Nanodosimetric measurements with an avalanche confinement TEPC

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2002;99(1-4):337-42. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.rpd.a006796.


This paper illustrates a tissue-equivalent proportional counter designed to have high gas gain and good energy resolution at nanometric simulated site sizes. Microdosimetric neutron and gamma spectra were measured in dimethyl ether and in propane-based tissue-equivalent gas mixture down to 35 nm. The comparison of experimental data with the results of Monte Carlo calculations shows a satisfactory agreement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
  • Equipment Design
  • Radiometry / methods
  • Radiometry / standards
  • Scintillation Counting* / instrumentation
  • Scintillation Counting* / methods*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity