Wagner JK, Dillon JA, Blythe EK, Ford JR., Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3133, USA. [email protected]


The RS 2400’s cylindrical X-ray source yields dose rates high enough to allow the irradiator to replace widely used gamma irradiators. Except for the leftmost 5 cm, beam uniformity is within 10% at the tube surface. At maximum operating parameters, the beam has HVL(1)=13.66 mm aluminum, HC=0.47, and hv(eq)=88.5 keV. Maximum dose rates to tissue are 65 Gy min(-1)+/-3.1% at tube surface, 37 Gy min(-1)+/-3.1% at center of canisters, 14.1 Gy min(-1)+/-6.5% for thin-shelled oysters, and 12.

Appl Radiat Isot. 2009 Feb;67(2):334-9. Epub 2008 Nov 5.