Handbook of Radiological Protection

Please find here a wealth of Health Physics data from the classic UK publication 'Handbook of Radiological Protection'. This information is provided under the PSI licence C2006010311 obtained from HMSO. The publication from 1971 is presented here for historical interest so use with great care. That said, much of the data present is equally valid today as it was decades ago.

It is true that more recent publications are probably more refined, but this should not detract from the value provided by this resource.

For formal radiation safety advice, see our Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) services page. 

  • Range of electrons in water and aluminium Fig 4.2 (1)

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  • Broadbeam X-ray (constant potential) Transmission through Concrete (0.5-3 MV) Fig 4.3(3)

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  • Broad beam X-ray (Betatron) Transmission through Concrete (4-38 MV) Fig 4.3(4)

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  • X-ray equipment: Pulsating potential 5-50 KV: Fig 3.2 (1)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Consulting Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • X-ray tube
    • Dose Rate
    • Output
    • Filtration
    • Calculation
    • mA
    • 5-50kV
    • X-ray equipment
    • Pulsating potential
    • Xray
    • X Ray

    X-ray equipment: Pulsating potential 5-50 KV. A useful graph to calculate the dose rate output of a pulsating potential x-ray tube in mGy/h per mA at a distance of 1 m based on a tungsten target for different levels of tube filtration and kV. The text below the graph explains the conversion process to modern SI units.

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  • X-ray equipment: Constant potential 5-50 KV: Fig 3.2 (2)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Consulting Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • Dose Rate
    • Output
    • Filtration
    • Calculation
    • mA
    • 5-50kV
    • X-ray equipment
    • Constant potential
    • Xray
    • X Ray

    X-ray equipment: Constant potential 5-50 KV. A useful graph to calculate the dose rate output of a constant potential x-ray tube in mGy/h per mA at a distance of 1 m based on a tungsten target for different levels of tube filtration and kV. The text below the graph explains the conversion process to modern SI units.

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  • Broad beam transmission of X-Rays (pulsating potential) through lead (50-200 kV) Fig 4.3(5)

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Radiation is one of the important factors in evolution. It causes mutation, and some level of mutation is actually good for evolution

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