Standard Terminology Relating to Radiation Measurements and Dosimetry
|Publication Date:||1 May 2008|
|ICS Code (Metrology and measurement. Physical phenomena (Vocabularies)):||01.040.17|
|ICS Code (Radiation measurements):||17.240|
This terminology generally covers terms that apply to radiation measurements and dosimetry associated with energy deposition and radiation effects, or damage, in materials caused by interactions by high-energy radiation fields. The common radiation fields considered are X-rays, gamma rays, electrons, alpha particles, neutrons, and mixtures of these fields. This treatment is not intended to be exhaustive but reflects special and common terms used in technology and applications of interest to Committee E10, as for example, in areas of radiation effects on components of nuclear power reactors, radiation hardness testing of electronics, and radiation processing of materials.
This terminology uses recommended definitions and concepts of quantities, with units, for radiation measurements as contained in the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) Report 33 on "Radiation Quantities and Units," April 15, 1980.2 Those terms that are defined essentially according to the terminology of ICRU Report 33 will be followed by ICRU in parentheses. It should also be noted that the units for quantities used are the latest adopted according to the International System of Units (SI).
2 Available from International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU), 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814.