Accession Number : AD0678581

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF X-RAY PULSES BY CHEMICAL MEANS,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Klein,Nathan ; Fanning,James E. , Jr ; Smith,Thomas L.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report describes a technique for measuring the size and shape of an X- or gamma-ray pulse. The technique is based on water and dilute aqueous solutions that, when irradiated, produce the hydrated electron, e(aq)(-), a short-lived, transient ion with an intense optical absorption spectrum. Measurements of the intensity of red light transmitted through the irradiated sample are directly correlated to radiation intensity. Resolving time of the system is in the nanosecond range. The technique is shown to be feasible and may have application at pulsed accelerator facilities and at nuclear weapons tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*X RAYS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES), (*PULSE ANALYZERS, WATER), GAMMA RAYS, IONS, ELECTRONS, PERCHLORIC ACID, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, RADIATION EFFECTS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, LASERS

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE