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International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 10.2, pp. 962-963

Section Particle accelerators

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 Particle accelerators

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The codification of rules for the safe operation of high-energy particle accelerators is not simple because the various ionizing radiations produced by them require different protective procedures.

Particle accelerators ought to be operated in an enclosure from a remote control room in which the dose equivalent rate does not exceed 25 mSv h−1. A lower dose rate (2.5 mSv h−1) is required in adjacent areas used by non-radiation workers.

The probability of mixed radiations (e.g. X-rays and neutrons) co-existing makes servicing hazardous and all maintenance should be performed under the supervision of the RSO.

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