Measurements of dose equivalent rate distribution in a medical microtron facility were done for neutrons and X-rays originated from 14 MV or 8 MV X-ray irradiation by the microtron. Measured data are described with empirical formulas for convenience of quantitative reconstruction of the data. A formula consisting of a simple power function agrees well with measured data except for thermal neutrons, and is understood to describe the dose rate separating into the scattered and unscattered components in the case of the point source. The thermal neutron distribution in the maze is described with another formula of an exponential function. A discrepancy was observed between the X-ray distribution in the maze from 14 MV X-ray irradiation and that from 8 MV irradiation. This is estimated to be caused by a contribution of capture 7-rays increasingly emitted in the case of 14 MV X-ray irradiation.
Publications in Analytical Abstracts in the period 1975-1984 and papers presented at the Modern Trends in Activation Analysis international conferences series in the period 1961-1986 have been used as an empirical basis for assessing general trends in research and publication activity. Some ebbs and flows in the specialty of instrumental techngiues for analysis of environmental trace pollutants are revealed by a statistical analysis of the publications.