A Study of the Relative High-Temperature Condensabilities of Radioactive Vapors of Interest in Nuclear Debris Formation by Use of a Laser Technique.
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The relative condensabilities of a number of radioactive species occurring in nuclear debris has been studied by use of a high-powered laser. Mixtures of inert and radioactive species typical of those found in nuclear fireballs were simultaneously vaporized by the laser and the relative condensabilities of the radioactive constituents upon hot surfaces were measured. These data are applied to a simple model of nuclear debris formation which successfully predicts the degree of radiochemical fractionation in the case of an air-burst. Author
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products