Accession Number:

AD0606028

Title:

THE COMPTON CURRENT AND THE ENERGY DEPOSITION RATE FROM GAMMA QUANTA-A MONTE CARLO CALCULATION,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The Compton current generated by the prompt gamma rays from an atmospheric nuclear explosion is known to be an important source for the electromagnetic signals which accompany such explosions. The space-time dependence of the Compton current and the energy deposition rate are calculated using the methods of the Monte Carlo technique. Included are the effects of the energy spectrum of the gamma quanta and the time-spreading due to the multiple scattering of the quanta. The purpose is to provide accurate estimates for the current and the energy deposition rate, thereby eliminating one source of uncertainty in the theoretical estimates of the electromagnetic fields generated by this mechanism. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE