Accession Number : AD0715797

Title :   Neutron and Gamma-Ray Measurements with Nuclear Track Detectors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SAN FRANCISCO UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Frank,A. L. ; Benton,Eugene V.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : One of the more significant new developments in the field of neutron detection has been made possible by the discovery of a new class of charged particle detectors called nuclear track detectors. Cellulose nitrate, cellulose triacetate, cellulose acetate butyrate, polycarbonate, polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, and PVC are investigated to determine their usefulness as nuclear track detectors. The feasibility of using dielectric plastics as high exposure gamma ray detectors was investigated. The results indicate that Lexan polycarbonate can be utilized in the high gamma fields of testing environments. (P.S.-PL)

Descriptors :   (*NEUTRON DETECTORS, DESIGN), (*GAMMA RAYS, DOSE RATE), DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, FISSION PRODUCTS, ALPHA PARTICLES, HALF LIFE, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE