OPERATION GREENHOUSE. Scientific Director's Report of Atomic Weapon Tests at Eniwetok, 1951. Annex 1.9. Air-Drop Instrumentation. Part 2. Teller-Alpha,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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It was the purpose of the Teller-Alpha experiment to measure the coefficient alpha by means of detectors placed a long distance from the bomb. The detectors are photoelectric devices which respond to visible light produced in the air surrounding the bomb by the absorbed gamma rays, A measurement of this sort was proposed by Edward Teller prior to the Sandstone Operation. The main components of the Teller-Alpha equipment were the photohead, the 200-Mc timing oscillator, and the high-speed-sensitivity recoding oscilloscope. A complete discussion of the experiment is provided.
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