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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  • Intercomparison IC2021area of passive area dosimetry systems 

    Duch Guillen, María Amor; Hranitzky, Christian; Kneževic, Zeljka; Naber, Christian; Haninger, Thomas; Aslan, Julia (European Radiation Dosimetry e. V., 2022-05-02)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    The EURADOS intercomparison IC2021area was carried out between May 2021 and April 2022 for 66 participating passive H*(10) area dosimetry systems from 47 different institutes and monitoring services. Three measurement ...
  • Metrology for low-cost CO2 sensors applications: the case of a steady-state through-flow (SS-TF) chamber for CO2 fluxes observations 

    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Morguí, Josep-Anton; Kamnang, Armand; Cañas, Lidia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Grossi, Claudia (2022-05-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Soil CO2 emissions are one of the largest contributions to the global carbon cycle, and a full understanding of processes generating them and how climate change may modify them is needed and still uncertain. Thus, a dense ...
  • Low-level radon activity concentration—A metroRADON international intercomparison 

    Otáhal, Petr; Fialova, Eliska; Vosahlik, Josef; Wiedner, Hannah; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Michielsen, Nathalie; Turtiainen, Tuukka; Luca, Aurelian; Woloszczuk, Katarzyna; Beck, Thomas R. (2022-05-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    An international comparison of continuous monitors measuring radon activity concentration was performed to validate the traceability of the European radon calibration facilities. It was carried out by comparing the secondary ...
  • Intercomparison of Radon Flux Monitors at Low and at High Radium Content Areas under Field Conditions 

    Rábago, Daniel; Quindós, Luis; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Sainz, Carlos; Radulescu, Ileana; Razvan Ioan, Mihail; Cardellini, Francesco; Capogni, Marco; Rizzo, Alessandro; Celaya, Santiago; Fuente, Ismael; Fuente, Marta; Grossi, Claudia; Rodríguez, Maria (2022-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Interlaboratory exercises are a good tool to compare the response of different systems to the same quantity and to identify possible inconsistencies between them. One of the main goals of the EMPIR 19ENV01 traceRadon project ...
  • Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at the environmental level 

    Röttger, Stefan; Röttger, Annette; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Karstens, Ute; Cinelli, Giorgia; Chung, Edward; Kikaj, Dafina; Rennick, Chris; Mertes, Florian; Radulescu, Ileana (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-03-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    Radon (222Rn) gas is the largest source of public exposure to naturally occurring radioactivity and the identification of radon priority areas is required by the Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom. Radon is also used as a ...
  • Validation of organ dose calculations with PyMCGPU-IR in realistic interventional set-ups 

    Fernández Bosman, David; Von Barnekow, Ariel; Dabin, Jérémie; Malchair, Françoise; Vanhavere, Filip; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè (2022-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Introduction: Interventional radiology procedures are associated with high skin dose exposure. The 2013/59/ EURATOM Directive establishes that the equipment used for interventional radiology must have a device or a feature ...
  • EUNADICS-AV early warning system dedicated to supporting aviation in the case of a crisis from natural airborne hazards and radionuclide clouds 

    Brenot, Hugues; Papagiannopoulos, Nikolaos; Mona, Lucia; Scollo, Simona; Arnold, Delia; Haefele, Alexander; Hervo, Maxime; Apituley, Arnoud; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Peuch, Vincent-Henri; Wotawa, Gerhard (2021-11-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    The purpose of the EUNADICS-AV (European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation) prototype early warning system (EWS) is to develop the combined use of harmonised data products from ...
  • 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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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. ...
  • Radon 

    Grossi, Claudia (2019-05-01)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    Radon isotopes (222Rn, 220Rn) are noble, naturally occurring radioactive gases. They originate from the alpha decay of radium isotopes (226Ra, 224Ra), which occur in most materials in the environment, i.e. soil, rocks, raw ...
  • Quality study of electret radon flux monitors by an “in situ” intercomparison campaign in Spain 

    Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Arnold, Delia (International Energy Agency, 2011)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Radon is nowadays used as a tracer for atmospheric transport model validation because of its physical and chemical characteristics. 222Rn source term characterization becomes necessary for more accurate validations into ...
  • Review of extremity dosimetry in nuclear medicine 

    Kollaard, Robert; Dabin, Jérémie; Covens, P; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Zorz, Alessandra; Cooke, Jennie; Crabbé, Melissa; Cunha, Lidia; Dowling, Anita; McNamara, Leanne (2021-12-01)
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    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The exposure of the fingers is one of the major radiation protection concerns in nuclear medicine (NM). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the exposure, dosimetry and protection of the extremities in ...
  • EURADOS STRATEGIC RESEARCH AGENDA 2020: VISION FOR THE DOSIMETRY OF IONISING RADIATION 

    Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Ainsbury, Elizabeth A.; Alves, J.; Bottollier-Depois, Jean-Francois; Breustedt, Bastian; Caresana, Marco; Clairand, Isabelle; Fantuzzi, Elena; Fattibene, Paola; Gilvin, Phil; López Ponte, María Antonia; Olsovcová, Veronika; Rabus, H.; Ruehm, Werner; Silari, Marco; Stolarczyk, Liliana; Tanner, Richard; Vanhavere, Filip; Woda, Clemens (2021-05-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    Since 2012, the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) has developed its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which contributes to the identification of future research needs in radiation dosimetry in Europe. Continued ...

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