Soil-D: Software to Calculate the Effective Dose Equivalents from External Exposure to Radionuclides in Soil
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One method of calculating the effective dose equivalents for external exposures from radionuclides in soil has been derived by S. Y. Chen and calculated using a Monte Carlo Algorithm. Due to the large amount of time that the Monte Carlo Algorithm takes, an integral method was developed based on that Monte Carlo algorithm to give more time efficient results. The integral method was then revised to include calculations for shielding materials between the source and receptor, along with eight different possibilities for the shielding and source materials. Then, finally a depth variation factor was added to allow the user to vary the concentration of the radionuclides with source depth.