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Title: DESIGN AND USE OF A 23,000 CURIE COBALT-60 FACILITY. Period covered July 1953 through March 1957

Abstract

A two-chambered hot cell has been designed, built, and used. The hot cell is suitable for radioactive materials testing, hot chemistry, or handling of radiation sources. A 23,000 curie cobalt-60 source has been assembled and is being used for materials irradiations. The source in its normal form is 11.6 inch I. D. x inches long. The activity of each of the 2450 slugs comprising the source was individually calibrated. Slugs of different activities were arranged to give the desired flux distribution inside the cylindrical source. Dose rates in and aroumd the source have been measured with an ion chamber and glass dosimeters. An engineering approach to design of radiation sources has been formulated and tested with the 23,000 curie source. The report includes a complete description of the hot cell, design and assembly of the source, dosimetry methods, and mathematical design of cylindrical sources. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Wright Air Development Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
OSTI Identifier:
4337967
Report Number(s):
WADC-TR-57-498; AD-142157
NSA Number:
NSA-12-005748
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Project title: MATERIALS ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES. Task Title: EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR RADIATIONS ON MATERIALS AND PROCESSES. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; COBALT 60; CYLINDERS; DISTRIBUTION; DOSEMETERS; FABRICATION; GAMMA RADIATION; GLASS; HOT CELLS; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; MATERIALS TESTING; MATHEMATICS; PLANNING; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOACTIVITY; REMOTE HANDLING; TESTING

Citation Formats

Atkins, M.C., Wolfsberg, K., Lorentz, W.N., and Smith, D.R.. DESIGN AND USE OF A 23,000 CURIE COBALT-60 FACILITY. Period covered July 1953 through March 1957. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1957. Web.
Atkins, M.C., Wolfsberg, K., Lorentz, W.N., & Smith, D.R.. DESIGN AND USE OF A 23,000 CURIE COBALT-60 FACILITY. Period covered July 1953 through March 1957. Country unknown/Code not available.
Atkins, M.C., Wolfsberg, K., Lorentz, W.N., and Smith, D.R.. Tue . "DESIGN AND USE OF A 23,000 CURIE COBALT-60 FACILITY. Period covered July 1953 through March 1957". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:.
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title = {DESIGN AND USE OF A 23,000 CURIE COBALT-60 FACILITY. Period covered July 1953 through March 1957},
author = {Atkins, M.C. and Wolfsberg, K. and Lorentz, W.N. and Smith, D.R.},
abstractNote = {A two-chambered hot cell has been designed, built, and used. The hot cell is suitable for radioactive materials testing, hot chemistry, or handling of radiation sources. A 23,000 curie cobalt-60 source has been assembled and is being used for materials irradiations. The source in its normal form is 11.6 inch I. D. x inches long. The activity of each of the 2450 slugs comprising the source was individually calibrated. Slugs of different activities were arranged to give the desired flux distribution inside the cylindrical source. Dose rates in and aroumd the source have been measured with an ion chamber and glass dosimeters. An engineering approach to design of radiation sources has been formulated and tested with the 23,000 curie source. The report includes a complete description of the hot cell, design and assembly of the source, dosimetry methods, and mathematical design of cylindrical sources. (auth)},
doi = {},
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place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {Tue Aug 27 00:00:00 EDT 1957},
month = {Tue Aug 27 00:00:00 EDT 1957}
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