Accession Number : AD0048520


Title :   EFFECT OF SOFT X-RAYS ON THE LUMINESCENCE EFFICIENCY OF BIOLOGICAL COMPOUNDS


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : PARR, W H ; KEREIAKES, J G ; KREBS, A T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/048520.pdf


Report Date : 08 Dec 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : This report involves the study of the luminescence efficiency of different biological compounds under high-energy gamma bombardment before and after 50 kv x-irradiation. After x-irradiation some compounds (crude catalase) showed no change; in other compounds (ascorbic acid) luminescence increased; and in others (glutathione) luminescence decreased. Parallel measurements made on the luminescence changes and chemical changes of the solute indicate that the luminescence curve does not follow closely the decomposition curve. These studies illustrate the influence of the radiation induced decomposition products and are of importance in considering biological reactions induced by ionizing radiation.


Descriptors :   *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , *RADIATION EFFECTS , BIOLOGY , BIOCHEMISTRY , X RAYS , LUMINESCENCE , IONIZING RADIATION , GLUTATHIONE , ASCORBIC ACID


Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE