A peer-reviewed journal published by K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Volume 4 (2023)
Volume 3 (2022)
Volume 2 (2021)
Volume 1 (2020)
Number of Volumes 5
Number of Issues 17
Number of Articles 118
Number of Contributors 269
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Radiation Physics and Engineering (RPE) is a peer-reviewed 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. RPE follows Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

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 2023, RADIATION PHYSICS and ENGINEERING has been included in the list of scientific journals of MSRT and has been ranked as grade B.

Journal Features: 
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


Computational investigation of 1 up to 3 kCi Co-60 source production at external irradiation boxes of TRR core using MCNPX code

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Amir Pourrostam; Reza Ebrahimzadeh; Zeinab Naghshnejad

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 1-9


  In many human diseases and health cases, therapy of blood transfusion becomes necessary. In spite of the necessity, there are some risks associated with blood used in blood transfusion process. The TA-GVHD (transfusion-associated graft-versus-host-disease) is a problem when a blood transfusion occurs. ...  Read More

Benchmark MCNP computer code simulation results against experimental data of neutron flux and spectrum from neutron imaging system of Tehran research reactor

Majid Zamani; Mohsen Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 11-19


  Using the experimental data in nuclear computing to verify the calculation methods and tools based on numerical and statistical methods has many benefits such as illustrating the quality, ensuring the capabilities, and computer codes validating. Simulation by computer tools is also applicable in the ...  Read More

A review of advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) through a developed PIRT methodology

Afshin Hedayat

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 21-39


  Nowadays, a very particular type of nuclear reactors has become fascinating not only for most nuclear communities but also for the prominent energy suppliers to fix the global warming effects worldwide. They are Small Modular Reactors called SMRs. Usually, SMRs can are classified according to the seven ...  Read More

Investigation and Simulation of Gamma-Neutron Shielding for Nuclear- Pumped Lasers

Mehrdad Shamsinasab; Mansour Asgari; Mahdi Eshghi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 41-47


  Nuclear-pumped lasers (NPL) are lasers that excite the active laser environment caused by nuclear reaction. Such lasers need ionizing radiation shielding for mixed neutron and gamma fields. In this work, a shielding system for NPL was designed which using 10B(n,α)7Li. In this simulation, we have ...  Read More

The new design of heavy concrete as neutron and gamma shield using galena, B4C, and nanomaterials

Reza Pourimani; Saeed Ghahani; Parisa Nobakht; Iman Mirzae Moghadam

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 49-55


  Today, with the development of nuclear technology and radiation therapy equipment, radiation protection is important. This study aimed to design heavy concrete with high compressive strength and effective protection against neutron and gamma rays. In this study, 11 types of concrete with different mixing ...  Read More

Experimental study on Fricke gelatin gel dosimeters

Farshid Pourranjbar; Elham Edalatkhah; Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Abtahi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 57-61


  ‎Fricke gel dosimeters obtained by modifications on standard Fricke dosimeter presents some advantages like easy preparation‎, ‎tissue equivalence‎, ‎good reproducibility and dose mapping‎. ‎In this work‎, ‎dose response characteristics of Gelatin Fricke gel dosimeters ...  Read More

Analysis of the control rod withdrawal speed impact on the transient behavior of Bushehr-1 NPP using Simulink software

Morteza Akbari; Farrokh Khoshahval

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 63-74


  In this research, the governing dynamic equations of the Bushehr NPP core are studied and modeled using Matlab (Simulink) software. The point kinetic equation with the temperature feedbacks and the fuel-coolant energy balance equations in the time domain were used for this purpose. The model is validated ...  Read More

Stability of PVA Fricke gel as a radiochromic indicator for blood irradiation

Elham Edalatkhah; Mahsa Sedighi; Payvand Taherparvar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 75-80


  Gamma radiation indicators are appropriate tools for monitoring visually whether or not the irradiation process has been carried out properly. Among chemical radiation indicators available worldwide, a few are suitable for monitoring low dose ranges (especially for blood irradiation, below 50 Gy). Addressing ...  Read More

Two-dimensional simulation of argon dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuator with COMSOL Multiphysics

Ramin Mehrabifard

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 43-50


  Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma is used for various applications. DBD is also one of the most efficient and low-cost methods for active fluid flow control. In this study, a detailed physical model of DBD in atmospheric pressure at 1 kV DC voltage is developed with COMSOL Multiphysics software. ...  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


  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


  ‎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


  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


  ‎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

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Study on Tablet conversion by pressure-less sintering method on the thermoluminescent dosimetric response of Beta Tricalcium Phosphate

Hora Kavarian; Armin Mosayebi; Hamideh Daneshvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 October 2023


  In this research work, commercial beta-tricalcium phosphate powder is converted into tablets by pressure-less sintering method. Thermoluminescence responses of tablet and powder samples in the dose range of 20 to 1500 Gy have been compared and effective factors in tablet conversion such as mass in the ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Study of safety parameters of a PWR reactor using Cu nanofluids by molecular dynamics method

Ali Zahian; Mahdi Aghaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 October 2023


  In this analysis, nanofluid properties are evaluated by interaction correlations between particles using molecular dynamics (MD) method, and thermal-hydraulics characteristics of nanofluids in a WWER-1000 reactor is investigated by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). This study conceptualizes power increase ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Experimental study of the cobalt oxide etching rate from metal surface using F2/He atmospheric pressure plasma for decontamination of nuclear components

Mohammad Askari; Nikoo Darestani Farahani; Mehdi Bakhshzad Mahmoudi; Fereydoun Abbasi Davani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 December 2023


  Metal surface cleaning or etching techniques using reactive plasma are emerging as one of the dry processing techniques for surface contaminants with high bond energy, especially for cleaning and decontamination of nuclear components and equipment. In this study, the plasma reaction due to the discharge ...  Read More

Monte Carlo Method
Evaluation of direct and indirect DNA Damage under the Photon Irradiation in the Presence of Gold, Gadolinium, and Silver Nanoparticles Using Geant4-DNA

Ali Azizi Ganjgah; Payvand Taherparvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 February 2024


  Radiation therapy aims to maximize doses to cancer cells while minimizing damage to normal tissues. Today, nanoparticles containing high-atomic-number elements, such as gold, gadolinium, and silver, have proven effective as radiosensitizers in radiotherapy to enhance dose delivery for cancer treatment. ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Assessment of shielding performance of NBR through simulation and experiments at MNSR beam line

Zohreh Gholamzadeh; Reza Ebrahimzadeh; Mohammad Hossein Choopan Dastjerdi; Javad Mokhtari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 February 2024


  New nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) materials are being considered to use for neutron shielding especially for the positions which needs a flexible neutron shield. Such light, low-cost, and suitable material could be used for sealing of the gaps or even for shielding of low radiation environments. In ...  Read More

Particle Accelerators, Ion sources
A numerical analysis of the impact of gas pressure and dielectric material on the generation of body force in an air gas plasma actuator

Sajad Hajikhani; Ramin Mehrabifard; Hamed Soltani Ahmadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 February 2024


  Plasma technology has undeniably revolutionized industrial processes in recent decades. Atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) has emerged as a prominent and widely applicable tool in various scientific disciplines. Notably, plasma-assisted flow control has become a subject of intense interest, particularly ...  Read More

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