Accession Number : AD0848880

Title :   The Radiation Response of Tissue Equivalent Dosimetry Systems to 60 MEV Proton Beams.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 66-Jun 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Marion F.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The radiation response of special tissue-equivalent ionization chambers flown by the Air Force on the Gemini 4 and 6 missions to measure dose and depth dose profiles in the crew quarters was determined for 60 Mev protons generated by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Isochronous Cyclotron. The radiation response of the tissue-equivalent sensors to 60 Mev protons was found to be within 10 percent of their response to standard cobalt-60 gamma radiation. Proton energy transport through the tissue-equivalent sensors including delta ray effects is considered in detail. Comparisons of the proton response of these ionization chambers are made with the results of several experimenters and agreement is excellent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PROTON BEAMS), (*IONIZATION CHAMBERS, (*DOSIMETERS, IONIZATION CHAMBERS), SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, MANNED SPACECRAFT, CYCLOTRONS, GAMMA RAYS.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE