Accession Number:

AD0280135

Title:

EFFECT OF GAMMA IRRADIATION FROM A COBALT-60 SOURCE UPON THE SENSITIVITY OF ELECTRIC IGNITION ELEMENTS MK 2, MK 4, AND MK 6

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PROPELLANT PLANT INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-06

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Electric ignition elements Mk 2. Mk 4, and Mk 6 have been exposed to gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source. Dosages ranged from 1.75 X iO5 to 78.23 x 10exp6 roentgens. The effect of this irradiation on the sensitivity of the elements in terms of time-to-ignition was variable. The Mk 6 elements showed a general tendency toward decreased sensitivity the Mk 2 elements showed less tendency toward decreased sensitivity and the Mk 4 elements showed an increase in sensitivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE