National Physical Laboratory

A Carbon Dioxide Cooled Cryostat for Use in a Gammacell 220 Co-60 Irradiator

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Published: 1 June 2011

Authors: John Sephton, Peter Sharpe

Related: Radiation Dosimetry  

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Developments in the bio-medical sciences over recent years have involved increased use of high dose gamma irradiation of samples at cryogenic temperatures. A particular application is the sterilisation of medical devices containing active pharmaceutical or biochemical agents. A requirement for both reference and routine dosimetry at low temperatures has therefore arisen.

 

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