Accession Number : AD0753570

Title :   Electron Microprobe Analysis of Fallout Particles from Four United States Nuclear Detonations,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Runquist,Alfonse W. ; Benck,Ralph F. ; Crisco,Carl

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : An investigative study of the processes and mechanisms of radioactive fallout particle formation has been underway since 1964 at the Ballistic Research Laboratories (BRL). As part of this program, radioactive fallout particles from U. S. nuclear detonations have been analyzed on a microscale in order to determine the chemical relationship between the non-radioactive matrix and the radioactive components of the particles. This report discusses the analyses of 27 particles from Shots Tewa, Navajo, Sedan and Johnie Boy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, FALLOUT), IRON, CALCIUM, MIXTURES, SILICON, ALUMINUM, COLORS, SOILS, PHOTOMICROGRAPHY, RADIOGRAPHY, X RAY DIFFRACTION, SURFACE BURST, AIRBURST, RADIOACTIVITY

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE