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  
1. The effect of the number of spent fuel casks on the dose of the outer part of the hall concrete wall

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Ebrahim Abedi; Seyed Mohammad Mirvakili

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.296510.1033

Abstract
  The management of high radioactive spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from research and power reactors has become a key topic of discussion in the nuclear communities. Metal casks are used for the management and disposal of spent fuel and all types of radioactive waste worldwide. The spent fuel assemblies-contained ...  Read More

2. Second order average current nodal expansion method for time-dependent neutron diffusion simulation

Kambiz Valavi; Ali Pazirandeh; Gholamreza Jahanfarnia

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 9-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.300458.1037

Abstract
  In the present work, a time-dependent neutron diffusion simulator is developed utilizing the second order of average current nodal expansion method. Generally, nodal methods can accurately simulate the reactor core with coarse meshes as long as the sizes of a fuel assembly. In this case, an adopted iterative ...  Read More

3. Investigation of the Effect of Insulator Sleeves on the Ion Emission in a 4kJ Plasma Focus Device

Saeideh Koohestani; Morteza Habibi; Azimeh NV Dehkordi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 17-23

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.298764.1036

Abstract
  For configuring plasma focus device (PFD), the gap between electrodes is filled out with a gas at low pressure. When discharge is starting at the surface of the insulator, the gas breaks down, leading to the flow of the plasma current sheath toward the anode end. A homogeneous and symmetric current sheath ...  Read More

4. Dimensional analysis of high gradient RF cavity considering shrink-fit construction method

Mahdi Aghayan; S. Farhad Masoudi; Farshad Ghgasemi; Hamed Shaker

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 25-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.302677.1038

Abstract
  Advantage of non-brazing methods in manufacturing of cavities has been considered in high gradient studies because of the softening of copper by brazing cavities at high temperatures. Recent studies with hard copper cavities have been shown that the harder materials can reach larger accelerating gradients ...  Read More

5. 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 , Summer 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

6. Design a two-dimensional alpha surface contamination monitoring system using micro-pattern gaseous detectors (MPGDs)

Mohsen Mirhabibi; Maryam Najibzadeh; Ali Negarestani; Ahmad Akhound

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 41-44

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.297575.1034

Abstract
  Addressed herein, a new monitoring method for alpha surface contamination based on the function of a thick gaseous electron multiplier (THGEM) in a self-quenching streamer mode (SQS) has been introduced. SQS mode detectors can detect alpha surface contamination in two dimensions. In the current study, ...  Read More

1. 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 , Winter 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

2. 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 , Winter 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

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

Afshin Hedayat

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 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

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

‎Hossein Sharifian; ‎Mahdi Aghaie; ‎Ahmad Zolfaghari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 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. Measurement of naturally occurring radioactive materials concentration in Tehran’s water using Gamma spectrometry

‎M‎ehrnaz Zehtabvar; ‎D‎ariush Sardari; ‎Gh‎olamreza ‎Jahanfarnia

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.57882

Abstract
  ‎The concentration of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in surface water and irrigation wells is measured using gamma ray spectrometry by HPGe detector‎. ‎Measurement was carried out for samples that were collected over seventeen points in Tehran city and its suburbs‎. ...  Read More

4- Nuclear Reactor technology
1. The impact of neutronic safety parameters on SMART reactor dynamic response

Sarah Kamalpour; Hossein Khalafi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 November 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.303359.1039

Abstract
  The neutronic safety parameters determine reactor dynamic response. These parameters change as a function of core inventory during reactor cycle. Therefore, assessment of reactor behavior throughout operational cycle is an important issue in reactor safety analysis for transients. The purpose of the ...  Read More

1- Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Physics
2. Relativistic Scattering Amplitude in the Pöschl-Teller Double Ring-Shaped Coulomb Potential

Mahdi Eshghi; Sasan Soudi; Sameer M. Khadir

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 November 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.307276.1043

Abstract
  The scattering problems, in the presence of an external potential field, have become highly interesting topics in relativistic and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. It’s well known that the scattering of a relativistic particle in the field of a potential can be treated exactly by finding the ...  Read More

4- Nuclear Reactor technology
3. Numerical simulation of supercritical water coolant flow in a GEN IV nuclear reactor by porous media approach

Danial Salehi; Gholamreza Jahanfarnia; Ehsan Zarifi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 December 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.312291.1044

Abstract
  Canadian GEN IV Super Critical Water Reactor (Canadian-SCWR) is a combination version of conventional CANDU reactor with the using super critical water as coolant. Thermal-hydraulic analysis of a nuclear reactor is done to ensure that reactor will work in its safety margins. In this study, thermal hydraulic ...  Read More

3- Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
4. Feasibility study on the use of SPECT for boron dose imaging in TRR-based BNCT

Mahdieh Sadat Mousavi; Faezeh Rahmani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 December 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.318027.1046

Abstract
  Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is one of the promising treatment methods for some malignant tumors such as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). One of the requirements of BNCT treatment is the accurate and real-time boron-concentration monitoring to ensure the efficacy of treatment and no leakage of ...  Read More

4- Nuclear Reactor technology
5. Assessment of granite–kaolin composite bricks as storage barrier facility for liquid radioactive waste.

Eugene Echeweozo; ‎A.D Asiegbu; ‎E.L‎. ‎ Efurumibe; ‎L.A‎. ‎ Nnanna; ‎H.K‎. ‎ Idu

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 January 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.315654.1045

Abstract
  ‎Gamma radiation shielding of baked and unbaked granite bricks produced with 0%‎, ‎10%‎, ‎20%‎, ‎30%‎, ‎40%‎, ‎and 50% of kaolin powder were experimentally and theoretically assessed for possible deployment in liquid radioactive waste storage‎. ‎A 3×3 ...  Read More

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