Accession Number : AD0443879

Title :   GLASS MICRODOSIMETRY SYSTEM USED AT THE U. S. ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LABORATORY,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR EFFECTS LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Lissak, Edward E. ; Smith, Robert J.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The silver-activated phosphate-glass microdosimeter system employed at the U.S. Army Nuclear Defense Laboratory is explained. The advantages and disadvantages of the system, as well as the iodiosyncracies of the microdosimeters themselves, are reported. It is concluded that this system provides an efficient and reliable method of determining gamma dose in the range from 10400 000 rads. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOSIMETERS, OPERATION), (*GAMMA RAYS, MEASUREMENT), HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION, PHOSPHATE GLASS, PHOSPHATES, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, SILVER COMPOUNDS, IONIZATION, ENERGY, LUMINESCENCE, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, FLUORESCENCE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE