Accession Number:

AD0404547

Title:

COBALT-60 GAMMA RADIOLYSIS OF LIQUID DINITROGEN TETROXIDE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The cobalt-60 gamma radiolysis of liquid dinitrogen tetroxide N2O4l has been investigated as a function of variations in temperature, gas-to liquid volume ratio, dose rates, and method of N2O4l purification. The radiolytic products are shown to be N2, N2O, and N2O5. The material balance of the O2 released at post-irradiation thermal equilibrium as compared with the calculated O2 derived from the production of N2 and N2O from N2O4 is good to within 10. N2O4l is relatively radiation-resistant, having a G value of only 0.075, the ratio of N2 and N2O product formation being 21.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE