Accession Number : AD0265460

Title :   FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES OF RADIATION SOURCE DOSIMETRY AND THE EFFECTS OF IONIZING RADIATION ON SUGARS

Corporate Author : GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : ANDREWS, J.S.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Certain effects of gamma radiation on glucose were studied. The pH of irradiated glucose solutions was found to vary inversely with radiation dose. It was observed that solutions prepared with irradiated dry, crystalline glucose did not absorb ultraviolet radiation, whereas irradiated aqueous glucose solutions exhibitAN ULTRAVIOLET ABSORPTION MAXIMUM IN THE 255 TO 265 MILLIMICRONS REGION. The position of the absorption maximum and the intensity of the absorption at the maximum were shown to be dependent on the pH of the solution. The position of the maximum is higher and the intensity is greater the more basic the solution. The yield of the ultraviolet-absorbing components, as measured by intensity of the absorption peak, appeared to be directly proportional to radiation dose and inversely proportional to initial glucose concentration. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CARBOHYDRATES, *GAMMA RAYS, *GLUCOSE, *RADIATION EFFECTS, *SUCROSE, DOSE RATE, DOSIMETERS, IONIZATION POTENTIALS, MEASUREMENT, RADIATION DOSAGE.

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