Els objectius estan relacionats amb l'estudi teòric i experimental de les radiacions ionitzants i en les seves aplicacions, especialment en l'àmbit de la salut. Hi ha 4 línies de treball: (i) física de radiacions; (ii) radiofísica mèdica; (iii) protecció radiològica; (iv) radioactivitat ambiental. Una part de l'activitat està enfocada a aspectes teòrics de la interacció de la radiació amb la matèria i al desenvolupament de programes avançats de simulació Monte Carlo del transport d'aquesta radiació. Una altra part utilitza instrumentació nuclear i eines de càlcul per abordar problemes diversos en els àmbits de la dosimetria, radioteràpia, anàlisi de materials, caracterització d'instruments (mèdics, industrials, etc.), anàlisi de radioactivitat en mostres ambientals i per determinar l'impacte de les esmentades radiacions sobre la salut humana.

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  • Comparison of methods for H*(10) calculation from measured LaBr3(Ce) detector spectra 

    Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Cornejo, N.; Camp Brunés, Anna (2018-07-01)
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    The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) have evaluated methods based on stripping, conversion coefficients and Maximum Likelihood ...
  • Study of the daily and seasonal atmospheric CH4 mixing ratio variability in a rural Spanish region using Rn-222 tracer 

    Grossi, Claudia; Vogel, F. R.; Curcoll, Roger; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Rodó, Xavier; Morguí, Josep Anton (2018-04-26)
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    The ClimaDat station at Gredos (GIC3) has been continuously measuring atmospheric (dry air) mixing ratios of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), as well as meteorological parameters, since November 2012. In this study ...
  • Systematic influences on the areas of peaks in gamma-ray spectra that have a large statistical uncertainty 

    Bruggeman, M.; Collins, S. M.; Done, Laurentiu; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel (2018-04-01)
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    A method is presented for calculating the expected number of counts in peaks that have a large relative peak-area uncertainty and appear in measured gamma-ray spectra. The method was applied to calculations of the correction ...
  • Status of passive environmental dosimetry in Europe 

    Duch Guillen, María Amor; Dombrowski, Harald; Hranitzky, Christian; Kleinau, Philip; Neumaier, Stefan; Ranogajec-Komor, Mária; Rodríguez Jimenez, Rafael (2017-11-01)
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    EURADOS Working Group 3 (WG3) aims at providing information about the correct measurement of the ambient dose equivalent (rate) in the environment and has a specific subgroup (WG3-SG2) that focuses on passive environmental ...
  • EURADOS intercomparison of passive H*(10) area dosemeters 2014 

    Dombrowski, Harald; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Hranitzky, Christian; Kleinau, Philip; Neumaier, Stefan; Ranogajec-Komor, Mária; Rodríguez Jimenez, Rafael (2017-11-01)
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    Under the umbrella of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS), different working groups have responded to the requests of monitoring services in Europe for independent tests of dosimetry systems for harmonization ...
  • RECORDS: Improved reporting of Monte Carlo radiation transport studies: Report of the AAPM Research Committee Task Group 268 

    Sechopoulos, Ioannis; Rogers, D.W.O.; Bazalova Carter, Magdalena; Bolch, Wesley E.; Heath, Emily C.; McNitt-Gray, Michael F.; Sempau Roma, Josep; Williamson, Jeffrey F. (2018-01-01)
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    © 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Studies involving Monte Carlo simulations are common in both diagnostic and therapy medical physics research, as well as other fields of basic and applied science. As ...
  • Natural and artificial radionuclides in sludge, sand, granular activated carbon and reverse osmosis brine from a metropolitan drinking water treatment plant 

    Mulas Capuz, Daniel; Camacho García, Antonia; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Montes, Sergio; Devesa Devesa, Ricardo; Duch Guillen, María Amor (Elsevier, 2017-10)
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  • Report of task group on the impact of the eye lens dose limits 

    Cantone, Marie Claire; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Miljanic, Saveta; Martin, Colin J; Akahane, Keiichi; Mpete, Louisa; Michelin, Severino C.; Flannery, Cynthia M.; Dauer, Lawrence T.; Balter, Stephen (2017-06-26)
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    In 2012 IRPA established a task group (TG) to identify key issues in the implementation of the revised eye lens dose limit. The TG reported its conclusions in 2013. In January 2015, IRPA asked the TG to review progress ...
  • Technical Note: On the efficiency of variance reduction techniques for Monte Carlo estimates of imaging noise 

    Sharma, Diksha; Sempau Roma, Josep; Badano, Aldo (2018-02)
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    American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Purpose: Monte Carlo simulations require large number of histories to obtain reliable estimates of the quantity of interest and its associated statistical uncertainty. Numerous ...
  • Race-track microtron with pulse-to-pulse beam energy switch 

    Koubychine Merkulov, Youri Alexandrovich; Shvedunov, Vasiliy; Vladimirov, Ivan (2017)
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    A race-track microtron with a few beam orbits can be an alternative to a standard electron linear accelerator in a number of applications in which high beam power is not needed, like radiation therapy, industrial radiography ...
  • Thermo-fluid study of the upc race-track microtron cooling system 

    Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; Koubychine Merkulov, Youri Alexandrovich; Blasco Argente, Vicente Pablo; Romero Perea, Juan Antonio; Sánchez Díaz, Alexandre; Prieto, M.; Shvedunov, V.I. (2016)
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    The cooling system of the race-track microtron (RTM), which is under construction at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has been simulated by means of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The hydraulic ...
  • Field correction factors for a PTW-31016 pinpoint ionization chamber for both flattened and unflattened beams. Study of the main sources of uncertainties 

    Puxeu, Josep; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Nailon, William H.; Cruz Lizuain, M.; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè (2017-05-01)
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    Purpose The primary aim of this study was to determine correction factors, math formula for a PTW-31016 ionization chamber on field sizes from 0.5 cm × 0.5 cm to 2 cm × 2 cm for both flattened (FF) and flattened filter-free ...

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