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Title: Neutron and gamma-ray dose measurements at various distances from the Little Boy replica

Abstract

We measured neutron and gamma-ray dose rates at various distances from the Little Boy-Comet Critical Assembly at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in April of 1983. The Little Boy-Comet Assembly is a replica of the atomic weapon detonated over Hiroshima, designed to be operated at various steady-state power levels. The selected distances for measurement ranged from 107 m to 567 m. Gamma-ray measurements were made with a Reuter-Stokes environmental ionization chamber which has a sensitivity of 1.0 ..mu..R/hour. Neutron measurements were made with a pulsed-source remmeter which has a sensitivity of 0.1 ..mu..rem/hour, designed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). 12 references, 7 figures, 6 tables.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6198594
Report Number(s):
UCRL-90177; CONF-840627-12
ON: DE85002172
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 29. annual meeting of the Health Physics Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, 3 Jun 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; LITTLE BOY; DOSE RATES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GAMMA DOSIMETRY; GAMMA RADIATION; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; NEUTRON DOSIMETRY; NEUTRONS; BARYONS; DATA; DOSIMETRY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; HADRONS; INFORMATION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; NUCLEONS; NUMERICAL DATA; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; WEAPONS; 450202* - Explosions & Explosives- Nuclear- Weaponry- (-1989); 655003 - Medical Physics- Dosimetry

Citation Formats

Huntzinger, C J, and Hankins, D E. Neutron and gamma-ray dose measurements at various distances from the Little Boy replica. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Huntzinger, C J, & Hankins, D E. Neutron and gamma-ray dose measurements at various distances from the Little Boy replica. United States.
Huntzinger, C J, and Hankins, D E. 1984. "Neutron and gamma-ray dose measurements at various distances from the Little Boy replica". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6198594.
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abstractNote = {We measured neutron and gamma-ray dose rates at various distances from the Little Boy-Comet Critical Assembly at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in April of 1983. The Little Boy-Comet Assembly is a replica of the atomic weapon detonated over Hiroshima, designed to be operated at various steady-state power levels. The selected distances for measurement ranged from 107 m to 567 m. Gamma-ray measurements were made with a Reuter-Stokes environmental ionization chamber which has a sensitivity of 1.0 ..mu..R/hour. Neutron measurements were made with a pulsed-source remmeter which has a sensitivity of 0.1 ..mu..rem/hour, designed and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). 12 references, 7 figures, 6 tables.},
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