Tables for
Volume C
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
Edited by E. Prince

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 10.2, p. 962

Section Sealed sources

D. C. Creagha and S. Martinez-Carrerab

aDivision of Health, Design, and Science, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, and bSan Ernesto, 6-Esc. 3, 28002 Madrid, Spain Sealed sources

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Sealed sources ought to be manipulated only by remote means such as forceps and long tongs. Shielding should be close to the source to minimize the risk of scattered radiation reaching other workers.

Sealed sources should be registered by the RSO according to nature and activity. He (or she) is also responsible for their physical integrity and for regular examinations to detect corrosion or other damage.

Note that high-activity neutron sources can activate their immediate housings and give rise to additional radiation hazards.

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