Accession Number : AD0473534


Title :   Operation Roller Coaster. Project Officers Report - Project 2.6a. Special Particulate Characteristics


Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA


Personal Author(s) : Fuller, R K ; O'Connor, J D ; Nuckolls, M J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/473534.pdf


Report Date : 16 Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 225


Abstract : Some physical and chemical properties of fallout resulting from the high-explosive detonations of nuclear weapons containing plutonium were determined. They included: (1) the total mass of fallout collected per unit area; (2) the amount of plutonium and uranium collected per unit area; (3) the mass distribution of plutonium and uranium by particle size; (4) the relationships among mass, plutonium content, and density of fallout samples; and (5) the solubility of plutonium under conditions associated with the radiological recovery of contaminated facilities.


Descriptors :   *FALLOUT , *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , ALUMINUM , COLLECTING METHODS , DECONTAMINATION , NEVADA , PARTICLE SIZE , PLUTONIUM , RADIATION HAZARDS , SAMPLERS , SAMPLING , URANIUM


Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE