Accession Number:

AD0763196

Title:

The Mechanisms of Fallout Particle Formation: Annual Progress Report for Period Ending June 1971

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The report presents progress during FY 71 at the Army Ballistic Research Laboratories on studies of the mechanisms of the fallout particle formation. The program emphasis has been on understanding the attachment e.g., nucleation or condensation of gaseous fission product elements onto various solid substrates. Several precise techniques have now been developed to study these phenomena and the agreement among the techniques is very satisfactory. The results obtained are significant in interpreting the radioactive distribution observed in fallout particles and in making general predictions regarding condensation behavior on oxide and metal substrates.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE