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

 

Introducing the domestic multi-dimensional particle-in-cell code AZERAP

Jam yazdanpanah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-12

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

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

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 13-18

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

Spectrophotometric evaluation of a Nickel-based complex solution for use as a radiation dosimeter

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

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 19-22

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

Dechanneling and the energy loss of protons along planar directions of Si

Sepideh Shafiei; Mohammad Lamehi-Rachti

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 23-28

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

Low-energy deuteron-deuteron elastic scattering in cluster effective field theory

Mohammadhosein Farzin; Mahdi Radin; Mahdi Moeini Arani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 29-38

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.371177.1109

Abstract
  We study the low-energy deuteron-deuteron elastic scattering using the cluster effective field theory formalism up to next-to-leading order (NLO). For this purpose, we initially focus on determination of the unknown effective field theory coupling constant values using the phase shift analysis and available ...  Read More

Isotopic discharge concentrations of Tehran research reactor using deterministic and Monte Carlo methods

Farrokh Khoshahval; Mohammad Rajaee; Nafiseh Tehrani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 39-51

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

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 application of ThO2 fuel rods in VVER-1000 fuel assemblies using MCNP and ORIGEN codes

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Atieh JozVaziri

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

https://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

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

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

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

Fusion Technology and Equipment
Design and construction of the plasma water activation device

Malihe Omrani; Hossein Sadeghi; Samaneh Fazelpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.336236.1068

Abstract
  Design, construction, and experimental investigation of the plasma water activation device have been presented in this article. In this design, one of the electrodes, which is plate ss316, is placed in water. The other electrode which is made from tungsten is placed inside a glass tube and immersed in ...  Read More

Fusion Technology and Equipment
Investigation of Radiation-Matter Interaction Effects on Burn Process of Nonequilibrium Deuterium-Tritium Plasma in Inertial Confinement Fusion Approach

Mehdi Nazirzadeh; Babak Khanbabaei; Hamidreza Alborznia

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.339578.1083

Abstract
  A numerical model was developed and a system of the nonlinear equations of deuterium-tritium burn-up in inertial confinement fusion have been solved to find the minimum conditions which are required for the formation of hot spot and starting the thermonuclear reactions in a self-sustaining mode. The ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Spectroscopy of SiPM array detectors by digital spectroscopy method and implementing trapezoidal digital filter

Homa Berjisi; Ali Pazirandeh

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.351237.1095

Abstract
  Digital spectroscopy with Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) array coupled on CsI(Tl) crystal, needs some consideration to achieve desirable energy resolution. an array of SiPMs must be used with large scintillation crystal, therewithal signal from whole SiPMs is not ideal. Also silicon pixels are arranged ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Assignment of a radiological map of the city of Borujerd in Iran

Reza Pourimani; Mobin Bajelan; Monire Mohebian

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

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2022.370078.1108

Abstract
  The specific activity of radionuclides in the soil of the Borujerd region using high purity Germanium detector (HPGe) was measured and the associated radiological hazards were calculated. The mean specific activity of radionuclides of Ra-226, Th-232, K-40, and Cs-137 in soil was obtained at 10.99±5.11, ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Development of a 2D photon-photon coincidence digital system for absolute activity measurement

Maryam Azizi; Ali Biganeh; Omidreza Kakuee; Behjat Ghasemi; Yashar Vosoughi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 January 2023

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2023.374917.1111

Abstract
  Primary standardization of radioactivity is related to the direct measurement of activity in radioactive decay. A large variety of primary standardization techniques have been developed in the past years. The photon-photon coincidence counting is one of the methods for activity determination. This method ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Experimental and Monte Carlo investigation of neutron detection by THGEM detector in SQS mode

Mohammad Hadi Najarzadeh; Mohammad Reza Rezaie; Ali Negarestani; Ahmad Akhound

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 January 2023

https://doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2023.361464.1103

Abstract
  Neutron detection techniques are widely studied in many articles. Most of this research requires a lot of electronic equipment. In this study, using the Thick Gas electron multiplier (THGEM) detector, a new method for neutron detection is proposed to reduce electronic equipment. In the neutron detection ...  Read More

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