Accession Number:

ADA036236

Title:

Neutron Activation of Gold Dental Restorations in Small Primates,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Report Date:

1959-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Dental gold alloys of various kinds were used to cast inlays which were placed in the molars of 10 small primates. These primates were then exposed to the neutron flux of an atomic detonation. The inlays were removed and the neutron-induced activity of the gold was measured in a scintillation counter. Calculation of the total activity showed a correlation with the neutron dosages received by the primates.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE