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  • Fast Monte Carlo codes for occupational dosimetry in interventional radiology 

    García Balcaza, Víctor; Camp Brunés, Anna; Badal Soler, Andreu; Andersson, Martin; Almén, Anja; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2021-05)
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    Interventional radiology techniques cause radiation exposure both to patient and personnel. The radiation dose to the operator is usually measured with dosimeters located at specific points above or below the lead aprons. ...
  • On the use of CFD to obtain head loss coefficients in hydraulic systems and its application to liquid metal MHD flows in nuclear fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-12-01)
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    When an incompressible fluid flows through a contraction in a conduit, the increase in the kinetic energy of the fluid is accompanied by a pressure drop. This pressure drop is not to be assimilated with head loss. If ...
  • Liquid metal MHD flow influence on heat transfer phenomena in fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Lampon Diestre, Cristina; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-09-01)
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    DEMO reactor is projected as a technological demonstrator and a component test reactor for several key systems such as the breeding blanket. The dual coolant lithium lead (DCLL) is one promising breeding blanket candidate ...
  • New metrology for radon at the environmental level 

    Röttger, Annette; Röttger, Stefan; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Otáhal, Petr; Hernández Ceballos, Miguel Ángel; Cinelli, Giorgia; Chambers, Scott Dudley; Barbosa, Susana Alexandra; Ioan, M. R.; Radulescu, Ileana (2021-09-23)
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    Radon gas is the largest source of public exposure to naturally occurring radioactivity. However, radon is also a useful tracer for understanding atmospheric processes, assessing the accuracy of chemical transport models, ...
  • Dynamic simulation tools for isotopic separation system modeling and design 

    Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Nougués, José María; Sedano Miguel, Luis Ángel; Feliu, Josep Anton; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-08-01)
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    Cryogenic distillation is the best candidate for hydrogen isotopic separation in fusion power plants. The design of the ITER's Isotope Separation System can still undergo major changes due to its close contact with the ...
  • Application of a BEPU-based code assessment to the ATLAS upper head SB-LOCA test 

    Al Awad, Abdulrahman; Freixa Terradas, Jordi; Pérez-Ferragut, Marina (2021-12-15)
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    The prevailing state of knowledge of two-phase flow in complex systems, as in the nuclear field, usually leads a certain degree of ad hoc calibration of computational models and the consequent inevitable subjectivity in ...
  • Validation of the MC-GPU Monte Carlo code against the PENELOPE/penEasy code system and benchmarking against experimental conditions for typical radiation qualities and setups in interventional radiology and cardiology 

    Fernández Bosman, David; García Balcaza, Víctor; Delgado Soler, C.; Principi, Sara; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè (2021-02-01)
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    Introduction: Interventional procedures are associated with potentially high radiation doses to the skin. The 2013/59/EURATOM Directive establishes that the equipment used for interventional radiology must have a device ...
  • Comparison of airborne radiation detectors carried by rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems 

    Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Costa Vargas, Daniel; Macias López, Miquel; Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Luchkov, Maksym; Neumaier, Stefan; Stöhlker, Ulrich; Luff, Roger (2020)
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    The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the German Federal Office of Radiation Protection (BfS) have analysed the response of a 2”x2” (diameter x height) NaI and ...
  • Analysis of flow channel insert deformations influence on the liquid metal flow in DCLL blanket channels 

    Di Giulio, Dionisio; Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Savoldi, Laura (2020-08-01)
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    The dual coolant lithium lead (DCLL) is a candidate to be an effective breeding blanket (BB) concept for nuclear fusion technologies. One critical point of this design is the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effects involving ...
  • A first prototype of C6D6 total-energy detector with SiPM readout for neutron capture time-of-flight experiments 

    Balibrea-Correa, J.; Lerendegui Marco, Jorge; Calvo Diaz-Aldagalán, David; Caballero Ontanaya, Luis; Babiano Suárez, Víctor; Tolosa Delgado, Alvaro; Domingo Pardo, César; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Casanovas Hoste, Adrià; Cano Ott, Daniel; Alcayne Aicua, Víctor; Bacak, Michael; Barbagallo, Massimo (2021-01-01)
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    Low efficiency total-energy detectors (TEDs) are one of the main tools for neutron capture cross section measurements utilizing the time-of-flight (TOF) technique. State-of-the-art TEDs are based on a CD liquid-scintillation ...
  • Advanced tools for ITER Tritium Plant System Modeling & Design 

    Nougués, José María; Feliu, Josep Anton; Campanyà, Gerard; Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Sedano Miguel, Luis Ángel (2020-01-01)
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    Chemical plant system modeling experience based on the use of largely validated commercial modeling tools such as the Aspen HYSYS is adapted and exploited to develop numeric routines for unitary isotopic operations, including ...
  • New local optics measurements and correction techniques for the LHC and its luminosity upgrade 

    Coello de Portugal-Martinez Vazquez, Jaime Maria; Tomas García, Rogelio; Hofer, Michael (American Physical Society (APS), 2020-04-06)
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    As the beams at the interaction points (IPs) of circular colliders are pushed toward smaller sizes, the correction of the magnetic field errors in high- ß regions become increasingly important, but also challenging. This ...

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