Accession Number : AD0715017

Title :   Beta Dosimetry for Fallout Hazard Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : A small beta dosimeter was developed for use in biological effects experiments. The dosimeter was calibrated and tested in a series of laboratory experiments, including a uniform volume source exposure, a point source exposure, surface roughness exposures, and an environmental resistance test. Dosimeters were then used in cooperation with biological experiments being conducted by other investigators, including a plant community exposure, a corn plot exposure, three wheat and potato exposures, and a field test of surface roughness. The measured data were then compared with calculated values and, in general, agreement was found to be satisfactory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, DOSIMETERS), (*BETA PARTICLES, *DOSIMETERS), (*RADIATION HAZARDS, DOSIMETERS), EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), RADIOBIOLOGY, RADIATION DOSAGE, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, ENVIRONMENT

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE