Chapter 21. Radiation Protection

Protection of biological entities from the hazard of radiation exposure is a fundamental requirement in the application of nuclear energy. Safety is provided by the use of one or more general methods that involve control of the source of radiation or its ability to affect living organisms. We will identify these methods and describe the role of calculations in the field of radiation protection. Thanks are due to Dr. James E. Watson, Jr. for his excellent suggestions on this chapter.

21.1. Protective Measures

Radiation and radioactive materials are the link between a device or process as a source and the living being to be protected from hazard. We can try to eliminate the source, remove the individual, or insert ...

Get Nuclear Energy, 6th Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.