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.

 

** Due to obtaining the printing license, the accepted articles will be published since winter 2020.**

 

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. Investigation of the water to air conversion factor dependency to the spent fuel cooling time, irradiation history and burnup for gamma dose rate determination of TRR spent fuels

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Rohollah Adeli; Mahdi Keivani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.242746.1021

Abstract
  ‎Routine gamma dosimetry of spent fuels in nuclear power stations is mandatory to manage their storage in dry or wet spent fuel storages‎. ‎Mostly the spent fuel gamma dose rate measurements out of the spent fuel pool is impossible because of the high exposures of the operators‎. ‎Therefore‎, ...  Read More

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

Faezeh Rahmani; Ali Taaghibi Khotbesara; 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. Studies on Photon Buildup of the Dysprosium Doped Lithium Magnesium Borate Glasses System

Mahdi Eshghi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 19-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.249869.1023

Abstract
  The buildup factor is becoming a required parameter for exposure and energy absorption in the area of radiation physics for shielding, dosimetry, health physics and medical physics. In this research, photon buildup for dysprosium doped lithium magnesium borate glasses system has been investigated. Photon ...  Read More

4. Dosimetric investigation of esophageal stents carrying I-125 seeds for the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer

Payman Rafiepour; Shahab Sheibani; Daryiush Rezaey Uchbelagh; Hossein Poorbaygi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 27-33

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.202211.1025

Abstract
  Radioactive stents loaded with I-125 seeds have been widely used for the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer. Understanding the dose distribution of such stents before the clinical use is essential. This study provides a dosimetric investigation of I-125 seed-loaded stents based on the seed's arrangement ...  Read More

5. Feasibility study of application of ThO2 fuel rods in VVER-1000 fuel assemblies using MCNP and ORIGEN codes

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Atieh JozVaziri

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 35-41

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.242881.1022

Abstract
  ‎Thorium is more abundant in nature than uranium‎. ‎The fertile thorium fuel can breed to fissile U-233 by absorbing a neutron‎. ‎The produced fissile has good neutronic performance in both thermal and fast neutron spectra‎. ‎Many types of thorium-based fuels were applied ...  Read More

6. 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

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. 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

3. 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

4. Investigation of molten material retention during the large and small breaks LOCA and station blackout accident

Mohsen Salehi; Mohsen Shayesteh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 17-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104840

Abstract
  ‎The analysis deals with the assessment of best estimate code RELAP5/SCDAP mod3.4 in the simulation of double-ended loss coolant accident as a LBOCA‎, ‎4 in break as a SBLOCA an SBO accident with considering except accumulator water where no core cooling water systems are available‎. ...  Read More

5. A fast Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov iterative solver for eigenvalue search problems in the reactor physics

Mohammadreza Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.89324

Abstract
  ‎The Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) method has been widely used in solving nonlinear equations arising in many applications‎. ‎In this paper‎, ‎the JFNK solver is examined as an alternative to the traditional power iteration method for calculation of the fundamental eigenmode ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor technology
1. The optimization of photon-neutron target and electron beam energy for the subcritical small modular reactor driven with electron accelerator via MCNPX code

Sareh Arhami; Mohammad Mahdi Firouzabadi; Zohreh Gholamzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 May 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2021.275854.1029

Abstract
  Small modular reactors and accelerator driven subcritical reactors have many potentials, which have attracted the attention of many researchers. In this study, the sub-criticality of a small portable reactor is proposed to increase reactor safety and widespread use in different areas and the feasibility ...  Read More

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