An international journal published by K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Radiation Physics and Engineering (RPE) is an international scientific-research journal published quarterly by K. N. Toosi University of Technology jointly with the Nuclear Society of Iran (NSI).

The purpose of the journal is to provide a high quality medium for the publication of substantial, original and scientific papers on the development and the enhancement of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering researches at the national as well as international level.

Papers dealing with nuclear radiation and radionuclide techniques, nuclear techniques and radiation processing, nuclear energy science and technology and nuclear physics in both experimental and theoretical field, applied in physics, chemistry, biophysics, biology, medicine, medical physics, engineering and environmental sciences are welcome.

 

** Based on the latest report from the Journals Commission Ranking of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) in 2021, RADIATION PHYSICS and ENGINEERING has been included in the list of scientific journals of MSRT and has been ranked as grade B.**

 

Country of publication: Iran  
First Published year: 2020  
Publisher: K.N. Toosi University of Technology  
Format: Print and Online  
Frequency: Quarterly  
Language: English  
Article Processing Charges: No  
Types of Journal: Academic journal  
Manuscript type: Research article/Review article  
ISSN: 2645-5188  
Open Access: Yes  
Policy: Peer-Reviewed  
Review time: Two months Approximately  
Contact email: rpe@kntu.ac.ir  
Experimental investigation of the oxygen sensing ability of positron annihilation spectroscopy for tumor imaging

Mahshid Zare; Behjat Ghasemi; Omid Reza Kakuee; Ali Biganeh

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.336848.1072

Abstract
  The potential biomedical application of Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy (PAS) for nonstructural characterization of normal and cancer cells was not thoroughly employed and researched. In this paper, the experimental investigation of the oxygen sensing ability of the PAS technique for tumor imaging ...  Read More

Analysis and design of a 2.45 GHz RF power source for a miniature electron cyclotron resonance ion source

Hamid Rahimpour; HamidReza Mirzaei; Masoomeh Yarmohammadi Satri

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 7-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.334260.1058

Abstract
  A high-power solid-sate based radio frequency power source is introduced in this paper. Solid-state based amplifiers are much more efficient than microwave tubes and can be used in compact electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) ion sources. A reliable negative bias voltage controller is proposed to drive ...  Read More

Characterization of LiF thin layer by nuclear reaction techniques

Hafez Taghipour Aslani; Alireza Jokar; Aliakbar Mehmandoost-Khajeh-Dad; Hossien Rafi-kheiri

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 17-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.336209.1066

Abstract
  To measure excitation functions of particle-induced prompt gamma-ray production reactions on Li, a thin LiF target was fabricated by thermal evaporation technique onto self-supporting Ag film. The thickness and the stochiometric ratio of the thin LiF target was measured using Elastic Backscattering Spectroscopy ...  Read More

Investigation of the coincidence Doppler broadening ratio curve of well-annealed copper

Ali Biganeh; Hosein Rafi-Kheiri; Omidreza Kakuee

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 23-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.336062.1065

Abstract
  A two-dimensional coincidence technique is carried out to suppress the background for exploring the contribution of positron annihilation with core electrons. The spectrometer is composed of two face-to-face HPGe detectors. To test the performance of the system, the Coincidence Doppler Broadening (CDB) ...  Read More

Thermal-hydraulic analysis of a dry storage cask for VVER-1000 spent nuclear fuel

Mohammad Ali Hejazi; Seyed Khalil Mousavian; Mohammad Outokesh

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 29-37

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.337483.1076

Abstract
  In this study, thermal-hydraulic analysis of a dry storage cask for Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant spent nuclear fuels is carried out. Geometry drawing and mesh generation were completed in SolidWorks and Gambit software, respectively. Three different cases were considered for the cask geometry and design ...  Read More

‎Investigation of the use of momentum and Galerkin weighting functions in high-order Nodal expansion method to solve the neutron diffusion equation

Ali Kolali; ِDavod Naghavi Dizaji; Naser Vosoughi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2022, Pages 39-45

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.337683.1078

Abstract
  In this study, after discretization of the neutron diffusion equation and adjoint with high-order nodal expansion method in two dimensions and two energy groups, calculations with Momentum and Galerkin weighting functions for rectangular geometry (BIBLIS-2D) and hexagonal geometry (IAEA-2D) reactors ...  Read More

Modeling the partial loss of coolant flow accident in the Super-critical water reactor

Mohammad Hossein Bahrevar; Gholamreza Jahanfarnia; Ali Pazirandeh; Mohsen Shayesteh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 31-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.306279.1042

Abstract
  In this study, thermal-hydraulic analysis of partial loss of coolant flow accident in supercritical pressure light water reactor (SCWR) with a new geometric design has been investigated. In the new design, the coolant and moderator circuits are separated. This analysis was performed using the development ...  Read More

A 14 MeV AVF cyclotron magnet design for PET applications

Berat Can Karatas; Ho Namgoong; Hoseung Song; Donghyup Ha; Jong-Seo Chai; Mitra Ghergherehchi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 43-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.250485.1024

Abstract
  A four-sector 14 MeV azimuthally varying field H-type cyclotron magnet has been designed for positron emission tomography (PET) at Sungkyunkwan University. Compactness, feasibility, and high performance are among the main factors that were considered in the design, which is ultimately intended made for ...  Read More

Feasibility study of Mo-99 production using high-power electron Linac: Nuclear and thermal-mechanical analysis based on photoneutron interaction

Ali Taaghibi Khotbesara; Faezeh Rahmani; Farshad Ghasemi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 9-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.252856.1026

Abstract
  ‎This work presents an alternative method for Mo-99 production as a parent nuclide of Tc-99m which is the most used radioisotope in diagnostic imaging processes‎. ‎Regarding to some benefits of accelerator-based methods over reactor-based methods for Mo-99 production‎, ‎the electron ...  Read More

A review of advanced SMRs particularly iPWRs regarding safety features‎, ‎economy issues‎, ‎innovative concepts‎, ‎and multi-purpose deployment

Afshin Hedayat

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 29-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104841

Abstract
  ‎Both of small and medium sized reactors and small modular reactors are called SMRs‎. ‎They are reviewed and discussed in this paper‎, ‎particularly integral Pressurized Water Reactors (iPWRs)‎. ‎Studies show that PWRs are the most interested‎, ‎designed and constructed ...  Read More

Study of PWR transients by coupling of ANSYS-CFX with a kinetic model

‎Hossein Sharifian; ‎Mahdi Aghaie; ‎Ahmad Zolfaghari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 13-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.63477

Abstract
  ‎In this work‎, ‎dynamic responses of a WWER-1000 reactor in reactivity insertions are studied using a coupling method‎. ‎The ANSYS-CFX is implemented for thermal hydraulic study of the core and the point kinetic equation (PKE) is coupled as a FORTRAN subroutine‎. ‎For transient ...  Read More

5- Particle Accelerators, Ion sources
Design and simulation of an S-Band tunable solid-state power amplifier as an RF injector into a miniature ECR ion source

Hamid Rahimpour; HamidReza Mirzaei; Masoomeh Yarmohammadi Satri; Zafar Riazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.336199.1069

Abstract
  A continuous-wave solid-state-based power amplifier is designed and simulated in this paper to work as an RF injector into an ECR ion source chamber. Employing a solid-state radio frequency power amplifier, instead of microwave tubes, leads to having higher efficiency, lower price, compact size, and ...  Read More

3- Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Determination of TG-43 dosimetric parameters for I-125, Ir-192 and Co-60 brachytherapy sources using the Monte Carlo simulation

Milad Payandeh; Mahdi Sadeghi; Dylan Richeson; Somayeh Gholami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.323131.1050

Abstract
  It is important to have accurate information regarding the dose distribution for treatment planning and to accurately deposit that dose in the tissue surrounding the brachytherapy source. However, the practical measurement of dose distribution for various reasons is associated with several problems. ...  Read More

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