Accession Number : AD0637531

Title :   CHARGED PARTICLE TRACKS IN POLYMERS: NUMBER 2. REGISTRATION OF HEAVY IONS DURING THE FLIGHT OF GEMINI VI.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Benton,Eugene V. ; Collver,Michael M.

Report Date : 26 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Several small disks of cellulose nitrate plastic were included as a part of a dosimetry package aboard the Gemini VI spacecraft for the purpose of recording the heavy component of the primary cosmic radiation. An average of 10 tracks/sq cm - day was found in the plastic detectors. Most of these were judged to be tracks of heavy recoil ions; about 1 track/sq cm - day was judged to be due to the primary cosmic ray particles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLYMERS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, POLYMERS), CHARGED PARTICLES, IONS, COSMIC RAYS, NITROCELLULOSE, DOSIMETERS, RECOIL ATOMS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Instrumentation
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE