Accession Number : AD0770107

Title :   AFRRI Cobalt Whole-Body Irradiator.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Carter,Robert E. ; Verrelli,D. M.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The AFRRI cobalt irradiator contains two sets of sources, allowing for either unilateral or simultaneous bilateral irradiation of large animals or objects. With a loading of 25 kCi of 60Co, exposure rates up to 400 R/minute are possible. The exposure rate can be varied either by changing the number of source rods or by changing the source to target distance. A brief description of the facility and the results of its calibration are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Gamma rays, Irradiation), (*Radiation effects, Scientific research), Cobalt, Dosimetry

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE