Deposit Patterns on Troops, Vehicles and Guns of 100 MU Glass Microspheres Sprayed from the Air

Authors
  1. Watson, H.H.
  2. Diehl, C.H.H.
Corporate Authors
Suffield Experimental Station, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Middle distance fallout from nuclear weapons consists of radioactive particles principally in the size range 50 to 200 mu diameter. One hundred micron diameter fluorescent glass microspheres sprayed from an aircraft were used as a hydrodynamical simulant to investigate the deposit patterns on men, guns and vehicles. Nineteen men serving as gun crews were examined soon after they were contaminated and again some 8 hours later. The guns and vehicles still retained contamination after a shoot and a road journey of 17 miles, and on parts of the vehicles the density was still appreciable.
Report Number
SES-TP-134 — Technical Paper
Date of publication
30 Dec 1957
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
58-10182
CANDIS No
126360
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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