Accession Number:

AD0707082

Title:

WEAPONS RADIATION SHIELDING HANDBOOK. CHAPTER 2. BASIC CONCEPTS OF RADIATION SHIELDING ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The basic concepts underlying the methods used for weapons radiation shield analysis are described in this chapter. They include the quantities used to describe particle populations and the quantities used to describe radiation interactions with materials. The characteristics of the particular radiations produced by weapons, neutrons and gamma rays, are discussed in detail, including their physical properties and their important interactions. The production processes whereby neutrons and gamma rays are produced are also described. In addition, the chapter discusses the various response functions that are used to convert a radiation field to a biological effect.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE