.

    1987-01-01

    Reasonable agreement between calculated and measured differential shim rod worths in the Oak Ridge Research Reactor (ORR) has been achieved by taking into account the combined effects of negative reactivity contributions from changing fuel-moderator temperatures and of delayed photo-neutrons. A method has been developed for extracting the asymptotic period from the shape of the initial portion of the measured time-dependent neutron flux profile following a positive reactivity insertion. In this region of the curve temperature related reactivity feedback effects are negligibly small. Results obtained by applying this technique to differential shim rod worth measurements made in a wide variety of ORR cores are presented. (Author)

  8. Measurement of detector neutron energy response using time-of-flight techniques

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    Janee, H.S.

    1973-09-01

    The feasibility of using time-of-flight techniques at the EG and G/AEC linear accelerator for measuring the neutron response of relatively sensitive detectors over the energy range 0.5 to 14 MeV has been demonstrated. The measurement technique is described in detail as are the results of neutron spectrum measurements from beryllium and uranium photoneutron targets. The sensitivity of a fluor photomultiplier LASL detector with a 2- by 1-inch NE-111 scintillator was determined with the two targets, and agreement in the region of overlap was very good. (U.S.)

  9. Modern status of photonuclear data

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    Varlamov, V. V.; Ishkhanov, B. S.

    2017-09-01

    The reliability of experimental cross sections obtained for (γ, 1 n), (γ, 2 n), and (γ, 3 n) partial photoneutron reactions using beams of quasimonoenergetic annihilation photons and bremsstrahlung is analyzed by employing data for a large number of medium-heavy and heavy nuclei, including those of 63,65Cu, 80Se, 90,91,94Zr, 115In, 112-124Sn, 133Cs, 138Ba, 159Tb, 181Ta, 186-192Os, 197Au, 208Pb, and 209Bi. The ratios of the cross sections of definite partial reactions to the cross section of the neutron-yield reaction, F i = σ(γ, in)/ σ(γ, xn), are used as criteria of experimental-data reliability. By definition, positive values of these ratios should not exceed the upper limits of 1.00, 0.50, 0.33,... for i = 1, 2, 3,..., respectively. For many nuclei, unreliable values of the above ratios were found to correlate clearly in various photon-energy regions F i with physically forbidden negative values of cross sections of partial reactions. On this basis, one can conclude that correspondent experimental data are unreliable. Significant systematic uncertainties of the methods used to determine photoneutron multiplicity are shown to be the main reason for this. New partial-reaction cross sections that satisfy the above data-reliability criteria were evaluated within an experimental-theoretical method [ σ eval(γ, in) = F i theor (γ, in) × σ expt(γ, xn)] by employing the ratios F i theor (γ, in) calculated on the basis of a combined photonuclear-reaction model. It was obtained that cross sections evaluated in this way deviate substantially from the results of many experiments performed via neutron-multiplicity sorting, but, at the same time, agree with the results of alternative activation experiments. Prospects of employing methods that would provide, without recourse to photoneutron-multiplicity sorting, reliable data on cross sections of partial photoneutron reactions are discussed.

  10. Feynman-α technique for measurement of detector dead time using a 30 kW tank-in-pool research reactor

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    Akaho, E.H.K.; Intsiful, J.D.K.; Maakuu, B.T.; Anim-Sampong, S.; Nyarko, B.J.B.

    2002-01-01

    Reactor noise analysis was carried out for Ghana Research Reactor-1 GHARR-1, a tank-in-pool type reactor using the Feynman-α technique (variance-to-mean method). Measurements made at different detector positions and under subcritical conditions showed that the technique could not be used to determine the prompt decay constant for the reactor which is Be reflected with photo-neutron background. However, for very low dwell times the technique was used to measure the dead time of the detector which compares favourably with the value obtained using the α-conventional method

  11. Measurement of neutron energy spectra for Eg=23.1 and 26.6 MeV mono-energetic photon induced reaction on natC using laser electron photon beam at NewSUBARU

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    Itoga, Toshiro; Nakashima, Hiroshi; Sanami, Toshiya; Namito, Yoshihito; Kirihara, Yoichi; Miyamoto, Shuji; Takemoto, Akinori; Yamaguchi, Masashi; Asano, Yoshihiro

    2017-09-01

    Photo-neutron energy spectra for Eg=23.1 and 26.6 MeV mono-energetic photons on natC were measured using laser Compton scattering facility at NewSUBARU BL01. The photon energy spectra were evaluated through measurements and simulations with collimator sizes and arrangements for the laser electron photon. The neutron energy spectra for the natC(g,xn) reaction were measured at 60 degrees in horizontal and 90 degrees in horizontal and vertical with respect to incident photon. The spectra show almost isotropic angular distribution and flat energy distribution from detection threshold to upper limit defined by reaction Q-value.

  12. Neutron activation processes in the medical linear accelerator Elekta Precise; Procesos de activacion neutronica en el acelerador lineal medico Elekta Precise

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    Juste, B.; Miro, R.; Verdu, G.; Diez, S.; Campayo, J. M.

    2014-07-01

    In radiotherapy beams of high energy photons produced lower doses in the skin and a lower dose dispersed into surrounding healthy tissue. However, when operating above 10 MV, Linacs have some drawbacks such as the generation of photo-neutrons and activation of some components of the accelerator. The launch and capture of neutrons produce radioactive nuclei that can radiate even when the accelerator is not working. These reactions occur mainly in the heavier materials of the head accelerator. This work has studied the activation generated isotopes resulting, concluding that these derived doses are not negligible. (Author)

  13. Relationship between the reactivity of the modified Zoe pile and the time constant of a power rise; Liaison de la reactivite de la pile Zoe modifiee avec la constante de temps d'une montee en puissance

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    Lipkin, H.

    1954-03-15

    The author reports the use of the Nordheim formula in the case of Zoe (a pile located in Chatillon), while considering the case bars in natural uranium (instead of UO{sub 2}), and while taking the effect of geometry on photo-neutron production into account. The Nordheim formula is calculated for two different experimental values of the constants of delayed neutrons. The author discusses the difference between the results obtained for reactivity with these new conditions and with the older ones. He reports the calculation of the geometrical factor.

  14. Feynman-alpha technique for measurement of detector dead time using a 30 kW tank-in-pool research reactor

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    Akaho, E H K; Intsiful, J D K; Maakuu, B T; Nyarko, B J B

    2002-01-01

    Reactor noise analysis was carried out for Ghana Research Reactor-1 GHARR-1, a tank-in-pool type reactor using the Feynman-alpha technique (variance-to-mean method). Measurements made at different detector positions and under subcritical conditions showed that the technique could not be used to determine the prompt decay constant for the reactor which is Be reflected with photo-neutron background. However, for very low dwell times the technique was used to measure the dead time of the detector which compares favourably with the value obtained using the alpha-conventional method.

  15. Absolute measurements of neutron cross sections. Progress report

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    1984-11-01

    In the photoneutron laboratory, we have completed a major refurbishing of experimental facilities and begun work on measurements of the capture cross section in thorium and U-238. In the 14 MeV neutron experimental bay, work continues on the measurement of 14 MeV neutron induced reactions of interest as standards or because of their technological importance. First results have been obtained over the past year, and we are extending these measurements along the lines outlined in our proposal of a year ago

  16. NDA technology for uranium resource evaluation. Progress report July 1-December 31, 1979

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    Evans, M.L.

    1980-08-01

    This report describes work performed during the time period from July 1, 1979 to December 31, 1979, on the contract for Nondestructive Nuclear Analysis (NDA) Technology for Uranium Resource Evaluation in Group Q-1. Calculational effort was focused on improving the accuracy with which detector response function maps can be generated for subsequent enfolding with ONETRAN angular flux data. Experimental effort was highlighted by a field test of the prototype photoneutron logging probe at the Grand Junction DOE calibration facility. The probe demonstrated adequate durability in the field and sufficient sensitivity to uranium to function at competitive logging speeds

  17. Recent developments at French atomic energy commission relating to non destructive nuclear waste assay by using electron accelerator

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    Lvoussi, A.; Romeyer-Dhebey, J.; Jallu, F.; Passard, C.; Mariani, A.; Recroix, H.; Payan, E.; Denis, C.; Loridon, J.; Buisson, A.; Nurdin, G.; Allano, J.; Jaureguy, J.C.

    2000-01-01

    An important program is currently in progress at several laboratories over the world for the development of sensitive, practical non-destructive assay techniques for the quantification of low level transuranics (TRU) in solid wastes. The wide variety of materials and contaminants, the low concentrations and large volumes involve, all make this kind of assay a complicated affair. Over the last few years, considerable progress has been made in the field of assay techniques for low level contaminated wastes. This report describes the methods being developed at French Atomic Energy Commission (C.E.A.) in Cadarache to assay high density TRU waste packages by using photon, neutron or both photon and neutron as interrogating particles. All of these particles are produced by using a pulsed electron linear accelerator from which the photons are produced following Bremsstrahlung phenomena on a heavy metallic converter and the neutrons are generated in appropriate low level photoneutron threshold target (e.g. Beryllium). The dynamic of photonuclear interactions and photoneutron production, use of an electron linear accelerator as a particle source, experimental and electronics details, experimental results, simulation to experiment performances and future experimental and theoretical studies are discussed. (authors)

  18. Spectra and neutron dose of an 18 MV Linac using two geometric models of the head; Espectros y dosis por neutrones de un Linac de 18 MV usando dos modelos geometricos del cabezal

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    Barrera, M. T.; Pino, F.; Barros, H.; Sajo-Bohus, L. [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear, Sartenejas, Baruta 1080-A, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Davila, J. [Fisica Medica C. A., Av. Francisco de Miranda s/n, Los Palos Grandes, 1060 Miranda (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Salcedo, E. [Centro Medico Docente La Trinidad, Av. de El Haltillo, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas, Zac. (Mexico); Benites R, J. L., E-mail: mariate9590@gmail.com [Centro de Cancerologia de Nayarit, Servicio de Seguridad Radiologica, Calz. de la Cruz 118 Sur, 63000 Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico)

    2015-10-15

    Full text: Using the Monte Carlo method, by MCNP5 code, simulations were performed with different source terms and 2 geometric models of the head to obtain spectra in energy, flow and doses of photo-neutrons at different positions on the stretcher and in the radiotherapy room. The simplest model was a spherical shell of tungsten; the second was the complete model of a heterogeneous head of an accelerator Varian ix. In both models Tosi function was used as a source term. In addition, for the second model Sheikh-Bagheri distribution was used for photons and photo-neutrons were generated. Also in both models the radiotherapy room of Gurve group of the Teaching Medical Center La Trinidad was included, which is equipped with an accelerator Varian Clinic 2100. In this Center passive detectors PADC (Cr-39) were irradiated with neutron converters, with 18 MeV photons radiation. The measured neutron flow was compared with that obtained with Monte Carlo calculations. The Monte Carlo flows are similar to those measured at the isocenter. The simplest model underestimates the neutron flow compared with the calculated flows with the heterogeneous model of the head. (Author)

  19. Spectra and neutron dose of an 18 MV Linac using two geometric models of the head

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    Barrera, M. T.; Pino, F.; Barros, H.; Sajo-Bohus, L.; Davila, J.; Salcedo, E.; Vega C, H. R.; Benites R, J. L.

    2015-10-01

    Full text: Using the Monte Carlo method, by MCNP5 code, simulations were performed with different source terms and 2 geometric models of the head to obtain spectra in energy, flow and doses of photo-neutrons at different positions on the stretcher and in the radiotherapy room. The simplest model was a spherical shell of tungsten; the second was the complete model of a heterogeneous head of an accelerator Varian ix. In both models Tosi function was used as a source term. In addition, for the second model Sheikh-Bagheri distribution was used for photons and photo-neutrons were generated. Also in both models the radiotherapy room of Gurve group of the Teaching Medical Center La Trinidad was included, which is equipped with an accelerator Varian Clinic 2100. In this Center passive detectors PADC (Cr-39) were irradiated with neutron converters, with 18 MeV photons radiation. The measured neutron flow was compared with that obtained with Monte Carlo calculations. The Monte Carlo flows are similar to those measured at the isocenter. The simplest model underestimates the neutron flow compared with the calculated flows with the heterogeneous model of the head. (Author)

  20. Neutron activation in EBT-P

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    Driemeyer, D.E.

    1983-01-01

    Neutron activation due to photoneutron production in the lead shields proposed to protect the EBT-P superconducting coils from excessive x-ray heating was investigated. The photoneutron flux distribution in various EBT-P structural components was calculated for typical upgrade operating conditions using a standard two-dimensional transport model (TWOTRAN). Activity levels were then evaluated for major structural materials using activation cross sections tabulated in the GAMMON library. Activation dose rates in the device enclosure following several days of 8h/day upgrade (90GHz) operation were found to be approx. 6 mrem/h, decaying to <0.25 mrem/h in approx. 3 days. This requires radiation monitoring of all personnel entering the device enclosure during this time, but should not generally restrict hands on access to the device. There is thus no strong motivation to replace lead with another shield material; however, it may be desirable to borate the enclosure walls in order to reduce the effect which impurities might have on activity levels

  1. NaI(Tl) response functions

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    Vega C, H. R.; Ortiz R, J. M.; Benites R, J. L.; De Leon M, H. A.

    2015-09-01

    The response functions of a NaI(Tl) detector have been estimated using Monte Carlo methods. Response functions were calculated for monoenergetic photon sources (0.05 to 3 MeV). Responses were calculated for point-like sources and for sources distributed in Portland cement cylinders. The responses were used to calculate the efficiency functions in term of photon energy. Commonly, sources used for calibration are point-like, and eventually sources to be measured have different features. In order to use the calibrated sources corrections due to solid angle, self-absorption and scattering, must be carried out. However, some of these corrections are not easy to perform. In this work, the calculated responses were used to estimate the detector efficiency of point-like sources, and sources distributed in Portland type cement. Samples of Portland paste were prepared and were exposed to photoneutrons produced by a 15 MV linac. Some of the elements in the cement were activated producing γ-emitting radionuclides that were measured with a NaI(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometer, that was calibrated with point-like sources. In order to determine the specific activity in the induced radioisotopes calculated efficiencies were used to make corrections due to the differences between the solid angle, photon absorption and photon scattering in the point-like calibration sources and the sources distributed in cement. During the interaction between photoneutrons and the cement samples three radioisotopes were induced: 56 Mn, 24 Na, and 28 Al. (Author)

  2. Thermal flow in detectors of CNA-II with spontaneous fissions source of 238U

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    Mascitti, J. A

    2012-01-01

    The thermal flux in the position of ex-core and in-core CNA-II Nuclear Power Plant (CNA-II) detectors is estimated considering neutron from the 238 U spontaneous fissions as the source, for the reactor cold state (isothermal state with both coolant and moderator at a temperature of 60 o C, a pressure of 35 ata and 15.46 ppm of natural Boron), and 24% inserted control rods (slightly sub-critical). Results are obtained for two different situations: with and without photo-neutrons due to the (γ,n) reaction in D 2 O. It is concluded that the thermal flux is under the detection limit of the boron trifluoride 104-SR or 282-IB detectors (≅10 -1 cm-2.s -1 ). These detectors are located in opposite positions in the inner concrete shielding, having the lowest detection limit among all ex-core detectors. A significant difference is verified in neutron fluxes between both cases, which suggest that photo-neutrons in large heavy water reactors such as CNA-II should not be ignored. The total neutron flux attenuation factor between the inner and outer region of the reactor pressure vessel was estimated to be 7.0 x 10 -7 . It should be mentioned that none of the results here presented has been affected by any correction factor. Each value has a percentage relative error representing the statistical uncertainty due to the probabilistic Monte Carlo method used to obtain it (author)

  3. Study of {gamma}'s in Naiade; Etude des gamma de Naiade

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    Millot, J P; Rastoin, J [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1958-07-01

    Following a study of the gamma sources, the flux of gamma of different energies in the swimming pool is investigated. The biological dose can thus be obtained by calculation, and compared with the results given by photographic plates. The influence of photoneutrons is estimated by calculation, and research is being carried out on their influence on the thermal neutron flux curve on the axis of the uranium plate, with the plate emitting neutrons and with the plate protected by boral. (author) [French] Apres l'etude des sources de gamma, l'on etudie le flux de gamma de differentes energies dans la piscine. La dose biologique peut etre obtenue ainsi par le calcul et comparee avec les resultats donnes par les plaques photographiques. L'influence des photoneutrons est estimee par le calcul et l'on recherche leur influence sur la courbe de flux de neutrons thermiques sur l'axe de la plaque d'uranium, la plaque emettant des neutrons et la plaque protegee par du boral. (auteur)

  4. Quantification of the validity of simulations based on Geant4 and FLUKA for photo-nuclear interactions in the high energy range

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    Quintieri, Lina; Pia, Maria Grazia; Augelli, Mauro; Saracco, Paolo; Capogni, Marco; Guarnieri, Guido

    2017-09-01

    Photo-nuclear interactions are relevant in many research fields of both fundamental and applied physics and, for this reason, accurate Monte Carlo simulations of photo-nuclear interactions can provide a valuable and indispensable support in a wide range of applications (i.e from the optimisation of photo-neutron source target to the dosimetric estimation in high energy accelerator, etc). Unfortunately, few experimental photo-nuclear data are available above 100 MeV, so that, in the high energy range (from hundreds of MeV up to GeV scale), the code predictions are based on physical models. The aim of this work is to compare the predictions of relevant observables involving photon-nuclear interaction modelling, obtained with GEANT4 and FLUKA, to experimental data (if available), in order to assess the code estimation reliability, over a wide energy range. In particular, the comparison of the estimated photo-neutron yields and energy spectra with the experimental results of the n@BTF experiment (carried out at the Beam Test Facility of DaΦne collider, in Frascati, Italy) is here reported and discussed. Moreover, the preliminary results of the comparison of the cross sections used in the codes with the"evaluated' data recommended by the IAEA are also presented for some selected cases (W, Pb, Zn).

  5. Sci-Sat AM: Brachy - 04: Neutron production around a radiation therapy linac bunker - monte carlo simulations and physical measurements.

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    Khatchadourian, R; Davis, S; Evans, M; Licea, A; Seuntjens, J; Kildea, J

    2012-07-01

    Photoneutrons are a major component of the equivalent dose in the maze and near the door of linac bunkers. Physical measurements and Monte Carlo (MC) calculations of neutron dose are key for validating bunker design with respect to health regulations. We attempted to use bubble detectors and a 3 He neutron spectrometer to measure neutron equivalent dose and neutron spectra in the maze and near the door of one of our bunkers. We also ran MC simulations with MCNP5 to measure the neutron fluence in the same region. Using a point source of neutrons, a Clinac 1800 linac operating at 10 MV was simulated and the fluence measured at various locations of interest. We describe the challenges faced when measuring dose with bubble detectors in the maze and the complexity of photoneutron spectrometry with linacs operating in pulsed mode. Finally, we report on the development of a userfriendly GUI for shielding calculations based on the NCRP 151 formalism. © 2012 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

  6. Implementation of the n-body Monte-Carlo event generator into the Geant4 toolkit for photonuclear studies

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    Luo, Wen, E-mail: wenluo-ok@163.com [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of South China, Hengyang 421001 (China); Lan, Hao-yang [School of Nuclear Science and Technology, University of South China, Hengyang 421001 (China); Xu, Yi; Balabanski, Dimiter L. [Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics, “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), 30 Reactorului, 077125 Bucharest-Magurele (Romania)

    2017-03-21

    A data-based Monte Carlo simulation algorithm, Geant4-GENBOD, was developed by coupling the n-body Monte-Carlo event generator to the Geant4 toolkit, aiming at accurate simulations of specific photonuclear reactions for diverse photonuclear physics studies. Good comparisons of Geant4-GENBOD calculations with reported measurements of photo-neutron production cross-sections and yields, and with reported energy spectra of the {sup 6}Li(n,α)t reaction were performed. Good agreements between the calculations and experimental data were found and the validation of the developed program was verified consequently. Furthermore, simulations for the {sup 92}Mo(γ,p) reaction of astrophysics relevance and photo-neutron production of {sup 99}Mo/{sup 99m}Tc and {sup 225}Ra/{sup 225}Ac radioisotopes were investigated, which demonstrate the applicability of this program. We conclude that the Geant4-GENBOD is a reliable tool for study of the emerging experiment programs at high-intensity γ-beam laboratories, such as the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics facility and the High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source at Duke University.

  7. Measurement of the absolute values of cross-sections in neutron photoproduction (1962); Mesure de sections efficaces de photoproduction de neutrons en valeur absolue (1962)

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    Schuhl, C [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1962-07-01

    The absolute values of photoneutrons production cross-sections for the case of intermediate and heavy nuclei (lanthanium, cerium, tantalum, gold, lead and bismuth) are determined with an error of 15 per cent. The results obtained agree with theories in which the giant resonance is explained by the collective motion of the protons against the neutrons. The effect of the nuclear deformation on the shape of the giant resonance is seen in the case of Ta{sup 181}, it will be possible to determine the quadrupole momenta of deformed nuclei with a good accuracy when we shall increase the statistics of measurements. (author) [French] Les sections efficaces de production de photoneutrons par divers noyaux moyens et lourds (lanthane, cerium, tantale, or, plomb et bismuth) sont determinees en valeur absolue avec une erreur relative de 15 pour cent. Les resultats obtenus s'accordent avec les theories qui interpretent la resonance geante par un mouvement collectif des protons par rapport aux neutrons. L'influence de la deformation du noyau sur la forme de la resonance geante est soulignee dans le cas de {sup 181}Ta pour lequel elle se decompose en deux pics. Une amelioration de la statistique des mesures permettra de determiner les moments quadrupolaires des noyaux deformes avec une meilleure precision. (auteur)

  8. Cross-section measurements of the 94Mo(γ,n and 90Zr(γ,n reactions using real photons at the HIγS facility

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    Banu Adriana

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The photodisintegration reaction cross-sections for 94Mo(γ,n and 90Zr(γ,n have been experimentally investigated with quasi-monochromatic photon beams at the High Intensity γ-Ray Source (HIγS facility, Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL. The measurements were focused primarily on studying the energy dependence of the photoneutron cross sections, which is the most direct way of testing statistical models, and were performed close to the respective neutron thresholds and above up to ~ 20 MeV. Neutrons from the (γ,n reactions were detected using a 4π assembly of 3He proportional counters developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and presently available at TUNL. While the 94Mo(γ,n cross section measurement aims to contribute to a broader investigation for understanding the γ-process (the mechanism responsible for the nucleosynthesis of the so-called p-nuclei, the information from the 90Zr(γ,n data is relevant to constrain QRPA calculations of γ-ray strength functions in this mass region. In this contribution, we will present our preliminary results of the total (γ,n excitation functions for the two photoneutron reactions on 94Mo and 90Zr.

  9. Cross-section measurements of the 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n) reactions using real photons at the HIγS facility

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    Banu, Adriana; Silano, Jack; Karwowski, Hugon; Meekins, Evan; Bhike, Megha; Tornow, Werner; McCleskey, Mathew

    2018-05-01

    The photodisintegration reaction cross-sections for 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n) have been experimentally investigated with quasi-monochromatic photon beams at the High Intensity γ-Ray Source (HIγS) facility, Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). The measurements were focused primarily on studying the energy dependence of the photoneutron cross sections, which is the most direct way of testing statistical models, and were performed close to the respective neutron thresholds and above up to 20 MeV. Neutrons from the (γ,n) reactions were detected using a 4π assembly of 3He proportional counters developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and presently available at TUNL. While the 94Mo(γ,n) cross section measurement aims to contribute to a broader investigation for understanding the γ-process (the mechanism responsible for the nucleosynthesis of the so-called p-nuclei), the information from the 90Zr(γ,n) data is relevant to constrain QRPA calculations of γ-ray strength functions in this mass region. In this contribution, we will present our preliminary results of the total (γ,n) excitation functions for the two photoneutron reactions on 94Mo and 90Zr.

  10. Tehničko-taktički aspekti konfigurisanja kabinskog prostora flote višenamenskih borbenih aviona / Technical and tactical aspects of the cockpit configuration of the multirole combat aircraft / Тактико-технические требования конфигурирования кабины многоцелевого боевого самолета

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Višenamenski borbeni avioni predstavljaju dominantnu kategoriju borbenih aviona. Mogu da izvršavaju različite vrste namenskih zadataka, a primarni su lovački, bombarderski i izviđački zadaci. U izvršavanju određenih vrsta zadataka evidentno je povećano opterećenje posade višenamenskih borbenih aviona, što nameće primenu aviona dvosede konfiguracije umesto uobičajene jednosede konfiguracije kabinskih prostora. Obe konfiguracije kabinskog prostora imaju određene prednosti i nedostatke, zbog čega je u koncipiranju nacionalne flote višenamenskih borbenih aviona potrebno pažljivo razmotriti određene tehničke i taktičke aspekte konfigurisanja kabinskog prostora. Neki od najbitnijih aspekata prikazani su i objašnjeni u ovom članku. / Multirole combat aircraft represent a dominant category of combat planes. They can perform many different assigned taskssuch as those of primary fighters, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. In the execution of some tasks, it is evident that the crew of multirole combat aircraft is overloaded.This fact imposes the use of the two-seat cockpit configuration instead of the most common single seat cockpit configuration. Both configurations have their advantages and disadvantages, which requires a careful consideration of some technical and tactical aspects in the cockpit configuration of the multirole combat aircraft fleet. Some of the most important aspects are considered in this paper. / Многоцелевые истребители относятся к доминирующей категории боевых самолетов. Они предназначены для исполнения различных задач, в первую очередь имеются в виду: истребитель-перехватчик, истребитель--бомбордировщик и истребитель-разведчик. При исполнении определенных видов задач увеличивается нагрузка экипажа многоцелевых истребителей, что соответственно требует замену одноместных кабин на двухместные. Учитывая тот факт, что оба вида кабин обладают как преимуществами, так и недостатками, при формировании национального флота Военно-воздушных сил, необходимо подробно изучить тактико-технические характиристики архитектуры кабинного приборного оборудования многоцелевых истребителей. Основные тактико-технические характеристики представлены и описаны в данной статье.

  11. Experimental investigations of the neutron contamination in high-energy photon fields at medical linear accelerators

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    Brunckhorst, Elin

    2009-01-01

    The scope of this thesis was to develop a device for the detection of the photoneutron dose inside the high-energy photon field. The photoneutron contamination of a Siemens PRIMUS linear accelerator was investigated in detail in its 15 MV photon mode. The experimental examinations were performed with three ionisation chambers (a tissue equivalent chamber, a magnesium chamber and a 10 B-coated magnesium chamber) and two types of thermoluminescence detectors (enriched with 6 Li and 7 Li, respectively). The detectors have different sensitivities to photons and neutrons and their combination allows the dose separation in a mixed neutron/photon field. The application of the ionisation chamber system, as well as the present TLD system for photoneutron detection in high-energy photon beams is a new approach. The TLD neutron sensitivity was found to be too low for a measurement inside the open photon field and the further investigation focused on the ionisation chambers. The three ionisation chambers were calibrated at different photon and neutron sources and a the borated magnesium chamber showed a very high response to thermal neutrons. For a cross check of the calibration, the three chambers were also used for dose separation of a boron neutron capture therapy beam where the exact determination of the thermal neutron dose is essential. Very accurate results were achieved for the thermal neutron dose component. At the linear accelerator the chamber system was reduced to a paired chamber system utilising the two magnesium chambers, since the fast neutron component was to small to be separated. The neutron calibration of the three chambers could not be applied, instead a conversion of measured thermal neutron signal by the borated chamber to Monte Carlo simulated total neutron dose was performed. Measurements for open fields in solid water and liquid water were performed with the paired chamber system. In larger depths the neutron dose could be determined with an

  12. Experimental investigations of the neutron contamination in high-energy photon fields at medical linear accelerators

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    Brunckhorst, Elin

    2009-02-26

    The scope of this thesis was to develop a device for the detection of the photoneutron dose inside the high-energy photon field. The photoneutron contamination of a Siemens PRIMUS linear accelerator was investigated in detail in its 15 MV photon mode. The experimental examinations were performed with three ionisation chambers (a tissue equivalent chamber, a magnesium chamber and a {sup 10}B-coated magnesium chamber) and two types of thermoluminescence detectors (enriched with {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li, respectively). The detectors have different sensitivities to photons and neutrons and their combination allows the dose separation in a mixed neutron/photon field. The application of the ionisation chamber system, as well as the present TLD system for photoneutron detection in high-energy photon beams is a new approach. The TLD neutron sensitivity was found to be too low for a measurement inside the open photon field and the further investigation focused on the ionisation chambers. The three ionisation chambers were calibrated at different photon and neutron sources and a the borated magnesium chamber showed a very high response to thermal neutrons. For a cross check of the calibration, the three chambers were also used for dose separation of a boron neutron capture therapy beam where the exact determination of the thermal neutron dose is essential. Very accurate results were achieved for the thermal neutron dose component. At the linear accelerator the chamber system was reduced to a paired chamber system utilising the two magnesium chambers, since the fast neutron component was to small to be separated. The neutron calibration of the three chambers could not be applied, instead a conversion of measured thermal neutron signal by the borated chamber to Monte Carlo simulated total neutron dose was performed. Measurements for open fields in solid water and liquid water were performed with the paired chamber system. In larger depths the neutron dose could be determined

  13. Bērnu intelektuālās un emocionālās vajadzības un to apmierināšana Latvijas Televīzijas raidījumā “Kas te? Es te!"

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    Dubra, Elīna

    2009-01-01

    Bakalaura darba “Bērnu intelektuālās un emocionālās vajadzības un to apmierināšana Latvijas Televīzijas raidījumā “Kas te? Es te!” sākumā ir izvirzītas divas hipotēzes, kas paredz, ka raidījuma “Kas te? Es te!” skatīšanās veicina bērnu intelektuālo un emocionālo attīstību. Darba teorētiskajā daļā aplūkoti cilvēka attīstības vecumposmi pēc Eriksona, intelektuālās un emocionālās attīstības aspekti un īpatnības, lietojuma-apmierinājuma teorija un Alberta Banduras izstrādātā soc...

  14. Nodokļu apiešanas ierobežošanas ietekme uz mūsdienu globālo ekonomiku

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    Goluboviča, Maija

    2015-01-01

    Bakalaura darba tēma ir „Nodokļu apiešanas ierobeţošanas ietekme uz mūsdienu globālo ekonomiku”. Darba mērķis ir izpētīt valsts iejaukšanās ekonomikā ar nodokļu politiku ietekmi uz tautsaimniecību un izstrādāt potenciālo scenāriju kapitāla kustībai pēc automātiskās informācijas apmaiľas nodokļu jautājumos ieviešanas. Bakalaura darbs sastāv no trim daļām. Pirmajā daļā tiek pētīta publiskā sektora ekonomikas teorētiskai aspekti un teorijas attīstība, kā arī taksācijas, kā publ...

  15. Mārketinga vides faktori un to ietekme uz uzņēmuma darbību

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    Čačika, Anastasija

    2012-01-01

    Bakalaura darba nosaukums ir „Mārketinga vides faktori un to ietekme uz uzņēmuma darbību”. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir veikt mārketinga vides analīzi, kā arī novērtēt iekšējas un ārējas mārketinga vides ietekmi uz „Ave Trans Group” uzņēmuma darbību. Darbā tiek apskatīti mārketinga vides teorētiskie aspekti, kā arī holdinga kompānijas „Ave Trans Group” mārketinga vidi ietekmējošie faktori, un ir piedāvāta dotā uzņēmuma mārketinga vides analīze, kā arī veikta anketēšana un anketu analīze. ...

  16. Business komunikace v poštovních službách

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    Becková, Helena

    2016-01-01

    Příspěvek se zabývá problematikou komunikace, se zaměřením na business komunikaci. Nejprve zdůrazňuje význam business komunikace pro úspěšnost podnikání. V rámci obecných principů komunikace se věnuje komunikačním dovednostem, pravidlům, která vedou k efektivní komunikaci, a jejich využití v business komunikaci. V následující části jsou zmíněny další aspekty business komunikace, jako jsou komunikační typy, komunikační styly, vyjednávání či konflikty. V příspěvku je vysvětlena důležitost busin...

  17. Dāvināšana kā patērēšanas kultūras iezīme. Parfimērijas iegādes ietekmējošie faktori

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    Liepiņa, Krista

    2016-01-01

    Bakalaura darba “Dāvināšana kā patērēšanas kultūras iezīme. Parfimērijas iegādes ietekmējošie faktori” mērķis ir izpētīt, kas ir patērēšana un kas ietekmē patērētāju uzvedību ikdienā, kā arī svētku laikā, lēmuma pieņemšanas procesā, izvēloties preces dāvināšanas mērķim, nevis personīgai lietošanai. Darba teorētiskajā daļā apskatītas tādu jēdzienu teorētiskie aspekti kā patērēšana un patērniecība, patērēšanas kultūra, patērētāju uzvedība, patērētāju identitāte, kā arī tiek apskatīta dāvanu dāv...

  18. Vadītāja darbība izglītības iestādes demokrātiskas vides veidošnā.

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    Ķepule, Inga

    2009-01-01

    Maģistra darba temats „Vadītāja darbība izglītības iestādes demokrātiskas vides veidošanā”. Zinātniskais vadītājs: Profesors, Dr. Phys., Andris Grīnfelds. Maģistra darba mērķis ir izstrādāt priekšlikums vadītāja efektīvai darbībai demokrātiskas vides aspektā. Maģistra darbā ir raksturoti teorētiskie aspekti par iestādes demokrātiskas vides jēdzienu, ietverot visus ietekmējošos faktorus, kā vadības stilu, motivāciju, un citus elementus. Maģistra darbā veiktā pētījuma rezultātā ir i...

  19. Franšīzes attīstības iespējas pakalpojumu sektorā Latvijā

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    Cvetkovs, Edgars

    2015-01-01

    Mūsdienās uzņēmējdarbības attīstīšanai arvien biežāk tiek izmantots franšīzes biznesa modelis. Tādējādi uzņēmējiem īsā laika periodā ļaujot attīstīt uzņēmējdarbību. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir noskaidrot Latvijas tirgus pievilcību franšīzes biznesa modeļa realizācijai, no mazo un vidējo uzņēmumu perspektīvas. Bakalaura darbā var iepazīties ar trim nodaļām, kurās detalizēti tiek apskatīta mazo un vidējo uzņēmumu, kā arī franšīzes teorētiskie aspekti un tirgus analīze Latvijā. Nosl...

  20. Systém pro obchodování s virtuálními předměty

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    Sedláček, Lukáš

    2007-01-01

    Cílem této práce je seznámit čtenáře s problematikou systémů pro obchodování s virtuálními předměty. Práce je zaměřena hlavně na virtuální ekonomiky MMORPG (Massive(ly)-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). Pro hlubší pochopení MMORPG světů, je v této práci zpracován jejich vznik, vývoj, historie, psychologické aspekty, náhled do problematiky jejich virtuálních ekonomik, stručná charakteristika elektronických platebních systémů a informace o dvou virtuálních ekonomikách (Entropia Universe a ...

  1. Sabiedriskās ēdināšanas uzņēmuma konkurētspējas analīze

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    Beinaroviča, Kristīne

    2011-01-01

    Bakalaura darbs „Sabiedriskās ēdināšanas uzņēmuma konkurētspējas analīze”. Darba mērķis ir izpētīt SIA „G & K” restorāna „Zilā govs” konkurētspēju un izstrādāt priekšlikumus tās uzlabošanai. Bakalaura darba pirmajā nodaļā pētīti konkurences un konkurētspējas teorētiskie aspekti, otrajā nodaļā raksturota nozare, kurā uzņēmums darbojas, valsts ekonomiskās lejupslīdes kontekstā, veikta nozares vides analīze, izmantojot M.E.Portera 5 spēku modeli. Trešajā nodaļā raksturota uzņēmuma vēsturiskā ...

  2. Darbinieku apmierinātību ietekmējošo faktoru novērtējums uzņēmumā AS „Cēsu alus”.

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    Petroviča, Lelde

    2013-01-01

    Maģistra darba temats ir „Darbinieku apmierinātību ietekmējošo faktoru novērtējums uzņēmumā AS „Cēsu alus””. Darba mērķis: izpētīt darbinieku apmierinātību ar darbu ietekmējošos faktorus uzņēmumā AS „Cēsu alus” un izstrādāt priekšlikumus apmierinātības ar darbu paaugstināšanai. Darba pirmajā daļā tiek aplūkoti teorētiskie aspekti par apmierinātību ar darbu būtību, uzmanību vēršot, apmierinātības ietekmei uz uzņēmuma darbību un to ietekmējošiem faktoriem. Otrajā daļā ar interviju palīdzību tie...

  3. Statyny i astma

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    Joanna Pawlak

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Statyny należą do leków powszechnie stosowanych w leczeniu hiperlipidemii oraz chorób układu sercowo-naczyniowego. Hamując aktywność reduktazy 3-hydroksy-metyloglutarylo-koenzymu A (HMG-CoA zmniejszają syntezę cholesterolu. Wykazano, że leki te cechują się znacznie szerszym zakresem działania, które określono jako pozalipidowe (plejotropowe. Mimo że korzyści z działania inhibitorów reduktazy HMG-CoA zostały już dowiedzione w leczeniu chorób układu sercowo-naczyniowego, podejmuje się próby ich wykorzystywania w innych dziedzinach medycyny, takich jak neurologia czy reumatologia. Obecnie szczególną uwagę zwraca się na działanie przeciwzapalne i immunomodulujące tych leków. Na podstawie powyższych obserwacji w ostatnich latach podjęto próby zastosowania statyn również w alergologii.W pracy przedstawiono wybrane aspekty wpływu statyn na reakcje immunologiczne i proces zapalny wskazując na możliwość wykorzystania tych leków w leczeniu astmy.

  4. SIA "Baltegle" naudas plūsmas analīze un vadīšana

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    Jegorova, Valērija

    2011-01-01

    Vairākiem Latvijas uzņēmumiem ir aktuālas stabilizēšanas problēmas, kuras ietekmēja naudas plūsmas neefektīva vadīšana. Diplomdarba mērķis ir novērtēt SIA „Baltegle” naudas plūsmu un izstrādāt priekšlikumus tās optimizācijai. Pirmajā diplomdarba nodaļā apskatīta naudas plūsmas būtība, otrajā nodaļā - naudas plūsmas pārskata sagatavošanas īpatnības, trešajā nodaļā - analīzes un vadīšanas aspekti. Ceturtajā nodaļā pētīta SIA „Baltegle” saimnieciskā darbība. Piektajā nodaļā veikta uzņēmuma...

  5. Supply Chain Risk Management

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    Babková, Ivana

    2008-01-01

    Práce se zabývá problematikou řízení rizika v logistických řetězcích se zaměřením na jeden konkrétní článek řetězce. Definuje základní oblasti risk managementu, jeho hlavní aspekty a systém spojitého plánování. Zabývá se bezpečností práce v pojetí EU, České republiky a Velké Británie. V aplikační části uvádí řízení rizika v jednom článku logistického řetězce, skladu poskytovatele logistických služeb ve Velké Británii.

  6. Veikala „Dīvāni un Dīvāni” reklāmas analīze un pilnveidošanas iespējas.

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    Alsiņa, Madara

    2013-01-01

    Bakalaura darba tēma „Veikala „Dīvāni un Dīvāni” reklāmas analīze un pilnveidošanas iespējas”. Bakalaura darba mērķis ir, pamatojoties uz teorijā gūtajām atziņām par reklāmu, izanalizēt veikala „Dīvāni un Dīvāni” reklāmas pasākumus, to stiprās un vājās puses, novērtēt reklāmas komunikatīvo efektivitāti, kā arī izstrādāt priekšlikumus veikala „Dīvāni un Dīvāni” reklāmas pilnveidošanai. Pirmajā darba daļā tiek apskatīti reklāmas kā mārketinga komunikāciju elementa teorētiskie aspekti – ...

  7. Videohry, literární předlohy a filmové adaptace a jejich vliv na hráčskou komunitu

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    Přichystal, Jan

    2017-01-01

    Cílem této práce je popsat postupy používané při převádění knihy do podoby videohry, hlavní aspekty tohoto procesu, změny v daných médiích, které při tomto procesu probíhají a popsat spojení vznikající mezi videohrami, literaturou a filmy. Nastíní také některé z nových technologií používaných při vývoji videoher. Hlavní témata této práce budou demonstrována na sérii knih, seriálu a populárním RPG Zaklínač, původně vytvořené polským spisovatelem Andrzejem Sapkowským. V porovnání s těmito popul...

  8. Irradiation of Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets with APS bending magnet x-rays and 60Co γ-rays

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    Alderman, J.; Job, P. K.; Puhl, J.

    2000-01-01

    The Advanced Photon Source (APS), as well as other third-generation synchrotron light sources, uses permanent magnets in the insertion devices to produce x-rays for scientific research. When placed in a high-energy storage ring, these permanent magnets are subjected to irradiation from synchrotron radiation, high-energy bremsstrahlung, and bremsstrahlung-produced photoneutrons. Previous investigations have exhibited varying degrees of degradation in the intensity of magnetization of these magnets due to irradiation from electron beams, 60 Co γrays, and high-energy neutrons. The APS specifically uses Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets in their insertion devices. Although no detectable radiation-induced demagnetization has been observed in the APS insertion devices so far, partial demagnetization has been observed in at least one insertion device at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), where Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets are also used

  9. Empirical estimation of astrophysical photodisintegration rates of 106Cd

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    Belyshev, S. S.; Kuznetsov, A. A.; Stopani, K. A.

    2017-09-01

    It has been noted in previous experiments that the ratio between the photoneutron and photoproton disintegration channels of 106Cd might be considerably different from predictions of statistical models. The thresholds of these reactions differ by several MeV and the total astrophysical rate of photodisintegration of 106Cd, which is mostly produced in photonuclear reactions during the p-process nucleosynthesis, might be noticeably different from the calculated value. In this work the bremsstrahlung beam of a 55.6 MeV microtron and the photon activation technique is used to measure yields of photonuclear reaction products on isotopically-enriched cadmium targets. The obtained results are compared with predictions of statistical models. The experimental yields are used to estimate photodisintegration reaction rates on 106Cd, which are then used in nuclear network calculations to examine the effects of uncertainties on the produced abundences of p-nuclei.

  10. Operation and reactivity measurements of an accelerator driven subcritical TRIGA reactor

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    O'Kelly, David Sean

    Experiments were performed at the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL) in 2005 and 2006 in which a 20 MeV linear electron accelerator operating as a photoneutron source was coupled to the TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotope production, General Atomics) Mark II research reactor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) to simulate the operation and characteristics of a full-scale accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS). The experimental program provided a relatively low-cost substitute for the higher power and complexity of internationally proposed systems utilizing proton accelerators and spallation neutron sources for an advanced ADSS that may be used for the burning of high-level radioactive waste. Various instrumentation methods that permitted ADSS neutron flux monitoring in high gamma radiation fields were successfully explored and the data was used to evaluate the Stochastic Pulsed Feynman method for reactivity monitoring.

  11. Neutron absorbed dose in a pacemaker CMOS

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    Borja H, C. G.; Guzman G, K. A.; Valero L, C.; Banuelos F, A.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Vega C, H. R.; Paredes G, L.

    2012-01-01

    The neutron spectrum and the absorbed dose in a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS), has been estimated using Monte Carlo methods. Eventually a person with a pacemaker becomes an oncology patient that must be treated in a linear accelerator. Pacemaker has integrated circuits as CMOS that are sensitive to intense and pulsed radiation fields. Above 7 MV therapeutic beam is contaminated with photoneutrons that could damage the CMOS. Here, the neutron spectrum and the absorbed dose in a CMOS cell was calculated, also the spectra were calculated in two point-like detectors in the room. Neutron spectrum in the CMOS cell shows a small peak between 0.1 to 1 MeV and a larger peak in the thermal region, joined by epithermal neutrons, same features were observed in the point-like detectors. The absorbed dose in the CMOS was 1.522 x 10 -17 Gy per neutron emitted by the source. (Author)

  12. Neutron absorbed dose in a pacemaker CMOS

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    Borja H, C. G.; Guzman G, K. A.; Valero L, C.; Banuelos F, A.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Paredes G, L., E-mail: fermineutron@yahoo.com [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2012-06-15

    The neutron spectrum and the absorbed dose in a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS), has been estimated using Monte Carlo methods. Eventually a person with a pacemaker becomes an oncology patient that must be treated in a linear accelerator. Pacemaker has integrated circuits as CMOS that are sensitive to intense and pulsed radiation fields. Above 7 MV therapeutic beam is contaminated with photoneutrons that could damage the CMOS. Here, the neutron spectrum and the absorbed dose in a CMOS cell was calculated, also the spectra were calculated in two point-like detectors in the room. Neutron spectrum in the CMOS cell shows a small peak between 0.1 to 1 MeV and a larger peak in the thermal region, joined by epithermal neutrons, same features were observed in the point-like detectors. The absorbed dose in the CMOS was 1.522 x 10{sup -17} Gy per neutron emitted by the source. (Author)

  13. Radiation physics, biophysics, and radiation biology

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    Hall, E.J.

    1992-05-01

    The following research programs from the Center for Radiological Research of Columbia University are described: Design and development of a new wall-less ultra miniature proportional counter for nanodosimetry; some recent measurements of ionization distributions for heavy ions at nanometer site sizes with a wall-less proportional counter; a calculation of exciton energies in periodic systems with helical symmetry: application to a hydrogen fluoride chain; electron energy-loss function in polynucleotide and the question of plasmon excitation; a non-parametric, microdosimetric-based approach to the evaluation of the biological effects of low doses of ionizing radiation; high-LET radiation risk assessment at medium doses; high-LET radiobiological effects: increased lesion severity or increased lesion proximity; photoneutrons generated by high energy medical linacs; the biological effectiveness of neutrons; implications for radiation protection; molecular characterization of oncogenes induced by neutrons; and the inverse dose-rate effect for oncogenic transformation by charged particles is LET dependent

  14. Health physics around a controlled fusion research device: the Tokamak at Fontenay-aux-Roses (T.F.R.)

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    1977-01-01

    The X and neutron dosimetry measurement near the magnetic confinement device for hot plasma, called T.F.R. (Tokamak, Fontenay-aux-Roses) are presented. The biological shielding consists of an ordinary concrete wall 30 cm thick; the dose rate is thus limited at 10 -1 mrem per discharge (corresponding to 10 mrem per day) in the whole area frequented by people during T.F.R. operation. A numerical calculation, taking into account the true geometry and X ray reflexion by the walls and roof, and normalized to the measurements, gives some indications on the electron beam which produces X rays. The photoneutron source (up to 10 10 neutrons per dischage) and the activation of the vacuum vessel result from high energy electrons (>= 10 MeV) supporting a 10 to 1,000 A current [fr

  15. Demonstration study on shielding safety analysis code (VI)

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    Sawamura, Sadashi [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1999-03-01

    Dose evaluation for direct radiation and skyshine from nuclear fuel facilities is one of the environment evaluation items. This evaluation is carried out by using some shielding calculation codes. Because of extremely few benchmark data of skyshine, the calculation has to be performed very conservatively. Therefore, the benchmark data of skyshine and the well-investigated code for skyshine would be necessary to carry out the rational evaluation of nuclear facilities. The purpose of this steady is to obtain the benchmark data of skyshine and to investigate the calculation code for skyshine. In this fiscal year, the followings are investigated; (1) Construction and improvement of a pulsed radiation measurement system due to the gated counting method. (2) Using the system, carried out the radiation monitoring near and in the facility of 45 MeV Linear accelerator installed at Hokkaido University. (3) Simulation analysis of the photo-neutron production and the transport by using the EGS4 and MCNP code. (author)

  16. Design of a system for neutrons dosimetry

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    Ceron, P.; Rivera, T.; Paredes G, L.; Azorin, J.; Sanchez, A.; Vega C, H. R.

    2014-08-01

    At the present time diverse systems of detection of neutrons exist, as proportional counters based on BF 3 , He 3 and spectrometers of Bonner spheres. However, the cost and the complexity of the implementation of these systems put them far from the reach for dosimetric purposes. For these reasons a system of neutrons detection composed by a medium paraffin moderator that forms a 4π (spheres) arrangement and of several couples of thermoluminescent dosimeters TLD 600/TLD 700. The response of the system presents a minor repeatability to 5% in several assays when being irradiated with a 239 PuBe source and a deviation of 13.8% in the Tl readings of four different spheres. The calibration factor of the system with regard to the neutrons source which was of 56.2 p Sv/nc also was calculated. These detectors will be used as passive monitors of photoneutrons in a radiotherapy room with lineal accelerator of high energy. (Author)

  17. Report to the DOE Nuclear Data Committee, 1983

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    Haight, R.C.; Struble, G.L.

    1983-02-01

    Measurements for nuclear data applicactions are described including branching ratio in 7 Be decay, kerma factor for carbon, photoneutron cross sections, neutron differential scattering cross sections, half-life of 77 Kr, stellar neutron capture rates for 86 87 88 Sr, neutron total cross sections, 142 143 144 Nd neutron capture nucleo-synthesis, half-life of 163 Ho, thermal neutron fission of 236 Np, revised branching ratios in 237 U and 238 Pu decays, and levels of 244 Cm populated by the beta decay of 10-hour 244 Am and 26-minute /sup 244m/Am. Calculations discussed include systematic test of microscopic optical models for nucleon scattering in the range 7 to 60 MeV, Lanczos method shell-model calculations of GamowTeller strength functions, explosive nucleosynthesis and direct radiative capture rates, and calculation of fission cross sections. Evaluated data libraries are briefly discussed

  18. Neutrons from medical electron accelerators

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    Swanson, W.P.; McCall, R.C.

    1979-06-01

    The significant sources of photoneutrons within a linear-accelerator treatment head are identified and absolute estimates of neutron production per treatment dose are given for typical components. Measured data obtained at a variety of accelerator installations are presented and compared with these calculations. It is found that the high-Z materials within the treatment head do not significantly alter the neutron fluence, but do substantially reduce the average energy of the transmitted spectrum. Reflected neutrons from the concrete treatment room contribute to the neutron fluence, but not substantially to the patient integral dose, because of a further reduction in average energy. Absolute depth-dose distributions for realistic neutron spectra are calculated, and a rapid falloff with depth is found

  19. Measurement of the neutron spectrum in a room with an accelerator Varian 2300C/D Linac using the Bonner multisphere spectrometer; Medicao do espectro de neutrons em uma sala com um acelerador Varian 2300C/D Linav usando o espectrometro de multiesferas de Bonner

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    Cavalcante, D.B.S., E-mail: cavalcante@ird.gov.b [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IF/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Fonseca, E.S. da, E-mail: evaldo@ird.gov.b [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Lemos Junior, R.M. [Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil); Batista, D.V.S. [Instituto Nacional do Cancer (INCa), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-07-01

    The generated neutron field varies considerably and depends on the beam energy, on the shielding of the accelerator, on the filters for beam homogeneity, and also on the mobile collimators and geometry of irradiation. The estimation of the component relative to the photoneutrons has practical interest for evaluation of the radiological risks for the workers and for the patient as well. Due to the high frequency magnetic field, and to the photon abundance resulting of the escape and scattering at treatment room, those measurements present some difficulties. Measurements of the neutron fields can be made with a Bonner spectrometer. Those system was calibrated with referred neutron standard sources and used for make measurements on a spot of the room where a Variant 2300C/D Linac is installed. The unfolding process used the BUNKI computer code for determination of the neutron spectra at the measurement spot

  20. /sup 12/C(γ,n) cross section from 30 to 100 MeV

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    Harty, P.D.; Thompson, M.N.; O'Keefe, G.J.

    1988-01-01

    This paper reports a measurement of the differential photoneutron cross section of /sup 12/C at 65 0 , between E/sub γ/ = 30 and 100 MeV. Tagged photons, monochromatic to within 2.6 MeV, were used, thus allowing the cross sections to a wide range of final states to be observed. The results are compared to the photoproton cross section of /sup 12/C, which was measured previously, under similar conditions. Comparisons are also made with calculations based on the quasi-deuteron model, and with calculations by Gari and Hebach, and Cavinato et al. These latter calculations incorporate two-body effects by the inclusion of meson exchange currents. The agreement between these calculations and the measured cross section is in contrast to predictions of a direct, single-nucleon knockout model of the reaction mechanism, indicating the importance of two-body effects in the photoreaction process for energies greater than 50 MeV

  1. Measurement and analysis of fast neutron spectra in reactor materials by time-of-flight method

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    Hayashi, Shuhei; Kimura, Itsuro; Kobayashi, Shohei; Yamamoto, Shuji; Nishihara, Hiroshi.

    1982-01-01

    The LINAC-TOF experiments have been done to measure the neutron energy spectra in the assemblies of reactor materials. The sample materials to be measured were iron, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel, zirconium, thorium, lithium, and so on. The shapes of assemblies were piles (rectangular parallelopiped, sphere, and polyhedron) and slab. A photoneutron target was set at the center of the pile assemblies. Each assembly has an electron injection hole and a re-entrant hole. In case of a slab, a photo neutron target was placed at the outside of the slab. Neutrons were generated by using an electron linear accelerator (LINAC). The length of the flight path was 20 m. The neutron detectors were a Li-6 glass scintillator and a B-10 vaseline-NaI(Tl) scintillator. The spatial distributions of neutrons in the piles were measured by the foil activation method. The neutron transport calculation was performed, and the evaluation of group constants was made. (Kato, T.)

  2. Neutron H*(10) estimation and measurements around 18MV linac.

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    Cerón Ramírez, Pablo Víctor; Díaz Góngora, José Antonio Irán; Paredes Gutiérrez, Lydia Concepción; Rivera Montalvo, Teodoro; Vega Carrillo, Héctor René

    2016-11-01

    Thermoluminescent dosimetry, analytical techniques and Monte Carlo calculations were used to estimate the dose of neutron radiation in a treatment room with a linear electron accelerator of 18MV. Measurements were carried out through neutron ambient dose monitors which include pairs of thermoluminescent dosimeters TLD 600 ( 6 LiF: Mg, Ti) and TLD 700 ( 7 LiF: Mg, Ti), which were placed inside a paraffin spheres. The measurements has allowed to use NCRP 151 equations, these expressions are useful to find relevant dosimetric quantities. In addition, photoneutrons produced by linac head were calculated through MCNPX code taking into account the geometry and composition of the linac head principal parts. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Bremsstrahlung pair-production of positrons with low neutron background

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    Lessner, E.

    1998-01-01

    Minimization of component activation is highly desirable at accelerator-based positron sources. Electrons in the 8- to 14-MeV energy range impinging on a target produce photons energetic enough to create electron-positron pairs; however, few of the photons are energetic enough to produce photoneutrons. Slow positron production by low-energy electrons impinging on a multilayer tungsten target with and without electromagnetic extraction between the layers was studied by simulation. The neutron background from 14-MeV electrons is expected to be significantly lower than that encountered with higher-energy electron beams. Numerical results are presented and some ideas for a low-activation slow-positron source are discussed

  4. Measurement and analysis of angular neutron spectra in a manganese pile

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    Selvi, S.; Hayashi, S.A.; Kimura, I.; Kobayashi, K.; Yamamoto, S.; Mori, T.; Nishihara, H.; Kanazawa, S.; Nakagawa, M.

    1984-01-01

    The energy and angular distribution of neutrons in a Mn pile were measured by the linac time-of-flight method. A cylindrical Pb target for the production of photoneutrons was placed at the center of the pile. The experimental results were compared with the theoretical calculations using the group constants from the nuclear data files, JENDL-2 and ENDF/B-IV. Good agreement can be seen in the general shapes between calculated and measured angular spectra in three decades of energy range form a few keV to a few MeV. As far as can be concluded from the intercomparison, the neutron cross section data for Mn in ENDF/B-IV may be applicable to reactor design: however, several improvements for its resonance parameters can be recommended. A little more improvements are recommended for that in JENDL-2 from this intercomparison. (orig.) [de

  5. U-233 fuelled low critical mass solution reactor experiment PURNIMA II

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    Srinivasan, M.; Chandramoleshwar, K.; Pasupathy, C.S.; Rasheed, K.K.; Subba Rao, K.

    1987-01-01

    A homogeneous U-233 uranyl nitrate solution fuelled BeO reflected, low critical mass reactor has been built at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India. Christened PURNIMA II, the reactor was used for the study of the variation of critical mass as a function of fuel solution concentration to determine the minimum critical mass achievable for this geometry. Other experiments performed include the determination of temperature coefficient of reactivity, study of time behaviour of photoneutrons produced due to interaction between decaying U-233 fission product gammas and the beryllium reflector and reactor noise measurements. Besides being the only operational U-233 fuelled reactor at present, PURNIMA II also has the distinction of having attained the lowest critical mass of 397 g of fissile fuel for any operating reactor at the current time. The paper briefly describes the facility and gives an account of the experiments performed and results achieved. (author)

  6. Phenomenological nuclear reaction description in deuterium-saturated palladium and synthesized structure in dense deuterium gas under γ-quanta irradiation

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    Didyk, A.Yu.; Wisniewski, R.

    2012-01-01

    The observed phenomena on the changes of chemical compositions in our previous reports allowed us to develop a phenomenological nuclear fusion-fission model with taking into consideration the elastic and inelastic scattering of photoprotons and photoneutrons, heating of surrounding deuterium nuclei, following D-D fusion reactions and fission of middle-mass nuclei by 'hot' protons, deuterons and various-energy neutrons. Such chain processes could produce the necessary number of neutrons, 'hot' deuterons for explanation of the observed experimental results. The developed approach can be a basis for creation of deuterated nuclear fission reactors (DNFR) with high-density deuterium gas and so-called deuterated metals. Also, the developed approach can be used for the study of nuclear reactions in high-density deuterium or tritium gases and deuterated metals

  7. Alize 3 - first critical experiment for the franco-german high flux reactor - calculations

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    Scharmer, K.

    1969-01-01

    The results of experiments in the light water cooled D 2 O reflected critical assembly ALIZE III have been compared to calculations. A diffusion model was used with 3 fast and epithermal groups and two overlapping thermal groups, which leads to good agreement of calculated and measured power maps, even in the case of strong variations of the neutron spectrum in the core. The difference of calculated and measured k eff was smaller than 0.5 per cent δk/k. Calculations of void and structure material coefficients of the reactivity of 'black' rods in the reflector, of spectrum variations (Cd-ratio, Pu-U-ratio) and to the delayed photoneutron fraction in the D 2 O reflector were made. Measurements of the influence of beam tubes on reactivity and flux distribution in the reflector were interpreted with regard to an optimum beam tube arrangement for the Franco- German High Flux Reactor. (author) [fr

  8. Investigation of the basic reactor physics characteristics of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Huy, Ngo Quang [Centre for Nuclear Technique Application, Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Thong, Ha Van; Khang, Ngo Phu [Nuclear Research Inst., Da Lat (Viet Nam)

    1994-10-01

    The Dalat nuclear research reactor was reconstructed from TRIGA MARK II reactor, built in 1963 with nominal power of 250 KW, and reached its planned nominal power of 500 kW for the first time in Feb. 1984. The Dalat reactor has some characteristics distinct from the former TRIGA reactor. Investigation of its characteristics is carried out by the determination of the reactor physics parameters. This paper represents the experimental results obtained for the effective fraction of the delayed photoneutrons, the extraneous neutron source left after the reactor is shut down, the lowest power levels of reactor critical states, the relative axial and radial distributions of thermal neutrons, the safe positive reactivity inserted into the reactor at deep subcritical state, the reactivity temperature coefficient of water, the temperature on the surface of the fuel elements, etc. (author). 10 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Experimental investigation of the neutron physics characteristics of the Dalat Nuclear Research Reactor

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    Huy, Ngo Quang; Thong, Ha Van [Nuclear Research Inst., Da Lat (Viet Nam)

    1994-10-01

    The investigation of the neutron physics characteristics of the Dalat Reactor has obtained the results as follows: 1/ The effective fraction of delayed photoneutrons and the extraneous neutron source left after reactor shut down are measured. 2/ The lowest power levels of critical states of the reactor are determined. 3/The perturbation effect is investigated when a water column or a plexiglass rod is substituted for a fuel element. 4/ The relative axial and radial distributions of the thermal neutrons measured and the geometrical parameters of the core such as the inhomogeneous coefficients, the buckling, the effective height and radius, the extrapolated distances are obtained. 4/ The thermal neutron distributions are measured around the old graphite reflector. (author). 10 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Evaluation of photonuclear reaction cross-sections using the reduction method for large systematic uncertainties

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    Varlamov, V.V.; Efimkin, N.G.; Ishkhanov, B.S.; Sapunenko, V.V.

    1994-12-01

    The authors describe a method based on the reduction method for the evaluation of photonuclear reaction cross-sections obtained under conditions where there are large systematic uncertainties (different instrumental functions, calibration and normalization errors). The evaluation method involves using the actual instrumental function (photon spectrum) of each individual experiment to reduce the data to a representation generated by an instrumental function of better quality. The objective is to find the most reasonably achievable monoenergetic representation of the information on the reaction cross-section derived from the results of various experiments and to take into account the calibration and normalization errors in these experiments. The method was used to obtain the evaluated total photoneutron reaction cross-section (γ,xn) for a large number of nuclei. Data obtained for 16 O and 208 Pb are presented. (author). 36 refs, 6 figs, 4 tabs

  11. Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Institute of Safety Research. Annual report 2004

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    Weiss, F.P.; Rindelhardt, U.

    2005-01-01

    The Institute of Safety Research (ISR) is one of the six Research Institutes of Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR e.V.) which is a member institution of the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Leibniz Association). Together with the Institute of Radiochemistry, ISR constitutes the research programme ''Safety and Environment'' which is one from three scientific programmes of FZR. In the framework of this research programme, the institute is responsible for the two subprogrammes ''Plant and Reactor Safety'' and ''Thermal Fluid Dynamics'', respectively. We also provide minor contributions to the sub-programme ''Radio-Ecology''. Moreover, with the development of a pulsed photo-neutron source at the radiation source ELBE (Electron linear accelerator for beams of high brilliance and low emittance), we are involved in a networking project carried out by the FZR Institute of Nuclear and Hadron Physics, the Physics Department of TU Dresden, and ISR. (orig.)

  12. Measurement of neutron energy spectra for Eg=23.1 and 26.6 MeV mono-energetic photon induced reaction on natC using laser electron photon beam at NewSUBARU

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    Itoga Toshiro

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Photo-neutron energy spectra for Eg=23.1 and 26.6 MeV mono-energetic photons on natC were measured using laser Compton scattering facility at NewSUBARU BL01. The photon energy spectra were evaluated through measurements and simulations with collimator sizes and arrangements for the laser electron photon. The neutron energy spectra for the natC(g,xn reaction were measured at 60 degrees in horizontal and 90 degrees in horizontal and vertical with respect to incident photon. The spectra show almost isotropic angular distribution and flat energy distribution from detection threshold to upper limit defined by reaction Q-value.

  13. Neutronic analysis of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 ex-core detector response

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    Malloy, D.J.; Chang, Y.I.

    1981-10-01

    A neutronic analysis has been made with respect to the ex-core neutron detector response during the TMI-2 incident. A series of transport theory calculations quantified the impact upon the detector count rate of various core and downcomer conditions. In particular, various combinations of coolant void content and spatial distributions were investigated to yield the resulting transmission of the photoneutron source to the detector. The impact of a hypothetical distributed source within the downcomer region was also examined in order to simulate the potential effect of the release of neutron producing fission products into the coolant. These results are then offered as potential explanations for the anomalous behavior of the detector during the period of approx. 20 minutes through approx. 3 hours following the reactor scram

  14. First evidence of low energy enhancement in Ge isotopes

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    Renstrøm T.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The γ-strength functions and level densities of 73,74Ge have been extracted from particle-γ coincidence data using the Oslo method. In addition the γ-strength function of 74Ge above the neutron separation threshold, Sn = 10.196 MeV has been extracted from photoneutron measurements. When combined, these two experiments give a γ-strength function covering the energy range of ∼1-13 MeV for 74Ge. This thorough investigation of 74Ge is a part of an international campaign to study the previously reported low energy enhancement in this mass region in the γ-strength function from ∼3MeV towards lower γ energies. The obtained data show that both 73,74Ge display an increase in strength at low γ energies.

  15. Comparison of Wims-Aecl / Dragon / RFSP and MCNP results with Zed-2 measurements for control device worth and reactor kinetics - 037

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    Pencer, J.; Choy Wong, F.; Bromley, B.P.; Atfield, J.; Zeller, M.

    2010-01-01

    This paper summarizes comparisons between MCNP5 and WIMS-AECL / DRAGON / RFSP calculations and experimental results obtained from the Zero Energy Deuterium (ZED-2) critical facility at AECL Chalk River Laboratories. MCNP5 and WIMS-AECL / DRAGON / RFSP were used to calculate reactivity worths for two reactivity devices, a mechanical zone controller (MZC) and shut-off rod (SOR) in a lattice similar to that of the ACR-1000 R . WIMS-AECL / DRAGON / RFSP was also used to obtain kinetics parameters for a transient based on a rod drop of a ZED-2 standby absorber rod (SAR). ZED-2 experiments were performed using 43-element ACR Low Enriched Uranium (ACR-LEU) fuel bundles with H 2 O- or air-cooled fuel bundles arranged in a 24-cm pitch square lattice. Calculations with MCNP5 gave biases in device worths that were within 0.2 mk of measured values, while WIMS-AECL / DRAGON / RFSP gave values that were within 0.3 mk of measured values. Transient analyses using the CERBERUS module within RFSP yielded a total delayed neutron fraction (β) that was within 4% of the value derived by point kinetics analysis of experimental data. The corresponding delayed photo-neutron fraction (β photo-neutron ) from CERBERUS was within 5% of that derived by point kinetics. This study has helped quantify the agreement between calculation and measurement for codes that are used in the safety analysis of the ACR-1000 reactor. Results demonstrate good agreement in code predictions. (authors)

  16. BNCT with linac, feasibility study

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    Alfuraih, A.; Ma, A.; Spyrou, N.M.; Awotwi-Pratt, Joseph

    2006-01-01

    High energy photon beams from Medical Linear Accelerators (linacs) which are used in radiotherapy produce undesirable neutrons, beside the clinically useful electron and photon beams. Neutrons are produced from the photonuclear reaction (γ,n) of high energy photons with high Z-materials which compose the accelerator head. In this paper the possible use of these undesirable neutrons for BNCT is investigated, making use of high energy linacs already installed in hospitals, primarily for high energy electron and photon therapy and applying them in the context of BNCT. The photoneutron components emitted by the accelerator is the source for Monte Carlo simulations of the interactions that take place within the head of a voxel-based phantom. The neutron flux across the phantom head is calculated using different moderator arrangements and different techniques in the aim of increasing the thermal neutron flux at the targeted site. Also, we shall test different configurations of the linac head to maximize the exposure of high-Z materials to the photon beam, including the removal of the flattening filter, so as to boost the photoneutron production in the linac head. Experimental work will be conducted in hospitals to validate the Monte Carlo simulations. To make use of linacs for BNCT will be advantageous in the sense that the setting in a hospital department is much more acceptable by the public than a reactor installation. This will mean less complications regarding patient positioning and movement with respect to the beams, additional patient transportation and management will be more cost effective. (author)

  17. Calculation of absorbed dose and biological effectiveness from photonuclear reactions in a bremsstrahlung beam of end point 50 MeV.

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    Gudowska, I; Brahme, A; Andreo, P; Gudowski, W; Kierkegaard, J

    1999-09-01

    The absorbed dose due to photonuclear reactions in soft tissue, lung, breast, adipose tissue and cortical bone has been evaluated for a scanned bremsstrahlung beam of end point 50 MeV from a racetrack accelerator. The Monte Carlo code MCNP4B was used to determine the photon source spectrum from the bremsstrahlung target and to simulate the transport of photons through the treatment head and the patient. Photonuclear particle production in tissue was calculated numerically using the energy distributions of photons derived from the Monte Carlo simulations. The transport of photoneutrons in the patient and the photoneutron absorbed dose to tissue were determined using MCNP4B; the absorbed dose due to charged photonuclear particles was calculated numerically assuming total energy absorption in tissue voxels of 1 cm3. The photonuclear absorbed dose to soft tissue, lung, breast and adipose tissue is about (0.11-0.12)+/-0.05% of the maximum photon dose at a depth of 5.5 cm. The absorbed dose to cortical bone is about 45% larger than that to soft tissue. If the contributions from all photoparticles (n, p, 3He and 4He particles and recoils of the residual nuclei) produced in the soft tissue and the accelerator, and from positron radiation and gammas due to induced radioactivity and excited states of the nuclei, are taken into account the total photonuclear absorbed dose delivered to soft tissue is about 0.15+/-0.08% of the maximum photon dose. It has been estimated that the RBE of the photon beam of 50 MV acceleration potential is approximately 2% higher than that of conventional 60Co radiation.

  18. Calculation of absorbed dose and biological effectiveness from photonuclear reactions in a bremsstrahlung beam of end point 50 MeV

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    Gudowska, I.; Brahme, A.; Andreo, P.; Gudowski, W.; Kierkegaard, J.

    1999-01-01

    The absorbed dose due to photonuclear reactions in soft tissue, lung, breast, adipose tissue and cortical bone has been evaluated for a scanned bremsstrahlung beam of end point 50 MeV from a racetrack accelerator. The Monte Carlo code MCNP4B was used to determine the photon source spectrum from the bremsstrahlung target and to simulate the transport of photons through the treatment head and the patient. Photonuclear particle production in tissue was calculated numerically using the energy distributions of photons derived from the Monte Carlo simulations. The transport of photoneutrons in the patient and the photoneutron absorbed dose to tissue were determined using MCNP4B; the absorbed dose due to charged photonuclear particles was calculated numerically assuming total energy absorption in tissue voxels of 1 cm 3 . The photonuclear absorbed dose to soft tissue, lung, breast and adipose tissue is about (0.11-0.12)±0.05% of the maximum photon dose at a depth of 5.5 cm. The absorbed dose to cortical bone is about 45% larger than that to soft tissue. If the contributions from all photoparticles (n, p, 3 He and 4 He particles and recoils of the residual nuclei) produced in the soft tissue and the accelerator, and from positron radiation and gammas due to induced radioactivity and excited states of the nuclei, are taken into account the total photonuclear absorbed dose delivered to soft tissue is about 0.15±0.08% of the maximum photon dose. It has been estimated that the RBE of the photon beam of 50 MV acceleration potential is approximately 2% higher than that of conventional 60 Co radiation. (author)

  19. NaI(Tl) response functions

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    Vega C, H. R.; Ortiz R, J. M. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas, Zac. (Mexico); Benites R, J. L. [Centro Estatal de Cancerologia de Nayarit, Calz. de la Cruz 118 Sur, Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico); De Leon M, H. A., E-mail: fermineutron@yahoo.com.mx [Instituto Tecnologico de Aguascalientes, Av. Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1801 Ote., 20155 Aguascalientes, Ags. (Mexico)

    2015-09-15

    The response functions of a NaI(Tl) detector have been estimated using Monte Carlo methods. Response functions were calculated for monoenergetic photon sources (0.05 to 3 MeV). Responses were calculated for point-like sources and for sources distributed in Portland cement cylinders. The responses were used to calculate the efficiency functions in term of photon energy. Commonly, sources used for calibration are point-like, and eventually sources to be measured have different features. In order to use the calibrated sources corrections due to solid angle, self-absorption and scattering, must be carried out. However, some of these corrections are not easy to perform. In this work, the calculated responses were used to estimate the detector efficiency of point-like sources, and sources distributed in Portland type cement. Samples of Portland paste were prepared and were exposed to photoneutrons produced by a 15 MV linac. Some of the elements in the cement were activated producing γ-emitting radionuclides that were measured with a NaI(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometer, that was calibrated with point-like sources. In order to determine the specific activity in the induced radioisotopes calculated efficiencies were used to make corrections due to the differences between the solid angle, photon absorption and photon scattering in the point-like calibration sources and the sources distributed in cement. During the interaction between photoneutrons and the cement samples three radioisotopes were induced: {sup 56}Mn, {sup 24}Na, and {sup 28}Al. (Author)

  20. Photodisintegration of 3H and 3He

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    Faul, D.D.

    1980-09-01

    The photoneutron cross sections for 3 H and 3 He have been measured from threshold to approx. 25 MeV with monoenergetic photons from the annihilation in flight of fast positrons at the LLL Electron-Positron Linear Accelerator facility. These reactions include the two-body breakup of 3 H and the three-body breakup of both 3 H and 3 He; these measurements for 3 H are the first to span the energy region across the peaks of the cross sections. An efficient BF 3 -tube-and-paraffin neutron detector and high-pressure gaseous samples of several moles each (the activity of the 3 H sample was approx. 200,000 Ci) were employed in these measurements. Measurements on 16 O and 2 H also were performed to verify the absolute cross-section scale. The results, when compared with each other and with results for the two-body breakup cross section for 3 He from the literature, show that the two-body breakup cross sections for 3 H and 3 He have nearly the same shape, but the one for 3 He lies lower in magnitude; the three-body breakup cross section for 3 He lies higher in magnitude and is broader in the peak region and also rises less sharply from threshold than that for 3 H; and these measured differences between the cross sections for the breakup modes largely compensate in their sum, so that the total photon absorption cross sections for 3 H and 3 He are nearly the same in both size and shape at energies near and above their peaks. Theoretical results from the literature disagree with the experimental results to a certain extent over the entire photon-energy region for which the photoneutron cross sections were measured. 50 figures, 7 tables

  1. Geodetic Determining of Stockpile Volume of Mineral Excavated in Open Pit Mine/ Geodetické Určenie Objemu Vyťažiteľných Zásob Nerastu V Povrchovom Lome

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    Full Text Available V súčasnej geodetickej praxi je nevyhnutnosťou používať moderné geodetické prístroje a rôzne CAD (Computer Aided Design softvéry pre proces spracovania a vizualizácie priestorových údajov. Tento príspevok sa zaoberá geodetickým zameraním povrchového lomu Kecerovce za účelom určenia objemu nevyťažených zásob andezitu pre znovu otvorenie lomu a začatie ťažby andezitu. Predmetný lom je situovaný na upätí Slanských vrchov. Určenie pomocných geodetických bodov a okolia lomu sa vykonalo technológiou GNSS RTK metódou. Podrobné zameranie lomu bolo realizované univerzálnou meracou stanicou. Priestorové údaje získané z meraní sa spracovali v príslušných firemných softvéroch. Následne získané priestorové súradnice boli importované do graficko-vypočtových softvérov pre ďalšie spracovanie a vizualizáciu. Tieto graficko-výpočtové softvéry ponúkajú okrem 3D modelovania povrchov a vizualizácie aj ich analýzu, najmä určenie objemových údajov reprezentujúcich rôzne aspekty pre posudzovanie činností v daných odvetviach s možným ďalším rozvojom.

  2. Wybrane uwarunkowania zadowolenia ze szkoły rodziców dzieci uczących się w szkołach podstawowych

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    Radosław Kaczan

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    Full Text Available Artykuł prezentuje wyniki przeprowadzonego w 2011 r. badania kwestionariuszowego dotyczącego opinii rodziców na temat edukacji przedszkolnej i wczesnoszkolnej. Przedmiotem analiz było zadowolenie z pracy szkoły rodziców, którzy mają przynajmniej jedno dziecko uczęszczające do szkoły podstawowej. Stworzono wskaźnik zadowolenia obejmujący aspekty edukacyjne, opiekuńcze oraz pracę nauczycieli. Następnie na podstawie analiz różnych sposobów organizacji pracy z dziećmi w szkole, wyłoniono pięć czynników opisujących te sposoby: (1 motywacja do nauki; (2 aktywne formy zajęć; (3 dydaktyka; (4 relacje z rówieśnikami; (5 zajęcia dodatkowe. W analizach regresji sprawdzano związki wyłonionych czynników z ogólnym poziomem zadowolenia rodziców ze szkoły. Okazało się, że najsilniejszymi predyktorami zadowolenia są: motywacja dziecka do nauki (czynnik 1 i organizowanie atrakcyjnych, aktywnych form zajęć (czynnik 2. Stwierdzono także istnienie istotnej, choć słabej, zależności pomiędzy zadowoleniem rodzica ze szkoły, a jego wykształceniem.

  3. Õpetajakoolituse üliõpilaste hoiakud ja teadlikkus soolise võrdõiguslikkuse küsimuses

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    Full Text Available Soolise võrdõiguslikkuse taotlemisel lähtutakse põhimõttest, et naistel ja meestel on võrdsed õigused, kohustused, võimalused ja vastutus nii hariduse omandamisel kui ka tööelus. Kuna haridusel, sh õpetajakoolitusel, on väärtuste ja hoiakute kujundamisel oluline roll, käsitletakse seda sageli soolise võrdõiguslikkuse edendamise ühe võtmevaldkonnana. Uurimuse eesmärk on kirjeldada Eesti õpetajakoolituse ja kasvatusteaduste valdkonna üliõpilaste hoiakuid ja teadlikkust soolise võrdõiguslikkuse küsimuses, sh osutada nende erinevustele üliõpilaste üldkogumist. Selleks kombineeriti kvantitatiivset ja kvalitatiivset uurimisviisi. Uuringus küsitleti üliõpilasi (N = 2748 soolise võrdõiguslikkusega seotud hoiakute ja kogemuste teemal ning intervjueeriti õpetajakoolituse üliõpilasi (N = 20 fookusrühmades, et mõtestada kõrgkoolide õpetamispraktikat ning seda mõjutavaid väärtusi ja norme soolise võrdõiguslikkuse vaatenurgast. Ilmnes, et üliõpilased suhtuvad soolisesse võrdõiguslikkusse soosivalt ja tajuvad ebavõrdset kohtlemist soo alusel probleemina. See on hea potentsiaal, mille varal arendada tulevaste õpetajate valmisolekut sootundlikuks pedagoogikaks. Selgelt eristusid ka nende üliõpilaste rühmad, kelle hoiakutes väljenduvad teiste rühmadega võrreldes enam soolised stereotüübid (algajad üliõpilased ja mehed. Uurimuse tulemused täiendavad varasemate uurimuste omi, milles käsitletakse sugupoolte aspekti arvestamist hariduses, ning neil on praktiline väärtus õpetajakoolituse õppekavade kujundamisel.  Summary

  4. A study on radiation shielding and safety analysis for a synchrotron radiation beamline

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    Asano, Yoshihiro

    2001-03-01

    Bremsstrahlung, which is generated by the interaction of residual gas molecules with stored electrons and invades the beam-line, a new recommendation is proposed in order to simulate with sufficient accuracy. The measurement results of the gas Bremsstrahlung by using a new type scintillator, PWO (PbWO 4 crystal), are presented in relation to the characteristics of the stored electron beam that is a high and low betatron function beam. The gas Bremsstrahlung was measured as a function of the aperture size of the slits, showing the apparent dependence on the conditions of the stored electron beam, as well as the beam current and the vacuum pressure. The measurement of the dependency of the aperture size were compared with the calculation by using the Monte Carlo code EGS4, and showed a fairly good agreement. The total power of the gas Bremsstrahlung was estimated as 25.8 ± 0.8 nW/10 -8 Pa/mA and the corresponding equivalent dose rates for a scoring radius of 0.0223 cm were calculated to be 15.8 nSv/s/10 -8 Pa/mA for a high betatron function beam-line, and 9.22 nSv/s/10 -8 Pa/mA for a low betatron function beam-line. Calculations were also made to obtain 25.9 nSv/s/10 -8 Pa/mA neglecting the stored beam conditions at 40 m from the center of the straight section of SPring-8. In addition to the gas Bremsstrahlung, the photo-neutron induced by the gas Bremsstrahlung is presented by using two different photo-neutron production cross section, the difference of which comes from whether or not neglecting the quasi-deuteron and photo-pion production process. The measurement results of photo-neutrons generated by the interactions of the gas Bremsstrahlung with lead and copper targets are presented by using high sensitive Bonner type helium-3 counters with polyethylene moderators to estimate the neutron spectrum. The measurements were performed outside the optics hutch to reduce the effects of synchrotron radiation. The measurement data of the effective dose due to photo-neutron were

  5. A study on radiation shielding and safety analysis for a synchrotron radiation beamline

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    Asano, Yoshihiro [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Kansai Research Establishment, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Mikazuhi, Hyogo (Japan)

    2001-03-01

    Bremsstrahlung, which is generated by the interaction of residual gas molecules with stored electrons and invades the beam-line, a new recommendation is proposed in order to simulate with sufficient accuracy. The measurement results of the gas Bremsstrahlung by using a new type scintillator, PWO (PbWO{sub 4} crystal), are presented in relation to the characteristics of the stored electron beam that is a high and low betatron function beam. The gas Bremsstrahlung was measured as a function of the aperture size of the slits, showing the apparent dependence on the conditions of the stored electron beam, as well as the beam current and the vacuum pressure. The measurement of the dependency of the aperture size were compared with the calculation by using the Monte Carlo code EGS4, and showed a fairly good agreement. The total power of the gas Bremsstrahlung was estimated as 25.8 {+-} 0.8 nW/10{sup -8}Pa/mA and the corresponding equivalent dose rates for a scoring radius of 0.0223 cm were calculated to be 15.8 nSv/s/10{sup -8}Pa/mA for a high betatron function beam-line, and 9.22 nSv/s/10{sup -8}Pa/mA for a low betatron function beam-line. Calculations were also made to obtain 25.9 nSv/s/10{sup -8}Pa/mA neglecting the stored beam conditions at 40 m from the center of the straight section of SPring-8. In addition to the gas Bremsstrahlung, the photo-neutron induced by the gas Bremsstrahlung is presented by using two different photo-neutron production cross section, the difference of which comes from whether or not neglecting the quasi-deuteron and photo-pion production process. The measurement results of photo-neutrons generated by the interactions of the gas Bremsstrahlung with lead and copper targets are presented by using high sensitive Bonner type helium-3 counters with polyethylene moderators to estimate the neutron spectrum. The measurements were performed outside the optics hutch to reduce the effects of synchrotron radiation. The measurement data of the effective dose due to

  6. Calibration method of liquid zone controller using the ex-core detector signal of CANDU 6 reactor

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    Park, D.H.; Lee, E.K.; Shin, H.C.; Bae, S.M.; Hong, S.Y.

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: ► We developed a new LZC calibration method and measurement system. ► Photo-neutron effect, reactor core size, and detector position were evaluated and tested. ► We applied the new method and system to Wolsong NPP Unit 1. ► The LZC calibration test was well completed, and the requirement of the test was satisfied. - Abstract: The Phase-B test (low-power reactor physics test) is one of the commissioning tests for Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactors that ensures the safe and reliable operation of the core during the design lifetime. The Phase-B test, which includes the approach to the first criticality at low reactor powers, is performed to verify the feasibility of the reactor’s physics design and to ensure the integrity of the control and protection facilities. The commissioning testing of pressurized heavy water moderated reactors (PHWRs) is usually performed only once (at the initial commissioning after construction). The large-scale facilities of the Wolsong nuclear power plant (NPP) Unit 1 have been gradually improved since May 2009 to extend its lifetime. The refurbishment was completed in April 2011 – then this NPP has been in operation again. We discusses the new methodology and measurement system that uses an ex-core detector signal for liquid zone controller (LZC) calibration of the Phase-B test instead of conventional methods. The inverse kinetic equation in the reactivity calculator is modified to treat the 17 delayed neutron groups including 11 photo-neutron fractions. The signal acquisition resolution of the reactivity calculator was enhanced and installed reactivity calculating module by each channel. The ex-core detector was confirmed to be applicable to a large reactor core, such as the CANDU 6 by comparison with the in-core flux detector signal. A preliminary test was performed in Wolsong NPP Unit 2 to verify the robustness of the reactivity calculator. This test convincingly demonstrated that the reactivity calculator

  7. 94 Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n) cross-section measurements towards understanding the origin of p-nuclei

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    Meekins, E.; Banu, A.; Karwowski, H.; Silano, J.; Zimmerman, W.; Muller, J.; Rich, G.; Bhike, M.; Tornow, W.; McClesky, M.; Travaglio, C.

    2014-09-01

    The nucleosynthesis beyond iron of the rarest stable isotopes in the cosmos, the so-called p-nuclei, is one of the forefront topics in nuclear astrophysics. Recently, a stellar source was found that, for the first time, was able to produce both light and heavy p-nuclei almost at the same level as 56Fe, including the most debated 92,94Mo and 96,98Ru; it was also found that there is an important contribution from the p-process nucleosynthesis to the neutron magic nucleus 90Zr. We focus here on constraining the origin of p-nuclei through nuclear physics by studying two key astrophysical photoneutron reaction cross sections for 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n). Their energy dependencies were measured using quasi-monochromatic photon beams from Duke University's High Intensity Gamma-ray Source facility at the respective neutron threshold energies up to 18 MeV. Preliminary results of these experimental cross sections will be presented along with their comparison to predictions by a statistical model based on the Hauser-Feshbach formalism implemented in codes like TALYS and SMARAGD. The nucleosynthesis beyond iron of the rarest stable isotopes in the cosmos, the so-called p-nuclei, is one of the forefront topics in nuclear astrophysics. Recently, a stellar source was found that, for the first time, was able to produce both light and heavy p-nuclei almost at the same level as 56Fe, including the most debated 92,94Mo and 96,98Ru; it was also found that there is an important contribution from the p-process nucleosynthesis to the neutron magic nucleus 90Zr. We focus here on constraining the origin of p-nuclei through nuclear physics by studying two key astrophysical photoneutron reaction cross sections for 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n). Their energy dependencies were measured using quasi-monochromatic photon beams from Duke University's High Intensity Gamma-ray Source facility at the respective neutron threshold energies up to 18 MeV. Preliminary results of these experimental cross

  8. Photonuclear reactions of U-233 and Pu-239 near threshold induced by thermal neutron capture gamma rays

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    Moraes, M.A.P. de.

    1990-01-01

    The photonuclear cross sections of U-293 and Pu-239 have been studied by using monochromatic and discrete photons, in the energy interval from 5.49 to 9.72 MeV, produced by thermal neutron capture. The gamma fluxes incident on the samples were measured using a ( 3 x 3 )'' NaI (TI) crystal. The photofission fragments were detected in Makrofol-Kg (SSNTD). A possible structure was observed in the U-233 cross sections, near 7.23 MeV. The relative fissionability of the nuclides was determined at each excitation energy and shown to be energy independent: ( 2.12 ± 0.25) for U-233 and ( 3.32 ± 0.41 ) for Pu-239. The angular distribution of photofission fragments of Pu-239 were measured at two mean excitation energies of 5.43 and 7.35 MeV. An anisotropic distribution of ( 12.2 ± 3.6 ) % was observed at 5.43 MeV. The total neutron cross sections were measured by using a long counter detector. The photoneutron cross sections were calculated by using energy dependent neutron multiplicities values, γ(E), obtained in the literature. The competition Γn/γf was also determined at each excitation energy, and shown to be energy independent: ( 0.54 ± 0.05 ) for U-233 and ( 0.44 ± 0.05 ) for Pu-239, and were correlated to the parameters Z sup(2)/A, ( Ef'-Bn'), A. According to the FUJIMOTO-YAMAGUCHI and CONSTANT NUCLEAR TEMPERATURE models, the nuclear temperatures were calculated. The total photoabsorption cross sections were also calculated as a sum of the photofission and photoneutron cross sections at each energy excitation. From these results the competition Γf/ΓA, called fission probability Pf, were obtained: ( 0.66 ± 0.02) for U-233 and ( 0.70 ± 0.02 ) for Pu-239. (author)

  9. Alize 3 - first critical experiment for the franco-german high flux reactor - calculations; Alize 3 - premiere experience critique pour le reacteur a haut flux franco-allemand. Calculs

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    Scharmer, K [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Dir. des Piles Atomiques, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1969-07-01

    The results of experiments in the light water cooled D{sub 2}O reflected critical assembly ALIZE III have been compared to calculations. A diffusion model was used with 3 fast and epithermal groups and two overlapping thermal groups, which leads to good agreement of calculated and measured power maps, even in the case of strong variations of the neutron spectrum in the core. The difference of calculated and measured k{sub eff} was smaller than 0.5 per cent {delta}k/k. Calculations of void and structure material coefficients of the reactivity of 'black' rods in the reflector, of spectrum variations (Cd-ratio, Pu-U-ratio) and to the delayed photoneutron fraction in the D{sub 2}O reflector were made. Measurements of the influence of beam tubes on reactivity and flux distribution in the reflector were interpreted with regard to an optimum beam tube arrangement for the Franco- German High Flux Reactor. (author) [French] Les resultats des experiences faites dans la maquette critique ALIZE III, refrigeree a l'eau legere et reflechie par l'eau lourde, ont ete compares aux calculs. On a utilise un modele de la theorie de diffusion a trois groupes rapides et epithermiques et deux groupes thermiques qui se recouvrent. Ce modele a permis de calculer la distribution de puissance dans le coeur en bon accord avec les mesures, meme dans le cas d'une forte variation du spectre des neutrons dans le coeur. L'erreur entre k{sub eff} calcule et mesure etait inferieure a 0,5 pour cent {delta}k/k. Le coefficient de vide et des materiaux de structure, la reactivite des barres 'noires', les variations du spectre (rapport Cd, rapport Pu/U) et la fraction des photo-neutrons retardes sont egalement calcules. Les mesures de reactivite et de perturbation de flux dans le reflecteur, dues aux canaux, ont ete interpretees du point de vue d'un arrangement optimum des canaux pour le Reacteur a Haut Flux Franco-Allemand. (auteur)

  10. Present status of the low energy linac-based slow positron beam and positronium spectrometer in Saclay

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    Liszkay, L.; Comini, P.; Corbel, C.; Debu, P.; Grandemange, P.; Pérez, P.; Rey, J.-M.; Reymond, J.-M.; Ruiz, N.; Sacquin, Y.; Vallage, B.

    2014-04-01

    A new slow positron beamline featuring a large acceptance positronium lifetime spectrometer has been constructed and tested at the linac-based slow positron source at IRFU CEA Saclay, France. The new instrument will be used in the development of a dense positronium target cloud for the GBAR experiment. The GBAR project aims at precise measurement of the gravitational acceleration of antihydrogen in the gravitational field of the Earth. Beyond application in fundamental science, the positron spectrometer will be used in materials research, for testing thin porous films and layers by means of positronium annihilation. The slow positron beamline is being used as a test bench to develop further instrumentation for positron annihilation spectroscopy (Ps time-of-flight, pulsed positron beam). The positron source is built on a low energy linear electron accelerator (linac). The 4.3 MeV electron energy used is well below the photoneutron threshold, making the source a genuine on-off device, without remaining radioactivity. The spectrometer features large BGO (Bismuth Germanate) scintillator detectors, with sufficiently large acceptance to detect all ortho-positronium annihilation lifetime components (annihilation in vacuum and in nanopores).

  11. Spatially distributed scintillator arrays for diagnosing runaway electron transport and energy behavior in tokamaks

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    James, A. N.; Hollmann, E. M.; Tynan, G. R. [UC San Diego Center for Energy Research, La Jolla, California 92093-0417 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    We present details of a new bismuth germanate [Bi{sub 4}Ge{sub 3}O{sub 12} (BGO)] scintillator array used to diagnose the transport and energy behavior of runaway electrons (REs) in DIII-D. BGO exhibits important properties for these compact detectors including high light yield which sufficiently excites photodiode detectors (8500 photons/MeV), high density and atomic numbers of constituent materials which maximizes sensitivity, and relative neutron blindness which minimizes complications in data interpretation. The detectors observe primarily hard x-ray radiation emitted in a forward beamed pattern by RE when they strike first wall materials or bulk ions and neutrals in the plasma, although we also address photoneutron signals. The arrangement of the array enables time resolved location of x-ray emission and associated asymmetries which help identify instabilities and confinement properties of RE. By shielding a subset of detectors with different thicknesses of lead, and with interpretative support of the code EGSNRC, we also measure RE energy, although due to the often distributed nature of RE strike points and the forward beamed character of emitted hard x-rays, we restrict interpretation as a lower bound for RE energy.

  12. SEE induced in SRAM operating in a superconducting electron linear accelerator environment

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    Makowski, D.; Mukherjee, Bhaskar; Grecki, M.; Simrock, Stefan

    2005-02-01

    Strong fields of bremsstrahlung photons and photoneutrons are produced during the operation of high-energy electron linacs. Therefore, a mixed gamma and neutron radiation field dominates the accelerators environment. The gamma radiation induced Total Ionizing Dose (TID) effect manifests the long-term deterioration of the electronic devices operating in accelerator environment. On the other hand, the neutron radiation is responsible for Single Event Effects (SEE) and may cause a temporal loss of functionality of electronic systems. This phenomenon is known as Single Event Upset (SEU). The neutron dose (KERMA) was used to scale the neutron induced SEU in the SRAM chips. Hence, in order to estimate the neutron KERMA conversion factor for Silicon (Si), dedicated calibration experiments using an Americium-Beryllium (241Am/Be) neutron standard source was carried out. Single Event Upset (SEU) influences the short-term operation of SRAM compared to the gamma induced TID effect. We are at present investigating the feasibility of an SRAM based real-time beam-loss monitor for high-energy accelerators utilizing the SEU caused by fast neutrons. This paper highlights the effects of gamma and neutron radiations on Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), placed at selected locations near the Superconducting Linear Accelerator driving the Vacuum UV Free Electron Laser (VUVFEL) of DESY.

  13. The γ-ray angular distribution in fast neutron inelastic scattering from iron

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    Beyer, Roland; Dietz, Mirco; Bemmerer, Daniel; Junghans, Arnd R.; Kögler, Toni; Massarczyk, Ralph; Müller, Stefan; Schmidt, Konrad; Schwengner, Ronald; Szücs, Tamás; Takács, Marcell P.; Wagner, Andreas

    2018-04-01

    The angular distribution of γ-rays emitted after inelastic scattering of fast neutrons from iron was determined at the n ELBE neutron time-of-flight facility. An iron sample of natural isotopic composition was irradiated by a continuous photo-neutron spectrum in the energy range from about 0.1 up to 10 MeV. The de-excitation γ-rays of the four lowest excited states of 56Fe and the first excited state of 54Fe were detected using a setup of five high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors and five LaBr3 scintillation detectors positioned around the sample at 30°, 55°, 90°, 125° and 150° with respect to the incoming neutron beam. The resulting angular distributions were fitted by Legendre polynomials up to 4th order and the angular distribution coefficients a2 and a4 were extracted. The angular distribution coefficients of three transitions in 56Fe are reported here for the first time. The results are applied to a previous measurement of the inelastic scattering cross section determined using a single HPGe detector positioned at 125°. Using the updated γ-ray angular distribution, the previous cross section results are in good agreement with reference data.

  14. Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Institute of Safety Research. Annual report 2004

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    Weiss, F.P.; Rindelhardt, U. (eds.)

    2005-07-01

    The Institute of Safety Research (ISR) is one of the six Research Institutes of Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR e.V.) which is a member institution of the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Leibniz Association). Together with the Institute of Radiochemistry, ISR constitutes the research programme ''Safety and Environment'' which is one from three scientific programmes of FZR. In the framework of this research programme, the institute is responsible for the two subprogrammes ''Plant and Reactor Safety'' and ''Thermal Fluid Dynamics'', respectively. We also provide minor contributions to the sub-programme ''Radio-Ecology''. Moreover, with the development of a pulsed photo-neutron source at the radiation source ELBE (Electron linear accelerator for beams of high brilliance and low emittance), we are involved in a networking project carried out by the FZR Institute of Nuclear and Hadron Physics, the Physics Department of TU Dresden, and ISR. (orig.)

  15. Interpretation of active neutron measurements by the heterogeneous theory

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    Birkhoff, G.; Depraz, J.; Descieux, J.P.

    1979-01-01

    In this paper are presented results from a study on the application of the heterogeneous method for the interpretation of active neutron measurements. The considered apparatus consists out of a cylindrical lead pile, which is provided with two axial channels: a central channel incorporates an antimony beryllium photoneutron source and an excentric channel serves for the insertion of the sample to be assayed for fissionable materials contents. The mathematical model of this apparatus is the heterogeneous group diffusion theory. Sample and source channel are described by multigroup monopolar and dipolar sources and sinks. Monopolar sources take account of neutron production within energy group and in-scatter from upper groups. Monopolar sinks represent neutron removal by absorption within energy group and outscatter to lower groups. Dipol sources describe radial streaming of neutrons across the sample channel. Multigroup diffusion theory is applied throughout the lead pile. The strengths of the monopolar and dipolar sources and sinks are determined by linear extrapolation distances of azimuthal mean and first harmonic flux values at the channels' surface. In an experiment we may measure the neutrons leaking out of the lead pile and linear extrapolation distances at the channels' surface. Such informations are utilized for interpretation in terms of fission neutron source strengh and mean neutron flux values in the sample. In this paper we summarized the theoretical work in course

  16. Detailed analysis of the KAERI nTOF facility

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    Kim, Jong Woon; Lee, Young Ouk [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-06-15

    A project for building a neutron time-of-flight (nTOF) facility is progressing. We expect that the construction will start in early 2016. Before that, a detailed simulation based on the current architectural drawings was performed to optimize the performance of our facility. Currently, several parts had been modified or changed from the original design to reflect requirements such as the layout of the electron beam line, shape of the vacuum chamber producing a neutron beam, and the underground layout of the nTOF facility. Detailed analysis for these modifications has been done with MCNP simulation. An overview of our photo-neutron source and KAERI nTOF facility were introduced. The numerical simulations for heat deposition, source term, and radiation shielding of KAERI nTOF facility were performed and the results are discussed. We are expecting that the construction of the KAERI nTOF facility will start in early 2016, and these results will be used as basic data.

  17. Radiobiological characterization of different energy-photon beams used in radiotherapy from linear accelerator

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    Elata, A.; Hassan, A. M. E.; Ali, E.; Calzolari, P.; Bettega, D.

    2009-02-01

    The main objective of this study was to perform a radiobiological characterization of different energy photon beams (6 MV and 15 MV) from linear accelerator used in radiotherapy, and comparison of different treatment modalities, with special regard to late effects of radiation. Using two end points, cell survival and micronucleus induction, in the biological system (Chines hamster V79 cell line). Chromosomes number was counted and found to be 22 chromosomes per cell. Cells were kept in confluent growth for two days and then exposed to two photon beams and immediately after irradiation were counted and re seeded in different numbered for each dose. For evaluation of surviving fraction samples were incubated at 37o C for 6 days, five samples were counted for each dose. At the same time three samples were seeded for the micronuclei frequency and incubated at 37o C after 24 hours cytochalasin-B was added to block cells in cytokinesis. The survival curve showed similar curves for the two beams and decreased with dose. The micronuclei frequency was positively correlated with dose and the energy of the photon. This indicates the presence of low dose of photoneutrons produced by using high energy photon beams. (Author)

  18. A comparison of rat SPECT images obtained using 99mTc derived from 99Mo produced by an electron accelerator with that from a reactor

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    Galea, R; Ross, C K; Moore, K; Wells, R G; Lockwood, J; Harvey, J T; Isensee, G H

    2013-01-01

    Recent shortages of molybdenum-99 ( 99 Mo) have led to an examination of alternate production methods that could contribute to a more robust supply. An electron accelerator and the photoneutron reaction were used to produce 99 Mo from which technetium-99m ( 99m Tc) is extracted. SPECT images of rat anatomy obtained using the accelerator-produced 99m Tc with those obtained using 99m Tc from a commercial generator were compared. Disks of 100 Mo were irradiated with x-rays produced by a 35 MeV electron beam to generate about 1110 MBq (30 mCi) of 99 Mo per disk. After target dissolution, a NorthStar ARSII unit was used to separate the 99m Tc, which was subsequently used to tag pharmaceuticals suitable for cardiac and bone imaging. SPECT images were acquired for three rats and compared to images for the same three rats obtained using 99m Tc from a standard reactor 99 Mo generator. The efficiency of 99 Mo– 99m Tc separation was typically greater than 90%. This study demonstrated the delivery of 99m Tc from the end of beam to the end user of approximately 30 h. Images obtained using the heart and bone scanning agents using reactor and linac-produced 99m Tc were comparable. High-power electron accelerators are an attractive option for producing 99 Mo on a national scale. (paper)

  19. A time-of-flight detector for thermal neutrons from radiotherapy Linacs

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    Conti, V. [Universita degli Studi di Milano and INFN di Milano (Italy)], E-mail: conti.Valentina@gmail.com; Bartesaghi, G. [Universita degli Studi di Milano and INFN di Milano (Italy); Bolognini, D.; Mascagna, V.; Perboni, C.; Prest, M.; Scazzi, S. [Universita dell' Insubria, Como and INFN di Milano (Italy); Mozzanica, A. [Universita degli Studi di Brescia and INFN sezione di Pavia (Italy); Cappelletti, P.; Frigerio, M.; Gelosa, S.; Monti, A.; Ostinelli, A. [Fisica Sanitaria, Ospedale S. Anna di Como (Italy); Giannini, G.; Vallazza, E. [INFN, sezione di Trieste and Universita degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)

    2007-10-21

    Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is a therapeutic technique exploiting the release of dose inside the tumour cell after a fission of a {sup 10}B nucleus following the capture of a thermal neutron. BNCT could be the treatment for extended tumors (liver, stomach, lung), radio-resistant ones (melanoma) or tumours surrounded by vital organs (brain). The application of BNCT requires a high thermal neutron flux (>5x10{sup 8}ncm{sup -2}s{sup -1}) with the correct energy spectrum (neutron energy <10keV), two requirements that for the moment are fulfilled only by nuclear reactors. The INFN PhoNeS (Photo Neutron Source) project is trying to produce such a neutron beam with standard radiotherapy Linacs, maximizing with a dedicated photo-neutron converter the neutrons produced by Giant Dipole Resonance by a high energy (>8MeV) photon beam. In this framework, we have developed a real-time detector to measure the thermal neutron time-of -flight to compute the flux and the energy spectrum. Given the pulsed nature of Linac beams, the detector is a single neutron counting system made of a scintillator detecting the photon emitted after the neutron capture by the hydrogen nuclei. The scintillator signal is sampled by a dedicated FPGA clock thus obtaining the exact arrival time of the neutron itself. The paper will present the detector and its electronics, the feasibility measurements with a Varian Clinac 1800/2100CD and comparison with a Monte Carlo simulation.

  20. Workplace testing of the new single sphere neutron spectrometer based on Dysprosium activation foils (Dy-SSS)

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    Bedogni, R.; Gómez-Ros, J.M.; Esposito, A.; Gentile, A.; Chiti, M.; Palacios-Pérez, L.; Angelone, M.; Tana, L.

    2012-01-01

    A photon insensitive passive neutron spectrometer consisting of a single moderating polyethylene sphere with Dysprosium activation foils arranged along three perpendicular axes was designed by CIEMAT and INFN. The device is called Dy-SSS (Dy foil-based Single Sphere Spectrometer). It shows nearly isotropic response in terms of neutron fluence up to 20 MeV. The first prototype, previously calibrated with 14 MeV neutrons, has been recently tested in workplaces having different energy and directional distributions. These are a 2.5 MeV nearly mono-chromatic and mono-directional beam available at the ENEA Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) and the photo-neutron field produced in a 15 MV Varian CLINAC DHX medical accelerator, located in the Ospedale S. Chiara (Pisa). Both neutron spectra are known through measurements with a Bonner Sphere Spectrometer. In both cases the experimental response of the Dy-SSS agrees with the reference data. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the spectrometric capability of the new device are independent from the directional distribution of the neutron field. This opens the way to a new generation of moderation-based neutron instruments, presenting all advantages of the Bonner sphere spectrometer without the disadvantage of the repeated exposures. This concept is being developed within the NESCOFI@BTF project of INFN (Commissione Scientifica Nazionale 5).

  1. Workplace testing of the new single sphere neutron spectrometer based on Dysprosium activation foils (Dy-SSS)

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    Bedogni, R.; Gómez-Ros, J. M.; Esposito, A.; Gentile, A.; Chiti, M.; Palacios-Pérez, L.; Angelone, M.; Tana, L.

    2012-08-01

    A photon insensitive passive neutron spectrometer consisting of a single moderating polyethylene sphere with Dysprosium activation foils arranged along three perpendicular axes was designed by CIEMAT and INFN. The device is called Dy-SSS (Dy foil-based Single Sphere Spectrometer). It shows nearly isotropic response in terms of neutron fluence up to 20 MeV. The first prototype, previously calibrated with 14 MeV neutrons, has been recently tested in workplaces having different energy and directional distributions. These are a 2.5 MeV nearly mono-chromatic and mono-directional beam available at the ENEA Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) and the photo-neutron field produced in a 15 MV Varian CLINAC DHX medical accelerator, located in the Ospedale S. Chiara (Pisa). Both neutron spectra are known through measurements with a Bonner Sphere Spectrometer. In both cases the experimental response of the Dy-SSS agrees with the reference data. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the spectrometric capability of the new device are independent from the directional distribution of the neutron field. This opens the way to a new generation of moderation-based neutron instruments, presenting all advantages of the Bonner sphere spectrometer without the disadvantage of the repeated exposures. This concept is being developed within the NESCOFI@BTF project of INFN (Commissione Scientifica Nazionale 5).

  2. Electron versus proton accelerator driven sub-critical system performance using TRIGA reactors at power

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    Carta, M.; Burgio, N.; D'Angelo, A.; Santagata, A.; Petrovich, C.; Schikorr, M.; Beller, D.; Felice, L. S.; Imel, G.; Salvatores, M.

    2006-01-01

    This paper provides a comparison of the performance of an electron accelerator-driven experiment, under discussion within the Reactor Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) Project, being conducted within the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), and of the proton-driven experiment TRADE (TRIGA Accelerator Driven Experiment) originally planned at ENEA-Casaccia in Italy. Both experiments foresee the coupling to sub-critical TRIGA core configurations, and are aimed to investigate the relevant kinetic and dynamic accelerator-driven systems (ADS) core behavior characteristics in the presence of thermal reactivity feedback effects. TRADE was based on the coupling of an upgraded proton cyclotron, producing neutrons via spallation reactions on a tantalum (Ta) target, with the core driven at a maximum power around 200 kW. RACE is based on the coupling of an Electron Linac accelerator, producing neutrons via photoneutron reactions on a tungsten-copper (W-Cu) or uranium (U) target, with the core driven at a maximum power around 50 kW. The paper is focused on analysis of expected dynamic power response of the RACE core following reactivity and/or source transients. TRADE and RACE target-core power coupling coefficients are compared and discussed. (authors)

  3. Dark Matter Limits From a 2L C3F8 Filled Bubble Chamber

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    Robinson, Alan Edward [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)

    2015-12-01

    The PICO-2L C3F8 bubble chamber search forWeakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter was operated in the SNOLAB underground laboratory at the same location as the previous CF3I lled COUPP-4kg detector. Neutron calibrations using photoneutron sources in C3F8 and CF3I lled calibration bubble chambers were performed to verify the sensitivity of these target uids to dark matter scattering. This data was combined with similar measurements using a low-energy neutron beam at the University of Montreal and in situ calibrations of the PICO-2L and COUPP-4kg detectors. C3F8 provides much greater sensitivity to WIMP-proton scattering than CF3I in bubble chamber detectors. PICO-2L searched for dark matter recoils with energy thresholds below 10 keV. Radiopurity assays of detector materials were performed and the expected neutron recoil background was evaluated to be 1.6+0:3

  4. Design of a system for neutrons dosimetry; Diseno de un sistema para dosimetria de neutrones

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    Ceron, P.; Rivera, T. [IPN, Centro de Investigacion en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnologia Avanzada, Legaria No. 694, Col. Irrigacion, 11500 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Paredes G, L. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Azorin, J. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina, 09340 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Sanchez, A. [IPN, Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional s/n, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, 07738 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Vega C, H. R., E-mail: victceronr@hotmail.com [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico)

    2014-08-15

    At the present time diverse systems of detection of neutrons exist, as proportional counters based on BF{sub 3}, He{sub 3} and spectrometers of Bonner spheres. However, the cost and the complexity of the implementation of these systems put them far from the reach for dosimetric purposes. For these reasons a system of neutrons detection composed by a medium paraffin moderator that forms a 4π (spheres) arrangement and of several couples of thermoluminescent dosimeters TLD 600/TLD 700. The response of the system presents a minor repeatability to 5% in several assays when being irradiated with a {sup 239}PuBe source and a deviation of 13.8% in the Tl readings of four different spheres. The calibration factor of the system with regard to the neutrons source which was of 56.2 p Sv/nc also was calculated. These detectors will be used as passive monitors of photoneutrons in a radiotherapy room with lineal accelerator of high energy. (Author)

  5. New development on electrochemical etching processes at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

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    Sohrabi, M

    1999-01-01

    Some highlights of new developments made in our laboratory at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran on chemical and electrochemical etching (ECE) of polymer track detectors like polycarbonate (PC) are presented. They include introduction of new ECE chamber systems and methods for production of ECE signs and symbols, and a new versatile ECE chamber (VECE) system for multi-purpose, multi-size, and/or multi-shape detector processing; determination of photoneutron doses in and around high-energy X-ray beams of a 20 MV medical accelerator; verification of the Smythe and Mason equations for ECE of tracks in polymers; ECE of alpha and recoil tracks in PC using PMW, PEW and PEMW etchants; introduction of a novel method using ethylene diamine for treatment of PC detectors with its applications, for example in precision removal of surface layers of PC (e.g. bulk removal rates of about 0.04, 0.15, 0.36, 0.66, and 1.33 mm min sup - sup 1 for 60%, 65%, 70%, 75% and 80% ethylene diamine solution (v/v) in water respectivel...

  6. Development of a computational model for the calculation of neutron dose equivalent in laminated primary barriers of radiotherapy rooms; Desenvolvimento de um modelo computacional para calculo do equivalente de dose de neutrons em barreiras primarias laminadas de salas de radioterapia

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    Rezende, Gabriel Fonseca da Silva

    2015-06-01

    Many radiotherapy centers acquire 15 and 18 MV linear accelerators to perform more effective treatments for deep tumors. However, the acquisition of these equipment must be accompanied by an additional care in shielding planning of the rooms that will house them. In cases where space is restricted, it is common to find primary barriers made of concrete and metal. The drawback of this type of barrier is the photoneutron emission when high energy photons (e.g. 15 and 18 MV spectra) interact with the metallic material of the barrier. The emission of these particles constitutes a problem of radiation protection inside and outside of radiotherapy rooms, which should be properly assessed. A recent work has shown that the current model underestimate the dose of neutrons outside the treatment rooms. In this work, a computational model for the aforementioned problem was created from Monte Carlo Simulations and Artificial Intelligence. The developed model was composed by three neural networks, each being formed of a pair of material and spectrum: Pb18, Pb15 and Fe18. In a direct comparison with the McGinley method, the Pb18 network exhibited the best responses for approximately 78% of the cases tested; the Pb15 network showed better results for 100% of the tested cases, while the Fe18 network produced better answers to 94% of the tested cases. Thus, the computational model composed by the three networks has shown more consistent results than McGinley method. (author)

  7. Applications of Monte Carlo technique in the detection of explosives, narcotics and fissile material using neutron sources

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    Sinha, Amar; Kashyap, Yogesh; Roy, Tushar; Agrawal, Ashish; Sarkar, P.S.; Shukla, Mayank

    2009-01-01

    The problem of illicit trafficking of explosives, narcotics or fissile materials represents a real challenge to civil security. Neutron based detection systems are being actively explored worldwide as a confirmatory tool for applications in the detection of explosives either hidden inside a vehicle or a cargo container or buried inside soil. The development of a system and its experimental testing is a tedious process and to develop such a system each experimental condition needs to be theoretically simulated. Monte Carlo based methods are used to find an optimized design for such detection system. In order to design such systems, it is necessary to optimize source and detector system for each specific application. The present paper deals with such optimization studies using Monte Carlo technique for tagged neutron based system for explosives and narcotics detection hidden in a cargo and landmine detection using backscatter neutrons. We will also discuss some simulation studies on detection of fissile material and photo-neutron source design for applications on cargo scanning. (author)

  8. Design of a neutron interrogation cell based on an electron accelerator and performance assessment on 220 liter nuclear waste mock-up drums

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    Sari, A.; Carrel, F.; Laine, F.; Lyoussi, A.

    2013-01-01

    Radiological characterization of nuclear waste drums is an important task for the nuclear industry. The amount of actinides, such as 235 U or 239 Pu, contained in a package can be determined using non-destructive active methods based on the fission process. One of these techniques, known as neutron interrogation, uses a neutron beam to induce fission reactions on the actinides. Optimization of the neutron flux is an important step towards improving this technique. Electron accelerators enable to achieve higher neutron flux intensities than the ones delivered by deuterium-tritium generators traditionally used on neutron interrogation industrial facilities. In this paper, we design a neutron interrogation cell based on an electron accelerator by MCNPX simulation. We carry out photoneutron interrogation measurements on uranium samples placed at the center of 220 liter nuclear waste drums containing different types of matrices. We quantify impact of the matrix on the prompt neutron signal, on the ratio between the prompt and delayed neutron signals, and on the interrogative neutron half-life time. We also show that characteristics of the conversion target of the electron accelerator enable to improve significantly measurement performances. (authors)

  9. Neutron sources and their characteristics

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    McCall, R.C.; Swanson, W.P.

    1979-03-01

    The significant sources of photoneutrons within a linear-accelerator treatment head are identified and absolute estimates of neutron production per treatment dose are given for typical components. It is found that the high-Z materials within the treatment head do not significantly alter the neutron fluence but do substantially reduce the average energy of the transmitted spectrum. Reflection of neutrons from the concrete treatment room contribute to the neutron fluence, but not substantially to the patient integral dose, because of a further reduction in average energy. The ratio of maximum fluence to the treatment dose at the same distance is given as a function of electron energy. This ratio rises with energy to an almost constant value of 2.1 x 10 5 neutrons cm -2 rad -1 at electron energies above about 25 MeV. Measured data obtained at a variety of accelerator installations are presented and compared with these calculations. Reasons for apparent deviations are suggested. Absolute depth-dose and depth-dose-equivalent distributions for realistic neutron spectra that occur at therapy installations are calculated, and a rapid falloff with depth is found. The ratio of neutron integral absorbed dose to leakage photon absorbed dose is estimated to be 0.04 and 0.2 for 14 to 25 MeV incident electron energy, respectively. Possible reasons are given for lesser neutron production from betatrons than from linear accelerators. Possible ways in which neutron production can be reduced are discussed

  10. Th and U fuel photofission study by NTD for AD-MSR subcritical assembly

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    Sajo-Bohus, Laszlo; Greaves, Eduardo D.; Barros, Haydn; Pino, Felix; Barrera, Maria T.; Farina, Fulvio [Universidad Simón Bolívar, Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Apdo 89000, Caracas 1080A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Davila, Jesus [Física Médica C. A. and Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2015-07-23

    During the last decade a considerable effort has been devoted for developing energy generating systems based on advanced nuclear technology within the design concepts of GEN-IV. Thorium base fuel systems such as accelerator driven nuclear reactors are one of the often mentioned attractive and affordable options. Several radiotherapy linear accelerators are on the market and due to their reliability, they could be employed as drivers for subcritical liquid fuel assemblies. Bremsstrahlung photons with energies above 5.5MeV, induce (γ,n) and (e,e’n) reactions in the W-target. Resulting gamma radiation and photo or fission neutrons may be absorbed in target materials such as thorium and uranium isotopes to induce sustained fission or nuclear transmutation in waste radioactive materials. Relevant photo driven and photo-fission reaction cross sections are important for actinides {sup 232}Th, {sup 238}U and {sup 237}Np in the radiotherapy machines energy range of 10-20 MV. In this study we employ passive nuclear track detectors (NTD) to determine fission rates and neutron production rates with the aim to establish the feasibility for gamma and photo-neutron driven subcritical assemblies. To cope with these objectives a 20 MV radiotherapy machine has been employed with a mixed fuel target. Results will support further development for a subcritical assembly employing a thorium containing liquid fuel. It is expected that acquired technological knowledge will contribute to the Venezuelan nuclear energy program.

  11. [Fast neutron cross section measurements

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    Knoll, G.F.

    1992-01-01

    From its inception, the Nuclear Data Project at the University of Michigan has concentrated on two major objectives: (1) to carry out carefully controlled nuclear measurements of the highest possible reliability in support of the national nuclear data program, and (2) to provide an educational opportunity for students with interests in experimental nuclear science. The project has undergone a successful transition from a primary dependence on our photoneutron laboratory to one in which our current research is entirely based on a unique pulsed 14 MeV fast neutron facility. The new experimental facility is unique in its ability to provide nanosecond bursts of 14 MeV neutrons under conditions that are ''clean'' and as scatter-free as possible, and is the only one of its type currently in operation in the United States. It has been designed and put into operation primarily by graduate students, and has met or exceeded all of its important initial performance goals. We have reached the point of its routine operation, and most of the data are now in hand that will serve as the basis for the first two doctoral dissertations to be written by participating graduate students. Our initial results on double differential neutron cross sections will be presented at the May 1993 Fusion Reactor Technology Workshop. We are pleased to report that, after investing several years in equipment assembly and optimization, the project has now entered its ''data production'' phase

  12. Th and U fuel photofission study by NTD for AD-MSR subcritical assembly

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    Sajo-Bohus, Laszlo; Greaves, Eduardo D.; Davila, Jesus; Barros, Haydn; Pino, Felix; Barrera, Maria T.; Farina, Fulvio

    2015-07-01

    During the last decade a considerable effort has been devoted for developing energy generating systems based on advanced nuclear technology within the design concepts of GEN-IV. Thorium base fuel systems such as accelerator driven nuclear reactors are one of the often mentioned attractive and affordable options. Several radiotherapy linear accelerators are on the market and due to their reliability, they could be employed as drivers for subcritical liquid fuel assemblies. Bremsstrahlung photons with energies above 5.5MeV, induce (γ,n) and (e,e'n) reactions in the W-target. Resulting gamma radiation and photo or fission neutrons may be absorbed in target materials such as thorium and uranium isotopes to induce sustained fission or nuclear transmutation in waste radioactive materials. Relevant photo driven and photo-fission reaction cross sections are important for actinides 232Th, 238U and 237Np in the radiotherapy machines energy range of 10-20 MV. In this study we employ passive nuclear track detectors (NTD) to determine fission rates and neutron production rates with the aim to establish the feasibility for gamma and photo-neutron driven subcritical assemblies. To cope with these objectives a 20 MV radiotherapy machine has been employed with a mixed fuel target. Results will support further development for a subcritical assembly employing a thorium containing liquid fuel. It is expected that acquired technological knowledge will contribute to the Venezuelan nuclear energy program.

  13. Pre-equilibrium particle decay in the photonuclear reactions

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    Wu, J.R.; Chang, C.C.

    1976-11-01

    Calculations of particle energy spectra resulting from the photonuclear reactions at energies below the meson production threshold have been carried out in the framework of combining the pre-equilibrium exiton model and the quasi-deuteron model. A 2p-2h initial state in the exciton model is assumed because in the energy region above giant resonance the quasi-deuteron absorption is the dominant process. With these combined models, the subsequent secondary interactions of the emerging particle with the rest of the nucleus following the initial photon-nucleus interaction are appropriately taken into account. The experimental difference energy spectra of fast photoneutrons from several elements (Al, Cu, In, Sn, Ta, Pb, Bi and U) at bremsstrahlung energies of 55 and 85 MeV and the photoproton energy spectra from 12 C at bremsstrahlung energy 110 MeV were compared with the theoretical predictions. General agreements in both spectral shapes and cross sections are obtained. The relative yields of the reactions (γ, xn) resulting from monoenergetic photons on 127 I at 50, 100 and 150 MeV are also predicted reasonably well by the combined models together with the conventional evaporation theory

  14. A code system for ADS transmutation studies

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    Brolly, A.; Vertes, P.

    2001-01-01

    An accelerator driven reactor physical system can be divided into two different subsystems. One is the neutron source the other is the subcritical reactor. Similarly, the modelling of such system is also split into two parts. The first step is the determination of the spatial distribution and angle-energy spectrum of neutron source in the target region; the second one is the calculation of neutron flux which is responsible for the transmutation process in the subcritical system. Accelerators can make neutrons from high energy protons by spallation or photoneutrons from accelerated electrons by Bremsstrahlung (e-n converter). The Monte Carlo approach is the only way of modelling such processes and it might be extended to the whole subcritical system as well. However, a subcritical reactor may be large, it may contain thermal regions and the lifetime of neutrons may be long. Therefore a comprehensive Monte Carlo modelling of such system is a very time consuming computational process. It is unprofitable as well when applied to system optimization that requires a comparative study of large number of system variants. An appropriate method of deterministic transport calculation may adequately satisfy these requirements. Thus, we have built up a coupled calculational model for ADS to be used for transmutation of nuclear waste which we refer further as M-c-T system. Flow chart is shown in Figure. (author)

  15. Measurement of uranium and plutonium in solid waste by passive photon or neutron counting and isotopic neutron source interrogation

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    Crane, T.W.

    1980-03-01

    A summary of the status and applicability of nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques for the measurement of uranium and plutonium in 55-gal barrels of solid waste is reported. The NDA techniques reviewed include passive gamma-ray and x-ray counting with scintillator, solid state, and proportional gas photon detectors, passive neutron counting, and active neutron interrogation with neutron and gamma-ray counting. The active neutron interrogation methods are limited to those employing isotopic neutron sources. Three generic neutron sources (alpha-n, photoneutron, and /sup 252/Cf) are considered. The neutron detectors reviewed for both prompt and delayed fission neutron detection with the above sources include thermal (/sup 3/He, /sup 10/BF/sub 3/) and recoil (/sup 4/He, CH/sub 4/) proportional gas detectors and liquid and plastic scintillator detectors. The instrument found to be best suited for low-level measurements (< 10 nCi/g) is the /sup 252/Cf Shuffler. The measurement technique consists of passive neutron counting followed by cyclic activation using a /sup 252/Cf source and delayed neutron counting with the source withdrawn. It is recommended that a waste assay station composed of a /sup 252/Cf Shuffler, a gamma-ray scanner, and a screening station be tested and evaluated at a nuclear waste site. 34 figures, 15 tables.

  16. Spatially distributed scintillator arrays for diagnosing runaway electron transport and energy behavior in tokamaks

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    James, A. N.; Hollmann, E. M.; Tynan, G. R.

    2010-01-01

    We present details of a new bismuth germanate [Bi 4 Ge 3 O 12 (BGO)] scintillator array used to diagnose the transport and energy behavior of runaway electrons (REs) in DIII-D. BGO exhibits important properties for these compact detectors including high light yield which sufficiently excites photodiode detectors (8500 photons/MeV), high density and atomic numbers of constituent materials which maximizes sensitivity, and relative neutron blindness which minimizes complications in data interpretation. The detectors observe primarily hard x-ray radiation emitted in a forward beamed pattern by RE when they strike first wall materials or bulk ions and neutrals in the plasma, although we also address photoneutron signals. The arrangement of the array enables time resolved location of x-ray emission and associated asymmetries which help identify instabilities and confinement properties of RE. By shielding a subset of detectors with different thicknesses of lead, and with interpretative support of the code EGSNRC, we also measure RE energy, although due to the often distributed nature of RE strike points and the forward beamed character of emitted hard x-rays, we restrict interpretation as a lower bound for RE energy.

  17. Radiological safety research of food irradiation with 7.5 MeV X-rays

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    Yang Bin; Tang Weidong; Zhang Yue; Xu Tao; Jin Jianqiao; Ye Mingyang

    2012-01-01

    China and America both have 7.5 MeV high energy X-ray accelerator. The radiological safety of food irradiated with 7.5 MeV X-rays (bremsstrahlung) has been investigated. Samples of meat and meat ash were located in a large volume of fresh meat at the position of the highest photoneutron fluence and irradiated to an X-ray dose of 15 kGy, twice the maximum dose allowed by the US FDA for meat irradiation. An evaluation of the corresponding radiation exposure from ingestion of the irradiated product has been compared to natural background radiation. The paper concludes that the risk to individuals from intake of food irradiated with X-rays from 7.5 MeV electrons, even with a broad energy spectrum, would be trivial. The common target materials are Au, Ta and W. The U.S, requires only Au and Ta can be used as food irradiation target materials and China has not yet relevant provisions. The first 7.5 MeV accelerator for food irradiation in China is under built, and will do the explore research for the choice of target material. (authors)

  18. EGS4, Electron Photon Shower Simulation by Monte-Carlo

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    1998-01-01

    1 - Description of program or function: The EGS code system is one of a chain of three codes designed to solve the electromagnetic shower problem by Monte Carlo simulation. This chain makes possible simulation of almost any electron-photon transport problem conceivable. The structure of the system, with its global features, modular form, and structured programming, is readily adaptable to virtually any interfacing scheme that is desired on the part of the user. EGS4 is a package of subroutines plus block data with a flexible user interface. This allows for greater flexibility without requiring the user to be overly familiar with the internal details of the code. Combining this with the macro facility capabilities of the Mortran3 language, this reduces the likelihood that user edits will introduce bugs into the code. EGS4 uses material cross section and branching ratio data created and fit by the companion code, PEGS4. EGS4 allows for the implementation of importance sampling and other variance reduction techniques such as leading particle biasing, splitting, path length biasing, Russian roulette, etc. 2 - Method of solution: EGS employs the Monte Carlo method of solution. It allows all of the fundamental processes to be included and arbitrary geometries can be treated, also. Other minor processes, such as photoneutron production, can be added as a further generalization. Since showers develop randomly according to the quantum laws of probability, each shower is different. We again are led to the Monte Carlo method. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: None noted

  19. Alpha particles from the photodisintegration of 9Be in the photon energy region 18 to 26 MeV

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    Buchnea, A.; Johnson, R.G.; McNeill, K.G.

    1978-01-01

    Alpha particles from the 9 Be(γ,n) 8 Be(16.6) and 9 Be(γ,α 0 ) 5 He reactions were studied in the photon energy region 18 to 26 MeV; the results yielded a combined integrated cross section of 13.1 +- 2 MeV mb and an upper limit on the integrated (γ,α 0 ) cross section of 4.0 MeV mb. This agrees within error with the integrated cross section of Becchi, Meneghetti, Sanzone, and Vitale, 10 +- 2 MeV mb, which would contain about 50% of any contribution from the (γ,α 0 ) reaction. These reactions together with the 9 Be(γ,n 1 ) 8 Be reaction (which has an integrated cross section of 2.4 +- 0.4 MeV mb) are the major reaction channels contributing to the total photoneutron cross section in this energy region. Their sum, 15.5 MeV mb, agrees well with the results of Nathans and Halpern and Hughes, Sambell, Muirhead, and Spicer but disagrees with that of Costa, Pasqualini, Piragino, and Roasio. (author)

  20. Improving the neutron-to-photon discrimination capability of detectors used for neutron dosimetry in high energy photon beam radiotherapy

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    Irazola, L.; Terrón, J.A.; Bedogni, R; Pola, A.; Lorenzoli, M.; Sánchez-Nieto, B.; Gómez, F.; Sánchez-Doblado, F.

    2016-01-01

    The increasing interest of the medical community to radioinduced second malignancies due to photoneutrons in patients undergoing high-energy radiotherapy, has stimulated in recent years the study of peripheral doses, including the development of some dedicated active detectors. Although these devices are designed to respond to neutrons only, their parasitic photon response is usually not identically zero and anisotropic. The impact of these facts on measurement accuracy can be important, especially in points close to the photon field-edge. A simple method to estimate the photon contribution to detector readings is to cover it with a thermal neutron absorber with reduced secondary photon emission, such as a borated rubber. This technique was applied to the TNRD (Thermal Neutron Rate Detector), recently validated for thermal neutron measurements in high-energy photon radiotherapy. The positive results, together with the accessibility of the method, encourage its application to other detectors and different clinical scenarios. - Highlights: • Neutron-to-photon discrimination of a thermal neutron detector used in radiotherapy. • Photon and anisotropic response study with distance and beam incidence of thermal neutron detector. • Borated rubber for estimating photon contribution in any thermal neutron detector.

  1. Runaway electrons dynamics and confinement in TORE-SUPRA

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    Chatelier, M.; Geraud, A.; Joyer, P.; Martin, G.; Rax, J.M.

    1989-01-01

    Ohmic discharges in TORE-SUPRA are sufficiently long (∼ 6 s) for runaway electrons (R.E.) to reach a steady energy state: their energy limit is determined by the balance between parallel electric field acceleration (20 MeV/V.s in TORE-SUPRA) and radiation losses due to the curvature of the trajectories. When R.E. energy is supposed to be only parallel, this provides estimate of order of 70 MeV (value usually called 'synchrotron limit') reached in less than 2 seconds. Experimental observations on TORE-SUPRA of photoneutron emission together with residual induced radioactivity in the first wall components tend to prove that the actual value is much lower than 70 MeV (i.e. 15-35 MeV). Earlier observations in ORMAK, PLT and TFR already showed R.E. energy a slightly less than expected from standard loop voltage acceleration calculations. Explanations given for this lack of energy (as skin-effect lowering the electric field during the ramp-up phase or balance between continuous creation and losses) seems not to hold on TORE-SUPRA and therefore another mechanism must be considered to explain the R.E. energy limitation. 4 refs., 2 figs

  2. Nuclear based diagnostics in high-power laser applications

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    Guenther, Marc; Sonnabend, Kerstin; Harres, Knut; Otten, Anke; Roth, Markus [TU Darmstadt, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Darmstadt (Germany); Vogt, Karsten; Bagnoud, Vincent [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany)

    2010-07-01

    High-power lasers allow focused intensities of >10{sup 18} W/cm{sup 2}. During the laser-solid interaction, an intense relativistic electron current is injected from the plasma into the target. One challenge is to characterize the electron dynamic close to the interaction region. Moreover, next generation high-power laser proton acceleration leads to high proton fluxes, which require novel, nuclear diagnostic techniques. We present an activation-based nuclear pyrometry for the investigation of electrons generated in relativistic laser-solid interactions. We use novel activation targets consisting of several isotopes with different photo-neutron disintegration thresholds. The electrons are decelerated inside the target via bremsstrahlung processes. The high-energy bremsstrahlung induces photo-nuclear reactions. In this energy range no disturbing low energy effects are important. Via the pyrometry the Reconstruction of the absolute yield, spectral and spatial distribution of the electrons is possible. For the characterization of proton beams we present a nuclear activation imaging spectroscopy (NAIS). The diagnostic is based on proton-neutron disintegration reactions of copper stacked in consecutive layers. An autoradiography of copper layers leads to spectrally and spatially reconstruction of the beam profile.

  3. NDA technology for uranium resource evaluation. Progress report, January 1-June 30, 1980

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    Evans, M.L.

    1981-08-01

    This report describes work performed during the time period from January 1, 1980, to June 30, 1980, on the contract for Nondestructive Nuclear Analysis Technology for Uranium Resource Evaluation in the Safeguards Technology, International Safeguards, and Training Group, Q-1, at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The calculational effort was concentrated on the development of a generalized computer model to simulate the emission, transport, and detection of natural gamma radiation from various logging environments. The model yields accurate high-resolution gamma-ray pulse-height spectra that can be used to correct both gross gamma-ray and spectral gamma-ray logs. The experimental effort focused on the analytical chemistry assay of a series of crushed concrete samples ten from the Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction calibration models used to calibrate logging tools employing active neutron interrogation techniques. The results establish the levels of neutron poisons in the test pits. In addition, the outfitting of a Bendix Field Engineering Corporation/DOE logging truck for the field testing of the photoneutron probe is described, as is a sodium iodide passive gamma-ray probe used to verify the absence of obstructions in a borehole and to locate uranium-bearing ore zones

  4. Shielding problems set by the use of a natural uranium target with a linear electron accelerator. Shielding and safety systems necessary

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    Vialettes, Henry; Rocchesani, Jean; Lemure, Pierre

    1971-06-01

    The use of a natural uranium target for neutron production with a linear electron accelerator set special shielding problems due to the fact that, to standard photonuclear reactions, are added photoneutron induced photofission reactions giving rise to fission products of which the untimely liberation could cause very serious contamination problems. On the occasion of a recent accident on the target used with the Saclay 60 MeV linear accelerator, activity measurements were carried out on a certain number of samples taken. This revealed the presence of some twenty radionuclides of hall-lives between 30 minutes and 30 years and of activities such that the combustion of 1 g of target would release about 30 mCi of fission products of medium and short half-life (over 1 hour), This figure shows the magnitude of a contamination accident on a unit of this type, which is why the present report describes the systems to be employed in order on the one hand to detect the appearance of contamination as quickly as possible, and on the other hand to channel and retain this contamination so as to avoid a personnel contamination accident and/or the spread of contamination towards the outside [fr

  5. Thermal neutron standard fields with the KUR heavy water facility

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    Kanda, K.; Kobayashi, K.; Shibata, T.

    1978-01-01

    A heavy water facility attached to the KUR (Kyoto University Reactor, swimming pool type, 5 MW) yields pure thermal neutrons in the Maxwellian distribution. The facility is faced to the core of KUR and it contains about 2 tons of heavy water. The thickness of the layer is about 140 cm. The neutron spectrum was measured with the time of flight technique using a fast chopper. The measured spectrum was in good agreement with the Maxwellian distribution in all energy region for thermal neutrons. The neutron temperature was slightly higher than the heavy water temperature. The contamination of epithermal and fast neutrons caused by photo-neutrons of the γ-n reaction of heavy water was very small. The maximum intensity of thermal neutrons is 3x10 11 n/cm 2 sec. When the bismuth scatterer is attached, the gamma rays contamination is eliminated by the ratio of 0.05 of gamma rays to neutrons in rem. This standard neutron field has been used for such experiments as thermal neutron cross section measurement, detector calibration, activation analysis, biomedical purposes etc. (author)

  6. An application of CCD read-out technique to neutron distribution measurement using the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate

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    Nohtomi, Akihiro; Kurihara, Ryosuke; Kinoshita, Hiroyuki; Honda, Soichiro; Tokunaga, Masaaki; Uno, Heita; Shinsho, Kiyomitsu; Wakabayashi, Genichiro; Koba, Yusuke; Fukunaga, Junichi; Umezu, Yoshiyuki; Nakamura, Yasuhiko; Ohga, Saiji

    2016-01-01

    In our previous paper, the self-activation of an NaI scintillator had been successfully utilized for detecting photo-neutrons around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine; individual optical pulses from the self-activated scintillator are read-out by photo sensors such as a photomultiplier tube (PMT). In the present work, preliminary observations have been performed in order to apply a direct CCD read-out technique to the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate using a Pu-Be source and a 10-MV linac. In conclusion, it has been revealed that the CCD read-out technique is applicable to neutron measurement around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine with the self-activation of a CsI plate. Such application may provide a possibility of novel method for simple neutron dose-distribution measurement. - Highlights: • Preliminary observations have been performed by a CCD for the CsI self-activation method. • It has been revealed that the CCD read-out technique is applicable to neutron measurement. • Such application may provide a novel method for simple neutron distribution measurement.

  7. An application of CCD read-out technique to neutron distribution measurement using the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate

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    Nohtomi, Akihiro, E-mail: nohtomi@hs.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp [Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Kurihara, Ryosuke; Kinoshita, Hiroyuki; Honda, Soichiro; Tokunaga, Masaaki; Uno, Heita [Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Shinsho, Kiyomitsu [Graduate School of Human Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 7-2-10 Higashi-oku, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-8551 (Japan); Wakabayashi, Genichiro [Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kinki University, 3-4-1 Kowakae, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka 577-8502 (Japan); Koba, Yusuke [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Fukunaga, Junichi; Umezu, Yoshiyuki; Nakamura, Yasuhiko [Department of Radiology, Kyushu University Hospital, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Ohga, Saiji [Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan)

    2016-10-01

    In our previous paper, the self-activation of an NaI scintillator had been successfully utilized for detecting photo-neutrons around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine; individual optical pulses from the self-activated scintillator are read-out by photo sensors such as a photomultiplier tube (PMT). In the present work, preliminary observations have been performed in order to apply a direct CCD read-out technique to the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate using a Pu-Be source and a 10-MV linac. In conclusion, it has been revealed that the CCD read-out technique is applicable to neutron measurement around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine with the self-activation of a CsI plate. Such application may provide a possibility of novel method for simple neutron dose-distribution measurement. - Highlights: • Preliminary observations have been performed by a CCD for the CsI self-activation method. • It has been revealed that the CCD read-out technique is applicable to neutron measurement. • Such application may provide a novel method for simple neutron distribution measurement.

  8. Workplace testing of the new single sphere neutron spectrometer based on Dysprosium activation foils (Dy-SSS)

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    Bedogni, R., E-mail: roberto.bedogni@lnf.infn.it [INFN-LNF (Frascati National Laboratories), Via E. Fermi n. 40-00044 Frascati (Italy); Gomez-Ros, J.M. [INFN-LNF (Frascati National Laboratories), Via E. Fermi n. 40-00044 Frascati (Italy); CIEMAT, Av. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Esposito, A.; Gentile, A.; Chiti, M.; Palacios-Perez, L. [INFN-LNF (Frascati National Laboratories), Via E. Fermi n. 40-00044 Frascati (Italy); Angelone, M. [ENEA C.R. Frascati, C.P. 65, 00044 Frascati (Italy); Tana, L. [A.O. Universitaria Pisana-Ospedale S. Chiara, Via Bonanno Pisano, Pisa (Italy)

    2012-08-21

    A photon insensitive passive neutron spectrometer consisting of a single moderating polyethylene sphere with Dysprosium activation foils arranged along three perpendicular axes was designed by CIEMAT and INFN. The device is called Dy-SSS (Dy foil-based Single Sphere Spectrometer). It shows nearly isotropic response in terms of neutron fluence up to 20 MeV. The first prototype, previously calibrated with 14 MeV neutrons, has been recently tested in workplaces having different energy and directional distributions. These are a 2.5 MeV nearly mono-chromatic and mono-directional beam available at the ENEA Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) and the photo-neutron field produced in a 15 MV Varian CLINAC DHX medical accelerator, located in the Ospedale S. Chiara (Pisa). Both neutron spectra are known through measurements with a Bonner Sphere Spectrometer. In both cases the experimental response of the Dy-SSS agrees with the reference data. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the spectrometric capability of the new device are independent from the directional distribution of the neutron field. This opens the way to a new generation of moderation-based neutron instruments, presenting all advantages of the Bonner sphere spectrometer without the disadvantage of the repeated exposures. This concept is being developed within the NESCOFI@BTF project of INFN (Commissione Scientifica Nazionale 5).

  9. Code and data benchmarking with the new IAEA photonuclear data library

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    Ridikas, D.; Vertes, P.

    2004-01-01

    As a result of an international co-operative activity, a recommended file of photonuclear reactions of 164 isotopes became available. The format and practical quality of these data are examined by using them for the calculation of photoneutron production in thick targets bombarded by photons and electrons. The Monte Carlo calculations are accomplished with a recent version of the MCNP code enhanced with a photonuclear capability. The energy range of our investigations is from the photonuclear threshold up to 150 MeV. In some cases, a comparison between our calculations and a new version of the MCNPX code, recently updated with the LANL photonuclear data files (12 isotopes) is established. Our results are also compared with the experimental data when available. These data include early measurements of the total neutron yields from thick targets bombarded by electrons as a function of energy, target thickness and atomic number, as well as recent measurements of 238 U photofission yields. We show that in general the agreement between the experimental and calculated results is satisfactory. However, a number of particular examples where this is not the case seem to exist. Most of these cases are identified. (author)

  10. Development of a computational model for the calculation of neutron dose equivalent in laminated primary barriers of radiotherapy rooms

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    Rezende, Gabriel Fonseca da Silva

    2015-01-01

    Many radiotherapy centers acquire 15 and 18 MV linear accelerators to perform more effective treatments for deep tumors. However, the acquisition of these equipment must be accompanied by an additional care in shielding planning of the rooms that will house them. In cases where space is restricted, it is common to find primary barriers made of concrete and metal. The drawback of this type of barrier is the photoneutron emission when high energy photons (e.g. 15 and 18 MV spectra) interact with the metallic material of the barrier. The emission of these particles constitutes a problem of radiation protection inside and outside of radiotherapy rooms, which should be properly assessed. A recent work has shown that the current model underestimate the dose of neutrons outside the treatment rooms. In this work, a computational model for the aforementioned problem was created from Monte Carlo Simulations and Artificial Intelligence. The developed model was composed by three neural networks, each being formed of a pair of material and spectrum: Pb18, Pb15 and Fe18. In a direct comparison with the McGinley method, the Pb18 network exhibited the best responses for approximately 78% of the cases tested; the Pb15 network showed better results for 100% of the tested cases, while the Fe18 network produced better answers to 94% of the tested cases. Thus, the computational model composed by the three networks has shown more consistent results than McGinley method. (author)

  11. Discussions for the shielding materials of synchrotron radiation beamline hutches

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    Asano, Y.

    2006-01-01

    Many synchrotron radiation facilities are now under operation such as E.S.R.F., APS, and S.P.ring-8. New facilities with intermediated stored electron energy are also under construction and designing such as D.I.A.M.O.N.D., S.O.L.E.I.L., and S.S.R.F.. At these third generation synchrotron radiation facilities, the beamline shielding as well as the bulk shield is very important for designing radiation safety because of intense and high energy synchrotron radiation beam. Some reasons employ lead shield wall for the synchrotron radiation beamlines. One is narrow space for the construction of many beamlines at the experimental hall, and the other is the necessary of many movable mechanisms at the beamlines, for examples. Some cases are required to shield high energy neutrons due to stored electron beam loss and photoneutrons due to gas Bremsstrahlung. Ordinary concrete and heavy concrete are coming up to shield material of synchrotron radiation beamline hutches. However, few discussions have been performed so far for the shielding materials of the hutches. In this presentation, therefore, we will discuss the characteristics of the shielding conditions including build up effect for the beamline hutches by using the ordinary concrete, heavy concrete, and lead for shielding materials with 3 GeV and 8 GeV class synchrotron radiation source. (author)

  12. Current status of the IREN project

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    Furman, W.I.

    1997-01-01

    A current status and a corrected time-schedule of the project of the new Intense Resonance Neutron pulsed source (IREN) realized in JINR (Dubna) for experiments dealing with fundamental and applied nuclear physics studies are discussed. This source is the upgraded variant of the existing IBR-30 pulsed booster. It consists of the 200 MeV electron linac and supplying by an electron beam the photo-neutron converter placed in the center of the very fast multiplying subcritical core. The existing buildings and beam infrastructure are planned to adopt for the new IREN source. The aim of the project is to improve essentially an energy resolution of the time-of-flight spectrometer and to increase twice (up to 10 15 n/sec) an integral neutron yield. An implementation of the IREN project has started in June 1994 with the planned end in December 1997. But due to mainly insufficient financing the approved time-schedule is shifted. Now most optimistic time of start-up of the neutron source is the end of 1999

  13. Three-dimensional neutron dose distribution in the environment around a 1-GeV electron synchrotron facility at INS

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    Uwamino, Y.; Nakamura, T.

    1987-01-01

    The three-dimensional (surface and altitude) skyshine neutron-dose-equivalent distribution around the 1-GeV electron synchrotron (ES) of the Institute for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, was measured with a high-sensitivity dose-equivalent counter. The neutron spectrum in the environment was also measured with a multimoderator spectrometer incorporating a 3 He counter. The dose-equivalent distribution and the leakage neutron spectrum at the surface of the ES building were measured with a Studsvik 2202D counter and the multimoderator spectrometer, including an indium activation detector. Skyshine neutron transport calculations, beginning with the photoneutron spectrum and yielding the dose-equivalent distribution in the environment, were performed with the DOT3.5 code and two Monte Carlo codes, MMCR-2 and MMCR-3, using the DLC-87/HILO group cross sections. The calculated neutron spectra at the top surface of the concrete ceiling and at a point 111 m from the ES agreed well with the measured results, and the calculated three-dimensional dose-equivalent distribution also agreed. The dose value increased linearly with altitude, and the slope was estimated for neutron-producing facilities. (author)

  14. Application of low-cost Gallium Arsenide light-emitting-diodes as kerma dosemeter and fluence monitor for high-energy neutrons

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    Mukherjee, B.; Simrock, S.; Khachan, J.; Rybka, D.; Romaniuk, R.

    2007-01-01

    Displacement damage (DD) caused by fast neutrons in unbiased Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) light emitting diodes (LED) resulted in a reduction of the light output. On the other hand, a similar type of LED irradiated with gamma rays from a 60 Co source up to a dose level in excess of 1.0 kGy (1.0 x 10 5 rad) was found to show no significant drop of the light emission. This phenomenon was used to develop a low cost passive fluence monitor and kinetic energy released per unit mass dosemeter for accelerator-produced neutrons. These LED-dosemeters were used to assess the integrated fluence of photoneutrons, which were contaminated with a strong Bremsstrahlung gamma-background generated by the 730 MeV superconducting electron linac driving the free electron laser in Hamburg (FLASH) at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron. The applications of GaAs LED as a routine neutron fluence monitor and DD precursor for the electronic components located in high-energy accelerator environment are highlighted. (authors)

  15. Psychospołeczne uwarunkowania wczesnego wspomagania rozwoju dziecka przebywającego z matką w izolacji penitencjarnej

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    Full Text Available Rozwój jednostki i jego uwarunkowania znajdują się w kręgu zainteresowań medycyny, psychologii, pedagogiki i socjologii. Pobyt dziecka z matką w izolacji penitencjarnej jest szczególną, trudną sytuacją społeczną. Z jednej strony umożliwia prawidłowy rozwój dziecka w wieku 0–3 lat, z drugiej niesie za sobą szereg zagrożeń. Celem artykułu jest ukazanie uwarunkowań rozwoju dziecka przebywającego z matką w izolacji więziennej w kontekście społecznym, a także w świetle wybranych teorii psychologicznych. W pracy przedstawiono specyfikę odbywania kary pozbawienia wolności przez kobiety będące matkami oraz aspekty prawne, formalne i resocjalizacyjne odnoszące się do matki, dziecka i diady matka–dziecko. Przyjmuje się, że przywięzienne domy matki i dziecka stanowią formę wczesnego wspomagania rozwoju dziecka w trudnej sytuacji skierowania matki do zakładu karnego. Szczegółowo opisano standardy pobytu matek z dziećmi w takich placówkach (pomieszczenia mieszkalne, rekreacyjne i terapeutyczne, warunki socjalne – jako formy zabezpieczenia podstawowych i specyficznych potrzeb kobiet i dzieci. Skupiono się na zobrazowaniu czynników środowiskowych wspomagających i chroniących prawidłowy rozwój dziecka oraz relację matki z dzieckiem, takich jak obecność personelu penitencjarnego (wychowawcy, psychologowie i personelu medycznego (lekarze, pielęgniarki. Zaprezentowano zasoby (norma intelektualna, wysoka motywacja do realizowania się w roli matki i obciążenia (deficyty w funkcjonowaniu w rolach społecznych, niska samoocena, brak poczucia kompetencji czy instrumentalne traktowanie dzieci kobiet skazanych za przestępstwo oraz metody oddziaływań resocjalizacyjnych, edukacyjnych i terapeutycznych. Ważnymi aspektami omawianych oddziaływań są kształtowanie właściwej relacji matki z dzieckiem, budowanie kompetencji rodzicielskich i ciągła weryfikacja stanu relacji przez kadr

  16. Czy szpital psychiatryczny jest (nadal instytucją totalną?

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    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Pół wieku temu Erving Goffman sformułował koncepcję szpitala psychiatrycznego jako instytucji totalnej. Zdaniem badacza w miejscu tym personel w pełni panuje nad pacjentem: jego czasem, życiem prywatnym, możliwością poruszania się. Szpital psychiatryczny to miejsce szczególne. Na jego terenie leczone są schorzenia, których objawów często nie potrafimy dostrzec i właściwie ocenić. Jest to również placówka unikalna pod kątem prawnym. Do oddziału psychiatrycznego – w pewnych okolicznościach – można przyjąć pacjenta bez jego zgody; można tam także zastosować przymus bezpośredni. W Polsce od 20 lat funkcjonuje ustawa o ochronie zdrowia psychicznego, której zapisy stoją na straży praw człowieka chorego/zaburzonego psychicznie. Celem ustawy było wprowadzenie standardów broniących praw i wolności pacjenta oddziału psychiatrycznego. W dokumencie uwzględniono ponadto zasady stosowania przymusu bezpośredniego wobec osób leczonych na oddziałach psychiatrycznych i pensjonariuszy domów pomocy społecznej, zasady przymusowego przyjęcia pacjenta do szpitala psychiatrycznego, zasady ochrony praw pacjenta szpitala psychiatrycznego (w tym kompetencje sądu opiekuńczego i Rzecznika Praw Pacjenta Szpitala Psychiatrycznego oraz zasady dotyczące tajemnicy informacji związanych z pacjentem doświadczającym zaburzeń psychicznych. Warto rozważyć, czy pojawienie się podobnych dokumentów sprawia, że szpital psychiatryczny traci charakter totalny. Być może kluczowe są raczej elementy promujące konkretne formy relacji między personelem a pacjentem. Jakie zatem aspekty prawno-społeczne powinna uwzględniać odpowiedzialna polityka ochrony zdrowia psychicznego?

  17. O nekim postupovno-pravnim i opće-teorijskim prijeporima u svezi s jednom dopunom Zakonu o obveznim odnosima

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    Full Text Available Ovim se radom prikazuju neke postupovnopravni i općeteorijski aspekti Zakona o dopunama Zakona o obveznim odnosima. Prvenstveno se želi ukazati na činjenicu da način na koji je država - u odnosnoj dopuni Zakonu o obveznim odnosima - uredila neka pitanja odgovornosti za štetu počinjenu od osoba kojima se služi, može voditi k tom da sebe sam oslobodi od vezanosti zakona što ih donosi, što može biti izvorom teških zloporaba u njezino ime. Pravo donositi zakone, kako to autor smatra, ne uključuje i ovlast samoj sebi kao parničnoj stranci propisati norm kojom se određuje tijek, ali i ishod parnice, ali što ne važi i za druge stranke. Ovdje se želi objasniti također i značenje derogacije postupovnih normi Zakona o parničnom postupku i to na način što se mogućnost prekidanja parnice između države i kakve druge stranke propisuje suprotno odredbama i duhu odnosnoga zakona. Također, ukazuje se (i na derogaciju materijalnopravnih normi Zakona o obveznim odnosima koje uređuju pitanje nadoknade štete od strane države kao odgovorne osobe. Najopćenitije, smatra se da je Zakonom o dopunama Zakona o obveznim odnosima napušten ideal o vladavini zakona i, što je samo nužnom implikacijom, zapravo srušen sam ratio legis, dakle duh i smisao zakona kao takvoga. Iz toga razloga nije iznenađujućim pomisliti da su i odredbe Ustava Republike Hrvatske koje se odnose na vladavinu prava i načelo nepovredivosti vlasništva na takav način, ne samo povrijeđene, već ostale i bez svoje smislenosti. S motrišta zdravoga praxisa sudbenoga, pokazano je i na konkretnim primjerima da ova zakonska norma otvara široka vrata unošenju potpunoga nereda u postupanje sudova koji se ogleda u neujednačenoj praksi, zapravo u donošenju odluka uporom na diskrecionarnost sudbenu, pokrivajući na taj način i nepostupanje sudova kakvim se nadomješćuje učinke prekida.

  18. Dosezanje izvan male znanstvene zajednice: modeli društvenog utjecaja na suradnju preko nacionalnih i disciplinarnih granica kod znanstvenika iz triju polja društvenih znanosti

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    Srebrenka Letina

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Suradnja sa znanstvenicima iz drugih područja znanosti ili drugih zemalja važna je općenito za napredak znanosti, osobito za znanstvenike koji djeluju u malim i perifernim znanstvenim zajednicama. Cilj je ovog istraživanja bio ispitati postoje li mrežni (strukturni efekti na vjerojatnost da će pojedini znanstvenik ostvariti koautorstvo/suradnju izvan svoje nacionalne i disciplinarne zajednice. Na temelju podataka o koautorstvu na publikacijama indeksiranim u dvjema međunarodnim bazama (Web of Science i Scopus i jednoj nacionalnoj bazi (Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica konstruirana je mreža koautorstva za tri područja društvenih znanosti u Hrvatskoj. Testirana su tri strukturna prediktora (aktivnost, zaraza i popularnost /Ego-2Star/, a korištenje autologističkih modela atributa aktera omogućilo je istovremeno kontroliranje šest atributa aktera. Rezultati su potvrdili hipotezu o postojanju pozitivnog učinka zaraze (vjerojatnost suradnje sa znanstvenicima izvan nacionalne i disciplinarne mreže veća je ako neposredni alter u mreži također ima vanjske suradnje i negativnog učinka aktivnosti (oni koji surađuju s jednim ili više znanstvenika izvan svoje mreže, manje surađuju unutar svoje mreže u mreži obrazovnih znanosti. Međutim, u mreži sociologa utvrđen je samo efekt negativne aktivnosti, dok u mreži psihologa nijedan strukturni efekt nije bio značajan prediktor suradnje izvan uže zajednice. Pronađen je značajan efekt broja radova napisanih u koautorstvu, ali ne i broja jednoautorskih radova, te dobi u svim trima poljima. Spol, lokacija i maksimalna snaga veze imali su različitu ulogu u trima istraživanim poljima. U radu su naglašeni metodološki aspekti analize mreža koautorstva i predlažu smjernice za buduća istraživanja.

  19. Samatähenduslike sünteetiliste ja analüütiliste verbide kasutamine

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    Full Text Available Huvi samatähenduslike sünteetiliste ja analüütiliste verbide vastu tekkis artikli esimesel autoril vene-eesti-vene tõlkesõnastikke toimetades, kui silma hakkasid regulaarsed valikud vene verbi grammatilise aspekti ning eesti keele sünteetiliste ja analüütiliste verbide vahel. Kuigi tegu on raskesti märgatava ja sugugi mitte sagedase nähtusega, tekitab see küsimusi: millal eelistab emakeelekõneleja kasutada sünteetilist, millal analüütilist verbi; kas lisaks samatähenduslikkusele ja vormilisele lihtsusele (sünteetiline verb koosneb ühest komponendist või keerukusele (analüütiline verb vähemalt kahest komponendist on veel tunnuseid, mis sünteetilise ja analüütilise verbi valikuid piiravad. Käesoleva uurimuse eesmärk on leida nendele küsimustele vastuseid. Analüüsitakse viit samatähendusliku sünteetilise ja analüütilise verbi paari (igatsema – igatsust tundma, lahkuma – ära minema, nõustuma – nõus olema, muretsema – muret tundma, töötama – tööd tegema, otsitakse mõlema verbi kasutusele omaseid keelestruktuure, analüüsitakse nende leksikaalsemantilise ja morfosüntaktilise varieerumise piire, võrreldakse verbide tähendusi. Nende tunnuste põhjal saab teha mõningaid järeldusi selle kohta, kas tegu võiks olla ühe verbi kahe vormiga või kahe erineva verbiga. Uurimuse empiiriline aspekt on seotud hüpoteesiga semantiliselt lähedaste sünteetiliste ja analüütiliste verbide tõmbumisest, millega kaasnevad ühelt poolt struktuursed, morfoloogilised, morfosüntaktilised ja leksikaalsemantilised kasutuspiirangud ning teisalt vaba varieerumine. Sisuliselt vastandlikud tendentsid – kinnistumine ja varieerumine – toimivad keele leksikaalgrammatilises perifeerias sama eesmärgi nimel, tagades keele pideva uuenemise ja säilimise.

  20. Escitalopram w leczeniu zaburzeń psychicznych chorych w podeszłym wieku

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    Tomasz Sobów

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Farmakoterapia zaburzeń psychicznych u chorych w podeszłym wieku jest często trudna i ograniczona powszechniejszym niż u młodszych chorych występowaniem objawów niepożądanych, interakcji lekowych oraz koniecznością brania pod uwagę współchorobowości, nie tylko psychiatrycznej, ale przede wszystkim – somatycznej. Te aspekty, razem z wieloczynnikową patogenezą zaburzeń i znaczną w wielu badaniach odpowiedzią placebo, prowadzą do względnie niższych wskaźników efektywności klinicznej leczenia. Właściwy wybór leku, uwzględniający jego skuteczność i bezpieczeństwo, jest zatem kluczowy dla sukcesu terapii. Escitalopram to obiecujący lek dla starszych chorych. Jego znaczna selektywność farmakodynamiczna, korzystny profil farmakokinetyczny, w tym stosunkowo niewielki potencjał wchodzenia w interakcje lekowe, oraz dość rzadkie wywoływanie poważnych objawów ubocznych spowodowały – wraz z zadowalającymi wynikami badań klinicznych – częste i z korzyścią dla pacjentów stosowanie escitalopramu w zaburzeniach nastroju (także w tzw. organicznych i zaburzeniach lękowych, a ostatnio jako leku korygującego zaburzenia zachowania towarzyszące otępieniu, takie jak pobudzenie, agresja czy psychoza. Dodatkowym ważnym aspektem stosowania escitalopramu jest łatwość podawania (jedna dawka na dobę oraz dostępność postaci w kroplach, która może być szczególnie użyteczna dla chorych z problemami w połykaniu, przyjmujących wiele leków, karmionych poprzez gastrostomię czy z zaburzeniami funkcji poznawczych.

  1. Modernistyczny terror, czyli krótko o "tunnel vision" Jamesa C. Scotta

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    Mateusz Pietryka

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The terror of modernism or Scott’s 'tunnel vision'  The article analyses James C. Scott’s book Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. Scott’s book examines different aspects of a modern state’s activity and its methods of control over the population. Scott describes diverse failures in state planning and links them to the ideology of what he terms “high modernism”. Scott states that this ideology results in over confidence in scientific progress and omnipresent simplifications, since a modernist plan does not recognize the importance of local knowledge and tradition. Though the book clearly illustrates how the fore-mentioned centralist approach leads to failures, its methodology, however, lacks the critical analysis of the nature of governance and liberal economy. Furthermore, Scott offers no insight on the late capitalism nor legible solutions for the described issues. He seems to be unaware of constructing his own “tunnel vision” by selective case studies and building the narration on simplified oppositions.   Modernistyczny terror, czyli krótko o tunnel vision Jamesa C. Scotta Artykuł jest analizą książki Jamesa Scotta, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. Książka ta bada różnorodne aspekty aktywności współczesnego państwa i jego metody kontroli nad populacją. Autor opisuje rożnego typu niepowodzenia wynikające z państwowego planowania i wiąże je z ideologią nazwaną przez siebie „zaawansowanym modernizmem”. Scott twierdzi, że skutkuje ona pokładaniem nadmiernej wiary w postęp naukowy i wszechobecnymi uproszczeniami, ponieważ modernistyczny plan nie uznaje znaczenia lokalnej wiedzy i tradycji. Choć książka jasno pokazuje, jak wspomniane centralistyczne podejście kończy się porażkami, jej metodologii brakuje krytycznej analizy natury władzy i liberalnej ekonomii. Ponadto Scott pomija temat p

  2. Atenica: u potrazi za izgubljenim spalištem

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Funerarni konteksti svakako su arheološki zapisi u čijem formiranju značajnu ulogu igraju simboličke i kultne predstave zajednice. S druge strane, u odsustvu pisanih svedočanstava o tim predstavama, arheolozi su skloni da svoje interpretacije zasnivaju na uopštenim i pojednostavljenim idejama o „primitivnim” kultovima, kao što je „solarni kult”. U takvom postupku, tehnički aspekti zapisa zanemaruju se u korist tumačenja pretpostavljenih simboličkih „poruka”. Među kneževskim grobovima centralnog Balkana, humke u Atenici pored Čačka dugo su predstavljale jedini primer ove vrste sahrane koji je istražen u okviru sistematskih arheoloških istraživanja i stoga je čitav niz autora posvećivao posebnu pažnju konstrukciji ovih tumula i mogućnostima interpretacije rituala koji je pratio polaganje pokojnika. U ovom pogledu, naročito je značajna tzv. „ritualna površina” u okviru humke II – tri pravougaona prostora oivičena redovima oblutaka, sa pravilno raspoređenim levkastim jamama, ispunjenim tamnom zemljom, fragmentima keramike i gorelih kostiju. Interpretacije su se kretale od ideja o grobovima kremiranih ljudskih žrtava, preko replika svetilišta, sve do složene simbolike solarnog kulta, izražene numerološkim pravilnostima. S druge strane, budući da se radi o kremiranim pokojnicima, u okviru obe humke identifikovana su spališta – relativno male lučne konstrukcije od redova oblutaka, na kojima su takođe zapaženi tragovi gorenja. Niz praktičnih nelogičnosti koje proističu iz ovih tumačenja ostao je po strani, u nastojanju da se složeni ritual sahrane sa kremacijom poveže sa simboličkim predstavama percipiranim kao primerene za kulturni kontekst sahrana u Atenici – ljudske žrtve, solarni kult. U kružnom dokaznom postupku, ove su ideje, manje ili više prećutno, uzimane za početnu premisu šire interpretacije kultnih praksi zajednice koja je svoje istaknute članove sahranila pod humkama u

  3. Rola pielęgniarki w opiece nad pacjentem z atopowym zapaleniem skóry = Nurse’s role in taking care of a patient with atopic dermatitis

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    Karolina Filipska

    2016-01-01

    3Wydział Kultury Fizycznej, Zdrowia i Turystyki, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy   Słowa kluczowe: atopowe zapalenie skóry, psychologiczne aspekty chorób, świąd, rola pielęgniarki. Keywords: atopic dermatitis, psychological aspects of diseases, itching, nurse’s role.   Streszczenie Wstęp. Atopowe zapalenie skóry (AZS, ang. atopic dermatitis jest chorobą alergiczną o przewlekłym i nawracającym przebiegu. Toczący się proces chorobowy dotyczy naskórka i skóry właściwej. AZS to najpowszechniej występująca przewlekła choroba zapalna dzieci, której patogeneza nie jest do końca poznana. Uznaje się, że na rozwój choroby składają się czynniki genetyczne, immunologiczne, oraz środowiskowe. Cel. Przedstawienie roli pielęgniarki w opiece nad pacjentem z atopowym zapaleniem skóry. Materiał i metody. Dokonano przeglądu 43 doniesień naukowych – artykuły badawcze i poglądowe oraz literatura współczesna - obejmujących swą tematyką rolę pielęgniarki w opiece nad pacjentem z atopowym zapaleniem skóry. Posługując się słowami kluczowymi: atopowe zapalenie skóry, psychologiczne aspekty chorób, świąd rola pielęgniarki przeszukano bazy bibliograficzne  Ebsco, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Medline. Wyniki. Zadania pielęgnacyjno-opiekuńcze wynikają z poszczególnych symptomów AZS. Wśród założeń opieki pielęgniarskiej wymienia się: zmniejszenie świądu i suchości skóry;  zminimalizowanie zaburzeń sennych; obniżenie ryzyka wtórych nadkażeń bakteryjnych, wirusowych lub grzybiczych; oraz kompleksowa edukacja chorego i jego rodziny w celu szybszej rekonwalescencji i wydłużenia okresów remisji. Wnioski. AZS wpływa negatywnie na domenę fizyczną, psychiczną i społeczną chorego. Ze względu na swoją przewlekłość oraz szerokie roz­powszechnienie należy do jednego z największych wyzwań zarówno dla pielęgniarki jak i całego zespołu terapeutycznego. Skuteczne leczenie dermatologiczne, w

  4. The Application of Existing Oceanographic Knowledge to the Problem of Radioactive Waste Disposal into the Sea; Applicationdes Connaissances Oceanographiques Actuelles au Probleme de l'Elimination de Dechets Radioactifs dans la Mer; 0418 0421 041f 0414 ; Aplicacion de los Conocimientos Oceanograficos Actuales al Problema de la Evacuacion de Desechos Radiactivos en el Mar

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    Pritchard, D. W. [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    1960-07-01

    alta mar de resinas de intercambio ionico agotadas en cantidades del orden de varios centenares de curies sin crear riesgos innecesarios. En la tercera parte del trabajo, el autor describe sucintamente algunas investigaciones oceanograficas actualmente en curso en los Estados Unidos que pueden contribuir a la solucion del problema de la evacuacion de desechos radiactivos. (author) [Russian] Zapiska sostoit iz treh glavnyh razdelov. V pervom razdele razbiraetsja obshhij podhod ko vsej vazhnoj probleme udalenija radioaktivnyh materialov v more. Ukazany te rajony, gde trebuetsja znanie okeanografii, a takzhe daetsja obshhee ponjatie o sostojanii nashego znakomstva s jetimi rajonami v nastojashhee vremja. Vo vtorom razdele sushhestvujushhie okeanograficheskie znanija primenjajutsja k problemam udalenija othodov, vkljuchaja fizicheskie, himicheskie i biologicheskie aspekty. Pokazyvaetsja, chto na osnove sushhestvujushhih okeanograficheskih znanij mozhno udaljat' sravnitel'no bol'shie razmery (porjadka neskol'kih megakjuri v god) upakovannyh othodov v glubokovodnye vpadiny, ne ugrozhaja bezopasnosti cheloveka na more. Nizkoaktivnye upakovannye othody porjadka neskol'kih soten kjuri v god na odno mesto udalenija mogut bez opasnosti sbrasyvat'sja v kontinental'nom shel'fe. Bez kakogo-libo osobogo riska mozhno sbrasyvat' aktivnosti porjadka neskol'kih soten kjuri v ispol'zovannyh zapolniteljah ionoobmennikov jadernyh sudov. Rassmatrivajutsja special'nye aspekty jekspluatacii jadernyh sudov v pribrezhnyh i jestuarial'nyh vodah. V tret'em razdele zapiski daetsja kratkij obzor issledovatel'skoj dejatel'nosti v oblasti okeanografii, kotoraja vedetsja v nastojashhee vremja v Soedinennyh Shtatah primenitel'no k probleme udalenija radioaktivnyh othodov. (author)

  5. Delayed neutron detection in canning burst detection studies (1961); Etude sur la detection des neutrons differes en vue de la detection des ruptures de gaines (1961)

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    Perlini, G [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1961-07-01

    This paper describes a theoretical and experimental study on the detection of neutrons present in the primary cooling circuit of a reactor cooled by heavy or light water, with a view to the installation of a canning burst detection unit. The concentration of background neutrons is first calculated, taking into account the neutrons from nitrogen 17 decay, and the photoneutrons produced by the decay of nitrogen 16 and sodium 24. The emission of delayed fission neutrons, originating at a given crack in the canning, has been estimated. Using the D{sub 2}O circuit of the pile EL-3, three units have been developed by means of which the following three types of detector may be compared: 1) BF{sub 3} proportional counter 2) Boron scintillator 3) Fission chamber Under the present experimental conditions the BF{sub 3} counter gave the best results. The influence on these detectors of the {gamma} flux, which in certain cases reaches 200 R/h, is analysed. Finally a calibration is carried out with an experimental crack of 30 mm{sup 2} of uranium exposed to a flux of 5.8 x 10{sup 13} n.cm{sup -2}.s{sup -1}. The sensitivity obtained with the BF{sub 3} counter during this test is 2 counts/s per mm{sup 2} of exposed uranium. (author) [French] Le present rapport est une etude theorique et experimentale sur la detection des neutrons presents dans le circuit primaire de refroidissement d'un reacteur refrigere par l'eau lourde ou l'eau legere, en vue d'une installation de detection de ruptures de gaines. On fait d'abord un calcul sur la concentration des neutrons de bruit de fond en tenant compte: des neutrons de decroissance de l'azote 17 et des photoneutrons produits par les decroissances de l'azote 16 et du sodium 24. L'emission des neutrons differes de fission, qui ont pour origine une fissure de gaine donnee, a ete evaluee. Utilisant le circuit D{sub 2}O de la pile EL3, trois installations ont ete mises au point permettant de comparer les trois types de detecteurs suivants: 1

  6. Associated Particle Tagging (APT) in Magnetic Spectrometers

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    Jordan, David V.; Baciak, James E.; Stave, Sean C.; Chichester, David; Dale, Daniel; Kim, Yujong; Harmon, Frank

    2012-10-16

    alpha-particle spectrometer concept, and outlines challenges involved in the magnetic field design. Tagged photon interrogation: • We investigated a method for discriminating fissile from benign cargo-material response to an energy-tagged photon beam. The method relies upon coincident detection of the tagged photon and a photoneutron or photofission neutron produced in the target material. The method exploits differences in the shape of the neutron production cross section as a function of incident photon energy in order to discriminate photofission yield from photoneutrons emitted by non-fissile materials. Computational tests of the interrogation method as applied to material composition assay of a simple, multi-layer target suggest that the tagged-photon information facilitates precise (order 1% thickness uncertainty) reconstruction of the constituent thicknesses of fissile (uranium) and high-Z (Pb) constituents of the test targets in a few minutes of photon-beam exposure. We assumed an 18-MeV endpoint tagged photon beam for these simulations. • The report addresses several candidate design and data analysis issues for beamline infrastructure required to produce a tagged photon beam in a notional AI-dedicated facility, including the accelerator and tagging spectrometer.

  7. Simultaneous photon and neutron interrogation using an electron accelerator in order to quantify actinides in encapsulated radioactive wastes; Double interrogation simultanee neutrons et photons utilisant un accelerateur d'electrons pour la caracterisation separee des actinides dans les dechets radioactifs enrobes

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    Jallu, F

    1999-09-24

    Measuring out alpha emitters, such as ({sup 234,235,236,238}U {sup 238,239,240,242,}2{sup 44P}u, {sup 237}Np {sup 241,243}Am...), in solid radioactive waste, allows us to quantify the alpha activity in a drum and then to classify it. The SIMPHONIE (SIMultaneous PHOton and Neutron Interrogation Experiment) method, developed in this Ph.D. work, combines both the Active Neutron Interrogation and the Induced Photofission Interrogation techniques simultaneously. Its purpose is to quantify in only one measurement, fissile ({sup 235}U, {sup 239,241}Pu...) and fertile ({sup 236,238}U, {sup 238,240}Pu...) elements separately. In the first chapter of this Ph.D. report, we present the principle of the Radioactive Waste Management in France. The second chapter deals with the physical properties of neutron fission and of photofission. These two nuclear reactions are the basis of the SIMPHONIE method. Moreover, one of our purposes was to develop the ELEPHANT (ELEctron PHoton And Neutron Transport) code in view to simulate the electron, photon and neutron transport, including the ({gamma}, n), ({gamma}, 2n) and ({gamma}, f) photonuclear reactions that are not taken into account in the MCNP4 (Monte Carlo N-Particle) code. The simulation codes developed and used in this work are detailed in the third chapter. Finally, the fourth chapter gives the experimental results of SIMPHONIE obtained by using the DGA/ETCA electron linear accelerators located at Arcueil, France. Fissile ({sup 235}U, {sup 239}Pu) and fertile ({sup 238}U) samples were studied. Furthermore, comparisons between experimental results and calculated data of photoneutron production in tungsten, copper, praseodymium and beryllium by using an electron LINear Accelerator (LINAC) are given. This allows us to evaluate the validity degree of the ELEPHANT code, and finally the feasibility of the SIMPHONIE method. (author)

  8. Photon response of silicon diode neutron detectors

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    McCall, R.C.; Jenkins, T.M.; Oliver, G.D. Jr.

    1976-07-01

    The photon response of silicon diode neutron detectors was studied to solve the problem on detecting neutrons in the presence of high energy photons at accelerator neutron sources. For the experiment Si diodes, Si discs, and moderated activation foil detectors were used. The moderated activation foil detector consisted of a commercial moderator and indium foils 2'' in diameter and approximately 2.7 grams each. The moderator is a cylinder of low-density polyethylene 6 1 / 4 '' in diameter by 6 1 / 16 '' long covered with 0.020'' of cadmium. Neutrons are detected by the reaction 115 In (n,γ) 116 In(T/sub 1 / 2 / = 54 min). Photons cannot be detected directly but photoneutrons produced in the moderator assembly can cause a photon response. The Si discs were thin slices of single-crystal Si about 1.4 mils thick and 1'' in diameter which were used as activation detectors, subsequently being counted on a thin-window pancake G.M. counter. The Si diode fast neutron dosimeter 5422, manufactured by AB Atomenergi in Studsvik, Sweden, consists of a superdoped silicon wafer with a base width of 0.050 inches between two silver contacts coated with 2 mm of epoxy. For this experiment, the technique of measuring the percent change of voltage versus dose was used. Good precision was obtained using both unirradiated and preirradiated diodes. All diodes, calibrated against 252 CF in air,were read out 48 hours after irradiation to account for any room temperature annealing. Results are presented and discussed

  9. Thickness optimization and activity induction in beam slit monitor for Indus

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    Petwal, V.C.; Pramod, R.; Dwivedi, Jishnu; Senecha, V.K.

    2009-01-01

    A large number of beam slit monitors are planned to be installed in the TL-2 and TL-3 of Indus for probing the 450 MeV and 700 MeV electron beams. The beam slit monitor consists of 2 pairs of metallic blades, mounted in orthogonal direction and shall be installed inside the beam chamber. These shutters provide current signals, on interception with electron beam, which can be used to determine precisely beam position, shape and size. The physical dimensions of the shutter blades are of crucial importance due to the requirement of high resolution, accuracy and space constraints. As part of design study of beam slit monitors, Monte Carlo simulation using MCNP code has been performed to investigate the radiological characteristics of the suitable blade materials e.g. Cu, Ta, W, and Inermet. The thickness has been optimised to absorb 90% of electron beam. The power density profiles along thickness and radial direction have been simulated to carry out thermal design. The high energy electron beam on interception with shutter blade develops cascading shower, containing secondary particles such as photons, photoneutrons, pions, and muons etc, which induce radioactivity in shutter material as well in the surrounding components. The state of the art Monte Carlo Code FLUKA has been used to estimate the amount of the activity induced in the shutter blade. In the first step, the FLUKA calculations are compared with data reported in IAEA TRS 188 for Cu, W target in the energy range 15 - 35 MeV, which shows good agreement. In second step, these calculations are extended to estimate induced activity in the shutter blade at actual electron energy 450 MeV and 700 MeV. (author)

  10. Procedure to measure the neutrons spectrum around a lineal accelerator for radiotherapy

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    Vega C, H. R.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Letechipia de L, C.; Benites R, J. L.; Salas L, M. A.

    2013-10-01

    An experimental procedure was developed, by means of Bonner spheres, to measure the neutrons spectrum around Linacs of medical use that only requires of a single shot of the accelerator; to this procedure we denominate Planetary or Isocentric method. One of the problems associated to the neutrons spectrum measurement in a radiotherapy room with lineal accelerator is because inside the room a mixed, intense and pulsed radiation field takes place affecting the detection systems based on active detector; this situation is solved using a passive detector. In the case of the Bonner spheres spectrometer the active detector has been substituted by activation detectors, trace detectors or thermoluminescent dosimeters. This spectrometer uses several spheres that are situated one at a time in the measurement point, this way to have the complete measurements group the accelerator should be operated, under the same conditions, so many times like spheres have the spectrometer, this activity can consume a long time and in occasions due to the work load of Linac to complicate the measurement process too. The procedure developed in this work consisted on to situate all the spectrometer spheres at the same time and to make the reading by means of a single shot, to be able to apply this procedure, is necessary that before the measurements two characteristics are evaluated: the cross-talking of the spheres and the symmetry conditions of the neutron field. This method has been applied to determine the photo-neutrons spectrum produced by a lineal accelerator of medical use Varian ix of 15 MV to 100 cm of the isocenter located to 5 cm of depth of a solid water mannequin of 30 x 30 x 15 cm. The spectrum was used to determine the total flow and the environmental dose equivalent. (Author)

  11. SU-F-T-656: Monte Carlo Study On Air Activation Around a Medical Electron Linac

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    Horst, F; Fehrenbacher, G; Zink, K

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: In high energy photon therapy, several radiation protection issues result from photonuclear reactions. The activation of air - directly by photonuclear reactions as well as indirectly by capture of photoneutrons generated inside the linac head - is a major point of concern for the medical staff. The purpose of this study was to estimate the annual effective dose to medical workers due to activated air around a medical high energy electron linac by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Methods: The treatment head of a Varian Clinac in 18 MV-X mode as well as the surrounding concrete bunker were modeled and the radiation transport was simulated using the Monte Carlo code FLUKA, starting from the primary electron striking the bremsstrahlung target. The activation yields in air from photo-disintegration of O-16 and N-14 nuclei as well as from neutron capture on Ar-40 nuclei were obtained from the simulations. The activation build-up, radioactive decay and air ventilation were studied using a mathematical model. The annual effective dose to workers was estimated by using published isotope specific conversion factors. Results: The oxygen and nitrogen activation yields were in contrast to the argon activation yield found to be field size dependent. The impact of the treatment room ventilation on the different air activation products was investigated and quantified. An estimate with very conservative assumptions gave an annual effective dose to workers of < 1 mSv/a. Conclusion: From the results of this study it can be concluded that the contribution of air activation to the radiation exposure to medical workers should be negligible in modern photon therapy, especially when it is compared to the dose due to prompt neutrons and the activation of heavy solid materials such as the jaws and the collimators inside the linac head.

  12. Chromium and titanium isotopes produced in photonuclear reactions of vanadium, revisited

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    Sakamoto, K.; Yoshida, M.; Kubota, Y.; Fukasawa, T.; Kunugise, A.; Hamajima, Y.; Shibata, S.; Fujiwara, I.

    1989-10-01

    Photonuclear production yields of 51Ti und 51,49,48Cr from 51V were redetermined for bremsstrahlung end-point energies ( E0) of 30 to 1000 or 1050 MeV with the aid of radiochemical separation of Cr. The yield curves for 51Ti, 51Cr, 49Cr and 48Cr show a clear evidence for two components in the production process; one tor secondary-proton reactions at E0 Q, Qπ being Q-values for (γ, π +) and ( γ, π+xn) reactions. The contributions of the secondary reactions for production of the Ti and Cr isotopes at E0 > Qπ were then estimated by fitting calculated secondary yields to the observed ones at E0 code and the reported photoneutron and photoproton spectra from 12C and some other complex nuclei. The present results for 49Cr are close to the reported ones, while the present 48Cr yields differ by a factor of about 50. For the 51Ti and 51Cr yields, there are some discrepancies between the present and reported ones. The yield corrected for the secondaries, in units of μb/equivalent quantum, were unfolded into cross sections per photon, in units of μb, as a function ol monochromatic photon energy with the LOUHI-82 code. The results for the 51Ti and 49Cr are in disagreement in both the magnitude and shape with the theoretical predictions based on DWIA and PWIA. A Monte Carlo calculation based on the PICA code by Gabriel and Alsmiller does reproduce the gross feature of the present results.

  13. Safe bunker designing for the 18 MV Varian 2100 Clinac: a comparison between Monte Carlo simulation based upon data and new protocol recommendations.

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    Beigi, Manije; Afarande, Fatemeh; Ghiasi, Hosein

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare two bunkers designed by only protocols recommendations and Monte Carlo (MC) based upon data derived for an 18 MV Varian 2100Clinac accelerator. High energy radiation therapy is associated with fast and thermal photoneutrons. Adequate shielding against the contaminant neutron has been recommended by IAEA and NCRP new protocols. The latest protocols released by the IAEA (safety report No. 47) and NCRP report No. 151 were used for the bunker designing calculations. MC method based upon data was also derived. Two bunkers using protocols and MC upon data were designed and discussed. From designed door's thickness, the door designed by the MC simulation and Wu-McGinley analytical method was closer in both BPE and lead thickness. In the case of the primary and secondary barriers, MC simulation resulted in 440.11 mm for the ordinary concrete, total concrete thickness of 1709 mm was required. Calculating the same parameters value with the recommended analytical methods resulted in 1762 mm for the required thickness using 445 mm as recommended by TVL for the concrete. Additionally, for the secondary barrier the thickness of 752.05 mm was obtained. Our results showed MC simulation and the followed protocols recommendations in dose calculation are in good agreement in the radiation contamination dose calculation. Difference between the two analytical and MC simulation methods revealed that the application of only one method for the bunker design may lead to underestimation or overestimation in dose and shielding calculations.

  14. Application of nuclear methods in the microtron laboratory at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering

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    Vognar, M.; Simane, C.; Chvatil, D.

    1998-01-01

    The microtron is described. Electrons can be extracted from the accelerating compartment from the 12th or 24th track with variable energies from 6 to 24 MeV with a step of 0.5 or 1 MeV. The electrons extracted are monoenergetic electrons with energy dispersion in the order of tens of keV. The microtron incorporates electron guides with electron optics elements which enable the electron beam to be extracted with the desired aperture and divergence to 3 workplaces where they are led into air through vacuum-tight aluminium windows. The first workplace is employed to test the production of 123 I by a photonuclear reaction with 124 Xe in bremsstrahlung beams on electron accelerators, to the optimization of this production, and to the development of instrumentation for the irradiation of high-pressure xenon gas targets. The second workplace includes a facility making it possible to create very homogeneous high-energy gamma and electron fields with a precisely determined dose rate (gamma field: up to 5 Gy/min, electron field: up to hundreds of Gy/min; size of the standard field: 10 x 10 cm 2 ). The facility was adapted to enable the properties of PbWO 4 scintillation single crystals to be investigated. The homogeneous bremsstrahlung field size was increased to 17 x 17 cm 2 , and a special thermostat with Peltier cells was constructed. The third workplace is equipped with a source of photoneutrons obtained by (γ,n) and (γ,f) photonuclear reactions on suitable converters. This source gives intense mixed gamma and neutron fields for the study of radiative damage and radiation resistance of semiconductor materials, components and circuits

  15. Bremsstrahlung scattering calculations for the beam stops and collimators in the APS insertion-device beamlines

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    Job, P.K.; Haeffner, D.R.; Shu, D.

    1994-12-01

    Bremsstrahlung is produced in the APS storage ring by the interaction of positrons with the residual gas molecules in the vacuum chamber of the storage ring. The bremsstrahlung production causes a serious challenge in shielding the insertion-device beamlines because the entire straight section (15 meters) is in the line of sight of the beamline. The radiation emerges in a narrow cone tangential to the beam path with the characteristic emission angle 1/γ, where γ is E/mc 2 which is the ratio of the kinetic energy to the rest mass for the positrons. This high-energy gamma radiation has an approximate 1/E spectrum with the maximum energy extending up to the particle energy (7 GeV for the APS). Bremsstrahlung, being high-energy photons, produces an electromagnetic shower when it encounters the beamline elements. A beamline element not thick enough to fully contain an electromagnetic shower can cause considerable scatter of the high-energy bremsstrahlung radiation. The low-energy component of the bremsstrahlung can also be scattered and create high dose rates in the first-optical and white-beam enclosures. The fully developed electromagnetic shower will have a photon spectrum almost independent of the material. The electromagnetic showers in the high-Z materials can also produce photoneutrons. This note reports the summary of EGS4 calculations performed on bremsstrahlung scattering from different beamline components in a typical APS insertion-device beamline. The related recommendations for shielding are also given. The shielding criterion adopted is a total dose rate of 2.5μSv/h (0.25 mrem/h) at 30 cm from the shield

  16. Procedure to measure the neutrons spectrum around a lineal accelerator for radiotherapy; Procedimiento para medir el espectro de los neutrones en torno a un acelerador lineal para radioterapia

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    Vega C, H. R.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Letechipia de L, C. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98060 Zacatecas (Mexico); Benites R, J. L. [Servicios de Salud de Nayarit, Centro Estatal de Cancerologia, Calzada de la Cruz 116 Sur, 63000 Tepic, Nayarit (Mexico); Salas L, M. A., E-mail: fermineutron@yahoo.com [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Agronomia, Apdo. Postal 336, 98000 Zacatecas (Mexico)

    2013-10-15

    An experimental procedure was developed, by means of Bonner spheres, to measure the neutrons spectrum around Linacs of medical use that only requires of a single shot of the accelerator; to this procedure we denominate Planetary or Isocentric method. One of the problems associated to the neutrons spectrum measurement in a radiotherapy room with lineal accelerator is because inside the room a mixed, intense and pulsed radiation field takes place affecting the detection systems based on active detector; this situation is solved using a passive detector. In the case of the Bonner spheres spectrometer the active detector has been substituted by activation detectors, trace detectors or thermoluminescent dosimeters. This spectrometer uses several spheres that are situated one at a time in the measurement point, this way to have the complete measurements group the accelerator should be operated, under the same conditions, so many times like spheres have the spectrometer, this activity can consume a long time and in occasions due to the work load of Linac to complicate the measurement process too. The procedure developed in this work consisted on to situate all the spectrometer spheres at the same time and to make the reading by means of a single shot, to be able to apply this procedure, is necessary that before the measurements two characteristics are evaluated: the cross-talking of the spheres and the symmetry conditions of the neutron field. This method has been applied to determine the photo-neutrons spectrum produced by a lineal accelerator of medical use Varian ix of 15 MV to 100 cm of the isocenter located to 5 cm of depth of a solid water mannequin of 30 x 30 x 15 cm. The spectrum was used to determine the total flow and the environmental dose equivalent. (Author)

  17. SU-F-T-656: Monte Carlo Study On Air Activation Around a Medical Electron Linac

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    Horst, F [Institute of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, University of Applied Sciences, Giessen (Germany); GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germany); Fehrenbacher, G [GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germany); Zink, K [Institute of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, University of Applied Sciences, Giessen (Germany); University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg (Germany)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: In high energy photon therapy, several radiation protection issues result from photonuclear reactions. The activation of air - directly by photonuclear reactions as well as indirectly by capture of photoneutrons generated inside the linac head - is a major point of concern for the medical staff. The purpose of this study was to estimate the annual effective dose to medical workers due to activated air around a medical high energy electron linac by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Methods: The treatment head of a Varian Clinac in 18 MV-X mode as well as the surrounding concrete bunker were modeled and the radiation transport was simulated using the Monte Carlo code FLUKA, starting from the primary electron striking the bremsstrahlung target. The activation yields in air from photo-disintegration of O-16 and N-14 nuclei as well as from neutron capture on Ar-40 nuclei were obtained from the simulations. The activation build-up, radioactive decay and air ventilation were studied using a mathematical model. The annual effective dose to workers was estimated by using published isotope specific conversion factors. Results: The oxygen and nitrogen activation yields were in contrast to the argon activation yield found to be field size dependent. The impact of the treatment room ventilation on the different air activation products was investigated and quantified. An estimate with very conservative assumptions gave an annual effective dose to workers of < 1 mSv/a. Conclusion: From the results of this study it can be concluded that the contribution of air activation to the radiation exposure to medical workers should be negligible in modern photon therapy, especially when it is compared to the dose due to prompt neutrons and the activation of heavy solid materials such as the jaws and the collimators inside the linac head.

  18. Delayed gamma-ray spectroscopy with lanthanum bromide detector for non-destructive assay of nuclear material

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    Favalli, Andrea; Iliev, Metodi; Ianakiev, Kiril; Hunt, Alan W.; Ludewigt, Bernhard

    2018-01-01

    High-energy delayed γ-ray spectroscopy is a potential technique for directly assaying spent fuel assemblies and achieving the safeguards goal of quantifying nuclear material inventories for spent fuel handling, interim storage, reprocessing facilities, repository sites, and final disposal. Requirements for the γ-ray detection system, up to ∼6 MeV, can be summarized as follows: high efficiency at high γ-ray energies, high energy resolution, good linearity between γ-ray energy and output signal amplitude, ability to operate at very high count rates, and ease of use in industrial environments such as nuclear facilities. High Purity Germanium Detectors (HPGe) are the state of the art and provide excellent energy resolution but are limited in their count rate capability. Lanthanum Bromide (LaBr3) scintillation detectors offer significantly higher count rate capabilities at lower energy resolution. Thus, LaBr3 detectors may be an effective alternative for nuclear spent-fuel applications, where count-rate capability is a requirement. This paper documents the measured performance of a 2" (length) × 2" (diameter) of LaBr3 scintillation detector system, coupled to a negatively biased PMT and a tapered active high voltage divider, with count-rates up to ∼3 Mcps. An experimental methodology was developed that uses the average current from the PMT's anode and a dual source method to characterize the detector system at specific very high count rate values. Delayed γ-ray spectra were acquired with the LaBr3 detector system at the Idaho Accelerator Center, Idaho State University, where samples of ∼3g of 235U were irradiated with moderated neutrons from a photo-neutron source. Results of the spectroscopy characterization and analysis of the delayed γ-ray spectra acquired indicate the possible use of LaBr3 scintillation detectors when high count rate capability may outweigh the lower energy resolution.

  19. Neutron detection time distributions of multisphere LiI detectors and AB rem meter at a 20 MeV electron linac

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    Liu, J.C.; Rokni, S.; Vylet, V.; Arora, R.; Semones, E.; Justus, A.

    1997-01-01

    Neutron detection time distribution is an important factor for the dead-time correction for moderator type neutron detectors used in pulsed radiation fields. Measurements of the neutron detection time distributions of multisphere LiL detectors (2''3'' , 5'', 8'', 10'' and 12'' in diameter) and an AB rem meter were made inside an ANL 20 MeV electron linac room. Calculations of the neutron detection time distributions were also made using Monte Carlo codes. The first step was to calculate the neutron energy spectra at the target and detector positions, using a coupled EGS4-MORSE code with a giant-resonant photoneutron generation scheme. The calculated detector spectrum was found in agreement with the multisphere measurements. Then, neutrons hitting the detector surface were scored as a function of energy and the travel time in the room using MCNP. Finally, the above neutron fluence as a function of energy and travel time was used as the source term, and the neutrons detected by 6 Li or 10 B in the sensor were scored as a function of detection time for each detector using MCNP. The calculations of the detection time distributions agree with the measurements. The results also show that the detection time distributions of detectors with large moderators depend mainly on the moderator thickness and neutron spectrum. However, for small detectors, the neutron travel time in the field is also crucial. Therefore, all four factors (neutron spectrum, neutron travel time in the field, detector moderator thickness and detector response function) may play inter-related roles in the detection time distribution of moderator type detectors. (Author)

  20. A Comparison of Laser-induced Bremsstrahlung and Laser Compton Scattering for (γ, n) Photo-transmutation of Hazardous Nuclear Waste

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    Rehman, Haseeb ur; Lee, Jiyoung; Kim, Yonghee

    2015-01-01

    This paper also presents sensitivity analysis to yield the maximum possible photo-transmutation rates. In general the possibility of radionuclide transmutation using photo-neutron reaction is evaluated in this work. In this paper a detailed methodology to calculate transmutation reaction rates using Laser Induced Bremsstrahlung (LIB) and Laser Compton Scattering (LCS) has been discussed. The methodology was validated by comparing the calculated reaction rates against published data in publically accessed literatures. In the second half of the paper, the authors present a novel concept to narrow down the LCS photon spectrum to an energy range that matches with the resonance region of a particular radionuclide. This is particularly useful considering hazardous waste is usually a mix of different isotopes. As such, being able to tune the LCS photon into any narrow energy range so as to selectively transmute any particular isotope of interest in the hazardous waste mixture would be very desirable. LCS spectrum is highly sensitive to the electron beam energy, laser power, laser luminosity and Compton backscattering angle. From the results it is quite evident that LCS is much better option for the radionuclide transmutation as reaction rates for the LCS is much higher than LIB method even for very small laser power. It can be seen even for the optimistic reaction rate calculations with Bremsstrahlung method reaction rate is much lower than LCS case for 10 Hz repetition rate. If repetition rate of laser 100 Hz then LIB reaction rate has the same order of the magnitude as the reaction rate via LCS. Higher Laser Powers can yield very high transmutation rates

  1. Występowanie cech kofeinizmu u młodzieży i młodych dorosłych deklarujących częste spożycie bezalkoholowych napojów typu cola zawierających kofeinę

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    Sandra Gustek

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Wprowadzenie: W ciągu ostatnich lat obserwuje się znaczny wzrost spożycia napojów zawierających kofeinę, szczególnie wśród dzieci i młodzieży. Tendencja ta jest niepokojąca, a liczne badania wskazują na negatywny wpływ nadmiernej podaży kofeiny na różne aspekty funkcjonowania człowieka. W celu głębszej analizy tego zjawiska przeprowadzono badanie własne i dokonano próby oceny problemu uzależnienia od kofeiny wśród młodzieży i młodych dorosłych ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem cech kofeinizmu u osób deklarujących czę- ste spożycie napojów typu cola. Materiał i metodyka: Na podstawie przeglądu literatury dotyczącej kofeinizmu skonstruowano autorski kwestionariusz ankiety. Określono następujące kryteria włączenia do badania: 1 deklaracja o spożywaniu napojów typu coca-cola, 2 wiek 13-30 lat. W badaniu metodą sondażu diagnostycznego wzięło udział 118 osób. Dodatkowo kontrolowano także zmienne demograficzne, tj. wiek, płeć oraz wzrost i masę ciała. Wyniki: Najczęściej deklarowane przez respondentów potencjalne objawy kofeinizmu to: bóle głowy, drażliwość i wybuchowość, problemy ze snem, przyspieszona praca serca i palpitacje, przy czym symptomy te uzależnione były od wieku. Wnioski: Nadmierne spożycie produktów zawierających kofeinę może być ważnym czynnikiem środowiskowym w kształtowaniu i utrzymywaniu się chorób przewlekłych oraz uzależnień, a także wiązać się ze złymi zachowaniami żywieniowymi. Dlatego tak istotne są profilaktyka i zwiększanie świadomości dzieci, młodzieży oraz ich rodziców na temat szkodliwości nadmiernej podaży produktów zawierających kofeinę, a także dalsze badania nad wpływem kofeiny na funkcjonowanie psychofizyczne tej grupy wiekowej.

  2. Bohaterki, bojowniczki, przegrane? Hiszpańskie narracje o kobietach zaangażowanych w ruchy lewicowe pierwszej połowy XX wieku

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    Aránzazu Calderón Puerta

    2014-06-01

    , rozumienie własnej roli, poczucie wartości, słowem – obraz samych siebie; po drugie, wydobywają niedostrzeganą przez większość lewicowych projektów różnicę między możliwościami upodmiotowienia obywatelki i obywatela z powodu różnicy praktyk dotyczących płci oraz wynikające z tego nierówności i konflikty; po trzecie, opowiadają heroiczną historię emancypacji kobiet wewnątrz ruchów lewicowych, nierzadko wbrew ograniczeniom owych ruchów; po czwarte, sięgają po historie postaci z drugiego planu – kobiet tworzących sieci społeczne, dzięki którym możliwe było działanie lewicowych organizacji. Wszystkie te aspekty zasadniczo zmieniają obraz rewolucji i historii lewicy jako całości. Przedstawione narracje ujawniają tym samym niezauważane dotąd doświadczenia, które mogą okazać się interesujące w polskim kontekście. Hiszpańskie badaczki pokazały zderzenie kobiet walczących o emancypację z modelami płci dominującymi na prawicy i w ruchach lewicowych, uwikłanie rewolucjonistów i rewolucjonistek we wzory gender, wreszcie próby i strategie przezwyciężania patriarchalnych ograniczeń.

  3. Vulnerable populations in terms of health care and their right to decent work

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    2016-01-01

    component of health – social well-being could be used as justification for the integration of workers with health problems in the workplace. The aim is to prevent the occurrence of disability in terms of preventive approach. The integration and protection measures are represented in a form of flexible work arrangements (for instance, part-time work, tele-work, assignment a person with a health problem to another adequate job, establishment the right to a paid leave for the purpose of therapy by the law, prohibition of a night shift and overtime job for worker with health problems. The Serbian Labor Act (2005 has introduced a category of workers with the health problems and stipulates that those workers could not be assigned to a job that could have a negative effect to a health status/condition of an individual. A broader protection measures in terms of decent work and health equity, meaning that everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential with the aim of performing major life activities, including working activities, are not introduced by the Serbian Labor Act. That need to be changed, taking into account the fact that the Serbian Disability Act does not recognize the workers with temporary or/and occasional health impairments, meaning that the special measures of professional integration of people with disabilities could not be applied to the people with health problems. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. III 41004: Medicinsko-pravni i drugi društveni aspekti na polju retkih bolesti – ljudska prava, politika i praksa

  4. Wartości poznawcze sprawozdawczości regulacyjnej podmiotu świadczącego powszechne usługi pocztowe

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    Leszek Borowiec

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Ze względu na aspekty strategiczne, gospodarcze czy społeczne, niektóre obszary aktywności przedsiębiorstw w gospodarce rynkowej są organizowane w ramach tzw. rynków regulowanych. Regulacja danej części rynku najczęściej podlega dodatkowym rygorom sprawozdawczości. Celem artykułu jest próba oceny wartości poznawczych sprawozdawczości z rachunkowości regulacyjnej operatora wyznaczonego do świadczenia powszechnych usług pocztowych. W opracowaniu dokonano przeglądu uwarunkowań prawnych działania operatora wyznaczonego oraz scharakteryzowano zakres ujawnianych informacji w sprawozdawczości regulacyjnej, na przykładzie rynku pocztowych usług powszechnych. Podstawą analizy były sprawozdania regulacyjne składne przez operatora wyznaczonego, tj. Pocztę Polską. Wopracowaniu zastosowano takie metody badawcze jak: studia literaturowe, analiza aktów prawnych regulujących rynek usług pocztowych, wywiady oraz badanie poprzez działanie. Konkluzje skłaniają do stwierdzenia, iż sprawozdawczość regulacyjna, mimo swojej specyfiki, dla regulatora rynku stanowi istotne źródło informacji do oceny efektywności świadczonych usług. Jednocześnie ma bardzo wątpliwe walory poznawcze dla interesariuszy zewnętrznych, ze względu na szeroki zakres stosowania instytucji „tajemnicy przedsiębiorstwa”. Artykuł jest oryginalnym spojrzeniem autora na słabo rozpoznany od strony naukowej problem wartości informacyjnej dla interesariuszy sprawozdawczości podmiotów działających w sektorach regulowanych. For strategic, economic or social reasons, some areas of business activity in the market economy are organized under the so-called regulated markets. The regulation of a given part of the market is most often subject to additional reporting requirements. The aim of this article is to try to assess the cognitive value of reporting from the regulatory accounting of an operator designated to provide universal postal services. The

  5. The influence of early intervention movement programs on motor skills development in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (case studies [Vliv raných intervenčních pohybových programů na rozvoj motorických dovedností u dětí předškolního věku s poruchou autistického spektra (případová studie

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to assess the motor skills performance of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder after eight weeks of physical activity intervention. METHODS: Participants included 5 children, 4 male and 1 female, from 62 to 81 months old, who were attending the identical special kindergarten. Both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the children's performance were examined. With regards to the quantitative examination, participants were measured using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Henderson & Sugden, 1992. Qualitative results were obtained through personal observation. Each motor skills intervention program continued for eight weeks, and children were tested in both pre and post intervention phases. RESULTS: Over the course of the intervention, four of the participants improved their motor skills, while one did not. CONCLUSIONS: This study concluded that even preschool children with autism can improve their motor and social skills if they are involved in a physical activity at least twice a week. The physical activity program could improve their motor and social skills which could help them in their future development.[CÍLE: Účelem předložené studie bylo zhodnotit motorické dovednosti předškolních dětí s poruchami v autistickém spektru po osmitýdenním intervenčním programu. METODIKA: Experimentu se zúčastnilo 5 dětí, 4 chlapci a 1 dívka ve věku od 62 do 81 měsíců. Všichni navštěvovali stejnou speciální mateřskou školu. Šetření za hrnovalo jak kvantitativní, tak kvalitativní aspekty. Kvantitativní data účastníků byla měřena testem M-ABC (Baterie motorického vyšetření dětí podle Henderson a Sugden (1992, zatímco kvalitativní data byla získána pozorováním. Intervenční pohybový program trval osm týdnů a děti byly měřeny před a po intervenci. VÝSLEDKY: Čtyři děti po programu vykazovaly zlepšení dovedností, jedno d

  6. Agresja i przemoc w rodzinie a rozwój psychofizyczny i funkcjonowanie społeczne dzieci

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    Norbert Dera

    2013-04-01

    wszystkie aspekty życia dziecka. Zwiększa zarówno chorobowość dzieci (somatyczną i psychofizyczną, objawiającą się głównie pod postacią objawów psychosomatycznych, jak i pogarsza funkcjonowanie rodzinne i społeczne.

  7. Pilot Plant for Food Irradiation in The Netherlands; Usine Pilote pour l'Irradiation de Denrees Alimentaires aux Pays-Bas; Opytnaya ustanovka po oblucheniyu pishchevykh produktov v Gollandii; Planta Piloto de Irradiacion de Alimentos en los Paises Bajos

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    De Zeeuw, D.; Van Kooy, J. G. [Association EURATOM-ITAL, Wageningen (Netherlands)

    1966-11-15

    investigacion en laboratorio y las aplicaciones practicas. Se suscita, en otras palabras, la cuestion de saber como pueden transmitirse a los fabricantes e industriales los conocimientos adquiridos en el laboratorio. Conviene tener en cuenta los siguientes puntos: a) Inverted-Question-Mark Se considera la planta piloto como precursora inmediata de una planta comercial? b) Como puede aumentarse 100 veces el volumen de material tratado? c) Como puede estimularse el interes comercial? d) Inverted-Question-Mark Quien es, en definitiva, responsable del programa de la planta piloto? e) Inverted-Question-Mark Que medios tecnicos se necesitan? f) Inverted-Question-Mark Como puede organizarse la planta piloto de forma que se mantenga una comunicacion constante entre las partes interesadas? Todas estas cuestiones se examinan en relacion con una planta piloto de irradiacion de alimentos que se proyecta construir en los Paises Bajos. (author) [Russian] Osnovnaja problema, voznikajushhaja v svjazi s primeneniem jeksperimental'noj ustanovki v issledovatel'skih celjah, zakljuchaetsja v razrabotke metoda, kotoryj pomog by likvidirovat' razryv mezhdu laboratornymi rabotami i prakticheskim primeneniem. Drugimi slovami, kak peredat' informaciju, poluchennuju v laboratornyh uslovijah, v rasporjazhenie organizacij i lic, zanimajushhihsja proizvodstvom ili pererabotkoj sel'skohozjajstvennoj produkcii. V svjazi s jetim voznikaet rjad voprosov: a) Rassmatrivaetsja li opytnaja ustanovka v kachestve neposredstvennogo prototipa kommercheskoj ustanovki? b) Kakim obrazom dostigaetsja uvelichenie obluchaemoj produkcii v 100 raz? v) Kak zainteresovat' kommercheskie krugi v dannoj ustanovke? g) Kto neset okonchatel'nuju otvetstvennost' za programmu opytnoj ustanovki? d) Neobhodimo tehnicheskoe oborudovanie? e) Kakim obrazom sleduet organizovat' rabotu opytnoj ustanovki s tem, chtoby obespechit' nepreryvnyj obmen informaciej mezhdu zainteresovannymi storonami? Vse vysheperechislennye aspekty obsuzhdajutsja v

  8. Review of the {sup 60}Co Source. Development Program at Brookhaven National Laboratory; Le Programme de Mise au Point des Sources au {sup 60}Co au Laboratoire National de Brookhaven; Obzor programmy po razrabotke istochnikov {sup 60}Co v brukkhejvenskoj natsional'noj laboratorii; El Programa de Preparacion de Fuentes de {sup 60}Co del Laboratorio Nacional de Brookhaven

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    Kuhl, O. A. [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (United States)

    1966-11-15

    jenergii SShA Brukhejvenskaja nacional'naja laboratorija(BNL) pristupila k razrabotke istochnikov izluchenij. Jeti istochniki byli v osnovnom bol'shie trubki i ploskie plastinki. Pervonachal'no oni prednaznachalis' dlja issledovanij v BNL. Pozdnee drugie uchrezhdenija poluchili razreshenie ispol'zovat' obluchateli, prednaznachennye dlja jetih istochnikov. Po mere povyshenija interesa kombinirovannye ustanovki, vkljuchajushhie istochnik i obluchatel', predostavljalis' drugim issledovateljam. Byli razrabotany kontejnery dlja transportirovki istochnikov i skonstruirovany nebol'shie ''gorjachie'' kamery i napolnennye vodoj bassejny dlja ispol'zovanija jetih istochnikov. Obsuzhdajutsja metody dozimetrii, opredelenie radioaktivnosti v kjuri i konstrukcija obluchatelja dlja jetih istochnikov. V bol'shinstve sluchaev vo vremja provedenija issledovanij jekonomicheskie aspekty ne imeli znachenija; odnako v svjazi s tendenciej k krupnomasshtabnoj radiacionnoj obrabotke v obla Inverted-Question-Mark tjax pishhevyh produktov, himikatov i medicinskih materialov neobhodimo budet tshhatel'no izuchit' tehnicheskie i jekonomicheskie aspekty konstrukcii istochnika. Razrabotka standartnyh istochnikov Brukhejvenskoj nacional'noj laboratorii ''Mark I'' i ''Mark I{sup ,} kotorye' uzhe ispol'zujutsja v rjade ustanovok, prizvana udovletvorit' jetim vazhnym trebovanijam. Istochniki ''Mark Ij i 'Mark II' vzaimozamenjaemy. Konstrukcija istochnika 'Mark II' uluchshena za schet metallurgicheskogo soedinenija vnutrennej obolochki s kobal'tovym serdechnikom. V nastojashhee vremja vpervye mozhno povtorno aktivirovat' jeti istochniki posle nekotorogo ispol'zovanija. Otdel'nye polosy dovodjatsja do trebuemyh razmerov s tem, chtoby ih mozhno bylo legko prikrepit' k plastinkam razlichnogo razmera i formy. Opisyvajutsja teoreticheskoe obosnovanie konstrukcii, metody izgotovlenija i procedury ispytanija, a takzhe analiz istochnika i opredelenie radioaktivnosti v kjuri. ''Proizvodjatsja ''sravnenija s drugimi

  9. Integral test of neutron cross section data for future reactor materials through measurement and analysis of neutron spectra

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    Mori, Takamasa

    1985-05-01

    In order to assess the cross section data for future reactor materials, such as molybdenum, niobium, titanium, lithium and fluorine, the angular neutron spectra in test piles of these materials or their chemical compounds have been measured in the energy range from a few keV to a few MeV by the linac time-of-flight method. The results have been compared with those theoretically calculated from the evaluated cross section data in such as JENDL-2 (or JENDL-1, JENDL-3PR1) and ENDF/B-IV. For both of molybdenum and niobium, it has been found that the energy distribution of inelastically scattered neutrons plays an important role in the analysis, and the JENDL library gives better predictions of spectrum shapes than ENDF/B-IV for both cases. In the case of niobium, however, it appears that the values of inelastic scattering cross section in JENDL-2 are too small around 2 MeV. It has been also found for niobium that the cross section data below 100 keV in ENDF/B-IV are inadequate. In a titanium pile, a discrepancy between the measured spectrum and the calculated one from ENDF/B-IV has been found in the energy range from about 60 keV to a few 100 keV. In order to investigate the cause of this discrepancy, the total cross sections for titanium have been measured by the transmission method. In the case of lithium, the discrepancy between the measured and calculated spectra is considerably reduced by adopting the angular distribution for 7 Li from ENDF/B-IV above about 500 keV. In the case of fluorine, spatial distributions of neutrons and X-rays have been also measured in both piles by the activation method to estimate the influence of photoneutrons generated in the sample material on the neutron distribution, and it has been found that their influence below 1 MeV is not so large as is necessary to be taken into account for the present assessment. (J.P.N)

  10. Delayed Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy for Non-Destructive Assay of Nuclear Materials

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    Ludewigt, Bernhard; Mozin, Vladimir; Campbell, Luke; Favalli, Andrea; Hunt, Alan W.; Reedy, Edward T.E.; Seipel, Heather

    2015-01-01

    High-energy, beta-delayed gamma-ray spectroscopy is a potential, non-destructive assay techniques for the independent verification of declared quantities of special nuclear materials at key stages of the fuel cycle and for directly assaying nuclear material inventories for spent fuel handling, interim storage, reprocessing facilities, repository sites, and final disposal. Other potential applications include determination of MOX fuel composition, characterization of nuclear waste packages, and challenges in homeland security and arms control verification. Experimental measurements were performed to evaluate fission fragment yields, to test methods for determining isotopic fractions, and to benchmark the modeling code package. Experimental measurement campaigns were carried out at the IAC using a photo-neutron source and at OSU using a thermal neutron beam from the TRIGA reactor to characterize the emission of high-energy delayed gamma rays from 235 U, 239 Pu, and 241 Pu targets following neutron induced fission. Data were collected for pure and combined targets for several irradiation/spectroscopy cycle times ranging from 10/10 seconds to 15/30 minutes.The delayed gamma-ray signature of 241 Pu, a significant fissile constituent in spent fuel, was measured and compared to 239 Pu. The 241 Pu/ 239 Pu ratios varied between 0.5 and 1.2 for ten prominent lines in the 2700-3600 keV energy range. Such significant differences in relative peak intensities make it possible to determine relative fractions of these isotopes in a mixed sample. A method for determining fission product yields by fitting the energy and time dependence of the delayed gamma-ray emission was developed and demonstrated on a limited 235 U data set. De-convolution methods for determining fissile fractions were developed and tested on the experimental data. The use of high count-rate LaBr 3 detectors was investigated as a potential alternative to HPGe detectors. Modeling capabilities were added to an

  11. Development of dose delivery verification by PET imaging of photonuclear reactions following high energy photon therapy

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    Janek, S; Svensson, R; Jonsson, C; Brahme, A

    2006-01-01

    A method for dose delivery monitoring after high energy photon therapy has been investigated based on positron emission tomography (PET). The technique is based on the activation of body tissues by high energy bremsstrahlung beams, preferably with energies well above 20 MeV, resulting primarily in 11 C and 15 O but also 13 N, all positron-emitting radionuclides produced by photoneutron reactions in the nuclei of 12 C, 16 O and 14 N. A PMMA phantom and animal tissue, a frozen hind leg of a pig, were irradiated to 10 Gy and the induced positron activity distributions were measured off-line in a PET camera a couple of minutes after irradiation. The accelerator used was a Racetrack Microtron at the Karolinska University Hospital using 50 MV scanned photon beams. From photonuclear cross-section data integrated over the 50 MV photon fluence spectrum the predicted PET signal was calculated and compared with experimental measurements. Since measured PET images change with time post irradiation, as a result of the different decay times of the radionuclides, the signals from activated 12 C, 16 O and 14 N within the irradiated volume could be separated from each other. Most information is obtained from the carbon and oxygen radionuclides which are the most abundant elements in soft tissue. The predicted and measured overall positron activities are almost equal (-3%) while the predicted activity originating from nitrogen is overestimated by almost a factor of two, possibly due to experimental noise. Based on the results obtained in this first feasibility study the great value of a combined radiotherapy-PET-CT unit is indicated in order to fully exploit the high activity signal from oxygen immediately after treatment and to avoid patient repositioning. With an RT-PET-CT unit a high signal could be collected even at a dose level of 2 Gy and the acquisition time for the PET could be reduced considerably. Real patient dose delivery verification by means of PET imaging seems to be

  12. Accelerator driven neutron sources in Korea. Current and future

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    Lee, Young-Ouk; Oh, Byung-Hoon; Hong, Bong-Geun; Chang, Jonghwa; Chang, Moon-Hee; Kim, Guinyun; Kim, Gi-Donng; Choi, Byung-Ho

    2008-01-01

    The Pohang Neutron Facility, based on a 65 MeV electron linear accelerator, has a neutron-gamma separation circuit, water-moderated tantalum target and 12 m TOF. It produces pulsed photonuclear neutrons with ≅2 μs width, 50 mA peak current and 15 Hz repetition, mainly for the neutron nuclear data production in up to keV energies. The Tandem Van de Graff at Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) is dedicated to measure MeV energy neutron capture and total cross section using TOF and prompt gamma ray detection system. The facility pulsed ≅10 8 mono-energetic neutrons/sec from 3 H(p,n) reaction with 1-2 ns width and 125 ns period. Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) has the MC50 medical cyclotron which accelerates protons up to an energy of 45 MeV and has several beam ports for proton or neutron irradiations. Beam current can be controlled from a few nano amperes to 50 uA. Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has a plan to develop a neutron source by using 20 MeV electron accelerator. This photo-neutron source will be mainly used for nuclear data measurements based on time-of-flight experiments. A high intensity fast neutron source is also proposed to respond growing demands of fast neutrons, especially for the fusion material test. Throughput will be as high as several 10 13 neutrons/sec from D-T reaction powered by a high current (200 mA) ion source, a drive-in target and cooling systems, and closed circuit tritium ventilation/recovery systems. The Proton Engineering Frontier Project (PEFP) is developing a 100 MeV, 20 mA pulsed proton linear accelerator equipped with 5 target rooms, one of which is dedicated to produce neutrons using tungsten target. PEFP also proposes the 1-2 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron accelerator as an extension of the PEFP linac, which can be used for nuclear and high energy physics experiment, spallation neutron source, radioisotope, medical research, etc. (author)

  13. Radiobiological Characterization of Two Photon-Beam Energies 6 and 15 MV used in Radiotherapy From Linear Accelerator

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    Eltayeb, A.E.H.

    2009-02-01

    presence of low dose of photoneutrons produced by high energy photon beam. Because of this effect more evaluation of radiation protection may be needed in radiotherapy patients especially when applying high energy photons. (Author)

  14. Investigation of the dipole response of nickel isotopes in the presence of a high-frequency electromagnetic field

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    Rossi, Dominic M.

    2010-01-01

    The electric dipole response of neutron-rich nickel isotopes has been investigated using the LAND setup at GSI in Darmstadt (Germany). Relativistic secondary beams of 56-57 Ni and 67-72 Ni at approximately 500 AMeV have been generated using projectile fragmentation of stable ions on a 4 g/cm 2 Be target and subsequent separation in the magnetic dipole fields of the FRagment Separator (FRS). After reaching the LAND setup in Cave C, the radioactive ions were excited electromagnetically in the electric field of a Pb target. The decay products have been measured in inverse kinematics using various detectors. Neutron-rich 67-69 Ni isotopes decay by the emission of neutrons, which are detected in the LAND detector. The present analysis concentrates on the (γ,n) and (γ,2n) channels in these nuclei, since the proton and three-neutron thresholds are unlikely to be reached considering the virtual photon spectrum for nickel ions at 500 AMeV. A measurement of the stable 58 Ni isotope is used as a benchmark to check the accuracy of the present results with previously published data. The measured (γ,n) and (γ,np) channels are compared with an inclusive photoneutron measurement by Fultz and coworkers, which are consistent within the respective errors. The measured excitation energy distributions of 67-69 Ni contain a large portion of the Giant Dipole Resonance (GDR) strength predicted by the Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn energy-weighted sum rule, as well as a significant amount of low-lying E1 strength, that cannot be attributed to the GDR alone. The GDR distribution parameters are calculated using well-established semi-empirical systematic models, providing the peak energies and widths. The GDR strength is extracted from the χ 2 minimization of the model GDR to the measured data of the (γ,2n) channel, thereby excluding any influence of eventual low-lying strength. The subtraction of the obtained GDR distribution from the total measured E1 strength provides the low-lying E1 strength

  15. Astrophysical reaction rate for α(αn,γ)9Be by photodisintegration

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    Sumiyoshi, K.; Utsunomiya, H.; Goko, S.; Kajino, T.

    2002-01-01

    We study the astrophysical reaction rate for the formation of 9 Be through the three body reaction α(αn,γ). This reaction is one of the key reactions which could bridge the mass gap at A=8 nuclear systems to produce intermediate-to-heavy mass elements in alpha- and neutron-rich environments such as r-process nucleosynthesis in supernova explosions, s-process nucleosynthesis in asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, and primordial nucleosynthesis in baryon inhomogeneous cosmological models. To calculate the thermonuclear reaction rate in a wide range of temperatures, we numerically integrate the thermal average of cross sections assuming a two-steps formation through a metastable 8 Be, α+α[rlhar2] 8 Be(n,γ) 9 Be. Off-resonant and on-resonant contributions from the ground state in 8 Be are taken into account. As input cross section, we adopt the latest experimental data by photodisintegration of 9 Be with laser-electron photon beams, which covers all relevant resonances in 9 Be. Experimental data near the neutron threshold are added with γ-ray flux corrections and a new least-squares analysis is made to deduce resonance parameters in the Breit-Wigner formulation. Based on the photodisintegration cross section, we provide the reaction rate for α(αn,γ) 9 Be in the temperature range from T 9 =10 -3 to T 9 =10 1 (T 9 is the temperature in units of 10 9 K) both in the tabular form and in the analytical form for potential usage in nuclear reaction network calculations. The calculated reaction rate is compared with the reaction rates of the CF88 and the NACRE compilations. The CF88 rate, which is based on the photoneutron cross section for the 1/2 + state in 9 Be by Berman et al., is valid at T 9 >0.028 due to lack of the off-resonant contribution. The CF88 rate differs from the present rate by a factor of two in a temperature range T 9 ≥0.1. The NACRE rate, which adopted different sources of experimental information on resonance states in 9 Be, is 4-12 times

  16. Chromium and titanium isotopes produced in photonuclear reactions of vanadium, revisited

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    Sakamoto, K.; Yoshida, M.; Kubota, Y.; Fukasawa, T.; Kunugise, A.; Hamajima, Y.; Shibata, S.; Fujiwara, I.

    1988-10-01

    Photonuclear production yields of 51 Ti and 51,49,48 Cr from 51 V were redetermined for bremsstrahlung end-point energies (E 0 ) of 30 to 1000 or 1050 MeV with an aid of radiochemical separation of Cr. The yield curves for 51 Ti, 51 Cr, 49 Cr and 48 Cr show a clear evidence for two components ; one for secondary-proton reaction at E 0 π ± and the other for photopion reaction, at E 0 > Q π ±, Q π ± being Q values for (γ,π + ) and (γ,π - xn)-reactions. The contributions of the secondary reactions for production of the Ti and Cr isotopes at E 0 > Q π ± were then estimated by fitting a calculated secondary yields to the observed ones at E 0 π ±, and found to be about 40, 20, 4 and 4 % for 51 Ti, 51 Cr, 49 Cr and 48 Cr, respectively, at E 0 = 400 to 1000 MeV. The calculation of the secondary yields was based on the excitation functions for 51 V(n,p) and (p,x'n) calculated with ALICE code and the reported photoneutron and photoproton spectra from 12 C and some other complex nuclei. The present results for 49 Cr are very close to the reported ones, while the present 48 Cr yields differ by a factor of about 50. For the 51 Ti and 51 Cr yields, there are some discrepancies between the present and reported ones. The yields corrected for the secondaries, in unit of μb/equivalent quantum, were unfolded into cross sections per photon, in unit of μb, as a function of monochromatic photon energy with the LOUHI-82 code. The results for the 51 Ti and 49 Cr are in disagreement in both the magnitude and shape with the theoretical predictions based on DWIA and PWIA. A Monte Carlo calculation does not reproduce the present result for the 49 Cr yield. (author)

  17. Constituent Components of Out-of-Field Scatter Dose for 18-MV Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy: A Comparison With 6-MV and Implications for Carcinogenesis

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    Ruben, Jeremy D.; Smith, Ryan; Lancaster, Craig M.; Haynes, Matthew; Jones, Phillip; Panettieri, Vanessa

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To characterize and compare the components of out-of-field dose for 18-MV intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) versus 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) and their 6-MV counterparts and consider implications for second cancer induction. Methods and Materials: Comparable plans for each technique/energy were delivered to a water phantom with a sloping wall; under full scatter conditions; with field edge abutting but outside the bath to prevent internal/phantom scatter; and with shielding below the linear accelerator head to attenuate head leakage. Neutron measurements were obtained from published studies. Results: Eighteen-megavolt IMRT produces 1.7 times more out-of-field scatter than 18-MV 3D-CRT. In absolute terms, however, differences are just approximately 0.1% of central axis dose. Eighteen-megavolt IMRT reduces internal/patient scatter by 13%, but collimator scatter (C) is 2.6 times greater than 18-MV 3D-CRT. Head leakage (L) is minimal. Increased out-of-field photon scatter from 18-MV IMRT carries out-of-field second cancer risks of approximately 0.2% over and above the 0.4% from 18-MV 3D-CRT. Greater photoneutron dose from 18-MV IMRT may result in further maximal, absolute increased risk to peripheral tissue of approximately 1.2% over 18-MV 3D-CRT. Out-of-field photon scatter remains comparable for the same modality irrespective of beam energy. Machine scatter (C+L) from 18 versus 6 MV is 1.2 times higher for IMRT and 1.8 times for 3D-CRT. It is 4 times higher for 6-MV IMRT versus 3D-CRT. Reduction in internal scatter with 18 MV versus 6 MV is 27% for 3D-CRT and 29% for IMRT. Compared with 6-MV 3D-CRT, 18-MV IMRT increases out-of-field second cancer risk by 0.2% from photons and adds 0.28-2.2% from neutrons. Conclusions: Out-of-field photon dose seems to be independent of beam energy for both techniques. Eighteen-megavolt IMRT increases out-of-field scatter 1.7-fold over 3D-CRT because of greater collimator scatter despite

  18. Transient regimes in a heavy water reactor; Regimes transitoires dans un reacteur a eau lourde

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    Raievski, V [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay(France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1953-07-01

    We studied the variations of power and reactivity of a reactor when we raise in a continuous way the starting plates. During the subcritical regime (negative reactivity), the power is determined by reactivity and by the intensity of the sources of photo neutrons, produced during the previous work of the reactor. When, during the rise of the plates, the reactor, pass by the critical regime (zero reactivity), one notes that the reached power is independent of the initial reactivity. During the sur-critical regime (positive reactivity), the elevation of temperature of the uranium bars slows down the growth of reactivity due to the movements of the plates. The power stretches then toward a value that depends only on the regime of cooling of the reactor and the excess of the available reactivity. This survey permits to choose such a rise speed, that reactivity remains constantly lower to a value beyond which the piloting of the reactor becomes difficult. This result is not more valid, if the intensity of the sources is insufficient, what takes place during the first divergences and after a stop of long length. (author) [French] On etudie les variations de puissance et de reactivite d'un reacteur quand on leve d'une facon continue les plaques de demarrage. Pendant le regime subcritique (reactivite negative), la puissance est determinee par la reactivite et par l'intensite des sources de photoneutrons, produites pendant la marche anterieure du reacteur. Quand, au cours de la montee des plaques, le reacteur passe par le regime critique (reactivite nulle), on constate que la puissance atteinte est independante de la reactivite initiale. Pendant le regime surcritique (reactivite positive), l'elevation de temperature des barres d'uranium ralentit l'accroissement de reactivite due aux mouvements des plaques. La puissance tend alors vers une valeur qui ne depend plus que du regime de refroidissement du reacteur et de l'exces de la reactivite disponible. Cette etude permet de

  19. Investigation of relativistic laser-plasmas using nuclear diagnostics

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    Guenther, Marc M.

    2011-01-01

    The present work explores with the development of a novel nuclear diagnostic method for the investigation of the electron dynamics in relativistic laser-plasma interactions. An additional aim of this work was the determination of the real laser peak intensity via the interaction of an intense laser short-pulse with a solid target. The nuclear diagnostics is based on a photo-neutron disintegration nuclear activation method. The main constituent of the nuclear diagnostic are novel pseudoalloic activation targets as a kind of calorimeter to measure the high-energy bremsstrahlung produced by relativistic electrons. The targets are composed of several stable isotopes with different (γ,xn)-reaction thresholds. The activated nuclides were identified via the characteristic gamma-ray decay spectrum by using high-resolution gamma spectroscopy after the laser irradiation. Via the gamma spectroscopy the (γ,xn)-reaction yields were determined. The high-energy bremsstrahlung spectrum has been deconvolved using a novel analysis method based on a modified Penfold-Leiss method. This facilitates the reconstruction of the spectrum of bremsstrahlung photons without any anticipated fit procedures. Furthermore, the characterization of the corresponding bremsstrahlung electrons in the interaction zone is accessible immediately. The consolidated findings about the properties of the relativistic electrons were used to determine the real peak intensity at the laser-plasma interaction zone. In the context of this work, experiments were performed at three different laser facilities. First Experiments were carried out at the 100 TW laser facility at Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intense (LULI) in France and supplementary at the Vulcan laser facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in United Kingdom. The main part of the activation experiments were performed at the PHELIX laser facility (Petawatt High Energy Laser for heavy Ion EXperiments) at GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fuer

  20. Investigation of relativistic laser-plasmas using nuclear diagnostics; Untersuchung relativistischer Laserplasmen mittels nukleardiagnostischer Verfahren

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    Guenther, Marc M.

    2011-01-19

    The present work explores with the development of a novel nuclear diagnostic method for the investigation of the electron dynamics in relativistic laser-plasma interactions. An additional aim of this work was the determination of the real laser peak intensity via the interaction of an intense laser short-pulse with a solid target. The nuclear diagnostics is based on a photo-neutron disintegration nuclear activation method. The main constituent of the nuclear diagnostic are novel pseudoalloic activation targets as a kind of calorimeter to measure the high-energy bremsstrahlung produced by relativistic electrons. The targets are composed of several stable isotopes with different ({gamma},xn)-reaction thresholds. The activated nuclides were identified via the characteristic gamma-ray decay spectrum by using high-resolution gamma spectroscopy after the laser irradiation. Via the gamma spectroscopy the ({gamma},xn)-reaction yields were determined. The high-energy bremsstrahlung spectrum has been deconvolved using a novel analysis method based on a modified Penfold-Leiss method. This facilitates the reconstruction of the spectrum of bremsstrahlung photons without any anticipated fit procedures. Furthermore, the characterization of the corresponding bremsstrahlung electrons in the interaction zone is accessible immediately. The consolidated findings about the properties of the relativistic electrons were used to determine the real peak intensity at the laser-plasma interaction zone. In the context of this work, experiments were performed at three different laser facilities. First Experiments were carried out at the 100 TW laser facility at Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intense (LULI) in France and supplementary at the Vulcan laser facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in United Kingdom. The main part of the activation experiments were performed at the PHELIX laser facility (Petawatt High Energy Laser for heavy Ion EXperiments) at GSI