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Title: RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS DIVISION SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1958

Abstract

ABS>Progress is reported in the following studies: the decay time of irradiated scintillation solutions; the performance of twin scintillation detectors for measuring neutrons in the presence of gamma radiation; the measurement of cosmic ray neutron background with a twin scintillation fast neutron spectrometer; the diffusion and absorption of gases in plastic-walled ionization chambers; calculations of the drift velocity and the energy distribution of electrons of helium, neon, argon, and nitrogen under the action of a uniform electric field; the development of equipment for tracer studies of atmospheric diffusion; the deposition and retention of isotopes of actinium, radon, radium, and thorium in bone; the effects of age on calcium metabolism in bone,; the development of a mathematical theory of the retention of radioactive elements by bone; the development of a reproducible method for directly determining individual alpha activities in mixtures; the design of a flow-gas Geiger counter; a survey of the natural radioactivity of a number of municipal water supplies; measurements of activity in individuals by means of the human spectrometer; measurements of the cesium-l37 content of human subjects; measurements of the atmospheric content of cesium-137 as a function of time; a comparison of background radioactivity at the Laboratory and amore » site approximately 250 feet below grade level; development of a spectrometric method for measurements of radioactivity in soil; the effects of meteorological variables on the distribution of radon in the atmosphere; and studies of atmospheric diffusion. A list of publications during the period is included. (For preceding period see ANL-5919.) (C.H.)« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4213501
Report Number(s):
ANL-5967
NSA Number:
NSA-13-019069
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; ABSORPTION- ACTINIUM- BONES- CALCIUM- EQUATIONS- METABOLISM- RADIOISOTOPES- RADIUM- RADON- THORIUM; ABSORPTION- ALPHA PARTICLES- ATMOSPHERE- BACKGROUND- - BIBLIOGRAPHY- BODY- CESIUM 137- DIFFUSION- DISTRIBUTION- GAS FLOW- GEIGER- MUELLER COUNTERS- LEVELS- MAN- METEOROLOGY- MONITORING- PLANNING- QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS- RADIOACTIVITY- RADON- SOILS- SPECTROSCOPY- WATER; ABSORPTION- DIFFUSION- GASES- IONIZATION CHAMBERS- POLYMERS; ARGON- DISTRIBUTION- ELECTRIC FIELDS- ELECTRONS- ENERGY- EQUATIONS- HELIUM- MOTION- NEON- NITROGEN- VELOCITY; ATMOSPHERE- DIFFUSION- TRACER TECHNIQUES; BACKGROUND- COSMIC RAD

Citation Formats

None. RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS DIVISION SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1958. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4213501.
None. RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS DIVISION SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1958. United States. doi:10.2172/4213501.
None. Fri . "RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS DIVISION SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1958". United States. doi:10.2172/4213501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4213501.
@article{osti_4213501,
title = {RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS DIVISION SEMIANNUAL REPORT FOR JULY THROUGH DECEMBER 1958},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {ABS>Progress is reported in the following studies: the decay time of irradiated scintillation solutions; the performance of twin scintillation detectors for measuring neutrons in the presence of gamma radiation; the measurement of cosmic ray neutron background with a twin scintillation fast neutron spectrometer; the diffusion and absorption of gases in plastic-walled ionization chambers; calculations of the drift velocity and the energy distribution of electrons of helium, neon, argon, and nitrogen under the action of a uniform electric field; the development of equipment for tracer studies of atmospheric diffusion; the deposition and retention of isotopes of actinium, radon, radium, and thorium in bone; the effects of age on calcium metabolism in bone,; the development of a mathematical theory of the retention of radioactive elements by bone; the development of a reproducible method for directly determining individual alpha activities in mixtures; the design of a flow-gas Geiger counter; a survey of the natural radioactivity of a number of municipal water supplies; measurements of activity in individuals by means of the human spectrometer; measurements of the cesium-l37 content of human subjects; measurements of the atmospheric content of cesium-137 as a function of time; a comparison of background radioactivity at the Laboratory and a site approximately 250 feet below grade level; development of a spectrometric method for measurements of radioactivity in soil; the effects of meteorological variables on the distribution of radon in the atmosphere; and studies of atmospheric diffusion. A list of publications during the period is included. (For preceding period see ANL-5919.) (C.H.)},
doi = {10.2172/4213501},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {5}
}