Accession Number : AD0284143

Title :   THE POSSIBILITY OF USING CERTAIN ORGANIC SCINTILLATORS FOR DOSIMETRY,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : YEGOROV,YU.A. ; KUCHERYAYEV,V.A.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The possibility of using liquid and plastic scintillators for dosimetry of gamma-radiation and fast neutron fluxes was investigated. Results show that plastic and liquid organic scintillators can be used for fast neutrons and gammaradiation dosimetry, and the dosimetric properties of these scintillators when measuring the gamma-radiation dose power are no worse than inAIR-FILLED ALUMINUM-WALL IONIZATION CHAMBERS AND THE SENSITIVITY OF THE SCINTILLATORS IS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER AT A SMALLER VOLUME. The fact that organic scintillators are equally sensitive to gamma-radiation and fast neutrons somewhat hampers the measurement of the fast neutron dose power against a background of gamma-radiation. However, by measuring with two instruments, a dosimeter with a scintillation sensor and a gamma-dosimeter insensitive to fast neutrons, it was possible to avoid such difficulty. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DOSIMETERS, *GAMMA COUNTERS, *NEUTRON COUNTERS, *SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, LIQUIDS, PLASTICS, STYRENES, TISSUES (BIOLOGY), TRANSLATIONS, XYLENES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE