Comparison of MCNP modeling against empirical data for the measurement of gamma fields due to actinide oxides in a glovebox
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a facility that conducts research in the fields of global security, astrophysics, nuclear energy, and materials science. At Technical Area 55 (TA-55) actinide oxides used for experimental nuclear fuel research are placed in gloveboxes to be manipulated by glovebox operators. The actinide oxides are radioactive and emit gamma rays which impact the glovebox operator. Although proper precautions protect workers from unnecessary dose, the measurement and characterization of the gamma fields are useful in deciding if multiple dosimetry may be necessary as ...