Accession Number : AD0473895

Title :   OPERATION CROSSROADS. VYCOR GLASS GAMMA RAY DOSIMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Appendix no. 20 to Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE ONE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Eicher ,Maynard ; Friedman,Herbert

Report Date : 03 FEB 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A gamma ray dosimeter was developed and used on Operation Crossroads providing dosage measurements at certain selected locations on the target ships. The range of dosage measured was from 100 to 20,000 roentgens. The principle of darkening of vycor glass by gamma rays proved to be applicable for a rugged, simple dosimeter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOSIMETERS, GAMMA RAYS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DOSIMETERS), BIKINI ATOLL, HEAT RESISTANT GLASS, MILITARY MEDICINE, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DOSAGE, MEASUREMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, AIRBURST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE