Accession Number : AD0672475

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF GAMMA DOSIMETRY IN A NUCLEAR REACTOR ENVIRONMENT,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Gibson,Nancy N. ; Stuetzer,Max

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : An experiment was conducted by the United States Army Nuclear Defense Laboratory (USANDL) at the Harry Diamond Laboratories' Diamond Ordnance Radiation Facility (DORF) to evaluate the performance of the following gamma dosimeters: Silver-activated metaphosphate glass rods and plates, cobalt-activated borosilicate glass plates, manganese-activated calcium fluoride thermoluminescent dosimetry, and lithium fluoride thermoluminescent dosimetry. The radiation source was a nuclear reactor which provided a mixed radiation environment similar to that of a nuclear weapon test with greater control of geometry than is possible in a field experiment. It was also possible to vary the gamma-to-neutron ratio by a factor of approximately 10. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR REACTORS, GAMMA RAYS), (*DOSIMETERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), RADIATION DOSAGE, DOSE RATE, NUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORIES, SILVER, THERMOLUMINESCENCE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, COBALT, PHOSPHATES, GEOMETRY, BORON, MANGANESE, CALCIUM FLUORIDES, LITHIUM FLUORIDES, NEUTRONS, SILICATES, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Fission Reactors(non-power)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE