Radiological Training for Accelerator Facilities
EO-04 DEFINE prompt
EO-05 DISCUSS biological
Prompt radiation includes the accelerated particle beam
effects of radiation characteristic
and the radiation produced when the beam interacts with
matter or changes direction. It is only present when a
EO-06 IDENTIFY prompt
beam is operating or being accelerated.
radiation sources at the facility.
Direct exposure to a particle
beam can result in a potentially
The primary beam consists of accelerated
dangerous, or even lethal, dose
charged particles prior to any interactions.
The primary beam is the most intense form of
radiation present at an accelerator facility and is
made inaccessible to personnel through
engineering design and administrative controls.
Secondary beam is produced by interaction of the
primary beam with targets or beamline
components. The secondary beam may consist
Other elementary particles.