ISOTOPES AND RADIATIONS IN CHEMISTRY
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Chemical processes, such as polymerization,chlorination, and oxidation of organic compounds, achieved through nuclear radiation are discussed. Owing to the large size of the polymer molecules, fundamental changes in their properties can be induced by relatively small amounts of energy such changes would be difficult or impossible by the conventional chemical methods. Available data indicates the possibility of accomplishing such processes by utilizing a considerable part of the main energy of atomic transformations, i.e., the kinetic energy of the fission fragments.