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Author Chasanov, M. G.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS ♦ ABSORPTION ♦ CONVERSION ♦ COOLANTS ♦ ENERGY ♦ ENERGY DISSIPATION ♦ ENERGY LOSSES ♦ EVAPORATION ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ HEATING ♦ HELIUM ♦ HELIUM 3 ♦ IRRADIATION ♦ LIQUIDS ♦ LOSSES ♦ NEUTRON BEAMS ♦ NUCLEAR REACTIONS ♦ RADIATION EFFECTS ♦ SCATTERING
Abstract The effects of radiation environment on a coolant such as liquid helium were investigated. The mechanisms in which neutrons and gamma rays passing through the helium dissipate a portion of their energies as heat are discussed. The energies lost are from neutron scattering, gamma absorption, and the He/sup 3/ (n,p) reaction. The absence of (n, gamma ) reactions for helium eliminates a large source of heat. Equations are given for the heat and time required to vaporize liquid helium. (B.O.G.)
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-04-01
Publisher Department IBM Corp., Owego, N.Y.
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 31
Organization IBM Corp., Owego, N.Y.


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