Accession Number : ADA113685

Title :   Fission Beta Particles Emitted into the Geomagnetosphere.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bendel,W L

PDF Url : ADA113685

Report Date : 15 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The spectrum of electrons emitted into the earth's magnetic field by an exoatmospheric nuclear burst is considerably more energetic than the spectrum of all delayed electrons from fission, a spectrum often used. A better electron spectrum for general use is presented. Some items are calculated, including a depth-dose curve, for the two spectra compared. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Beta particles, *Beta ray spectrum, *Nuclear explosions, *Spacecraft, *Artificial satellites, *Radiation hazards, Threats, Electrons, Exosphere, Magnetosphere, Radiation damage, Fission products

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE