Accession Number:

ADA009181

Title:

Lead Belt Radiation Shield.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep-Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYSIS BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE