Accession Number : AD0682721

Title :   NEUTRON SENSITIVITIES OF VARIOUS GAMMA DOSIMETERS,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

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

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The neutron sensitivities of silver-activated metaphosphate glass, manganese-activated calcium fluoride thermoluminescent dosimeters, and lithium fluoride thermoluminescent dosimeters have been measured for six neutron energies ranging from 1 to 14.6 MeV. Preliminary data from these experiments have been presented. Errors were introduced by the low intensities of the experimental neutron fluences and by gamma contributions to dosimeter responses. A first-order approximation of the gamma contributions was made and used to correct experimental data. The neutron sensitivities reported have been successfully applied to correct gamma-exposure data from three recent wagon effects experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOSIMETERS, GAMMA RAYS), (*GAMMA COUNTERS, NEUTRONS), SHIELDING, FAST NEUTRONS, FISSION NEUTRONS, LITHIUM FLUORIDES, THERMOLUMINESCENCE, GLASS, CALCIUM FLUORIDES, RESPONSE, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE