Accession Number:

ADA059918

Title:

Feasibility Study for Performing an X-Ray Attenuation Measurement.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 77-28 Feb 78,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

SAI has investigated the feasibility of performing an x-ray attenuation measurement to determine the time-dependent density and composition of material in a pipe through which a multikilobar air shock is driven. A flash x-ray system will be able to generate adequate signal levels in direct viewing solid state detectors and in scintillator-photomultipliers observing irradiated fluorescers. The major problem is the design of a line-of-sight protection system which can adequately withstand kilobar pressures. A minimal experimental effort on Hybla Gold verified both adequately low background levels and detector survivability for the required few milliseconds. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE