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Hopefully I'm not being too stupid, but I'm trying to work out the radiation dose received at a particular point in space being subjected to a high rate of proton flux.

I think.. that I am right in working it out this way so far, for instance if the flux rate of Protons >100Mev is 10^7 cm3 s-1

(100*10^6 ev) * (10^7 cm3 s-1) * (1.602×10^−19 Joules) = 1.602*10^-4 Joules cm3 s-1

Based on 1cm3 of body mass being 1g then:

(1.602*10^-4)*1000g = 0.1602 Joules/Kg (s-1)

= 0.1602 Gy (s-1)

0.1602 * 5 Proton Q.F. = 0.801 Sv (s-1)

So would the calculations be correct in stating that if you were suspended in an area of space with a Proton flux of 10^7 cm3 s-1 with proton energies of 100Mev you would be receiving an effective dose of 0.801 Sv / Second ?

It's probably all garbage, but if anyone can help I would be most grateful :)

Thanks!

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# Calculating radiation dose from flux

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