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Numerical modelling of environmental dose rate and its application to trapped-charge dating

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Accurate estimation of environmental dose rate is essential for high-resolution trapped-charge dating. Beta and gamma emissions from simulated sediments containing radioactive uranium, thorium and potassium are modelled in contexts that are spatially heterogeneous. Dose rate was modelled using Monte Carlo radiation transport codes MCNP and PENELOPE. A number of key issues that affect dose rate evaluation are examined and updated corrections are calculated.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author

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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2012-08-07

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