A mathematical model to describe the alpha dose rate from a UO2 surface: https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.08174
Angus Siberry, David Hambley, Anna Adamska, Ross Springell
A model to determine the dose rate of a planar alpha-emitting surface, has been developed. The approach presented is a computationally efficient mathematical model using stopping range data from the Stopping Ranges of Ions in Matter (SRIM) software. The alpha dose rates as a function of distance from irradiated UO2 spent fuel surfaces were produced for bench-marking with previous modelling attempts. This method is able to replicate a Monte Carlo (MCNPX) study of an irradiated UO2 fuel surface within 0.6 % of the resulting total dose rate and displays a similar dose profile.