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Design and practices at four European synchrotron radiation facilities

DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2007.01.030 DOI Help

Authors: P. Berkvens (ESRF, France) , M. Holbourn (CLRC Daresbury Laboratory, U.K.) , R. Ryder (Diamond Light Source,) , J. B. Pruvost (Synchrotron Soleil, France) , P. Colomp (ESRF, France)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Radiation Measurements , VOL 41 , PAGES S200 - S205

State: Published (Approved)
Published: December 2006

Abstract: The European Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13/05/1996, based on the ICRP 60 Recommendations, defines basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation. Member states of the European Union have had to integrate these basic standards in their national legislation. Synchrotron radiation facilities are affected by this new radiation protection legislation. In the UK, the Daresbury Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) operates under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, and the third generation Diamond Light Source (DLS) project is largely benefiting from their experience. In France, the ESRF case is presently being used to define detailed prescriptions, that will also apply to future sources in this country, for example the third generation light source Synchrotron Soleil, presently under construction. This paper summarises general policies and practices of these four SR facilities: SRS, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), DLS and Synchrotron Soleil. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal Keywords: Construction; Contamination Regulations; Design; Euratom; European Synchrotron Radiation Facility; Icrp; Ionizing Radiations; Legislation; Light Sources; Member States; Nina; Personnel; Radiation Protection; Recommendations; Safety; Safety Standards; Strontium Sulfides; Synchrotron Radiation

Subject Areas: Technique Development


Technical Areas: Health Physics