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 and 2022, 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 , July 2022, Pages 1-5

https://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 , July 2022, Pages 7-15

https://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 , July 2022, Pages 17-21

https://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 , July 2022, Pages 23-27

https://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 , July 2022, Pages 29-37

https://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 , July 2022, Pages 39-45

https://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

https://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

https://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

https://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

https://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

https://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

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 Mobaraki

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

https://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

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

https://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

Radioanalytical Methods and Radiochemistry
Design of a two-dimensional pseudo coincidence Compton suppressor system for neutron activation analysis

Ali Biganeh; Banin Shakeri Jooybari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 June 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.335909.1067

Abstract
  Compton scattering events are the main source of error on the peak counting during the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). The Compton suppressor system in instrumental NAA reduces the detection limit of the technique and leads to a data with a higher degree of precision. In this paper, a two-dimensional ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Dynamic behavior analysis of different pressurizer types on a high-pressure test facility

Abolfazl Shoghi; Seyed Ali Hosseini; Amir Saeed Shirani; Mehdi Zangian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.337040.1073

Abstract
  The pressurizer is a key equipment to ensure the safe operation of pressurized water reactor by maintaining the reactor coolant system pressure within allowed tolerances. Various pressure control systems (Pressurizer) are adopted in industrial applications to satisfy their characteristics. In accordance ...  Read More

Particle Accelerators, Ion sources
Kinetic investigation of tellurium hexafluoride production using the volumetric method

Amir Charkhi; Parisa Zaheri; Amjad Sazgar; Iman Dehghan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.342624.1089

Abstract
  Since the production of tellurium hexafluoride gas requires the design of a suitable reactor system, so the study of tellurium oxide fluorination kinetics is of great importance. For this purpose, a novel laboratory system was designed and constructed to study the fluorination reactions by the volumetric ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Comparison of conversion factor methods in spectrometric dosimetry systems based on NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors

Akbar Abdi Saray; Hossein Zaki Dizaji; Mortaza Taheri Balanoji

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.341568.1088

Abstract
  To monitor personal safety in the fields of biomedical and health physics, it is necessary to be aware of radiation doses to protect the health and safety of persons. Radiation protection quantities such as air kerma, ambient dose equivalent, and exposure dose rate are obtained by the measured spectrum ...  Read More

Fusion Technology and Equipment
Introducing the domestic multi-dimensional particle-in-cell code AZERAP

Jam yazdanpanah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.341201.1086

Abstract
  The domestic plasma modeling framework AZERAP is introduced and its capabilities in simulating the plasma based accelerators and intense beam-plasma interaction are discussed. The current first beta-release of AZERAP exploits the fully kinetic, electromagnetic relativistic PIC algorithm as its numerical ...  Read More

Radiation Sources
Effects of fusion plasma ions on Aluminum and Tungsten samples using a plasma focus device: a comparison study

Ali Adeli Ahmadabadi; Zahra Shahbazi rad; Fereidon Abbasi Davani; Behjat Ghasemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.340478.1085

Abstract
  In this research, the effect of ions produced in deuterium plasma on Tungsten (W) and Aluminum (Al) plates has been investigated using a plasma focus device with the specifications of (C=10.4 μF, V=23 kV, E=2.75 kJ). The W samples used because it is one of the key elements in the Tokamak device. Because ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Spectrophotometric evaluation of a Nickel-based complex solution for use as a radiation dosimeter

Vahidreza Babaei; Peiman Rezaeian; Sedigheh Kashian; Reza Pourimani; Azam Akhavan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.341441.1087

Abstract
  In this paper, the spectrophotometric properties of a colored Nickel-based solution complex (Nickel nitrate hexahydrate and Methyl Orange (MO)) were investigated as a stable chemical dosimeter for using in radiation processing of agricultural products. Its simple synthesis method as well as low cost ...  Read More

Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Dechanneling and the energy loss of protons along planar directions of Si

Sepideh Shafiei; Mohammad Lamehi-Rachti

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 July 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.337852.1082

Abstract
  In the present paper, the dechanneling and the energy loss of protons at the energy interval of 1400 to 2200 keV along the {100} and the {110} planar directions of Si were studied by the simulation of the measured channeling Rutherford back-scattering spectra based on the exponential dechanneling function ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Isotopic discharge concentrations of Tehran research reactor using deterministic and Monte Carlo methods

Farrokh Khoshahval; Mohammad Rajaee; Nafiseh Tehrani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.347567.1092

Abstract
  Actinide concentration and activity analysis of the nuclides resulted from the burnup (depletion) process during nuclear reactor operation lifetime is an essential problem in reactor design. Inventory and the corresponding activities of the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) are evaluated using different ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
‎Development of SUAP toolkit for performing uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis in fuel performance ‎m‎odeling‎

Hamed Khodadadi; Kamyar Sabetghadam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.348646.1093

Abstract
  Probabilistic uncertainty and sensitivity analysis is frequently recommended for safety and reliability assessment of computer simulations. For this purpose, SUAP has been developed, and its latest version is capable of working on analysis results obtained using five well-known nuclear codes (i.e. FRAPCON, ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Radiological assessment of different varieties of pistachios produced in Iran

Reza Pourimani; Monire Mohebian; Mobina Abdi

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.352565.1096

Abstract
  Nuclear radiations are harmful to the human body. The main sources of nuclear radiation are the decay chains of U-238, U-235, and Th-232 and also some radionuclides as K-40, which are present in small amounts in the materials of the earth's crust, including plants, rocks, soil and water. Radioactive ...  Read More

Radiation Sources
Radiation hazards from granite and bitumen in construction material site in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, South-South Nigeria

Blessing Okeoghene Ijabor; Akintayo Daniel Omojola; Augustine Onyema Nwabuoku; Funmilayo Ruth Omojola

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.342868.1090

Abstract
  The study is aimed at measuring the outdoor background ionizing radiation (BIR), the absorbed dose rate (ADR), the annual effective dose (AED) and excessive lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) at four sites in the Aniocha South local government area (LGA) of Delta State, denoted as A-D. The study was performed ...  Read More

Studying the effect of backgrounds on the determination of radiative thermal neutron capture cross-section in the Neutron Powder Diffraction facility of the Tehran Research Reactor

Mahya Pazoki; Hamid Jafari; Zohreh Gholamzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.349750.1094

Abstract
  Neutron data and cross-sections are highly regarded and are essential for developing nuclear equipment such as advanced fission and fusion reactors, accelerators, neutron shielding, physics studies, etc. The neutron cross-section should preferably be measured using a single-energy neutron beam, although ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Effect of marker material on the dosimetric parameters of I-125 source (model 6711): Monte Carlo simulation

Payvand Taherparvar; Ali AziziGanjgah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 August 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.338851.1079

Abstract
  Low energy I-125- seeds are considered as a common source in different brachytherapy techniques for treatment of different cancers. In this study, at first, we simulated and validated I-125 (model 6711) seed according to the TG-43U1 recommendation, by GEANT4 Monte Carlo toolkit. Moreover, we simulated ...  Read More

Medical Applications
Computational study of the effect of sapphire neutron filter on reducing the neutron and secondary-gamma dose rate around the main shield of D channel in TRR

Zohreh Gholamzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 September 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.353820.1099

Abstract
  Simulation work provides valuable information on the behavior of different research reactor neutron analysis facilities. The present study considered neutron and secondary-gamma dose rate variations by applying a sapphire crystal inside the D channel in Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). The MCNPX computational ...  Read More

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