A model to determine the dose rate of a planar alpha-emitting surface has been developed. The approach presented is a computationally efficient mathematical model using stopping range data from the Stopping Ranges of Ions in Matter (SRIM) software. The alpha dose rates as a function of distance from irradiated UO2 spent fuel surfaces were produced for benchmarking with previous modelling attempts. This method is able to replicate a Monte Carlo (MCNPX) study of an irradiated UO2 fuel surface within 0.6% of the resulting total dose rate and displays a similar dose profile.
- Alpha radiation
- Spent Fuel