Accession Number : AD0693160

Title :   BETA RADIATION DOSIMETRY FOR FALLOUT EXPOSURE ESTIMATES: COMPARISON OF THEORY AND EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mackin,James L. ; Brown,Stephen L. ; Lane,William B.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The dosimetry of exposure to fallout beta radiation was investigated through comparisons of theoretical treatments with results from experimental measurements using lithium fluoride detectors. Agreement ranged from near perfect in simple geometries to factor-of-two discrepancies in the more complicated cases. Interpretations of the differences are discussed in terms of backscattering and other effects. Data on surface roughness attenuation are presented and analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, *BETA PARTICLES), (*LITHIUM FLUORIDES, DOSIMETERS), (*DOSIMETERS, BETA PARTICLES), CIVIL DEFENSE, DOSE RATE, RADIATION HAZARDS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE