Accession Number:

AD0257490

Title:

A STUDY OF THE DOSIMETRIC PROPERTIES OF LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Polyethylene samples were exposed to a relatively small approximately 8.7 curies cesium-137 gamma source for varying durations of time. The chemical oxidation was measured by infraredABSORPTION TECHNIQUES, AND THE PHYSICAL CHANGES BY MEASUREMENTS OF ELONGATION AND TENSILE STRENGTH. All changes were a direct result of the quantity of radiation received. The results indicate that polyethylene has significant potentiality as a wide range gamma dosimetry material. The polymeric dosimeter has proven to be reasonably accurate in the exposure range of 1 x 10 to the 6th power to 5 x 10 to the 7th power roentgens. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE