Accession Number:

AD0726928

Title:

The Effect of Angular Distribution of Compton Electrons on High-Altitude EMP Source Currents.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

High-altitude EMP source currents and ionization resulting from Compton scattering of gamma rays were evaluated on the basis of the forward-scattering of the Compton electrons. Large differences were noted between results of the most accurate approximation and the forward-scattering approximation for the case of relativistic Compton electrons, especially of late times. Accuracy at late times required a more accurate approximation than at early times. A special forward-scattering approximation was tested which should allow accurate evaluation of peak fields below the source region. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE