This chapter provides a discussion of radiation safety aspects of operation of electron linear accelerators equipped with bremsstrahlung converters. Electron accelerators with 3, 6, 9 and 15 MeV electron beams are discussed. High-energy photon and photoneutron production during linac operation was analyzed using Monte Carlo methods. Radiation dose rates for different configurations of linacs were evaluated and compared with experimental results.
Part of the book: Accelerator Physics