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Author Westermark, T. ♦ Grapengiesser, 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 ♦ ALGINIC ACID ♦ COBALT 60 ♦ COLLOIDS ♦ ELECTRON BEAMS ♦ EMISSION ♦ ENERGY ♦ FOOD ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ GAMMA SOURCES ♦ LEACHING ♦ LIGHT ♦ LIQUIDS ♦ LITHIUM FLUORIDES ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ ORGANIC ACIDS ♦ ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ♦ PRESERVATION ♦ RADIATION DOSES ♦ RADIATION EFFECTS ♦ RADIOCHEMISTRY ♦ SCINTILLATION COUNTERS ♦ SODIUM CHLORIDES ♦ SOLIDS ♦ SOLUTIONS ♦ SOLVENTS ♦ STORAGE ♦ SUGARS ♦ THORIUM CHLORIDES ♦ VAN DE GRAAFF ACCELERATORS ♦ WATER
Abstract The problem of measuring the stored radiomimetic energy in irradiated solids was approached by dissolution in liquids typical for dosimetry by radiochemical techniques and partly by attempts to excite, during dissolution, liquid scintillators. Some results of the latter type are summarized. Most of the experiments were concerned with fine-grained NaC1 which was given doses of 200 Mrads of Co/sup 60/ gamma rays and 2-Mev electrons from a Van de Graaff machine. Similar experiments were conducted using ThCl/sub 4/sup .// LiF, KI, glucose, saccharose, and alginic acid in water aqueous solutions, organic solvants, and organic solutions. The results indicate that the phenomenon of stored energy has to be carefully examined, at least for dry solids, before irradiation preservation of foods can be adopted on a large scale. (B.O.G.)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-10-29
Publisher Department Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm
Journal Nature
Volume Number 188
Organization Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm


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