Accession Number : AD0750263

Title :   A Study of the Relative High-Temperature Condensabilities of Radioactive Vapors of Interest in Nuclear Debris Formation by Use of a Laser Technique.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Adams,Charles E. ; Greendale,Allen E.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The relative condensabilities of a number of radioactive species occurring in nuclear debris has been studied by use of a high-powered laser. Mixtures of inert and radioactive species typical of those found in nuclear fireballs were simultaneously vaporized by the laser and the relative condensabilities of the radioactive constituents upon hot surfaces were measured. These data are applied to a simple model of nuclear debris formation which successfully predicts the degree of radiochemical fractionation in the case of an air-burst. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FISSION PRODUCT ACTIVITY), (*FALLOUT, CONDENSATION), SIMULATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, LASERS, AIRBURST

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE