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Title: An Attempt to Measure the Gamma Radiation Dosage at Hiroshima from Photosensitive Material

Abstract

After Japan surrendered in August 1945, a team of Los Alamos scientists entered both Hiroshima and Nagasaki to assess the damage of Little Boy and Fat Man. Two of these scientists, Berlyn Brixner and Edwin McMillan, discovered a stock of photographic film in Hiroshima that had been fogged by the gamma radiation from Little Boy. They devised an experiment that they thought might be used to determine the exposure levels in the city. Below is both their description of the film stock and the attempt to determine the exposure levels at Hiroshima.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1327999
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-27297
TRN: US1700042
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; HIROSHIMA; GAMMA RADIATION; LITTLE BOY; PHOTOGRAPHIC FILMS; DAMAGE; RADIATION DOSES

Citation Formats

Brixner, Berlyn, McmIllan, Edwin, and Meade, Roger Allen. An Attempt to Measure the Gamma Radiation Dosage at Hiroshima from Photosensitive Material. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1327999.
Brixner, Berlyn, McmIllan, Edwin, & Meade, Roger Allen. An Attempt to Measure the Gamma Radiation Dosage at Hiroshima from Photosensitive Material. United States. doi:10.2172/1327999.
Brixner, Berlyn, McmIllan, Edwin, and Meade, Roger Allen. Fri . "An Attempt to Measure the Gamma Radiation Dosage at Hiroshima from Photosensitive Material". United States. doi:10.2172/1327999. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327999.
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title = {An Attempt to Measure the Gamma Radiation Dosage at Hiroshima from Photosensitive Material},
author = {Brixner, Berlyn and McmIllan, Edwin and Meade, Roger Allen},
abstractNote = {After Japan surrendered in August 1945, a team of Los Alamos scientists entered both Hiroshima and Nagasaki to assess the damage of Little Boy and Fat Man. Two of these scientists, Berlyn Brixner and Edwin McMillan, discovered a stock of photographic film in Hiroshima that had been fogged by the gamma radiation from Little Boy. They devised an experiment that they thought might be used to determine the exposure levels in the city. Below is both their description of the film stock and the attempt to determine the exposure levels at Hiroshima.},
doi = {10.2172/1327999},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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