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Author Murphy, P. V. ♦ Gross, B.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS ♦ ABSORPTION ♦ DIELECTRICS ♦ DISTRIBUTION ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ HEATING ♦ PARAFFIN ♦ POLARIZATION ♦ PRODUCTION ♦ TEMPERATURE
Abstract S>The electrical polarization produced in solid dielectrics by gamma ray bombardment is treated as a space charge resulting from the production and absorption of Compton electrons. For a gamma-ray beam in equilibrium with secondary electrons, the calculated net space charge is negative in sign and decreases with distance in proportion to gamma ray attenuation. The distribution of polarization was studied experimentally by cutting away sections of irradiated carnauba wax and measuring the charge released on heating for each section. The relation of thermally released charge to sample polarization and the effect of a temperature gradient are discussed. (auth)
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1964-01-01
Publisher Department Laboratorio de Dosimetria, Rio de Janeiro
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 35
Organization Laboratorio de Dosimetria, Rio de Janeiro


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