Accession Number:

AD0678581

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF X-RAY PULSES BY CHEMICAL MEANS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY NUCLEAR DEFENSE LAB EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report describes a technique for measuring the size and shape of an X- or gamma-ray pulse. The technique is based on water and dilute aqueous solutions that, when irradiated, produce the hydrated electron, eaq-, a short-lived, transient ion with an intense optical absorption spectrum. Measurements of the intensity of red light transmitted through the irradiated sample are directly correlated to radiation intensity. Resolving time of the system is in the nanosecond range. The technique is shown to be feasible and may have application at pulsed accelerator facilities and at nuclear weapons tests. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE