Special Issue "Novel Techniques for Detecting Radiation and Radioactive Contamination"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2023 | Viewed by 5415
Special Issue Editor
Interests: radiation measurements; retrospective dosimetry; medical physics; radiological protection; health risk assessments
Special Issue Information
For the past 120 years, radiation and radionuclides have improved the quality of our lives. Particularly, their medical applications have contributed to the enhancement of human health. On the other hand, it has been a great challenge for us to ensure safety when using radiation sources in modern society.
To achieve the safe use of radiation and radionuclides, various physical techniques for radiation detection have been developed and used on many occasions, e.g., for the management of individual radiation exposure, monitoring of environmental radiation and radioactivity levels, and dose verification of therapeutic beams delivered to patients. In radiological or nuclear emergencies, biological methods for dose assessment using blood cells, chromosome aberrations, teeth enamel, etc., have been applied so that medical workers can make the right decisions to save the patients exposed.
Meanwhile, in our continuously changing society, more advanced techniques for radiation detection and dosimetry are/will be needed. For example, new methods of cancer radiotherapy (e.g., FLASH) require new detectors and electronics. Emerging novel technologies for nuclear power production (e.g., small modular reactors) will need more robust, reliable monitoring systems applicable to complex radiation fields.
Given the above, this Special Issue is launched to collect original research showing cutting-edge techniques for radiation detection and dosimetry that match the future needs of society over the coming generations. Envisioned topics are as follows:
New developments of:
- Photon/electron dosimetry
- Neutron dosimetry
- Protons/heavy ions dosimetry
- Micro and nano-dosimetry
- Pulsed field dosimetry
- Computational dosimetry
- Electron paramagnetic/spin resonance
- Nuclear track
- Fricke and polymer gel
- Radiochromic complex
- Superheated emulsions
- Other phenomena/materials
- Medical dose verification
- Radiological/nuclear emergency dosimetry
- Assessment of external/internal exposure
- Monitoring of environmental radiation/radioactivity
- Space and aviation dosimetry
- Retrospective dosimetry/dating
Furthermore, comprehensive reviews covering wide-range interests related to the technical advancement of radiation detection and dosimetry are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda
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