Accession Number : AD0838782

Title :   A 5-KILOCURIE COBALT-60 LARGE ANIMAL IRRADIATION FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan 65-1 Jan 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Walker, William J. ; Connolly, Francis J. ; Dombek, Frank S.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The effects of high intensity gamma radiation of large animals can be studied in a 5000 curie Co60 facility that provides 4800 roentgens per hour at one meter from the source. Dose rates can be varied by partially exposing the source, by varying the distance from source to object, or by a combination of these. The irradiation facility is below grade and surrounded by an earth berm. The control building is above grade and outside the berm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS), *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), (*VERTEBRATES, RADIATION EFFECTS), (*GAMMA RAYS, VERTEBRATES), (*TEST FACILITIES, (*COBALT, NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, DOSE RATE, WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION, DOSIMETERS, SHIELDING, TABLES(DATA), RADIATION ALARMS, RADIATION HAZARDS.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE