Document Details


Title:
THE DENSITY OF FALLOUT PARTICLES FROM AIRBURSTS
Subject Terms:
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PARTICLE SIZE; PROCEDURES; CALCULATION METHODS; STATISTICS; GRAPHS; CORRELATIONS; DOMINIC I OPERATION; DATA
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1963 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0011
Accession Number:
NV0071565
Originating Research Org.:
TRACERLAB,DIVISION OF LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONICS (
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
THE DESITIES OF 73 INDIVIDUAL FALLOUT PARTICLES FROM THREE EVENTS OF T HE DOMINIC SERIES WERE MEASURED BY MEANS OF A MINIATURIZED TERMINAL VE LOCITY METHOD. THE PARTICLES VARIED FROM 4 TO 16 MICRONS IN DIAMETER. THE RESULTS WERE: EVENT A: DIMENSION = 3.75 PLUS OR MINUS 0.42 GRAMS P ER CENTIMETER CUBED; EVENT B: DIMENSION = 3.60 PLUS OR MINUS 0.22 GRAM S PER CENTIMETER CUBED; EVENT C: DIMENSION 3.88 PLUS OR MINUS 0.27 GRA MS PER CENTIMETER CUBED. THESE RESULTS ARE WELL BELOW THE THEORETICAL DENSITIES FOR IRON OXIDE - ALUMINUM OXIDE MIXTURES AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE NON-CRYSTALLINE NATURE OF THE PARTICLE AND WITH THE PRESENCE OF MICROVESICULATION. NO CORRELATION BETWEEN THE DENSITY AND THE DIAME TER OF THE PARTICLES WAS FOUND.


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