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  
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1. Nuclear deformation parameters of Sn isotopes

Mahdieh Ghafouri; Hossein Sadeghi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 1-6

  The mean-field model based on Skyrm Forces (SF) or associated density function has a wide application to describe nuclear states, collective vibrational excitation, and heavy-ion collisions. The Sky3D solves static or dynamic equations on a Cartesian 3-D mesh with isolated or periodic boundary conditions ...  Read More

2. Investigation of the degeneracy effect on the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption using the average-atom model

Behnaz Kaleji; Mohammad Mahdavi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 7-11

  The inverse bremsstrahlung absorption is one of the most absorption processes in inertial confinement fusion plasma. In the present work, some important optical properties of plasma, such as index of refraction, absorption coefficient, electrical conductivity, and the electrical dielectric function in ...  Read More

3. Scintillation properties of CsI(Tl) co-doped with Tm2+

Sajjad Shahmaleki; Faezeh Rahmani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 13-19

  In this research, the Tm content as codopant in CsI(Tl) was optimized for reducing the afterglow. As an experimental reference, CsI(Tl) and CsI(Tl-0.05%Eu) single crystals were grown by Bridgman method. The grown crystals were characterized through photoluminescence analysis, and the measurements of ...  Read More

4. Effect of ionic radius on Ti (IV), Zr (IV), and Hf (IV) adsorption by RB biomass

Saeed Kakaei; Elham Sattarzadeh Khameneh; Akbar Monji Boveiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 21-28

  For the first time, sorption characteristics and mechanisms of group-4 elements were investigated and compared in extremely acidic solutions (4 M HCl) by rice bran (RB) biomass. Numerous instrumental strategies and hard-soft acid-base (HSAB) theory were applied to investigate the sorption features and ...  Read More

5. Efficiency of the layered BSA model for BNCT of deep tumors based on photoneutron sources

S. Farhad Masoudi; Fatemeh Sadat Rasouli

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 29-35

  ‎Due to the selectively treating tumors and largely sparing normal neighboring cells‎, ‎Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) continues to be of special significance and interest for wide groups of researchers‎. One of the most important challenges in this context is to design an optimized ...  Read More

6. Neutronic analysis of different patterns of ABV reactor core using low enrichment UO2 fuel

Javad Karimi; Mohsen Shayesteh; Mehdi Zangian

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 37-42

  Today, small modular reactors have received considerable attention in various countries. The ABV reactor is a PWR small modular reactor that has various applications. This reactor has been used silumin metal fuel with a 16.5% enrichment. In the present work, the efficiency of the conventional UO2 fuel ...  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

  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

  ‎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. 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

  ‎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. 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

  ‎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

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

  ‎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- Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 October 2021

  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

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

Kambiz Valavi; Ali Pazirandeh; Gholamreza Jahanfarnia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 October 2021

  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

2- Fusion Technology and Equipment
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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 October 2021

  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

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