Accession Number : AD0603051

Title :   SCATTERED RADIATION FROM A COBALT-60 SOURCE IN A BRICK STRUCTURE,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : COCHRAN,Roger W.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The scattered component of cobalt-60 radiation produced in a brick structure was determined. An end-window scintillation detector, connected to a 400-channel, pulseheight analyzer, and associated readout equipment were utilized for this study. It was found that a scatter component of 2.7% to 12.4% of the emitted radiation was produced by the brick walls and concrete floor of the magnesium cell. The scatter component can be extremely significant where dosimeters with enhanced, low-energy responses are used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCATTERING, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, SCATTERING), COBALT, DOSIMETERS, RADIATION DOSAGE, NUCLEAR SCATTERING, LABELED SUBSTANCES, PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, BRICK, STRUCTURES, DOSE RATE, HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, ENCAPSULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE