An international journal published by K. N. Toosi University of Technology
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Volume 1 (2020)
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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  
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Preliminary investigation of polycarbonate-bismuth oxide composite as a sensitive volume of a dose-calibrator for beta-rays

Shahryar Malekie; Seyed Musa Safdari; Sedigheh Kashian; Morteza Akbari

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1-6

  Polycarbonate-bismuth oxide composite has been used as a beta-ray sensor in the previous works. Calculation of two main quantities namely stopping power and range of electrons in this material can be useful to evaluate the optimal thickness of the sensor. Thus, in this study, the range of electrons and ...  Read More

Optimization study to determine the appropriate location for the implementation of silicon doping in Tehran research reactor

Mostafa Heydari; Hamid Jafari; Zohreh Gholamzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 7-14

   The neutron transmutation doping method is widely used in various fields, such as solar cells, hybrid cars, etc. The Silicon doping process can provide direct commercial income for nuclear research reactors. In this study, we aim to find the optimal location for silicon doping in the thermal column ...  Read More

Monte Carlo Investigation of Secondary Particles Production in Soft Tissue during Carbon Ion Therapy by GEANT4 Toolkit and MCNPX Code

Ali Nouraddini-Shahabadi; Mohammad Reza Rezaie; Saeed Mohammadi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 15-26

  High-energy heavy ions produced by accelerators are used in industrial and medical applications. Recently carbon ions have been used in the treatment of cancerous tumors. Heavy ions by the spallation process will activate the soft tissue components before tumors. In this research by GEANT4 toolkit and ...  Read More

Neutronic feasibility study for neutron flux upgrading of Tehran research reactor

S. Taher Aminfarkhani; Ahmad Lashkari; S. Farhad Masoudi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 27-34

  The present work is concerned on neutron flux increasing in Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). TRR is a 5 MW pool-type research reactor with plate type fuels in which the light water is used as both the coolant and moderator. The main goal of this paper is reaching to the average thermal neutron flux of ...  Read More

Enhancing inertial confinement fusion with doped beryllium ablator layer in indirect drive scheme

Babak Khanbabaei

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 35-42

  Indirect drive inertial confinement fusion (ICF) holds promise for achieving practical energy generation through controlled fusion reactions. However, the efficiency of ICF is constrained by the Be ablator material used to contain the fuel. To overcome this limitation, researchers have proposed doping ...  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

Experimental study on the performance of a THGEM detector for X-rays

Elham Edalatkhah; Shahab Sheibani

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 51-55

  By expanding the applications of GEM detectors, a newer pattern of such detectors was introduced in 2004, named THGEM detectors. In this work, a sample of an X-ray detector was designed and constructed using 2cm×2cm THGEMs domestically produced with a thickness of 250 μm, a hole diameter of ...  Read More

Investigating the effect of deuterium ignitor beam energy distribution function on the ignition of D/He-‎3 ‎fuel pellet

Saba Khatami; Mohammad Mahdavi; Sohail Khoshbinfar

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 57-63

  In this research, the effect of deuterium beam energy distribution function resulting from TNSA and RPA mechanisms on the fast ignition of D/He-3 fuel pellet has been investigated. The fuel is irradiated with a deuterium beam through a conical guide. The energy distribution function will be 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

  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

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

  ‎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

Radiation Sources
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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 July 2023

  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

Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Physics
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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 August 2023

  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

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

Mehrdad Shamsinasab; Mansour Asgari; Mahdi Eshghi

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

  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

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
A review of advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) through a developed PIRT methodology

Afshin Hedayat

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

  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

Radiation Applications
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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 August 2023

  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

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Experimental study on Fricke gelatin gel dosimeters

Elham Edalatkhah; Farshid Pourranjbar; Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Abtahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 August 2023

  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 Fricke gelatin gel dosimeters was investigated and compared with Fricke ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Analysis of the control rod withdrawal speed impact on the transient behavior of Bushehr-1 NPP using Simulink software

Morteza Akbari; Farrokh Khoshahval

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 September 2023

  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

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
Stability of PVA Fricke gel as a radiochromic indicator for blood irradiation

Elham Edalatkhah; Mahsa Sedighi; Payvand Taherparvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 September 2023

  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

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