Radiological Protection in Intense Laser Labs- By Rob Clarke

The attached presentation touches on the ongoing research at the Rutherford Appletown Laboratory (RAL) on radiological protection.

  • RAL Petawatt Target Area
  • Primary Radiation Emission (γ,p,n)
  • Shielding
  • Activation
  • High Repetition Facilities
  • Conclusion

The conclusions drawn in this presentation cover the following areas

  • Radiological impact of primary gamma,p,n doses are getting understood
  • Primary activation at RAL from p,(x)n reactions
  • Ongoing investigations into neutron activation at other facilities
  • Primary shielding in the forward direction for high energy photons
  • Secondary shielding to protect from lower energies and scattered radiation