Accession Number : ADA319047

Title :   Chemical Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Simple Inorganic Compounds and Aqueous Solutions,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Allen, A. O.

PDF Url : ADA319047

Report Date : SEP 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Review of existing data shows that all covalent compounds are decomposed by ionizing radiations, but that for simple molecules the reactions often will not proceed far because of back reaction of product molecules to re-form the original substances. Such systems are characterized by approach to radiation steady states, in which the various possible molecules are all present in proportions which will in general depend on the radiation intensity as well as on other variables. The concept of the constant 'ion-pair yield' or 'radiation yield' is valid only over restricted ranges for systems far removed from a steady state.

Descriptors :   *SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), *WATER, *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, *IONIZING RADIATION, *INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, STEADY STATE, RADIATION, MOLECULES, COVALENT BONDS, INTENSITY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE