Accession Number:

AD0363577

Title:

GAMMA RADIATION AS A FUNCTION OF DISTANCE

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1955-07-01

Abstract:

Film measurements of gamma-ray exposure vs distance were made on both Mike and King. The results show that gamma radiation from large yield devices cannot be scaled directly from measurements of nominal-size devices, and that the effect of the shock wave and the cloud rise must be taken into consideration. For the 550 KT King shot, the gamma-ray exposures were about 1.5 to 1.7 times those expected by scaling directly from a nomicnal device. For the 10 MT Mike sot, measured values were 30 to 80 times expected fom scaling.

Supplementary Note:

Report on Operation Ivy, Project 5.1 (U). Supersedes Rept. no. WT-643 (Prelim).

Pages:

0021

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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1.11MB