Accession Number:

AD0402312

Title:

EMPIRICAL CORRECTIONS FOR VARIABLE ABSORPTION OF SOFT X-RAYS BY MYLAR

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The characteristic x-rays of many light elements are strongly attenuated by 0.00025-inch Mylar polyester film. An empirical method was developed to correct for the effects of variable 0.00025-inch Mylar thickness on the analyses of these light elements. Linear relationships were established between correction factors for aluminum K alpha radiation and those for sulfur K alpha and chlorine K alpha radiations. Aluminum K alpha correction factors for variable Mylar thickness were determined.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE