Accession Number:

AD0651758

Title:

THE RADIOLYSIS OF SEAWATER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The molecular radiolysis products of seawater were determined in order to evaluate whether these products and therefore the residual radiation field that produced them, could have an effect on the chemical and physical species of the radionuclide debris produced in an underwater nuclear explosion. The GH2 was 0.44 plus or minus 0.01 for aerated seawater and 1.03 plus or minus 0.01 for outgassed seawater. Gperoxide was 1.03 plus or minus 0.06 for the initial yield in aerated and outgassed seawater. Speculations on the mechanisms to account for these yields are based on the influence of the major components of seawater that are likely to change the known mechanisms for pure water. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE