Accession Number : AD0786665

Title :   Gamma Ray Induced Charge Buildup in Insulators.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Kronenberg,Stanley ; Lux,Robert A. ; Nilson,Kristian L. ; Jurczyk,Gayle K. ; Pfeffer, Robert L.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Irradiation of an insulator by gamma rays can produce voltage and charge buildups near thin layers of foreign material within the insulator. Measurements have been made of the current produced as a function of atomic nuber and thickness of the perturbing layer. Current was also measured as a function of separation from the perturbation, as was voltage buildup within the insulator close to the perturbation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electrical insulation, *Dielectrics, *Electric charge, *Radiation effects, Gamma rays, Electrical conductivity, Capacitance, Dose rate

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE