Accession Number : AD0687277

Title :   THE MECHANISM OF FALLOUT PARTICLE FORMATION.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. for period ending Apr 66,

Corporate Author : ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Bloore,Ernest W. ; Benck,Ralph F. ; Houseman,Barton L. ; Douthit,Robert ; Kokalas,Joseph J.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The objective of the program covered by this report was to determine and evaluate the mechanisms by which fallout particles from nuclear weapons are formed. Towards this end, the current projects emphasize reactions between gaseous fission elements and solid target materials (materials extraneous to the fissionable material of a weapon). Discussed is the sticking phenomena, the measurement of sticking coefficients, the correlation of sticking coefficients to physical parameters, and oxidation studies.

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, METALS), SURFACE PROPERTIES, DEPOSITION, GASES, SILVER, IRON, COPPER, ZINC, GLASS, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, FISSION PRODUCTS

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE