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 18
Number of Articles 123
Number of Contributors 280
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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


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

Hora Kavarian; Armin Mosayebi; Hamideh Daneshvar

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 1-10


  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

Study of safety parameters of a PWR reactor using Cu nanofluids by molecular dynamics method

Ali Zahian; Mahdi Aghaie

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 11-23


  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

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

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 25-32


  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

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

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 33-41


  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

‎Assessment of shielding performance of nitrile butadiene rubber through simulation and experiments at MNSR beam line

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

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 43-50


  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

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

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 51-60


  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

A comprehensive approach for calculation of surface area and volume in radiation transport codes

Hamed Kargaran

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 61-69


  The estimation of flux in radiation transport Monte Carlo problems needs to calculate the volumes and surface areas of the geometric regions. The particle flux is often estimated as the track length per unit volume or the number of particles crossing a surface per unit area in Monte Carlo transport problems. ...  Read More

Comparison audit program for selected radiotherapy centers by secondary standard dosimetry laboratory (SSDL) using thermoluminescence dosimeter

Nahid Hajiloo; Mostafa Mohammadi; Omid N. Ghodsi; Hamideh Daneshvar; Soheil Moghtader

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2024, Pages 71-75


  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), sends dosimeters annually to Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDL) around the world, to calibrate their radiation field. Therefore, they mainly send thermo-luminescent dosimeters as transfer dosimeters to the SSDL laboratories, to be irradiated ...  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

Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Exploring the applications of low energy ion accelerators through exothermic nuclear reaction products

Zeinab Sadat Imani; Omidreza Kakuee; Yavar Taghipour Azar; Amir Abbas Sabouri Dodaran

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 March 2024


  The production of light, energetic and low-flux ions as a secondary beam caused by nuclear reaction can be used in various branches of nuclear physics. Due to the limited availability of energy in small laboratories equipped with electrostatic accelerators, accessing energetic light particles is crucial. ...  Read More

Nuclear Reactor science and Technology
Updating research reactors to meet the growing needs of today's world

Ehsan Boustani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024


  Due to the diverse uses of research reactors compared to power reactors, a variety of safety aspects must be considered in their design and operation. On the other hand, due to the high age of a large percentage of these reactors, the need to update them in order to respond to the growing needs of today's ...  Read More

Measurement of Radiation and Radioactivity
A review of clinical imaging techniques in polymer gel dosimeters

Alireza Goosheh; Seyed Mehdi Abtahi; Ahmad Akhound; Seied Rabi Mahdavi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 April 2024


  The Persistent development of quick and accessible readout tools promises to remove one of the barriers to the adoption of gel dosimetry as an applicable method in treatment clinics. Research and development in the imaging of polymer gel dosimeters continues with a focus on imaging in three dimensions. ...  Read More

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