Lead Belt Radiation Shield.
Final rept. Sep-Dec 74,
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYSIS BRANCH
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Results are given of the effectiveness of a lead shielding belt in reducing the gamma dose to the center of a cylindrical tissue-equivalent phantom exposed to isotropic gamma radiation. Three different shield designs were used. The first was a lead belt 20-cm high wide, of a thickness varying from 0.0 cm no belt to 5.08 cm. The second design belt was 30-cm high wide, of thickness varying from 0.0 cm no belt to 5.08 cm. For the third case, the 20-cm high wide lead belt of a thickness varying from 0.0 cm no belt to 5.08 cm was used but with a lead seat and back. The results demonstrate the feasibility of using a lead belt to reduce the gamma tissue dose to a tissue-equivalent phantom from an isotropic gamma source.
- Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety