Accession Number:

AD0261921

Title:

THE ENERGY DEPENDENCE OF X-RAY DAMAGE IN AN ORGANIC MERCURY COMPOUND

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MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

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Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted of the extent to which the x-ray decomposition of an organic Hg compound depends on the photon energy of the x-rays. Samples of alpha-acetoxymercuri-betamethoxy-hydrocinnamic ethyl ester were irradiated with monochromatic x-ray beams at a number of different energies between 9 and 19 kev. The energy region included the L-absorption edges of Hg. Results demonstrated that there was no dependence of radiation yield on the total dose or dose rate used. Six samples of the ester were irradiated with unfiltered L-spectra of 6 consecutive elements, including Hg. The radiation yield was independent of photon energy between 9 and 18 kev. The amount of Hg liberated per unit energy was the same, within experimental uncertainty, for soft x-rays and Co-60 radiation.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE