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Title: OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMISSION OF LIGHT ON DISSOLUTION OF IRRADIATED SOLIDS IN CERTAIN LIQUIDS

Abstract

The problem of measuring the stored radiomimetic energy in irradiated solids was approached by dissolution in liquids typical for dosimetry by radiochemical techniques and partly by attempts to excite, during dissolution, liquid scintillators. Some results of the latter type are summarized. Most of the experiments were concerned with fine-grained NaC1 which was given doses of 200 Mrads of Co/sup 60/ gamma rays and 2-Mev electrons from a Van de Graaff machine. Similar experiments were conducted using ThCl/sub 4/sup .// LiF, KI, glucose, saccharose, and alginic acid in water aqueous solutions, organic solvants, and organic solutions. The results indicate that the phenomenon of stored energy has to be carefully examined, at least for dry solids, before irradiation preservation of foods can be adopted on a large scale. (B.O.G.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4120564
NSA Number:
NSA-15-003170
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 188; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALGINIC ACID; COBALT 60; COLLOIDS; ELECTRON BEAMS; EMISSION; ENERGY; FOOD; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SOURCES; LEACHING; LIGHT; LIQUIDS; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; MEASURED VALUES; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PRESERVATION; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOCHEMISTRY; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SODIUM CHLORIDES; SOLIDS; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENTS; STORAGE; SUGARS; THORIUM CHLORIDES; VAN DE GRAAFF ACCELERATORS; WATER

Citation Formats

Westermark, T, and Grapengiesser, B. OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMISSION OF LIGHT ON DISSOLUTION OF IRRADIATED SOLIDS IN CERTAIN LIQUIDS. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.1038/188395a0.
Westermark, T, & Grapengiesser, B. OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMISSION OF LIGHT ON DISSOLUTION OF IRRADIATED SOLIDS IN CERTAIN LIQUIDS. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/188395a0.
Westermark, T, and Grapengiesser, B. Sat . "OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMISSION OF LIGHT ON DISSOLUTION OF IRRADIATED SOLIDS IN CERTAIN LIQUIDS". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/188395a0.
@article{osti_4120564,
title = {OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMISSION OF LIGHT ON DISSOLUTION OF IRRADIATED SOLIDS IN CERTAIN LIQUIDS},
author = {Westermark, T and Grapengiesser, B},
abstractNote = {The problem of measuring the stored radiomimetic energy in irradiated solids was approached by dissolution in liquids typical for dosimetry by radiochemical techniques and partly by attempts to excite, during dissolution, liquid scintillators. Some results of the latter type are summarized. Most of the experiments were concerned with fine-grained NaC1 which was given doses of 200 Mrads of Co/sup 60/ gamma rays and 2-Mev electrons from a Van de Graaff machine. Similar experiments were conducted using ThCl/sub 4/sup .// LiF, KI, glucose, saccharose, and alginic acid in water aqueous solutions, organic solvants, and organic solutions. The results indicate that the phenomenon of stored energy has to be carefully examined, at least for dry solids, before irradiation preservation of foods can be adopted on a large scale. (B.O.G.)},
doi = {10.1038/188395a0},
journal = {Nature},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 188,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1960},
month = {10}
}