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Simultaneous measurement of neutron and gamma-ray radiation levels from a TRIGA reactor core using silicon carbide semiconductor detectors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability of a silicon carbide radiation detector to measure neutron and gamma radiation levels in a TRIGA reactor's mixed neutron\\/gamma field was demonstrated. Linear responses to epicadmium neutron fluence rate (up to 3×107 cm-2 s-1) and to gamma dose rate (0.6-234 krad-Si h-1) were obtained with the detector. Axial profiles of the reactor core's neutron and gamma-ray radiation levels

A. R. Dulloo; F. H. Ruddy; J. G. Seidel; C. Davison; T. Flinchbaugh; T. Daubenspeck

1999-01-01

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Simultaneous measurement of neutron and gamma-ray radiation levels from a TRIGA reactor core using silicon carbide semiconductor detectors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ability of a SiC detector to measure neutron and gamma radiation levels in a TRIGA reactor's mixed neutron\\/gamma field was demonstrated. Linear responses to an epicadmium neutron fluence rate (up to 3×107 cm-2 s-1) and to a gamma dose rate (0.6-234 krad-Si h-1) were obtained with the detector. Axial profiles of the reactor core's neutron and gamma-ray radiation levels

A. R. Dulloo; F. H. Ruddy; J. G. Seidel; C. Davison; T. Flinchbaugh; T. Daubenspeck

1998-01-01

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CCRI supplementary comparison of standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at radiation processing dose levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six national standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at the dose levels used in radiation processing have been compared over the range from 5 to 30 kGy using the alanine dosimeters of the NIST and the NPL as the transfer dosimeters. The standards are in agreement at the level of around 0.5%, which is significantly smaller

D. T. Burns; P. J. Allisy-Roberts; M. F. Desrosiers; V. Yu. Nagy; P. H. G. Sharpe; R. F. Laitano; K. Mehta; M. K. H. Schneider; Y. L. Zhang

2006-01-01

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CCRI supplementary comparison of standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at radiation processing dose levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Six national standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at the dose levels used in radiation processing have been compared over the range from 5 to 30kGy using the alanine dosimeters of the NIST and the NPL as the transfer dosimeters. The standards are in agreement at the level of around 0.5%, which is significantly smaller than

D. T. Burns; P. J. Allisy-Roberts; M. F. Desrosiers; V. Yu. Nagy; P. H. G. Sharpe; R. F. Laitano; K. Mehta; M. K. H. Schneider; Y. L. Zhang

2006-01-01

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The effects of gamma radiation, UV and visible light on ATP levels in yeast cells depend on cellular melanization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previously we have shown that growth of melanized fungi is stimulated by low levels of gamma radiation. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of visible light, UV light, and gamma radiation on the energy level (ATP concentration) in melanized Cryptococcus neoformans cells. Melanized C. neoformans cells as well as non-melanized controls were subjected to visible, UV

Ruth Bryan; Zewei Jiang; Matthew Friedman; Ekaterina Dadachova

2011-01-01

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Measurement of gamma radiation levels in soil samples from Thanjavur using gamma-ray spectrometry and estimation of population exposure.  

PubMed

This study assesses the level of terrestrial gamma radiation and associated dose rates from the naturally occurring radionuclides (232)Th, (238)U and (40)K in 10 soil samples collected from Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu, India) using gamma-ray spectrometry. The activity profile of radionuclides has clearly showed the existence of low level activity in Thanjavur. The geometric mean activity concentrations of (232)Th, (238)U and (40)K is 42.9+/-9.4 Bq.kg(-1), 14.7+/-1.7 Bq.kg(-1) and 149.5+/-3.1 Bq.kg(-1) respectively are derived from all the soil samples studied. The activity concentration of (232)Th, (238)U and (40)K in soil is due to the presence of metamorphic rocks like shale, hornblende-biotite gneiss and quartzofeldspathic gneiss in these areas. Gamma absorbed dose rates in air outdoors were calculated to be in the range between 32 nGy.h(-1) and 59.1 nGy.h(-1) with an arithmetic mean of 43.3 +/-9 nGy.h(-1). This value is lesser than the population weighted world-averaged of 60 nGy.h(-1). Inhabitants of Thanjavur are subjected to external gamma radiation exposure (effective dose) ranging between 39.2 and 72.6 muSv.y(-1) with an arithmetic mean of 53.1+/-11 muSv.y(-1). The values of the external hazard index determined from the soil radioactivity of the study area are less than the recommended safe levels. PMID:20177570

Senthilkumar, B; Dhavamani, V; Ramkumar, S; Philominathan, P

2010-01-01

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Non Invasive Water Level Monitoring on Boiling Water Reactors Using Internal Gamma Radiation: Application of Soft Computing Methods  

SciTech Connect

To provide best knowledge about safety-related water level values in boiling water reactors (BWR) is essentially for operational regime. For the water level determination hydrostatic level measurement systems are almost exclusively applied, because they stand the test over many decades in conventional and nuclear power plants (NPP). Due to the steam generation especially in BWR a specific phenomenon occurs which leads to a water-steam mixture level in the reactor annular space and reactor plenum. The mixture level is a high transient non-measurable value concerning the hydrostatic water level measuring system and it significantly differs from the measured collapsed water level. In particular, during operational and accidental transient processes like fast negative pressure transients, the monitoring of these water levels is very important. In addition to the hydrostatic water level measurement system a diverse water level measurement system for BWR should be used. A real physical diversity is given by gamma radiation distribution inside and outside the reactor pressure vessel correlating with the water level. The vertical gamma radiation distribution depends on the water level, but it is also a function of the neutron flux and the coolant recirculation pump speed. For the water level monitoring, special algorithms are required. An analytical determination of the gamma radiation distribution outside the reactor pressure vessel is impossible due to the multitude of radiation of physical processes, complicated non-stationary radiation source distribution and complex geometry of fixtures. For creating suited algorithms Soft Computing methods (Fuzzy Sets Theory, Artificial Neural Networks, etc.) will be used. Therefore, a database containing input values (gamma radiation distribution) and output values (water levels) had to be built. Here, the database was established by experiments (data from BWR and from a test setup) and simulation with the authorised thermo-fluid code ATHLET. (authors)

Fleischer, Sebastian; Hampel, Rainer [University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz, Theodor-Koerner-Str. 16, D-02763 Zittau (Germany)

2006-07-01

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Effect of gamma radiation on the ripening and levels of bioactive amines in bananas cv. Prata  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Green Prata bananas at the full three-quarter stage were exposed to gamma radiation at doses of 0.0 (control), 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 kGy and stored at 16±1 °C and 85% relative humidity. Samples were collected periodically and analyzed for peel color, pulp-to-peel ratio and levels of starch, soluble sugars and bioactive amines. Degradation of starch and formation of fructose and glucose followed first- and zero-order kinetics, respectively. Higher irradiation doses caused increased inhibitory effect on starch degradation and glucose formation. However, doses of 1.5 and 2.0 kGy caused browning of the peel, making the fruit unacceptable. Irradiation at 1.0 kGy was the most promising dose: it did not affect peel color, the pulp-to-peel ratio or the levels of the amines spermidine, serotonin and putrescine. However, it slowed down starch degradation and the formation and accumulation of fructose and glucose, delaying the ripening of the fruit for 7 days.

Gloria, Maria Beatriz A.; Adão, Regina C.

2013-06-01

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Gamma radiation levels in the ambient environment of the QNPP Base  

Microsoft Academic Search

Monitoring results of gamma dose rate level in 1992~2004 in the ambient environment of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plants (QNPP) Base, the northeast of Zhejiang Province, are reported in this paper. It is shown that the gamma dose rate of five monitoring sites of 2.5 km to QNPP Base is 84~113 nGy\\/h, with an average of 96 nGy\\/h in the

WENG Jianqing; HE Jun; XIANG Yuanyi; WANG Kan; LI Xia; HAN Zhengdong

2007-01-01

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Supplementary comparison CCRI(I)-S2 of standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at radiation processing dose levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight national standards for absorbed dose to water in 60Co gamma radiation at the dose levels used in radiation processing have been compared over the range from 1 kGy to 30 kGy using the alanine dosimeters of the NIST and the NPL as the transfer dosimeters. The comparison was organized by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, who also

D. T. Burns; P. J. Allisy-Roberts; M. F. Desrosiers; P. H. G. Sharpe; M. Pimpinella; V. Lourenço; Y. L. Zhang; A. Miller; V. Generalova; V. Sochor

2011-01-01

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Outdoor 220Rn, 222Rn and terrestrial gamma radiation levels: investigation study in the thorium rich Fen Complex, Norway.  

PubMed

The present study was done in the Fen Complex, a Norwegian area rich in naturally occurring radionuclides, especially in thorium ((232)Th). Measurement of radioactivity levels was conducted at the decommissioned iron (Fe) and niobium (Nb) mining sites (TENORM) as well as at the undisturbed wooded sites (NORM), all open for free public access. The soil activity concentrations of (232)Th (3280-8395 Bq kg(-1)) were significantly higher than the world and the Norwegian average values and exceeded the Norwegian screening level (1000 Bq kg(-1)) for radioactive waste, while radium ((226)Ra) was present at slightly elevated levels (89-171 Bq kg(-1)). Terrestrial gamma dose rates were also elevated, ranging 2.6-4.4 ?Gy h(-1). Based on long-term surveys, the air concentrations of thoron ((220)Rn) and radon ((222)Rn) reached 1786 and 82 Bq m(-3), respectively. Seasonal variation in the outdoor gamma dose rates and Rn concentrations was confirmed. Correlation analyses showed a linear relationship between air radiation levels and the abundance of (232)Th in soil. The annual outdoor effective radiation doses for humans (occupancy 5 h day(-1)) were estimated to be in the range of 3.0-7.7 mSv, comparable or higher than the total average (summarized indoor and outdoor) exposure dose for the Norwegian population (2.9 mSv year(-1)). On the basis of all obtained results, this Norwegian area should be considered as enhanced natural radiation area (ENRA). PMID:22105600

Mrdakovic Popic, Jelena; Bhatt, Chhavi Raj; Salbu, Brit; Skipperud, Lindis

2012-01-01

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Effects of increased shielding on gamma-radiation levels within spacecraft  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Shuttle Activation Monitor (SAM) experiment was flown on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-28) from 8 - 13 August, 1989 in a 57°, 300 km orbit. One objective of the SAM experiment was to determine the relative effect of different amounts of shielding on the gamma-ray backgrounds measured with similarly configured sodium iodide (NaI) and bismuth germante (BGO) detectors. To achieve this objective twenty-four hours of data were taken with each detector in the middeck of the Shuttle on the ceiling of the airlock (a high-shielding location) as well as on the sleep station wall (a low-shielding location). For the cosmic-ray induced background the results indicate an increased overall count rate in the 0.2 to 10 MeV energy range at the more highly shielded location, while in regions of trapped radiation the low shielding configuration gives higher rates at the low energy end of the spectrum.

Haskins, P. S.; McKisson, J. E.; Weisenberger, A. G.; Ely, D. W.; Ballard, T. A.; Dyer, C. S.; Truscott, P. R.; Piercey, R. B.; Ramayya, A. V.; Camp, D. C.

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Assessment of radon concentration and external gamma radiation level in the environs of Narwapahar uranium mine, India and its radiological significance  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the environs of uranium mining, milling and processing facilities and in the uranium mineralized terrain, a little higher\\u000a ambient radon concentration and gamma radiation level may be expected in comparison with natural background. The present study\\u000a gives a brief account of atmospheric radon concentration, gamma absorbed dose rate and radiation dose received by the members\\u000a of public in the

B. K. Rana; R. M. Tripathi; J. S. Meena; S. K. Sahoo; R. Topno; A. K. Shukla; V. D. Puranik

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Measurement of gamma radiation levels in soil samples from Thanjavur using ?-ray spectrometry and estimation of population exposure  

PubMed Central

This study assesses the level of terrestrial gamma radiation and associated dose rates from the naturally occurring radionuclides 232Th, 238U and 40K in 10 soil samples collected from Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu, India) using ?-ray spectrometry. The activity profile of radionuclides has clearly showed the existence of low level activity in Thanjavur. The geometric mean activity concentrations of 232Th, 238U and 40K is 42.9±9.4 Bq.kg?1, 14.7±1.7 Bq.kg?1 and 149.5±3.1 Bq.kg?1 respectively are derived from all the soil samples studied. The activity concentration of 232Th, 238U and 40K in soil is due to the presence of metamorphic rocks like shale, hornblende-biotite gneiss and quartzofeldspathic gneiss in these areas. Gamma absorbed dose rates in air outdoors were calculated to be in the range between 32 nGy.h?1 and 59.1 nGy.h?1 with an arithmetic mean of 43.3 ±9 nGy.h?1. This value is lesser than the population weighted world-averaged of 60 nGy.h?1. Inhabitants of Thanjavur are subjected to external gamma radiation exposure (effective dose) ranging between 39.2 and 72.6 ?Sv.y?1 with an arithmetic mean of 53.1±11 ?Sv.y?1. The values of the external hazard index determined from the soil radioactivity of the study area are less than the recommended safe levels.

Senthilkumar, B.; Dhavamani, V.; Ramkumar, S.; Philominathan, P.

2010-01-01

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Gamma radiation field intensity meter  

DOEpatents

A gamma radiation intensity meter measures dose rate of a radiation field. The gamma radiation intensity meter includes a tritium battery emitting beta rays generating a current which is essentially constant. Dose rate is correlated to an amount of movement of an electroscope element charged by the tritium battery. Ionizing radiation decreases the voltage at the element and causes movement. A bleed resistor is coupled between the electroscope support element or electrode and the ionization chamber wall electrode.

Thacker, Louis H. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01

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Gamma radiation field intensity meter  

DOEpatents

A gamma radiation intensity meter measures dose rate of a radiation field. The gamma radiation intensity meter includes a tritium battery emitting beta rays generating a current which is essentially constant. Dose rate is correlated to an amount of movement of an electroscope element charged by the tritium battery. Ionizing radiation decreases the voltage at the element and causes movement. A bleed resistor is coupled between the electroscope support element or electrode and the ionization chamber wall electrode.

Thacker, Louis H. (Knoxville, TN)

1994-01-01

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Gamma radiation characteristics of plutonium dioxide fuel  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Investigation of plutonium dioxide as an isotopic fuel for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators yielded the isotopic composition of production-grade plutonium dioxide fuel, sources of gamma radiation produced by plutonium isotopes, and the gamma flux at the surface.

Gingo, P. J.

1969-01-01

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Natural gamma radiation borehole logging system  

Microsoft Academic Search

A borehole logging system employs a gamma-ray detector for measuring the natural gamma radiation of the earth formations surrounding a borehole. Three energy band selectors, each employing a discriminator and count rate meter, separate the output of the gamma-ray detector into potassium, uranium, and thorium energy band signals. A first operational amplifier determines the difference between the potassium energy band

C. L. Dennis; W. S. Givens; J. B. Hickman

1976-01-01

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Virtual Gamma Ray Radiation Sources through Neutron Radiative Capture  

SciTech Connect

The countrate response of a gamma spectrometry system from a neutron radiation source behind a plane of moderating material doped with a nuclide of a large radiative neutron capture cross-section exhibits a countrate response analogous to a gamma radiation source at the same position from the detector. Using a planar, surface area of the neutron moderating material exposed to the neutron radiation produces a larger area under the prompt gamma ray peak in the detector than a smaller area of dimensions relative to the active volume of the gamma detection system.

Scott Wilde, Raymond Keegan

2008-07-01

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Non Invasive Water Level Monitoring on Boiling Water Reactors Using Internal Gamma Radiation: Application of Soft Computing Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

To provide best knowledge about safety-related water level values in boiling water reactors (BWR) is essentially for operational regime. For the water level determination hydrostatic level measurement systems are almost exclusively applied, because they stand the test over many decades in conventional and nuclear power plants (NPP). Due to the steam generation especially in BWR a specific phenomenon occurs which

Sebastian Fleischer; Rainer Hampel

2006-01-01

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Apparatus and method for detecting gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

A high efficiency radiation detector for measuring X-ray and gamma radiation from small-volume, low-activity liquid samples with an overall uncertainty better than 0.7% (one sigma SD). The radiation detector includes a hyperpure germanium well detector, a collimator, and a reference source. The well detector monitors gamma radiation emitted by the reference source and a radioactive isotope or isotopes in a sample source. The radiation from the reference source is collimated to avoid attenuation of reference source gamma radiation by the sample. Signals from the well detector are processed and stored, and the stored data is analyzed to determine the radioactive isotope(s) content of the sample. Minor self-attenuation corrections are calculated from chemical composition data.

Sigg, Raymond A. (Martinez, GA)

1994-01-01

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Apparatus and method for detecting gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

A high efficiency radiation detector is disclosed for measuring X-ray and gamma radiation from small-volume, low-activity liquid samples with an overall uncertainty better than 0.7% (one sigma SD). The radiation detector includes a hyperpure germanium well detector, a collimator, and a reference source. The well detector monitors gamma radiation emitted by the reference source and a radioactive isotope or isotopes in a sample source. The radiation from the reference source is collimated to avoid attenuation of reference source gamma radiation by the sample. Signals from the well detector are processed and stored, and the stored data is analyzed to determine the radioactive isotope(s) content of the sample. Minor self-attenuation corrections are calculated from chemical composition data. 4 figures.

Sigg, R.A.

1994-12-13

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Spatial distribution of gamma radiation levels in surface soils from Jaduguda uranium mineralization zone, Jharkhand, India, using ?-ray spectrometry, and determination of outdoor dose to the population.  

PubMed

The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region. Concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K were determined by a gamma ray spectrometer using the HPGe detector with 50% relative efficiency, and the radiation dose to the local population was estimated. The average estimated activity concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th, and (40)K in the surface soil were 53.8, 44.2 and 464.2 Bq kg(-1) respectively. The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1. A correlation analysis was made between measured dose rate and individual radionuclides, in order to delineate the contribution of the respective nuclides towards dose rate. The radio-elemental concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium estimated for the soils, in the study area, indicated the enrichment of uranium series nuclide. The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values. PMID:21170189

Maharana, Mandakini; Krishnan, Narayani; Sengupta, D

2010-10-01

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Spatial distribution of gamma radiation levels in surface soils from Jaduguda uranium mineralization zone, Jharkhand, India, using ?-ray spectrometry, and determination of outdoor dose to the population  

PubMed Central

The concentrations of natural radionuclides in surface soil samples around selected villages of Jaduguda were investigated and compared with the radioactivity level in the region. Concentrations of 238U, 232Th, and 40K were determined by a gamma ray spectrometer using the HPGe detector with 50% relative efficiency, and the radiation dose to the local population was estimated. The average estimated activity concentrations of 238U, 232Th, and 40K in the surface soil were 53.8, 44.2 and 464.2 Bq kg?1 respectively. The average absorbed dose rate in the study area was estimated to be 72.5 nGy h-1, where as the annual effective dose to the population was 0.09 mSv y-1. A correlation analysis was made between measured dose rate and individual radionuclides, in order to delineate the contribution of the respective nuclides towards dose rate. The radio-elemental concentrations of uranium, thorium and potassium estimated for the soils, in the study area, indicated the enrichment of uranium series nuclide. The results of the present study were subsequently compared with international and national recommended values.

Maharana, Mandakini; Krishnan, Narayani; Sengupta, D.

2010-01-01

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Satellite Observation of Atmospheric Nuclear Gamma Radiation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A satellite observation of the spectrum of gamma radiation from the Earth's atmosphere is presented in the energy interval from 300 keV to 8.5 MeV. The data were accumulated by the Gamma Ray Spectrometer on the Solar Maximum Mission over three and one-hal...

J. R. Letaw G. H. Share R. L. Kinzer R. Silberberg C. H. Tsao

1987-01-01

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Gamma and neutrino radiation dose from gamma ray bursts and nearby supernovae.  

PubMed

Supernovae and gamma ray bursts are exceptionally powerful cosmic events that occur randomly in space and time in our galaxy. Their potential to produce very high radiation levels has been discussed, along with speculation that they may have caused mass extinctions noted from the fossil record. It is far more likely that they have produced radiation levels that, while not lethal, are genetically significant, and these events may have influenced the course of evolution and the manner in which organisms respond to radiation insult. Finally, intense gamma radiation exposure from these events may influence the ability of living organisms to travel through space. Calculations presented in this paper suggest that supernovae and gamma ray bursts are likely to produce sea-level radiation exposures of about I Gy with a mean interval of about five million years and sea-level radiation exposures of about 0.2 Gy every million years. Comets and meteors traveling through space would receive doses in excess of 10 Gy at a depth of 0.02 m at mean intervals of 4 and 156 million years, respectively. This may place some constraints on the ability of life to travel through space either between planets or between planetary systems. Calculations of radiation dose from neutrino radiation are presented and indicate that this is not a significant source of radiation exposure for even extremely close events for the expected neutrino spectrum from these events. PMID:11906138

Karam, P Andrew

2002-04-01

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Annual effective dose from environmental gamma radiation in Bushehr city  

PubMed Central

Background Present study was an attempt to measure outdoor and indoor gamma dose rates in Bushehr city to determine corresponding annual effective dose and, to assess effect of active nuclear power plant located in Bushehr city on background radiation level of this city. Methods All measurements were performed by G.M (Geiger Muller) detector (X5C plus) calibrated in Iran Atomic Energy Agency. In order to avoid effects of ground on outdoor and indoor measurements, G.M detector was placed one meter higher than ground level. Also, during the outdoor measurements, G.M detector was used at least six meters away from the walls of any building nearby to avoid unwanted effects of the materials used in the buildings on measurements. Results Average gamma dose rates of outdoor and indoor measurements were determined as 51.8?±?8.8 nSv/h and 60.2?±?7.2 nSv/h, respectively. Annual effective dose due to background gamma radiation was calculated as 0.36 mSv which was lower than average global level. Conclusions The average annual effective dose from background gamma radiation in Bushehr city was less than global level. Comparison of the results of present study, as follow up, with previous attempt performed in 2004 to determine effective dose of environmental gamma radiation in Bushehr province revealed that, during eight years, nuclear power plant located in this city has not significantly increased level of annual effective dose of Bushehr city.

2014-01-01

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Dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, USP material compatibility with gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gamma radiation is a commonly used method to reduce the microbial bioburden in compatible materials when it is applied at appropriate dose levels. Gamma irradiation kills bacteria and mold by breaking down the organism’s DNA and inhibiting cell division. The purpose of this study is to determine the radiation dosage to be used to treat Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, USP (DCPD) and to evaluate its physicochemical effects if any, on this material. This material will be submitted to various doses of gamma radiation that were selected based on literature review and existing regulations that demonstrate that this method is effective to reduce or eliminate microbial bioburden in natural source and synthetic materials. Analytical testing was conducted to the DCPD exposed material in order to demonstrate that gamma radiation does not alter the physicochemical properties and material still acceptable for use in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. The results obtained through this study were satisfactory and demonstrated that the gamma irradiation dosages from 5 to 30 kGy can be applied to DCPD without altering its physicochemical properties. These are supported by the Assay test data evaluation of lots tested before and after gamma irradiation implementation that show no significant statistical difference between irradiated and non irradiated assay results. The results of this study represent an achievement for the industry since they provide as an alternative the use of Gamma irradiation technology to control the microbial growth in DCPD.

Betancourt Quiles, Maritza

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High range gamma radiation meter  

SciTech Connect

A low power meter has been constructed and tested to measure gamma fields from .1 R/h to 1500 R/h over the energy range of 60 keV to 1.2 MeV. The portable, battery-powered meter consists of a local display unit and remote probe. The display unit indicates gamma intensities via a 4-1/2 digit liquid crystal display (LCD) and a 50-segment bargraph LCD.

Baird, W.; Bjarke, D.; Eisen, Y.

1986-02-01

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High range gamma radiation meter  

SciTech Connect

A low power meter has been constructed and tested to measure gamma fields from .1 R/hr to 1500 R/hr over the energy range of 60 keV to 1.2 MeV. The portable, battery-powered meter consists of a local display unit and remote probe. The display unit indicates gamma intensities via a 4-1/2 digit liquid crystal display (LCD) and a 50-segment bargraph LCD.

Baird, W.; Bjarke, G.O.; Eisen, Y.

1985-01-01

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Development of a Low Cost gamma Radiation Survey Meter.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

(*RADIATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, GAMMA COUNTERS), (*GAMMA COUNTERS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES), HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION, DESIGN, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, CIRCUITS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, COSTS, SPECIFICATIONS

L. G. Figular

1964-01-01

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Low-level gamma-ray spectrometry  

SciTech Connect

Low-level gamma-ray spectrometry generally equates to high-sensitivity gamma-ray spectrometry that can be attained by background reduction, selective signal identification, or some combination of both. Various methods for selectively identifying gamma-ray events and for reducing the background in gamma-ray spectrometers are given. The relative magnitude of each effect on overall sensitivity and the relative cost'' for implementing them are given so that a cost/benefit comparison can be made and a sufficiently sensitive spectrometer system can be designed for any application without going to excessive or unnecessary expense. 10 refs., 8 figs.

Brodzinski, R.L.

1990-10-01

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Level densities and radiative strength functions  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a summary of the latest results from experiments performed at the Oslo Cyclotron. The Oslo group has developed a technique to extract simultaneously the level density and radiative strength function from primary {gamma}-ray spectra. A small (pygmy) resonance in the radiative strength function has been observed at around 3 MeV in several deformed rare earth nuclei. This resonance is shown to be of M1 character and the origin is thought to be the scissors mode. This resonance vanishes for the spherical Sm nuclei, as expected, since the scissors mode is dependent on deformation. Experiments performed in Oslo found the resonance in Dy isotopes to be twice as wide as the width extracted in an indirect way by comparing simulations with two-step cascade spectra from neutron capture experiments. In {sup 116,117}Sn an increase in the slope of the radiative strength function around E{sub {gamma}} = 4.5 MeV indicates the onset of resonance-like structures in both nuclei, resulting in a significant enhancement of the radiative strength functions compared to standard models in the energy region 4.5gamma}}<7.7 MeV. Another interesting phenomenon is the unexpected enhancement of the {gamma}-strength function below 4 MeV which has been observed in Fe, Mo, V, and Sc isotopes. The level density and radiative strength function of {sup 96}Mo have been reanalyzed, and the enhanced {gamma} strength for E{sub {gamma}}<3-4 MeV is confirmed. This enhancement is presently not understood and remains a challenge for theoretical models.

Siem, S.; Buerger, A.; Guttormsen, M.; Larsen, A. C.; Nyhus, H. T.; Rekstad, J.; Syed, N. U. H.; Toft, H. K.; Tveten, G. M. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Agvaanluvsan, U. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, L-414, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Mitchell, G.; Chankova, R. [Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Schiller, A.; Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States)

2009-01-28

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Gamma radiation background measurements from Spacelab 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Nuclear Radiation Monitor incorporating a NaI(Tl) scintillation detector was flown as part of the verification flight instrumentation on the Spacelab 2 mission, July 29 to August 6, 1985. Gamma-ray spectra were measured with better than 20 s resolution throughout most of the mission in the energy range 0.1 to 30 MeV. Knowledge of the decay characteristics and the geomagnetic dependence of the counting rates enable measurement of the various components of the Spacelab gamma-ray background: prompt secondary radiation, Earth albedo, and delayed induced radioactivity. The status of the data analysis and present relevant examples of typical background behavior are covered.

Paciesas, William S.; Gregory, John C.; Fishman, Gerald J.

1988-01-01

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EFFECT OF GAMMA RADIATION ON LEATHERS AND PICKLED CALFSKIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exposure of vegetable-tammed, chrome-tanned and retanned leathers, and ; pickled calfskin to gamma radiation has been demonstrated to have a detrimental ; effect on the materials as shown by lowering of the shrinkage temperature, ; breaking strength, and elongation properties. The greatest damage occurred at ; the highest level of irradiation. Statistical analysis by matched-pair variance ; analysis of the

V. G. Vely; N. D. Gallagher; M. B. Neher

1960-01-01

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Gamma Radiation Effects on Peanut Skin Antioxidants  

PubMed Central

Peanut skin, which is removed in the peanut blanching process, is rich in bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties. The aims of this study were to measure bioactive compounds in peanut skins and evaluate the effect of gamma radiation on their antioxidant activity. Peanut skin samples were treated with 0.0, 5.0, 7.5, or 10.0 kGy gamma rays. Total phenolics, condensed tannins, total flavonoids, and antioxidant activity were evaluated. Extracts obtained from the peanut skins were added to refined-bleached-deodorized (RBD) soybean oil. The oxidative stability of the oil samples was determined using the Oil Stability Index method and compared to a control and synthetic antioxidants (100 mg/kg BHT and 200 mg/kg TBHQ). Gamma radiation changed total phenolic content, total condensed tannins, total flavonoid content, and the antioxidant activity. All extracts, gamma irradiated or not, presented increasing induction period (h), measured by the Oil Stability Index method, when compared with the control. Antioxidant activity of the peanut skins was higher than BHT. The present study confirmed that gamma radiation did not affect the peanut skin extracts’ antioxidative properties when added to soybean oil.

de Camargo, Adriano Costa; de Souza Vieira, Thais Maria Ferreira; Regitano-D'Arce, Marisa Aparecida Bismara; Calori-Domingues, Maria Antonia; Canniatti-Brazaca, Solange Guidolin

2012-01-01

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Gamma radiation effects on peanut skin antioxidants.  

PubMed

Peanut skin, which is removed in the peanut blanching process, is rich in bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties. The aims of this study were to measure bioactive compounds in peanut skins and evaluate the effect of gamma radiation on their antioxidant activity. Peanut skin samples were treated with 0.0, 5.0, 7.5, or 10.0 kGy gamma rays. Total phenolics, condensed tannins, total flavonoids, and antioxidant activity were evaluated. Extracts obtained from the peanut skins were added to refined-bleached-deodorized (RBD) soybean oil. The oxidative stability of the oil samples was determined using the Oil Stability Index method and compared to a control and synthetic antioxidants (100 mg/kg BHT and 200 mg/kg TBHQ). Gamma radiation changed total phenolic content, total condensed tannins, total flavonoid content, and the antioxidant activity. All extracts, gamma irradiated or not, presented increasing induction period (h), measured by the Oil Stability Index method, when compared with the control. Antioxidant activity of the peanut skins was higher than BHT. The present study confirmed that gamma radiation did not affect the peanut skin extracts' antioxidative properties when added to soybean oil. PMID:22489142

de Camargo, Adriano Costa; de Souza Vieira, Thais Maria Ferreira; Regitano-D'Arce, Marisa Aparecida Bismara; Calori-Domingues, Maria Antonia; Canniatti-Brazaca, Solange Guidolin

2012-01-01

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Search for gamma Radiation from Centaurus A.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A balloon-borne search was conducted on 6 May 1968 from Australia for radiation between 34 Kev and 567 Kev from Centaurus A, a strong discrete celestial radio source. The central scintillator of the gamma ray telescope has an energy resolution of 13% FWHM...

R. C. Haymes D. V. Ellis G. J. Fishman S. W. Glenn J. D. Kurfess

1968-01-01

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Primary stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to gamma radiation.  

PubMed

As the environment is inevitably exposed to ionizing radiation from natural and anthropogenic sources, it is important to evaluate gamma radiation induced stress responses in plants. The objective of this research is therefore to investigate radiation effects in Arabidopsis thaliana on individual and subcellular level by exposing 2-weeks-old seedlings for 7 days to total doses of 3.9 Gy, 6.7 Gy, 14.8 Gy and 58.8 Gy and evaluating growth, photosynthesis, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoid concentrations and antioxidative enzyme capacities. While the capacity of photosystem II (PSII measured as Fv/Fm) remained intact, plants started optimizing their photosynthetic process at the lower radiation doses by increasing the PSII efficiency (?PSII) and the maximal electron transport rate (ETRmax) and by decreasing the non-photochemical quenching (NPQ). At the highest radiation dose, photosynthetic parameters resembled those of control conditions. On subcellular level, roots showed increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) capacities under gamma irradiation but catalase (CAT), syringaldazine peroxidase (SPX) and guaiacol peroxidase (GPX) activities, on the other hand, decreased. In the leaves no alterations were observed in SOD, CAT and SPX capacities, but GPX was highly affected. Based on these results it seems that roots are more sensitive for oxidative stress under gamma radiation exposure than leaves. PMID:24333636

Vanhoudt, Nathalie; Horemans, Nele; Wannijn, Jean; Nauts, Robin; Van Hees, May; Vandenhove, Hildegarde

2014-03-01

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Composition and apparatus for detecting gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

A gamma radiation detector and a radioluminescent composition for use therein. The detector includes a radioluminescent composition that emits light in a characteristic wavelength region when exposed to gamma radiation, and means for detecting said radiation. The composition contains a scintillant such as anglesite (PbSO[sub 4]) or cerussite (PbCO[sub 3]) incorporated into an inert, porous glass matrix via a sol-gel process. Particles of radiation-sensitive scintillant are added to, a sol solution. The mixture is polymerized to form a gel, then dried under conditions that preserve the structural integrity and radiation sensitivity of the scintillant. The final product is a composition containing the uniformly-dispersed scintillant in an inert, optically transparent and highly porous matrix. The composition is chemically inert and substantially impervious to environmental conditions including changes in temperature, air pressure, and so forth. It can be fabricated in cylinders, blocks with holes therethrough for flow of fluid, sheets, surface coatings, pellets or other convenient shapes. 3 figs.

Hofstetter, K.J.

1994-08-09

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Composition and apparatus for detecting gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

A gamma radiation detector and a radioluminiscent composition for use therein. The detector includes a radioluminscent composition that emits light in a characteristic wavelength region when exposed to gamma radiation, and means for detecting said radiation. The composition contains a scintillant such as anglesite (PbSO.sub.4) or cerussite (PbCO.sub.3) incorporated into an inert, porous glass matrix via a sol-gel process. Particles of radiation-sensitive scintillant are added to, a sol solution. The mixture is polymerized to form a gel, then dried under conditions that preserve the structural integrity and radiation sensitivity of the scintillant. The final product is a composition containing the uniformly-dispersed scintillant in an inert, optically transparent and highly porous matrix. The composition is chemically inert and substantially impervious to environmental conditions including changes in temperature, air pressure, and so forth. It can be fabricated in cylinders, blocks with holes therethrough for flow of fluid, sheets, surface coatings, pellets or other convenient shapes.

Hofstetter, Kenneth J. (Aiken, SC)

1994-01-01

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Field Deployable Gamma Radiation Detectors for DHS Use  

SciTech Connect

Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has integrated all nuclear detection research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition, and operational support into a single office: the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The DNDO has specific requirements set for all commercial and government off-the-shelf radiation detection equipment and data acquisition systems. This article would investigate several recent developments in field deployable gamma radiation detectors that are attempting to meet the DNDO specifications. Commercially available, transportable, handheld radio isotope identification devices (RIID) are inadequate for DHS’s requirements in terms of sensitivity, resolution, response time and reach back capability. The leading commercial vendor manufacturing handheld gamma spectrometer in the United States is Thermo Electron Corporation. Thermo Electron’s identiFINDER™, which primarily uses sodium iodide crystals (3.18-cm x 2.54-cm cylinders) as gamma detector, has a Full-Width-at-Half-Maximum energy resolution of 7 percent at 662 keV. Thermo Electron has just recently come up with a reach-back capability patented as RadReachBack™ that enables emergency personnel to obtain real-time technical analysis of radiation samples they find in the field. The current project has the goal to build a prototype handheld gamma spectrometer, equipped with a digital camera and an embedded cell phone to be used as an RIID with higher sensitivity (comparable to that of a 7.62-cm x 7.62-cm sodium iodide crystal at low gamma energy ranging from 30 keV to 3,000 keV), better resolution (< 3.0 percent at 662 keV), faster response time (able to detect the presence of gamma-emitting radio isotopes within 5 seconds of approach), which will make it useful as a field deployable tool. The handheld equipment continuously monitors the ambient gamma radiation and, if it comes across any radiation anomalies with higher than normal gamma gross counts, it sets an alarm condition. When a substantial alarm level is reached, the system auto triggers saving of relevant spectral data and software-triggers the digital camera to take a snapshot. The spectral data including in situ analysis and the imagery data will be packaged in a suitable format and sent to a command post using an imbedded cell phone.

Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay

2007-08-31

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SSPM Scintillator Readout for Gamma Radiation Detection  

SciTech Connect

Silicon-based photodetectors offer several benefits relative to photomultiplier tube–based scintillator systems. Solid-state photomultipliers (SSPM) can realize the gain of a photomultiplier tube (PMT) with the quantum efficiency of silicon. The advantages of the solid-state approach must be balanced with adverse trade-offs, for example from increased dark current, to optimize radiation detection sensitivity. We are designing a custom SSPM that will be optimized for green emission of thallium-doped cesium iodide (CsI(Tl)). A typical field gamma radiation detector incorporates thallium doped sodium iodide (NaI(Tl)) and a radiation converter with a PMT. A PMT’s sensitivity peaks in the blue wavelengths and is well matched to NaI(Tl). This paper presents results of photomultiplier sensitivity relative to conventional SSPMs and discusses model design improvements. Prototype fabrications are in progress.

Baker, S A; Wendelberger, B; Young, J A; Green, J A; Guise, R E; Franks, L

2011-09-01

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Afterglow Radiation from Gamma Ray Bursts  

SciTech Connect

Gamma-ray bursts (GRB) are huge fluxes of gamma rays that appear randomly in the sky about once a day. It is now commonly accepted that GRBs are caused by a stellar object shooting off a powerful plasma jet along its rotation axis. After the initial outburst of gamma rays, a lower intensity radiation remains, called the afterglow. Using the data from a hydrodynamical numerical simulation that models the dynamics of the jet, we calculated the expected light curve of the afterglow radiation that would be observed on earth. We calculated the light curve and spectrum and compared them to the light curves and spectra predicted by two analytical models of the expansion of the jet (which are based on the Blandford and McKee solution of a relativistic isotropic expansion; see Sari's model [1] and Granot's model [2]). We found that the light curve did not decay as fast as predicted by Sari; the predictions by Granot were largely corroborated. Some results, however, did not match Granot's predictions, and more research is needed to explain these discrepancies.

Desmond, Hugh; /Leuven U. /SLAC

2006-08-28

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Effects of gamma radiation on life stages of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the results of experiments conducted with Ephestia kuehniella Zeller to determine the effects of gamma radiation on life stages. Eggs, larvae, pupae and adults were irradiated with increasing doses of gamma radiation (seven dose levels between 50 and 400 Gy for eggs and larvae, six dose levels between 50 and 350 Gy for pupae and four dose levels between 250

Abdurrahman Ayvaz; Ayd?n ?. Tunçbilek

2006-01-01

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Field-deployable gamma-radiation detectors for DHS use  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has integrated all nuclear detection research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition, and operational support into a single office: the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The DNDO has specific requirements set for all commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf radiation detection equipment and data acquisition systems. This article would investigate several recent developments in field deployable gamma radiation detectors that are attempting to meet the DNDO specifications. Commercially available, transportable, handheld radio isotope identification devices (RIID) are inadequate for DHS' requirements in terms of sensitivity, resolution, response time, and reach-back capability. The leading commercial vendor manufacturing handheld gamma spectrometer in the United States is Thermo Electron Corporation. Thermo Electron's identiFINDERTM, which primarily uses sodium iodide crystals (3.18 x 2.54cm cylinders) as gamma detectors, has a Full-Width-at-Half-Maximum energy resolution of 7 percent at 662 keV. Thermo Electron has just recently come up with a reach-back capability patented as RadReachBackTM that enables emergency personnel to obtain real-time technical analysis of radiation samples they find in the field1. The current project has the goal to build a prototype handheld gamma spectrometer, equipped with a digital camera and an embedded cell phone to be used as an RIID with higher sensitivity, better resolution, and faster response time (able to detect the presence of gamma-emitting radio isotopes within 5 seconds of approach), which will make it useful as a field deployable tool. The handheld equipment continuously monitors the ambient gamma radiation, and, if it comes across any radiation anomalies with higher than normal gamma gross counts, it sets an alarm condition. When a substantial alarm level is reached, the system automatically triggers the saving of relevant spectral data and software-triggers the digital camera to take a snapshot. The spectral data including in situ analysis and the imagery data will be packaged in a suitable format and sent to a command post using an imbedded cell phone.

Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy

2007-09-01

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Field Deployable Gamma Radiation Detectors for DHS Use  

SciTech Connect

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has integrated all nuclear detection research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition, and operational support into a single office: the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The DNDO has specific requirements set for all commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf radiation detection equipment and data acquisition systems. This article would investigate several recent developments in field deployable gamma radiation detectors that are attempting to meet the DNDO specifications. Commercially available, transportable, handheld radio isotope identification devices (RIID) are inadequate for DHS requirements in terms of sensitivity, resolution, response time, and reach-back capability. The leading commercial vendor manufacturing handheld gamma spectrometer in the United States is Thermo Electron Corporation. Thermo Electron's identiFINDER{trademark}, which primarily uses sodium iodide crystals (3.18 x 2.54cm cylinders) as gamma detectors, has a Full-Width-at-Half-Maximum energy resolution of 7 percent at 662 keV. Thermo Electron has just recently come up with a reach-back capability patented as RadReachBack{trademark} that enables emergency personnel to obtain real-time technical analysis of radiation samples they find in the field. The current project has the goal to build a prototype handheld gamma spectrometer, equipped with a digital camera and an embedded cell phone to be used as an RIID with higher sensitivity, better resolution, and faster response time (able to detect the presence of gamma-emitting radio isotopes within 5 seconds of approach), which will make it useful as a field deployable tool. The handheld equipment continuously monitors the ambient gamma radiation, and, if it comes across any radiation anomalies with higher than normal gamma gross counts, it sets an alarm condition. When a substantial alarm level is reached, the system automatically triggers the saving of relevant spectral data and software-triggers the digital camera to take a snapshot. The spectral data including in situ analysis and the imagery data will be packaged in a suitable format and sent to a command post using an imbedded cell phone.

Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay

2007-08-01

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Optical Sensors for Monitoring Gamma and Neutron Radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For safety and efficiency, nuclear reactors must be carefully monitored to provide feedback that enables the fission rate to be held at a constant target level via adjustments in the position of neutron-absorbing rods and moderating coolant flow rates. For automated reactor control, the monitoring system should provide calibrated analog or digital output. The sensors must survive and produce reliable output with minimal drift for at least one to two years, for replacement only during refueling. Small sensor size is preferred to enable more sensors to be placed in the core for more detailed characterization of the local fission rate and fuel consumption, since local deviations from the norm tend to amplify themselves. Currently, reactors are monitored by local power range meters (LPRMs) based on the neutron flux or gamma thermometers based on the gamma flux. LPRMs tend to be bulky, while gamma thermometers are subject to unwanted drift. Both electronic reactor sensors are plagued by electrical noise induced by ionizing radiation near the reactor core. A fiber optic sensor system was developed that is capable of tracking thermal neutron fluence and gamma flux in order to monitor nuclear reactor fission rates. The system provides near-real-time feedback from small- profile probes that are not sensitive to electromagnetic noise. The key novel feature is the practical design of fiber optic radiation sensors. The use of an actinoid element to monitor neutron flux in fiber optic EFPI (extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometric) sensors is a new use of material. The materials and structure used in the sensor construction can be adjusted to result in a sensor that is sensitive to just thermal, gamma, or neutron stimulus, or any combination of the three. The tested design showed low sensitivity to thermal and gamma stimuli and high sensitivity to neutrons, with a fast response time.

Boyd, Clark D.

2011-01-01

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On the omnipresent background gamma radiation of the continuous spectrum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The background spectrum of a germanium detector, shielded from the radiations arriving from the lower and open for the radiations arriving from the upper hemisphere, is studied by means of absorption measurements, both in a ground level and in an underground laboratory. The low-energy continuous portion of this background spectrum that peaks at around 100 keV, which is its most intense component, is found to be of very similar shape at the two locations. It is established that it is mostly due to the radiations of the real continuous spectrum, which is quite similar to the instrumental one. The intensity of this radiation is in our cases estimated to about 8000 photons/(m2s·2?·srad) in the ground level laboratory, and to about 5000 photons/(m2s·2?·srad) in the underground laboratory, at the depth of 25 m.w.e. Simulations by GEANT4 and CORSIKA demonstrate that this radiation is predominantly of terrestrial origin, due to environmental gamma radiations scattered off the materials that surround the detector (the "skyshine radiation"), and to a far less extent to cosmic rays of degraded energy.

Banjanac, R.; Maleti?, D.; Jokovi?, D.; Veselinovi?, N.; Dragi?, A.; Udovi?i?, V.; Ani?in, I.

2014-05-01

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Orchid flowers tolerance to gamma-radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cut flowers are fresh goods that may be treated with fumigants such as methyl bromide to meet the needs of the quarantine requirements of importing countries. Irradiation is a non-chemical alternative to substitute the methyl bromide treatment of fresh products. In this research, different cut orchids were irradiated to examine their tolerance to gamma-rays. A 200 Gy dose did inhibit the Dendrobium palenopsis buds from opening, but did not cause visible damage to opened flowers. Doses of 800 and 1000 Gy were damaging because they provoked the flowers to drop from the stem. Cattleya irradiated with 750 Gy did not show any damage, and were therefore eligible for the radiation treatment. Cymbidium tolerated up to 300 Gy and above this dose dropped prematurely. On the other hand, Oncydium did not tolerate doses above 150 Gy.

Kikuchi, Olivia Kimiko

2000-03-01

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Satellite observation of atmospheric nuclear gamma radiation.  

PubMed

We present a satellite observation of the spectrum of gamma radiation from the Earth's atmosphere in the energy interval from 300 keV to 8.5 MeV. The data were accumulated by the gamma ray spectrometer on the Solar Maximum Mission over 3 1/2 years, from 1980 to 1983. The excellent statistical accuracy of the data allows 20 atmospheric line features to be identified. The features are superimposed on a continuum background which is modeled using a power law with index -1.16. Many of these features contain a blend of more than one nuclear line. All of these lines (with the exception of the 511-keV annihilation line) are Doppler broadened. Line energies and intensities are consistent with production by secondary neutrons interacting with atmospheric 14N and 16O. Although we find no evidence for other production mechanisms, we cannot rule out significant contributions from direct excitation or spallation by primary cosmic ray protons. The relative intensities of the observed line features are in fair agreement with theoretical models; however, existing models are limited by the availability of neutron cross sections, especially at high energies. The intensity and spectrum of photons at energies below the 511-keV line, in excess of a power law continuum, can be explained by Compton scattering of the annihilation line photons in traversing an average of approximately 21 g cm-2 of atmosphere. PMID:11537397

Letaw, J R; Share, G H; Kinzer, R L; Silberberg, R; Chupp, E L; Forrest, D J; Rieger, E

1989-02-01

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Accumulation of Mn(II) in Deinococcus radiodurans Facilitates GammaRadiation Resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deinococcus radiodurans is extremely resistant to ionizing radiation. How this bacterium can grow under chronic gamma-radiation (50 Gy\\/hour) or recover from acute doses greater than 10 kGy is unknown. We show that D. radiodurans accumulates very high intracellular manganese and low iron levels compared to radiation sensitive bacteria, and resistance exhibits a concentration-dependent response to Mn(II). Among the most radiation-resistant

Michael J. Daly; E Gaidamakova; V Matrosova; A Vasilenko; M Zhai; Amudhan Venkateswaran; M Hess; M V. Omelchenko; Heather M. Kostandarithes; S Makarova; L. P. Wackett; Jim K. Fredrickson; D Ghosal

2004-01-01

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Influence of in vitro low-level gamma-radiation on the UV-induced DNA repair capacity of human lymphocytes – analysed by unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) and comet assay  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) induced by ultraviolet radiation (UV) was studied in human lymphocytes after exposing blood\\u000a samples in vitro to doses ranging between 1 and 10 mGy gamma-radiation, by way of measuring tritiated thymidine (3H-TdR) uptake in the DNA of these lymphocytes. The results indicate that samples pre-exposed to gamma-ray doses ranging between\\u000a 2.5 and 4 mGy show higher

M. N. Mohankumar; Solomon F. D. Paul; P. Venkatachalam; R. K. Jeevanram

1998-01-01

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Gamma-ray pulsars: Radiation processes in the outer magnetosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors describe an emission model for gamma ray pulsars based on curvature radiation-reaction limited charges in the outer magnetosphere. They show how pair production on thermal surface flux can limit the acceleration zones. Estimates for the efficiency of GeV photon production eta gamma and the gamma-ray beaming fraction are derived, including their dependence on pulsar parameters. In general eta

Roger W. Romani

1996-01-01

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Titanium-Water Thermosyphon Gamma Radiation Exposure and Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Titanium-water thermosyphons are being considered for use in heat rejection systems for fission power systems. Their proximity to the nuclear reactor will result in some gamma irradiation. Noncondensable gas formation from radiation-induced breakdown of w...

D. A. Goodenow D. A. Jaworske J. L. A. Sanzi

2012-01-01

56

The Origin of the Diffuse Background gamma-Radiation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent observations have now provided evidence for diffuse background gamma radiation extending to energies beyond 100 MeV. There is some evidence of isotropy and implied cosmological origin. Significant features in the spectrum of this background radiati...

F. W. Stecker J. L. Puget

1974-01-01

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Titanium-Water Thermosyphon Gamma Radiation Effects and Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Titanium-water thermosyphons are being considered for use in heat rejection systems for fission power systems. Their proximity to the nuclear reactor will result in some exposure to gamma irradiation. Non-condensable gas formation from radiation may break...

D. A. Goodenow D. A. Jaworske J. L. Sanzi

2012-01-01

58

Inactivation of rabies diagnostic reagents by gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

Treatment of CVS-11 rabies adsorbing suspensions and street rabies infected mouse brains with gamma radiation resulted in inactivated reagents that are safer to distribute and use. These irradiated reagents were as sensitive and reactive as the nonirradiated control reagents.

Gamble, W.C.; Chappell, W.A.; George, E.H.

1980-11-01

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Technique of Absolute Efficiency Determination for gamma Radiation Semiconductor Detectors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Simple technique is suggested to determine the absolute efficiency (E) of semiconductor detectors (SCD) which employs low-intensity neutron sources wide spread in scientific laboratories. The technique is based on using radioactive nuclide gamma radiation...

Vo Dak Bang Chan Dyk Tkhiep Chan Daj Ngiep Fan Tkhu Khyong, S. Gehrbish

1983-01-01

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Gamma Radiation from PSR B1055-52.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The telescopes on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CCRO) have observed PSR B1055-52 a number of times between 1991 and 1998. From these data, a more detailed picture of the gamma radiation from this source has been developed, showing several characteris...

D. J. Thompson M. Bailes D. L. Bertsch J. Cordes N. D. DAmico J. A. Esposito J. Finley R. C. Hartman W. Hermsen G. Kanbach V. M. Kaspi D. A. Kniffen L. Kuiper Y. C. Lin A. Lyne R. Manchester S. M. Matz H. A. Mayer-Hasselwander P. F. Michelson P. L. Nolan

1998-01-01

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Ginsan improved Th1 immune response inhibited by gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gamma radiation causes suppression of the immune function, and immune properties are related to cytokine production. In the\\u000a present study, the polysaccharide, Ginsan, purified from an ethanol-insoluble fraction of Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer,\\u000a Araliaceae) water extract was studied to assess its effects on the immunosuppressive activities of gamma radiation. Ginsan\\u000a was found to stimulate murine normal splenocytes by inducing

Seon-Kyu Han; Jie-Young Song; Yeon-Sook Yun; Seh-Yoon Yi

2005-01-01

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An investigation of gamma background radiation in Hamadan province, Iran.  

PubMed

The general population, everywhere in the world is exposed to a small dose of ionising radiation from natural sources. Stochastic effects such as cancer and genetic disorders are caused when living creatures are exposed to low doses. In Iran, it is measured in some cities, especially in high-background areas such as Ramsar, but so far there is no measurement in the Hamadan province. Hamadan is located in the west of Iran. Measurements were performed using a RDS-110 survey meter, CaSO(4):Dy thermoluminecense dosimetries (TLDs) and a Harshaw 4000 TLD reader. To estimate the dose rate  outdoors, four stations along the main directions (north, south, west and east) and one in the town centre were selected. Mean annual X and gamma equivalent dose in Hamadan province are 1.12±0.22  and 1.66±0.07 mSv, which related to RDS-110 survey meter and TLDs measurements, respectively. The TLDs and RDS-110 results are representative of the external photon radiation doses for the selected monitoring locations and for those locations for the hours during which the measurements were taken, respectively. Maximum and minimum of external photon radiation doses are related to Hamadan and Kaboudar-Ahang towns, respectively. According to the results of the study, it seems that the annual X and gamma equivalent dose in Hamadan province exceeded the global mean external exposure amounts by the UNSCEAR, and further studies are needed to measure internal exposures to determine the total environmental radiation level in  Hamadan province. PMID:22570508

Rostampour, Nima; Almasi, Tinoosh; Rostampour, Masoumeh; Mohammadi, Mohammad; Ghazikhanlou Sani, Karim; Khosravi, Hamid R; Pooya, S Mehdi Hosseini; Golzar, Bahman; Jabari Vesal, Naghi

2012-12-01

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Accumulation of Mn(II) in Deinococcus radiodurans Facilitates GammaRadiation Resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deinococcus radiodurans is extremely resistant to ionizing radiation. How this bacterium can grow under chronic gamma radiation [50 grays (Gy) per hour] or recover from acute doses greater than 10 kGy is unknown. We show that D. radiodurans accumulates very high intracellular manganese and low iron levels compared with radiation-sensitive bacteria and that resistance exhibits a concentration-dependent response to manganous

M. J. Daly; E. K. Gaidamakova; V. Y. Matrosova; A. Vasilenko; M. Zhai; A. Venkateswaran; M. Hess; M. V. Omelchenko; H. M. Kostandarithes; K. S. Makarova; L. P. Wackett; J. K. Fredrickson; D. Ghosal

2004-01-01

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Gamma radiation effects on polydimethylsiloxane rubber foams under different radiation conditions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polydimethylsiloxane rubber foams were irradiated by gamma ray under different radiation conditions designed by orthogonal design method. Compression set measurement, infrared attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (ATR) and X-ray induced photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were used. Three aging factors' influence effects on the mechanical property and chemical structure were studied. It was found that among the three factors and the chosen levels, both properties were affected most by radiation dose, while radiation dose rate had no obvious influence on both properties. The stiffening of the rubber foams was caused by cross-linking reactions in the Si-CH3. At the same radiation dose, the rigidity of the foams irradiated in air was lower than that in nitrogen. When polydimethylsiloxane was irradiated at a high dose in sealed nitrogen atmosphere, carbon element distribution would be changed. Hydrocarbons produced by gamma ray in the sealed tube would make the carbon content in the skin-deep higher than that in the middle, which indicated that polydimethylsiloxane rubber foams storing in a sealed atmosphere filled with enough hydrocarbons should be helpful to extend the service life.

Sui, H. L.; Liu, X. Y.; Zhong, F. C.; Li, X. Y.; Wang, L.; Ju, X.

2013-07-01

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Trypanosoma cruzi Gene Expression in Response to Gamma Radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Trypanosoma cruzi is an organism highly resistant to ionizing radiation. Following a dose of 500 Gy of gamma radiation, the fragmented genomic DNA is gradually reconstructed and the pattern of chromosomal bands is restored in less than 48 hours. Cell growth arrests after irradiation but, while DNA is completely fragmented, RNA maintains its integrity. In this work we compared the

Priscila Grynberg; Danielle Gomes Passos-Silva; Marina de Moraes Mourão; Roberto Hirata Jr; Andrea Mara Macedo; Carlos Renato Machado; Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu; Glória Regina Franco

2012-01-01

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Some Radiation Techniques Used in the GU-3 Gamma Irradiator  

SciTech Connect

Different radiation techniques, measurement of dose and its distibution throughout the irradiated materials are the main problems treated in this paper. The oscillometry method combined with the ionization chamber, as an absolute dosimeter, is used for calibration of routine ECB dosimeters. The dose uniformity, for the used radiation techniques in our GU-3 Gamma Irradiator with Cs-137, is from 93% up to 99%.

Dodbiba, Andon [Institute of Nuclear Physics, P.O. Box 85, Tirana (Albania); Ylli, Ariana; Stamo, Iliriana; Kongjika, Efigjeni [Institute of Biological Research, Rruga Sami Frasheri 5, Tirana (Albania)

2007-04-23

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Snowpack snow water equivalent measurement using the attenuation of cosmic gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

Incoming, background cosmic radiation constantly fluxes through the earth`s atmosphere. The high energy gamma portion of this radiation penetrates many terrestrial objects, including the winter snowpack. The attenuation of this radiation is exponentially related to the mass of the medium through which it penetrates. For the past three winters, a device measuring cosmic gamma radiation--and its attenuation through snow--has been installed at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, near Donner Pass, California. This gamma sensor, measuring energy levels between 5 and 15 MeV, has proved to be an accurate, reliable, non-invasive, non-mechanical instrument with which to measure the total snow water equivalent of a snowpack. This paper analyzes three winters` worth of data and discusses the physics and practical application of the sensor for the collection of snow water equivalent data from a remote location.

Osterhuber, R. [Univ. of California, Soda Springs, CA (United States). Central Sierra Snow Lab.; Fehrke, F. [California Dept. of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA (United States); Condreva, K. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

1998-05-01

68

Predicted levels of human radiation tolerance extrapolated from clinical studies of radiation effects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of clinical studies of radiation effects on man are used to evaluate space radiation hazards encountered during manned space travel. Considered are effects of photons as well as of mixed fission neutrons and gamma irradiations in establishing body radiosensitivity and tolerance levels. Upper and lower dose-response-time relations for acute radiation syndromes in patients indicate that man is more than sufficiently radioresistant to make the risks of an early radiation effect during one short space mission intangibly small in relation to the other nonradiation risks involved.

Lushbaugh, C. C.

1972-01-01

69

Extract of Xylopia aethiopica (Annonaceae) protects against gamma-radiation induced testicular damage in Wistar rats.  

PubMed

Ionizing radiation is an important environmental risk factor and, a major therapeutic agent for cancer treatment. This study was designed to evaluate the protective effect of extract of Xylopia aethiopica (XA) on gamma-radiation-induced testicular damage in rats. Vitamin C (VC) served as the reference antioxidant during the study. The study consists of 4 groups of 11 rats each. Group I received corn oil (vehicle), groups II and IV were pretreated with XA (250 mg/kg) and VC (250mg/kg) for 6 weeks before and 8 weeks after exposure to gamma-radiation; group III was exposed to a single dose of gamma-radiation (5 Gy). Biochemical analysis revealed that gamma-irradiation caused a significant increase (p < .05) in serum and testicular lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels by 217% and 221%, respectively. Irradiated rats had markedly decreased testicular catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), and reduced glutathione (GSH) levels. Irradiation resulted in 59% and 40% decreases in spermatozoa motility and live/dead sperm count, respectively, and a 161% increase in total sperm abnormalities. Histologically, testes of the irradiated rats showed extensive degenerative changes in the seminiferous tubules and defoliation of spermatocytes. Supplementation of XA and VC reversed the adverse effects of gamma-radiation on biochemical and histological indices of the rats. These findings demonstrated that Xylopia aethiopica has a protective effect by inhibiting oxidative damage in testes of irradiated rats. PMID:21305847

Adaramoye, Oluwatosin Adekunle; Adedara, Isaac Adegboyega; Popoola, Bosede; Farombi, Ebenezer Olatunde

2010-01-01

70

System for measuring the natural gamma radiation of surface and subsurface formations  

Microsoft Academic Search

A system is described for measuring natural gamma radiation consisting of: a. a sodium iodide scintillation type gamma ray detector for providing an output representative of the total natural gamma radiation spectrum for potassium, uranium and throium sources, the output of the detector being temperature sensitive, b. an artificial source of gamma radiation that is temperature insensitive for producing a

Dion

1986-01-01

71

Distribution of terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate in the eastern coastal area of Odisha, India.  

PubMed

Terrestrial gamma radiation is one of the important radiation exposures on the earth's surface that results from the three primordial radionuclides (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K. The elemental concentration of these elements in the earth's crust could result in the anomalous variation of the terrestrial gamma radiation in the environment. The geology of the local area plays an important role in distribution of these radioactive elements. Environmental terrestrial gamma radiation dose rates were measured around the eastern coastal area of Odisha with the objective of establishing baseline data on the background radiation level. The values of the terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate vary significantly at different locations in the study area. The values of the terrestrial gamma dose rate ranged from 77 to 1651 nGy h(-1), with an average of 230 nGy h(-1). During the measurement of the terrestrial gamma dose rate, sand and soil samples were also collected for the assessment of natural radionuclides. The activities of (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K from these samples were measured using a gamma-ray spectrometry with a NaI(Tl) detector. Activity concentrations of (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K ranged from 15.6 to 69 Bq kg(-1) with an average of 46.7 Bq kg(-1), from 28.9 to 973 Bq kg(-1) with an average of 250 Bq kg(-1) and from 139 to 952 Bq kg(-1) with an average of 429, respectively. The detailed significance of these studies has been discussed from the radiation protection point of view. PMID:22874894

Gusain, G S; Rautela, B S; Sahoo, S K; Ishikawa, T; Prasad, G; Omori, Y; Sorimachi, A; Tokonami, S; Ramola, R C

2012-11-01

72

Correction of natural gamma radiation logs for the effects of gamma ray emission from and attenuation by the borehole fluid  

SciTech Connect

Disclosed are a method and a system for natural gamma radiation well logging in which the radiation detected in five energy windows is converted into a log of thorium, uranium and potassium (Th,U,K) which is corrected for the presence of gamma radiation emitting materials (e.g., potassium) and strong gamma radiation attenuators (e.g., barite and/or hematite) in the borehole fluid.

Ellis, D. V.

1985-09-17

73

Measurement and Calculation of Gamma Radiation from HWZPR Reactor  

SciTech Connect

HWZPR is a research reactor with natural uranium fuel, D{sub 2}O moderator and graphite reflector with maximum power of 100 W. It is a suitable means for theoretical research and heavy water reactor experiments. Neutrons from the core participate in different nuclear reactions by interactions with fuel, moderator, graphite and the concrete around the reactor. The results of these interactions are the production of prompt gammas in the environment. Useful information is gained by the reactor gamma spectrum measurement from point of view of relative quantity and energy distribution of direct and scattered radiations. Reactor gamma ray spectrum has been gathered in different places around the reactor by HPGe detector. In analysis of these spectra, {sup 1}H(n,{gamma}){sup 2}H, {sup 16}O(n,n'{gamma}){sup 16}O, {sup 2}H(n,{gamma}){sup 3}H and {sup 238}U(n,{gamma}){sup 239}U reactions occurring in reactor moderator and fuel, are important. The measured spectrum has been primarily estimated by the MCNP code. There is agreement between the code and the experiments in some points. The scattered gamma rays from {sup 27}Al (n,{gamma}){sup 28}Al reaction in the reactor tank, are the most among the gammas scattered in the reactor environment. Also the dose calculations by MCNP code show that 72% of gamma dose belongs to the energy range 3-11 MeV from reactor gamma spectrum and the danger of exposure from the reactor high-energy photons is serious. (author)

Jalali, Majid [Esfahan Nuclear Technology Center - ENTC (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2006-07-01

74

Monitoring precipitation and lightning via changes in atmospheric gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric {gamma}-radiation has been measured since 1999 and recently at three elevations 220m from the first site to ascertain position dependency and optimal elevation for observing {gamma}-rays from radon and radon-progeny found in precipitation. Radiation from time-independent and diurnal components was minimized in order to ascertain the reliability, accuracy and practicality of determining precipitation rates from correlated {gamma}-rates. Data taken with 4-12.9cm3 NaI detectors at elevations above ground of 9.91, 14.2, 15.7, and 21.4 m were fit with a model assuming a surface and/or volume deposition of radon progeny on/in water droplets during precipitation which predicts {gamma} -ray rates proportional to the 2/5 and/or 3/5 power of rain rates, respectively. With mostly surface deposition and age corrections for radon progeny, the correlation coefficients improved with elevation and reached a maximum at 0.95 around 20m. Atmospheric {gamma} radiation enables monitoring precipitation rates to 0.3 mm/h with time resolution limited only by counting statistics. High {gamma}-ray rates, decreasing with 40-minute half-life following lightning may be indirectly due to ions accelerated in electric field.

Greenfield, M.B.; Domondon, A.; Tsuchiya, S.; Tomiyama, G. [International Christian University, Mitaka (Japan)

2003-08-26

75

Impact of spectral smoothing on gamma radiation portal alarm probabilities.  

PubMed

Gamma detector counts are included in radiation portal monitors (RPM) to screen for illicit nuclear material. Gamma counts are sometimes smoothed to reduce variance in the estimated underlying true mean count rate, which is the "signal" in our context. Smoothing reduces total error variance in the estimated signal if the bias that smoothing introduces is more than offset by the variance reduction. An empirical RPM study for vehicle screening applications is presented for unsmoothed and smoothed gamma counts in low-resolution plastic scintillator detectors and in medium-resolution NaI detectors. PMID:21612936

Burr, T; Hamada, M; Hengartner, N

2011-10-01

76

Polymer Composites for Radiation Detection: Di-iodobenzene and light emitting polymer molecular solutions for gamma detection  

SciTech Connect

Conjugated polymers are largely intact by gamma exposure but can be energized in the presence of high-Z compounds. The resulting alteration of the polymer's high optical density and photoluminescence efficiency can be exploited for the detection of gamma radiation with high sensitivity. Di-iodobenzene and conjugated polymers mix on the molecular level in solid thin films. Composite films of various thicknesses were conveniently cast from solution and exposed to gamma radiation. The responses of the films to gamma dosage were observed with dramatic changes in ultraviolet-visible absorption and photoluminescence. (authors)

Qibing Pei; Yongsheng Zhao; Haizheng Zhong [University of California, Los Angeles, California (United States)

2008-07-01

77

Grafting onto polyformaldehyde fibers. [Gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acrylic acid (AA), acrylonitrile (AN), and acrylamide (AM) were grafted onto polyformaldehyde (PF) fibers employing ..gamma..-ray irradiation as well as benzoyl peroxide initiation. The nature of the graft copolymer obtained from a given monomer was dependent on the type of method used for the grafting reactions. This was reflected in the various characteristics of the grafted PF fibers such as

H. T. Lokhande; A. S. Salvi

1978-01-01

78

Secondary gamma radiation from neutral particle beams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a proton?induced gamma?ray emission experiment are presented. Such data can be used to simulate the effects of a neutral particle beam within the context of proposed midcourse?phase target discrimination schemes. A summary of the calculations is presented in order to support the general conclusion that the physical limitations on such a system are prohibitive.

Guy A. Letteer; John A. Jungerman; Carlos M. Castaneda

1991-01-01

79

Nano-Sensitization under gamma rays and fast ion radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of heavy compounds to enhance radiation induced damage is a promising approach to improve the therapeutic index of radiotherapy. In order to quantify and control the effects of these radiosensitizers, it is of fundamental interest to describe the elementary processes which take place at the molecular level. Using DNA as a probe, we present a comparison of the damage induced in the presence of platinum compounds exposed to different types of ionizing radiation. We present the results obtained with gamma rays (Linear Energy Transfer (LET) = 0.2 keV.?m-1), fast helium ions He2+ (LET = 2.3 keV.?m-1) and fast carbon ions C6+ (LET = 13 keV.?m-1 and LET = 110 keV.?m-1). The efficiency of two different sensitizers was measured: platinum based molecules (the chloroterpyridine platinum - PtTC) and platinum nanoparticles (PtNP). These experiments show that the two sensitizers are efficiently amplifying molecular damage under photon or ion irradiation. Experiments with a radical scavenger confirmed that these damages are mediated by free radicals for more than 90%. More interestingly, the induction of complex damage, the most lethal for the cells, is amplified by a factor of 1.5 on average if platinum (PtTC and PtNP) is present. As already known, the induction of complex damages increases also with the radiation LET. So, finally, the most significant enhancement of complex damage is observed when ion radiation is combined with platinum induced sensitization.

Porcel, E.; Li, S.; Usami, N.; Remita, H.; Furusawa, Y.; Kobayashi, K.; Le Sech, C.; Lacombe, S.

2012-07-01

80

Calculated thickness of tungsten alloy required for specified attenuation of gamma radiation from sup 137 CS  

SciTech Connect

The traditional method of evaluating and calibrating health physics instruments is to use a calibrator that consists of a single high-activity gamma radiation source with different attenuators to select the radiation level desired for tesing. To have accurate radiation intensities inside the calibrator cavity, the attenuators must be designed from precise absorption calculations. This paper reports calculations made to determine the thickness of tungsten alloy metal required for specific attenuation. These calculations include the buildup contribution by secondary scattering radiation, and they are compared to values calculated with the buildup factor omitted. 3 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Chiles, M.M.; Allin, G.W.; Pace, J.V. III.

1991-01-01

81

Search for gamma Radiation from Centaurus A.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The letter reports a search for radiation between 34 and 567 keV from a region in Centaurus that includes the radio galaxy Centaurus A. No radiation from Centaurus A at any energy within this interval was detected and upper limits to the flux have been es...

R. C. Haymes D. V. Ellis G. J. Fishman S. W. Glenn J. D. Kurfess

1968-01-01

82

Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)  

SciTech Connect

Amblyomma americanum males were treated with 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad of gamma radiation. Testes of ticks treated with 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad were smaller than those of ticks irradiated at lower levels and controls. No recognizable alteration in timing of spermatogenesis was noted among the different radiation groups, but severe breakdown and depletion of germinal cells was noted at 4, 8, and 16 krad. Percent hatch of larvae from crosses of irradiated males and untreated females decreased with increasing radiation level. No hatch was observed from eggs of females mated to males treated at 2 krad or higher.

Oliver, J.H. Jr.; Stanley, M.A.

1987-04-01

83

GRABGAM Analysis of Ultra-Low-Level HPGe Gamma Spectra  

SciTech Connect

The GRABGAM code has been used successfully for ultra-low level HPGe gamma spectrometry analysis since its development in 1985 at Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC). Although numerous gamma analysis codes existed at that time, reviews of institutional and commercial codes indicated that none addressed all features that were desired by SRTC. Furthermore, it was recognized that development of an in-house code would better facilitate future evolution of the code to address SRTC needs based on experience with low-level spectra. GRABGAM derives its name from Gamma Ray Analysis BASIC Generated At MCA/PC.

Winn, W.G.

1999-07-28

84

New decay branches of the radiative capture reaction {sup 12}C({sup 16}O,{gamma}){sup 28}Si  

SciTech Connect

Resonances in the {sup 12}C({sup 16}O,{gamma}){sup 28}Si radiative capture process at energies around the Coulomb barrier have been probed using the very selective 0 deg. Dragon spectrometer at Triumf and its associated BGO {gamma}-array. For the first time the full level scheme involved in this process has been measured and shows previously unobserved {gamma}-decay to doorway states around 11 MeV in {sup 28}Si.

Lebhertz, D.; Courtin, S.; Haas, F.; Salsac, M.-D.; Beck, C.; Michalon, A.; Rousseau, M. [IPHC, Universite Louis Pasteur, CNRS-IN2P3, Strasbourg (France); Marley, P. L.; Glover, R. G.; Kent, P. E. [University of York, York (United Kingdom); Hutcheon, D. A.; Davis, C.; Pearson, J. E. [TRIUMF, Vancouver (Canada)

2009-01-28

85

Induction of macrophage antitumor activity by gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

The authors have developed a model system for examination of macrophage-mediated tumor cells lysis, using the murine macrophage tumor cell line RAW 264.7. These cells, like normal macrophages, exhibit a strict requirement for interaction with both interferon-..gamma.. (IFN-..gamma.., the priming signal) and bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS, the triggering signal) in the development of tumor cytolytic activity. In this system, the priming effects of IFN-..gamma.. decay rapidly following withdrawal of this mediator and the cells become unresponsive to LPS. They have recently observed that gamma radiation of the RAW 264.7 cells results in development of a primed state which is stable and responsive to LPS triggering for a least 48 hours. Irradiation-induced development of the primed phenotype is not solely the result of cytostatic effects as LPS treatment alone results in marked decreases in /sup 3/H-TdR incorporation in the absence of cytolytic potential. In addition to delivering the priming signal for tumor cytotoxicity, irradiation of this cell line results in changes in cell morphology that are typical of activation. Finally, treatment with irradiation results in increased cell surface expression of MHC-encoded Class I antigens; however, Class II antigen expression is not induced. Thus, the effects of gamma radiation on this cell line are strikingly similar to those resulting from incubation with IFN-..gamma...

Lambert, L.; Paulnock, D.M.

1986-03-05

86

Inverse response of polypropylene to gamma radiation under vacuum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of gamma radiation under vacuum on polypropylene is analysed on the basis of a simple kinetic model. The influence of the irradiation parameters, total absorbed dose and dose rate, on the rates of the main reactions occurring during irradiation, i.e. ?-scission, addition to double bonds and termination, is studied. Using kinetic equations, and free radical and double bond

L. Sarcinelli; A. Valenza; G. Spadaro

1997-01-01

87

Fungistatic activity of soil sterilized by gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil samples collected from a cultivated field (loam) at University of ; Osaka Prefecture were sifted through screen (<2 mm). The moisture content of the ; sifted soil was about 30% of the moistureholding capacity. The soil samples of ; about 30 g were placed in 9-cm diameter petri dishes and then exposed to gamma ; radiation from 6 x

Shin-Ichi Kusakari; Yasushi Takagi

1973-01-01

88

Production of Radioisotopic gamma Radiation Sources in JAERI.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present state of production of gamma radiation sources in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) is described. Sources of exp 192 Ir, exp 60 Co and exp 170 Tm for industrial and exp 198 Au and exp 192 Ir for medical applications are produced a...

H. Katoh H. Kogure K. Suzuki

1980-01-01

89

Gamma Radiation from PSR B1055-52  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The telescopes on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CCRO) have observed PSR B1055-52 a number of times between 1991 and 1998. From these data, a more detailed picture of the gamma radiation from this source has been developed, showing several characteristics which distinguish this pulsar: the light curve is complex; there is no detectable unpulsed emission; the energy spectrum is flat, with no evidence of a sharp high-energy cutoff up to greater than 4 GeV. Comparisons of the gamma-ray data with observations at longer wavelengths show that no two of the known gamma-ray pulsars have quite the same characteristics; this diversity makes interpretation in terms of theoretical models difficult.

Thompson, D. J.; Bailes, M.; Bertsch, D. L.; Cordes, J.; DAmico, N. D.; Esposito, J. A.; Finley, J.; Hartman, R. C.; Hermsen, W.; Kanbach, G.; Kaspi, V. M.; Kniffen, D. A.; Kuiper, L.; Lin, Y. C.; Lyne, A.; Manchester, R.; Matz, S. M.; Mayer-Hasselwander, H. A.; Michelson, P. F.; Nolan, P. L.

1998-01-01

90

Gamma Radiation from PSR B1055-52  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The telescopes on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) have observed PSR B1055-52 a number of times between 1991 and 1998. From these data, a more detailed picture of the gamma radiation from this source has been developed, showing several characteristics which distinguish this pulsar: the light curve is complex; there is no detectable unpulsed emission; the energy spectrum is flat, with no evidence of a sharp high-energy cutoff up to greater than 4 GeV. Comparisons of the gamma-ray data with observations at longer wavelengths show that no two of the known gamma-ray pulsars have quite the same characteristics; this diversity makes interpretation in terms of theoretical models difficult.

Thompson, D. J.; Bailes, M.; Bertsch, D. L.; Cordes, J.; DAmico, N.; Esposito, J. A.; Finley, J.; Hartman, R. C.; Hermsen, W.; Kanbach, G.; Kaspi, V. M.; Kniffen, D. A.; Kuiper, L.; Lin, Y. C.; Lyne, A.; Manchester, R.; Matz, S. M.; Mayer-Hasselwander, H. A.; Michelson, P. F.; Nolan, P. L.

1999-01-01

91

Attenuation of VHE Gamma Rays by the Milky Way Interstellar Radiation Field  

SciTech Connect

The attenuation of very high energy gamma rays by pair production on the Galactic interstellar radiation field has long been thought of as negligible. However, a new calculation of the interstellar radiation field consistent with multi-wavelength observations by DIRBE and FIRAS indicates that the energy density of the Galactic interstellar radiation field is higher, particularly in the Galactic center, than previously thought. We have made a calculation of the attenuation of very high energy gamma rays in the Galaxy using this new interstellar radiation field which takes into account its nonuniform spatial and angular distributions. We find that the maximum attenuation occurs around 100 TeV at the level of about 25% for sources located at the Galactic center, and is important for both Galactic and extragalactic sources.

Moskalenko, Igor V.; /Stanford U., HEPL; Porter, Troy A.; /Louisiana State U.; Strong, Andrew W.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE

2006-04-19

92

GABA level, gamma oscillation, and working memory performance in schizophrenia  

PubMed Central

A relationship between working memory impairment, disordered neuronal oscillations, and abnormal prefrontal GABA function has been hypothesized in schizophrenia; however, in vivo GABA measurements and gamma band neural synchrony have not yet been compared in schizophrenia. This case–control pilot study (N = 24) compared baseline and working memory task-induced neuronal oscillations acquired with high-density electroencephalograms (EEGs) to GABA levels measured in vivo with magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Working memory performance, baseline GABA level in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), and measures of gamma oscillations from EEGs at baseline and during a working memory task were obtained. A major limitation of this study is a relatively small sample size for several analyses due to the integration of diverse methodologies and participant compliance. Working memory performance was significantly lower for patients than for controls. During the working memory task, patients (n = 7) had significantly lower amplitudes in gamma oscillations than controls (n = 9). However, both at rest and across working memory stages, there were significant correlations between gamma oscillation amplitude and left DLPFC GABA level. Peak gamma frequency during the encoding stage of the working memory task (n = 16) significantly correlated with GABA level and working memory performance. Despite gamma band amplitude deficits in patients across working memory stages, both baseline and working memory-induced gamma oscillations showed strong dependence on baseline GABA levels in patients and controls. These findings suggest a critical role for GABA function in gamma band oscillations, even under conditions of system and cognitive impairments as seen in schizophrenia.

Chen, Chi-Ming A.; Stanford, Arielle D.; Mao, Xiangling; Abi-Dargham, Anissa; Shungu, Dikoma C.; Lisanby, Sarah H.; Schroeder, Charles E.; Kegeles, Lawrence S.

2014-01-01

93

Buthionine sulfoximine mediated enhancement of gamma-radiation induced mutation frequency in Drosophila melanogaster.  

PubMed

Experiments were carried out to investigate whether or not depletion of the glutathione (GSH) level in Drosophila melanogaster larvae with buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) treatment can result in the modulation of the frequency of sex-linked recessive lethal (SLRL) mutations induced by gamma-radiation. Third instar larvae were fed on BSO for 24 h before exposure to 10 Gy gamma-radiation. Immediately after this the larvae were divided into two batches, which were used for determining the GSH level and the induction of SLRL mutations respectively. The results obtained suggest that the depletion of the GSH level with BSO can lead to an enhancement in the frequency of SLRL mutations (significant at the 5% level). In a subsequent experiment in which adult Drosophila melanogaster male flies were fed on BSO for 72 h before irradiation, a significant increase was observed in the incidence of SLRL mutations. PMID:7680760

Abraham, S K; Singh, S P; Kesavan, P C

1993-04-01

94

Gamma-ray decay of levels in /sup 53/Cr  

SciTech Connect

Gamma-ray decay of levels in the stable isotope /sup 53/Cr has been studied using /sup 53/Cr(n,n'..gamma..) reactions for incident neutron energies between threshold and 10 MeV. Of the 65 gamma rays or gamma-ray groups observed for neutron interactions with /sup 53/Cr, 50 have been placed or tentatively placed among 34 levels in /sup 53/Cr up to an excitation energy of 4.36 MeV. Deduced branching ratios are in reasonable agreement with previous measurements except for decay of the E/sub x/ = 1537-keV level. For the decay of the E/sub x/ = 1537-keV level we are unable to explain variations in the branching ratios of the transition gamma rays as a function of incident neutron energy within the framework of the presently known level structure of /sup 53/Cr and suggest the possibility of a second energy level at E/sub x/ = 1537 keV. 59 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

Dickens, J.K.; Larson, D.C.

1987-11-01

95

Low-level gamma-ray spectrometry for environmental samples  

Microsoft Academic Search

Low-level gamma-ray spectrometry with large volume HPGe detectors has been widely used in analysis of environmental radionuclides.\\u000a The reasons are excellent energy resolution and high efficiency that permits selective and non-destructive analyses of several\\u000a radionuclides in composite samples. Although the most effective way of increasing the sensitivity of a gamma-ray spectrometer\\u000a is to increase counting efficiency and the amount of

P. P. Povinec

2008-01-01

96

A study of the diffuse galactic gamma radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The observed diffuse galactic gamma radiation is compared to that predicted from galactic cosmic ray interactions with galactic matter and photons, assuming that on a broad scale the galactic cosmic rays in the plane are correlated with matter density. Recent considerations of the galactic diffuse matter distribution, particularly the molecular hydrogen, the galactic photon density, and a revised cosmic ray galactic scale height, are included. The predictions are compared to the observational gamma ray longitude distributions, the latitude distribution, and energy spectrum, including the COS-B satellite results, and the COS-B background estimate. Considering the uncertainties, the agreement between the theoretical predictions and the gamma ray data seems generally reasonable, suggesting that the general concepts are likely to be correct. Both the results determined here alone and in conjunction with other work calculating source functions assuming only cosmic ray matter contributions indicate no necessity for a significant point source contribution to the diffuse gamma radiation in the energy range being considered (E(gamma)10 MeV).

Fichtel, C. E.; Kniffen, D. A.

1984-01-01

97

Thermal analysis evaluation of mechanical properties changes promoted by gamma radiation on surgical polymeric textiles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The large number of surgical operations with post-operative infection problems and the appearing of new infectious diseases, contribute to the development of new materials in order to answer the needs of health care services. This development must take into account the modifications promoted by sterilisation methods in materials, namely by gamma radiation. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TGA) techniques show that a nonwoven and a laminate textiles maintain a good molecular cohesion, do not showing high levels of degradation, for gamma radiation dose values lower than 100 kGy in nonwoven and 200 kGy in laminate materials. The tensile strength and the elongation decrease slowly for the nonwoven textile and decrease faster for the laminate textile for 25 and 80 kGy absorbed dose. This paper shows that the DSC and TGA techniques can be helpful for the prevision of mechanical changes occurred in the materials as a consequence of the gamma irradiation.

Ferreira, L. M.; Casimiro, M. H.; Oliveira, C.; Cabeço Silva, M. E.; Marques Abreu, M. J.; Coelho, A.

2002-05-01

98

Effect of gamma and laser radiations on the thermal properties of Makrofol nuclear track detector  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study of the modification possibility of the thermal properties of Makrofol polycarbonate solid-state nuclear track detector using gamma and laser radiations has been carried out. Samples from 300 ?m thickness Makrofol sheets were classified into two main groups. The first group was irradiated with gamma doses at levels between 50 and 400 kGy, whereas the second group was exposed to infrared laser radiation with energy fluences at levels between 0.5 and 15 J/cm2. Non-isothermal studies were carried out using thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) to obtain the thermal activation energy of decomposition for the Makrofol detector. The results of TGA indicate that the Makrofol samples decompose in one main weight loss stage. Also, the irradiation of Makrofol polymer with gamma doses in the range 135-300 kGy or the exposure to laser energy fluences at levels between 8.3 and 15 J/cm2 leads to further enhancement of the thermal stability of the polymer samples due to the cross-linking phenomenon. This suggests that gamma radiation could be a suitable technique for producing a plastic material with enhanced properties that can be a useful candidate for high-temperature applications. In addition, the variation of transition temperatures with the gamma or laser doses has been determined using differential thermal analysis DTA. The results indicate that the irradiation with gamma in the dose range 50-135 kGy or the exposure to laser energy fluences at levels between 8.3 and 15 J/cm2 decreases the melting temperature of the Makrofol samples, and this is most suitable for applications requiring the molding of this polymer at lower temperatures.

Nouh, S. A.; Naby, A. Abdel

99

Combined Effects of Gamma Radiation and High Dietary Iron on Peripheral Leukocyte Distribution and Function  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Both radiation and increased iron stores can independently increase oxidative damage, resulting in protein, lipid and DNA oxidation. Oxidative stress increases the risk of many health problems including cancer, cataracts, and heart disease. This study, a subset of a larger interdisciplinary investigation of the combined effect of iron overload on sensitivity to radiation injury, monitored immune parameters in the peripheral blood of rats subjected to gamma radiation, high dietary iron or both. Specific immune measures consisted of: (1) peripheral leukocyte distribution, (2) plasma cytokine levels and (3) cytokine production profiles following whole blood mitogenic stimulation

Crucian, Brian E.; Morgan, Jennifer L. L.; Quiriarte, Heather A.; Sams, Clarence F.; Smith, Scott M.; Zwart, Sara R.

2012-01-01

100

Gamma radiation survey of the LDEF spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The retrieval of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) spacecraft after nearly 6 years in orbit offered a unique opportunity to study the long term buildup of induced radioactivity in the variety of materials on board. The first complete gamma ray survey was conducted of a large spacecraft on LDEF shortly after its return to Earth. A surprising observation was the large Be-7 activity which was seen primarily on the leading edge of the satellite, implying that it was picked up by LDEF in orbit. This is the first known evidence for accretion of a radioactive isotope onto an orbiting spacecraft. Other isotopes seen during the survey, the strongest being Na-22 and Mn-54, are all attributed to activation of spacecraft components in orbit. Be-7 is a spallation product of cosmic rays on nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere. However, the observed density is much greater than expected due to cosmic ray production in situ. This implies transport of Be-7 from much lower altitudes up to the LDEF orbit.

Phillips, G. W.; King, S. E.; August, R. A.; Ritter, J. C.; Cutchin, J. H.; Haskins, P. S.; Mckisson, J. E.; Ely, D. W.; Weisenberger, A. G.; Piercey, R. B.

1991-01-01

101

Gamma radiation survey of the LDEF spacecraft  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The retrieval of the Long Duration Exposure Facility spacecraft in January 1990 after nearly six years in orbit offered a unique opportunity to study the long term buildup of induced radioactivity in the variety of materials on board. We conducted the first complete gamma-ray survey of a large spacecraft on LDEF shortly after its return to earth. A surprising observation was the Be-7 activity which was seen primarily on the leading edge of the satellite, implying that it was picked up by LDEF in orbit. This is the first known evidence for accretion of a radioactive isotope onto an orbiting spacecraft. Other isotopes observed during the survey, the strongest being Na-22, are all attributed to activation of spacecraft components. Be-7 is a spallation product of cosmic rays on nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere. However, the observed density is much greater than expected due to cosmic-ray production in situ. This implies transport of Be-7 from much lower altitudes up to the LDEF orbit.

Phillips, G. W.; King, S. E.; August, R. A.; Ritter, J. C.; Cutchin, J. H.; Haskins, P. S.; Mckisson, J. E.; Ely, D. W.; Weisenberger, A. G.; Piercey, R. B.

1992-01-01

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Development of a qualitative dose indicator for gamma radiation using lyophilized Deinococcus.  

PubMed

The feasibility of using Deinococcus showing strong resistance to both desiccation and ionizing radiation as a dose indicator of gamma radiation exposure was evaluated. Three Deinococcus strains having different levels of radiation resistance, Deinococcus radiodurans (DRD), Deinococcus radiopugnans (DRP), and the DRD pprI mutant (DRM), were selected to develop an appropriate dose indicator for a broad range of exposures. DRD, DRP, and DRM cultures with different numbers of cells [~10(7) to 10(3) colony forming units (CFU)/100 microliter] were lyophilized and subjected to various doses of gamma radiation to determine a critical dose that inhibited bacterial growth completely. Finally, a combination of DRD at ~10(7) and ~10(6) CFU, DRP at ~10(5) CFU, and DRM at ~10(4) CFU successfully indicated exposure to 5, 10, 20, and 30 kGy of gamma radiation, respectively. This study shows the possibility of developing a qualitative indicator of radiation exposure using Deinococcus. PMID:22814506

Lim, Sangyong; Song, Dusup; Joe, Minho; Kim, Dongho

2012-09-01

103

Oxidation of naringenin by gamma-radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The reaction of rad OH with naringenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavanone) in the presence of air induced the formation of the hydroxylation product eriodictyol (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavanone). Its yield was dependent on pH. The initial degradation yield of naringenin was Gi(-Nar)=(2.5±0.2)×10 -7 mol dm -3 J -1. For the reaction with rad OH, a rate constant k ( rad OH+naringenin)=(7.2±0.7)×10 9 M -1 s -1 was determined. In the presence of N 2O and NaN 3/N 2O, no eriodyctiol was formed. Apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavon) was detected as decay product of the naringenin phenoxyl radicals. In Ar-saturated solutions, naringenin exhibited a pronounced radiation resistance, G(-naringenin) ˜0.3×10 -7 mol dm -3 J -1.

Nagy, Tristan O.; Ledolter, Karin; Solar, Sonja

2008-06-01

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Radiation resistance testing of high-density polyethylene. [Gamma rays  

SciTech Connect

Mechanical tests following gamma inrradiation and creep tests during irradiation have been conducted on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to assess the adequacy of this material for use in high-integrity containers (HICs). These tests were motivated by experience in nuclear power plants in which polyethylene electrical insulation detoriorated more rapidly than expected due to radiation-induced oxidation. This suggested that HDPE HICs used for radwaste disposal might degrade more rapidly than would be expected in the absence of the radiation field. Two types of HDPE, a highly cross-linked rotationally molded material and a non-cross-linked blow molded material, were used in these tests. Gamma-ray irradiations were performed at several dose rates in environments of air, Barnwell and Hanford backfill soils, and ion-exchange resins. The results of tensile and bend testing on these materials following irradiation will be presented along with preliminary results on creep during irradiation.

Dougherty, D.R.; Adams, J.W.

1983-01-01

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Titanium-Water Thermosyphon Gamma Radiation Exposure and Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Titanium-water thermosyphons are being considered for use in heat rejection systems for fission power systems. Their proximity to the nuclear reactor will result in some gamma irradiation. Noncondensable gas formation from radiation-induced breakdown of water over time may render portions of the thermosyphon condenser inoperable. A series of developmental thermosyphons were operated at nominal operating temperature under accelerated gamma irradiation, with exposures on the same order of magnitude as that expected in 8 years of heat rejection system operation. Temperature data were obtained during exposure at three locations on each thermosyphon: evaporator, condenser, and condenser end cap. Some noncondensable gas was evident; however, thermosyphon performance was not affected because the noncondensable gas was compressed into the fill tube region at the top of the thermosyphon, away from the heat rejecting fin. The trend appeared to be an increasing amount of noncondensable gas formation with increasing gamma irradiation dose. Hydrogen is thought to be the most likely candidate for the noncondensable gas and hydrogen is known to diffuse through grain boundaries. Post-exposure evaluation of one thermosyphon in a vacuum chamber and at temperature revealed that the noncondensable gas diffused out of the thermosyphon over a relatively short period of time. Further research shows a number of experimental and theoretical examples of radiolysis occurring through gamma radiation alone in pure water.

Sanzi, James, L.A; Jaworske, Donald, A.; Goodenow, Debra, A.

2012-01-01

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Titanium-Water Thermosyphon Gamma Radiation Effects and Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Titanium-water thermosyphons are being considered for use in heat rejection systems for fission power systems. Their proximity to the nuclear reactor will result in some exposure to gamma irradiation. Non-condensable gas formation from radiation may breakdown water over time and render a portion of the thermosyphon condenser inoperable. A series of developmental thermosyphons were operated at nominal operating temperature with accelerated gamma irradiation exposures on the same order of magnitude that is expected in eight years of heat rejection system operation. Temperature data were obtained during exposure at three locations on each thermosyphon; evaporator, condenser, and condenser end cap. Some non-condensable gas was evident, however thermosyphon performance was not affected because the non-condensable gas was compressed into the fill tube region at the top of the thermosyphon, away from the heat rejecting fin. The trend appeared to be an increasing amount of non-condensable gas formation with increasing gamma irradiation dose. Hydrogen is thought to be the most likely candidate for the non-condensable gas and hydrogen is known to diffuse through grain boundaries. Post-exposure evaluation of selected thermosyphons at temperature and in a vacuum chamber revealed that the non-condensable gas likely diffused out of the thermosyphons over a relatively short period of time. Further research shows a number of experimental and theoretical examples of radiolysis occurring through gamma radiation alone in pure water.

Sanzi, James L.; Jaworske, Donald A.; Goodenow, Debra A.

2012-01-01

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Curvature-radiation--pair-production model for. gamma. -ray pulsars  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assuming that pulsar ..gamma..-rays are produced via curvature radiation of primary electrons near the neutron star and that they are attenuated only through the pair production process in strong electric and magnetic fields, we use a detailed model of the magnetosphere to calculate the resulting optical depths and pulse shapes. We consider both the effect of E.B=0 and E.Bnot =0

A. K. Harding; E. Tademaru; L. W. Esposito

1978-01-01

108

Corrosion of copper-based materials in gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The corrosion behaviors of pure copper (CDA 101), 7% aluminum-copper bronze (CDA 613) and 30% nickel-copper (CDA 715) are being studied in a gamma radiation field of 1 x 10⁵ R\\/h. These studies are in support of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) Project, by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), of copper-based materials for possible use in container systems

Yunker

1986-01-01

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Effect of. gamma. radiation on high-water-content glasses  

SciTech Connect

Na/sub 2/OX3SiO/sub 2/ glasses containing up to approx. =11 wt% water were prepared under high-pressure, hydrothermal conditions. The samples were exposed to gamma radiation of 5x10/sup 7/ rad. Optical and ESR measurements were made before and after exposure to radiation, and it was found that the induced absorption in the visible region decreased drastically with increasing H/sub 2/O concentration. The induced ESR signal-integrated intensity also decreased with increasing water content. After irradiation an increase was observed in the fundamental OH absorption bands in the IR region of the spectra of the water-containing specimens.

Acocella, J.; Takata, M.; Tomozawa, M.; Warden, J.T.; Watson, E.B.

1982-09-01

110

Improved detector for the measurement of gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present invention lies in the field of gamma ray spectrometry of geologic deposits and other materials, such as building materials (cement, asphalt, etc.) More specifically, the invention is an improved device for the gamma ray spetcrometery of gelogical deposits as a tool for petroleum exploration, geologic research and monitoring of radio-active materials such as in uranium mill tailings and the like. Improvement consists in enlarging the area of the receptor face and without any necessarily substantial increase in the volume of the receptor crystal over the current cylindrical shapes. The invention also provides, as a corollary of the increase in area receptor crystal face, a reduction in the weight of the amount of material necessary to provide effective shielding of the crystal from atmospheric radiation and radiation from deposits not under examination. The area of the receptor crystal face is increased by forming the crystal as a truncated cone with the shielding shaped as a hollow frustrum of a cone. A photomultiplier device is secured to the smaller face of the crystal. The improved detector shape can also be used in scintillometers which measure total gamma radiation.

Zelt, F. B.

1985-07-01

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Radiation hardness of high resistivity magnetic Czochralski silicon detectors after gamma, neutron, and proton radiations  

Microsoft Academic Search

High resistivity magnetic Czochralski Si detectors were irradiated with 60Co gamma rays, neutrons, and protons to various doses\\/fluences, along with control float zone Si detectors. 1) It has been found that for gamma radiation, magnetic Czochralski Si detectors behave similarly to the high-temperature, long-time (HTLT) oxygenated float zone Si detectors. There is no space charge sign inversion and there is

Zheng Li; Jaakko Harkonen; Wei Chen; J. Kierstead; Panja Luukka; Eija Tuominen; Etuovine Tuovinen; Elea Verbitskaya; Vladimir Eremin

2004-01-01

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Properties of {sup 112}Cd from the (n,n'{gamma}) reaction: Levels and level densities  

SciTech Connect

Levels in {sup 112}Cd have been studied through the (n,n'{gamma}) reaction with monoenergetic neutrons. An extended set of experiments that included excitation functions, {gamma}-ray angular distributions, and {gamma}{gamma} coincidence measurements was performed. A total of 375 {gamma} rays were placed in a level scheme comprising 200 levels (of which 238 {gamma}-ray assignments and 58 levels are newly established) up to 4 MeV in excitation. No evidence to support the existence of 47 levels as suggested in previous studies was found, and these have been removed from the level scheme. From the results, a comparison of the level density is made with the constant temperature and back-shifted Fermi gas models. The back-shifted Fermi gas model with the Gilbert-Cameron spin cutoff parameter provided the best overall fit. Without using the neutron resonance information and only fitting the cumulative number of low-lying levels, the level density parameters extracted are a sensitive function of the maximum energy used in the fit.

Garrett, P. E.; Lehmann, H.; Jolie, J.; McGrath, C. A.; Yeh, Minfang; Younes, W.; Yates, S. W.

2001-08-01

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Naturally induced secondary radiation in interplanetary space: Preliminary analyses for gamma radiation and radioisotope production from thermal neutron activation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermal neutron activation analyses were carried out for various space systems components to determine gamma radiation dose rates and food radiation contamination levels. The space systems components selected were those for which previous radiation studies existed. These include manned space vehicle radiation shielding, liquid hydrogen propellant tanks for a Mars mission, and a food supply used as space vehicle radiation shielding. The computational method used is based on the fast neutron distribution generated by the BRYNTRN and HZETRN transport codes for Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) at solar minimum conditions and intense solar flares in space systems components. The gamma dose rates for soft tissue are calculated for water and aluminum space vehicle slab shields considering volumetric source self-attenuation and exponential buildup factors. In the case of the lunar habitat with regolith shielding, a completely exposed spherical habitat was assumed for mathematical convenience and conservative calculations. Activation analysis of the food supply used as radiation shielding is presented for four selected nutrients: potassium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorus. Radioactive isotopes that could represent a health hazard if ingested are identified and their concentrations are identified. For nutrients soluble in water, it was found that all induced radioactivity was below the accepted maximum permissible concentrations.

Plaza-Rosado, Heriberto

1991-09-01

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Accumulation of Mn(II) in Deinococcus radiodurans facilitates gamma-radiation resistance.  

PubMed

Deinococcus radiodurans is extremely resistant to ionizing radiation. How this bacterium can grow under chronic gamma radiation [50 grays (Gy) per hour] or recover from acute doses greater than 10 kGy is unknown. We show that D. radiodurans accumulates very high intracellular manganese and low iron levels compared with radiation-sensitive bacteria and that resistance exhibits a concentration-dependent response to manganous chloride [Mn(II)]. Among the most radiation-resistant bacterial groups reported, Deinococcus, Enterococcus, Lactobacillus, and cyanobacteria accumulate Mn(II). In contrast, Shewanella oneidensis and Pseudomonas putida have high iron but low intracellular manganese concentrations and are very sensitive. We propose that Mn(II) accumulation facilitates recovery from radiation injury. PMID:15459345

Daly, M J; Gaidamakova, E K; Matrosova, V Y; Vasilenko, A; Zhai, M; Venkateswaran, A; Hess, M; Omelchenko, M V; Kostandarithes, H M; Makarova, K S; Wackett, L P; Fredrickson, J K; Ghosal, D

2004-11-01

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Lightning flashes conducive to the production and escape of gamma radiation to space  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gamma radiation observed in space has been associated with lightning flashes in thunderstorms. These special flashes do not appear to be the large and energetic positive ground flashes that also produce sprites. Considerations of gamma ray attenuation in air indicate that such flashes may not produce gamma radiation at sufficient altitude to enable their escape to space. High-altitude intracloud lightning,

E. Williams; R. Boldi; J. Bór; G. Sátori; C. Price; E. Greenberg; Y. Takahashi; K. Yamamoto; Y. Matsudo; Y. Hobara; M. Hayakawa; T. Chronis; E. Anagnostou; D. M. Smith; L. Lopez

2006-01-01

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Radiation metabolomics. 1. Identification of minimally invasive urine biomarkers for gamma-radiation exposure in mice.  

PubMed

Gamma-radiation exposure has both short- and long-term adverse health effects. The threat of modern terrorism places human populations at risk for radiological exposures, yet current medical countermeasures to radiation exposure are limited. Here we describe metabolomics for gamma-radiation biodosimetry in a mouse model. Mice were gamma-irradiated at doses of 0, 3 and 8 Gy (2.57 Gy/min), and urine samples collected over the first 24 h after exposure were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-TOFMS). Multivariate data were analyzed by orthogonal partial least squares (OPLS). Both 3- and 8-Gy exposures yielded distinct urine metabolomic phenotypes. The top 22 ions for 3 and 8 Gy were analyzed further, including tandem mass spectrometric comparison with authentic standards, revealing that N-hexanoylglycine and beta-thymidine are urinary biomarkers of exposure to 3 and 8 Gy, 3-hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid 3-O-sulfate is elevated in urine of mice exposed to 3 but not 8 Gy, and taurine is elevated after 8 but not 3 Gy. Gene Expression Dynamics Inspector (GEDI) self-organizing maps showed clear dose-response relationships for subsets of the urine metabolome. This approach is useful for identifying mice exposed to gamma radiation and for developing metabolomic strategies for noninvasive radiation biodosimetry in humans. PMID:18582157

Tyburski, John B; Patterson, Andrew D; Krausz, Kristopher W; Slavík, Josef; Fornace, Albert J; Gonzalez, Frank J; Idle, Jeffrey R

2008-07-01

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Induction of transpositions of MGE Dm412 by {gamma}-radiation in an isogenic line of Drosophila melanogaster  

SciTech Connect

In an isogenic line of Drosophila, transpositions of mobile genetic elements (MGE) Dm412 were induced by {gamma}-radiation at doses of 300, 800, and 1300 R. The rates of induced transpositions were (for each dose, respectively) 3.9 x 10{sup {minus}3}, 1.0 x 10{sup {minus}2}, and 1.87 x 10{sup {minus}2} events per occupied site per haploid genome of the isogenic line per generation. Thus, the transposition rate increased linearly with the radiation dose. The specific rate of {gamma}-radiation-induced transpositions was (1.3 {+-} 0.6) x 10{sup {minus}5} per occupied site per haploid genome of the isogenic line per Roentgen per generation. {gamma}-Radiation-induced hot transposition sites and haplotypes, very similar to those induced by heat shock, were found. It was suggested that the mechanism of induction by {gamma}-radiation involves the heat shock system. Thus, it is more similar to the mechanism of temperature induction than to the direct mutational effect of {gamma}-radiation. Estimates of induced transposition rates per genome for each dose were calculated as 1.1, 3.0, and 5.6 events, respectively, per genome per generation. This level probably corresponds to the subthreshold level of genomes near the {open_quotes}catastrophic border of transpositional losses.{close_quotes} 21 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.

Zabanov, S.A. [Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Vasil`eva, L.A.; Ratner, V.A. [Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)]|[Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)

1995-06-01

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Correlation between indoor radon concentration and dose rate in air from terrestrial gamma radiation in Japan.  

PubMed

A correlation between the indoor radon concentration and dose rate in air from terrestrial gamma radiation is studied using the results of nationwide indoor radon and external exposure surveys, although the surveys were not conducted at the same time nor at the same location. The radon concentration shows a log-normal-like distribution, whereas the terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate in air shows a normal-like distribution. A log-linear scatterplot for each pair of the indoor radon concentration and gamma-ray dose rate in air in each city reveals a clear relationship. The average, maximum, and minimum as well as regression line of radon concentration were found to increase with the gamma-ray dose rate in air. The group in higher quantile of radon concentration shows larger dependence on the gamma-ray dose rate. The rate of increase of radon concentration with the gamma-ray dose rate in air depends on the house structure. The wooden house has a larger rate of increase than the concrete house, and the regression lines cross at high air dose rate. Based on the finding in the present study a certain criterion level of air dose rate could be established and used for an effective survey to find out which houses might require a remedial action in conjunction with other screening tools. The criterion level of air dose rate might be more effective if the level is set for each house structure since the rate of increase of radon concentration depends on house structure. PMID:9721838

Fujimoto, K

1998-09-01

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Gamma thermometer based reactor core liquid level detector  

DOEpatents

A system is provided which employs a modified gamma thermometer for determining the liquid coolant level within a nuclear reactor core. The gamma thermometer which normally is employed to monitor local core heat generation rate (reactor power), is modified by thermocouple junctions and leads to obtain an unambiguous indication of the presence or absence of coolant liquid at the gamma thermometer location. A signal processor generates a signal based on the thermometer surface heat transfer coefficient by comparing the signals from the thermocouples at the thermometer location. The generated signal is a direct indication of loss of coolant due to the change in surface heat transfer when coolant liquid drops below the thermometer location. The loss of coolant indication is independent of reactor power at the thermometer location. Further, the same thermometer may still be used for the normal power monitoring function.

Burns, Thomas J. (Knoxville, TN)

1983-01-01

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Gamma thermometer based reactor core liquid level detector  

SciTech Connect

A system is provided which employs a modified gamma thermometer for determining the liquid coolant level within a nuclear reactor core. The gamma thermometer which normally is employed to monitor local core heat generation rate (reactor power), is midified by thermocouple junctions and leads to obtain an unambiguous indication of the presence or absence of coolant liquid at the gamma thermometer location. A signal processor generates a signal based on the thermometer surface heat transfer coefficient by comparing the signals from the thermocouples at the thermometer location. The generated signal is a direct indication of loss of coolant due to the change in surface heat transfer when coolant liquid drops below the thermometer location. The loss of coolant indication is independent of reactor power at the thermometer location. Further, the same thermometer may still be used for the normal power monitoring function.

Burns, T.J.

1983-09-20

121

Current Trends in Gamma Radiation Detection for Radiological Emergency Response  

SciTech Connect

Passive and active detection of gamma rays from shielded radioactive materials, including special nuclear materials, is an important task for any radiological emergency response organization. This article reports on the current trends and status of gamma radiation detection objectives and measurement techniques as applied to nonproliferation and radiological emergencies. In recent years, since the establishment of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office by the Department of Homeland Security, a tremendous amount of progress has been made in detection materials (scintillators, semiconductors), imaging techniques (Compton imaging, use of active masking and hybrid imaging), data acquisition systems with digital signal processing, field programmable gate arrays and embedded isotopic analysis software (viz. gamma detector response and analysis software [GADRAS]1), fast template matching, and data fusion (merging radiological data with geo-referenced maps, digital imagery to provide better situational awareness). In this stride to progress, a significant amount of interdisciplinary research and development has taken place–techniques and spin-offs from medical science (such as x-ray radiography and tomography), materials engineering (systematic planned studies on scintillators to optimize several qualities of a good scintillator, nanoparticle applications, quantum dots, and photonic crystals, just to name a few). No trend analysis of radiation detection systems would be complete without mentioning the unprecedented strategic position taken by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to deter, detect, and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials across international borders and through the global maritime transportation–the so-called second line of defense.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Guss, P., Maurer, R.

2011-09-01

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Biological wound dressings sterilized with gamma radiation: Mexican clinical experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Biological wound dressings sterilized with gamma radiation, such as amnion and pig skin, are a reality in Mexico. These tissues are currently processed in the tissue bank and sterilized in the Gamma Industrial Irradiation Plant; both facilities belong to the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) (National Institute of Nuclear Research). With the strong support of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the bank was established at the ININ and the Mexican Ministry of Health issued its sanitary license on July 7, 1999. The Quality Management System of the bank was certified by ISO 9001:2000 on August 1, 2003; the scope of the system is "Research, Development and Processing of Biological Tissues Sterilized with Gamma Radiation". At present, more than 150 patients from 16 hospitals have been successfully treated with these tissues. This paper presents a brief description of the tissue processing, as well as the present Mexican clinical experience with children and adult patients who underwent medical treatment with radiosterilized amnion and pig skin, used as biological wound dressings on burns and ocular surface disorders.

Martínez-Pardo, M. E.; Ley-Chávez, E.; Reyes-Frías, M. L.; Rodríguez-Ferreyra, P.; Vázquez-Maya, L.; Salazar, M. A.

2007-11-01

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Level densities and {gamma}-strength functions in Sm isotopes  

SciTech Connect

The level density and radiative strength functions (RSF) for {sup 146,147}Sm have been extracted. As one approaches the closed N = 82 neutron shell we see that the structures in the level density become more pronounced due to shell effects. The experimental level densities can be used to explore thermodynamical properties of the nucleus within the microcanonical ensemble.

Siem, S.; Guttormsen, M.; Larsen, A. C.; Nyhus, H. T.; Rekstad, J.; Syed, N. U. H.; Oedegaard, S. W. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Chankova, R. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Schiller, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2008-05-12

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Modern Methods of Real-Time Gamma Radiation Monitoring for General Personal Protection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Real-time radiation detectors become an essential part of emergency personnel who may have to respond to unknown accidents, incidents or terrorist attacks, which could involve radioactive material. More and more ordinary citizens are interested in personal radiation protection as well. Reasons include lost sources, nuclear industrial accidents, nuclear or radiological terrorism and the possibility of nuclear weapons being used in a war. People want to have the ability to measure it for themselves and they want to be notified when the radiation levels are increased. To meet this demand, considerable research into new sensors is underway, including efforts to enhance the sensor performance through both the material properties and manufacturing technologies. Deep understanding of physical properties of the materials under the influence of radiation exposure is vital for the effective design of dosimeter devices. Detection of radiation is based on the fact that both the electrical and the optical properties of the materials undergo changes upon the exposure to ionizing radiation. It is believed that radiation causes structural defects. The influence of radiation depends on both the dose and the parameters of the films including their thickness: the degradation is more severe for the higher dose and the thinner films. This paper presents overview of modern methods of real-time gamma radiation monitoring for personal protection of radiation workers and general public and suggests further developments in this area.

Korostynska, O.; Arshak, K.; Arshak, A.; Vaseashta, Ashok

125

Determination of Carbamate and Organophosphorus Pesticides in Vegetable Samples and the Efficiency of Gamma-Radiation in Their Removal  

PubMed Central

In the present study, the residual pesticide levels were determined in eggplants (Solanum melongena) (n = 16), purchased from four different markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The carbamate and organophosphorus pesticide residual levels were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the efficiency of gamma radiation on pesticide removal in three different types of vegetables was also studied. Many (50%) of the samples contained pesticides, and three samples had residual levels above the maximum residue levels determined by the World Health Organisation. Three carbamates (carbaryl, carbofuran, and pirimicarb) and six organophosphates (phenthoate, diazinon, parathion, dimethoate, phosphamidon, and pirimiphos-methyl) were detected in eggplant samples; the highest carbofuran level detected was 1.86?mg/kg, while phenthoate was detected at 0.311?mg/kg. Gamma radiation decreased pesticide levels proportionately with increasing radiation doses. Diazinon, chlorpyrifos, and phosphamidon were reduced by 40–48%, 35–43%, and 30–45%, respectively, when a radiation strength of 0.5?kGy was utilized. However, when the radiation dose was increased to 1.0?kGy, the levels of the pesticides were reduced to 85–90%, 80–91%, and 90–95%, respectively. In summary, our study revealed that pesticide residues are present at high amounts in vegetable samples and that gamma radiation at 1.0?kGy can remove 80–95% of some pesticides.

Chowdhury, Muhammed Alamgir Zaman; Jahan, Iffat; Karim, Nurul; Alam, Mohammad Khorshed; Rahman, Mohammad Abdur; Moniruzzaman, Mohammed; Gan, Siew Hua; Fakhruddin, Abu Naieum Muhammad

2014-01-01

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Determination of carbamate and organophosphorus pesticides in vegetable samples and the efficiency of gamma-radiation in their removal.  

PubMed

In the present study, the residual pesticide levels were determined in eggplants (Solanum melongena) (n = 16), purchased from four different markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The carbamate and organophosphorus pesticide residual levels were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the efficiency of gamma radiation on pesticide removal in three different types of vegetables was also studied. Many (50%) of the samples contained pesticides, and three samples had residual levels above the maximum residue levels determined by the World Health Organisation. Three carbamates (carbaryl, carbofuran, and pirimicarb) and six organophosphates (phenthoate, diazinon, parathion, dimethoate, phosphamidon, and pirimiphos-methyl) were detected in eggplant samples; the highest carbofuran level detected was 1.86?mg/kg, while phenthoate was detected at 0.311?mg/kg. Gamma radiation decreased pesticide levels proportionately with increasing radiation doses. Diazinon, chlorpyrifos, and phosphamidon were reduced by 40-48%, 35-43%, and 30-45%, respectively, when a radiation strength of 0.5?kGy was utilized. However, when the radiation dose was increased to 1.0?kGy, the levels of the pesticides were reduced to 85-90%, 80-91%, and 90-95%, respectively. In summary, our study revealed that pesticide residues are present at high amounts in vegetable samples and that gamma radiation at 1.0?kGy can remove 80-95% of some pesticides. PMID:24711991

Chowdhury, Muhammed Alamgir Zaman; Jahan, Iffat; Karim, Nurul; Alam, Mohammad Khorshed; Rahman, Mohammad Abdur; Moniruzzaman, Mohammed; Gan, Siew Hua; Fakhruddin, Abu Naieum Muhammad

2014-01-01

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Evaluation of Snow Water Equivalent by Airborne Measurement of Passive Terrestrial Gamma Radiation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent research studies have investigated an airborne gamma radiation detection system to determine the water equivalent of snowpacks in nonmountainous areas. Snow attenuates natural gamma emissions from the soil, and the magnitude of attenuation is relat...

E. L. Peck V. C. Bissell E. B. Jones D. L. Burge

1971-01-01

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Effect of sublethal gamma radiation on host defenses in experimental scrub typhus.  

PubMed

The effect of sublethal gamma radiation on inbred mice chronically infected with scrub typhus rickettsiae was examined. Inbred mice which were inoculated with the Gilliam or Karp strain of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi by the subcutaneous route harbored the infection for at least 1 year. Irradiation of these animals at 12 or 52 weeks postinoculation with normally sublethal levels induced a significantly higher percentage of rickettsemic mice (recrudescence) than was seen in the unirradiated, similarly infected control animals. In addition, sublethal irradiation at 12 weeks induced a quantitative increase in total rickettsiae. Homologous antibody titers to the rickettsiae were examined for 5 weeks after irradiation to determine the role of the humoral response in radiation-induced recrudescence. Unirradiated, infected mice showed consistent titers of about 320 throughout the 5-week observation period, and the titer was not affected by exposure of up to 500 rads of gamma radiation. Drug dose-dependent radioprotection and modification of recrudescence was noted in infected, irradiated mice treated with the antiradiation compound S-2-(3-aminopropylamino)ethyl phosphorothioic acid. The results of this investigation supported the conclusion that the recrudescence of a chronic rickettsial infection in the appropriate host after immunological impairment due to gamma radiation can result in an acute, possibly lethal rickettsemia. PMID:3011671

Kelly, D J; Rees, J C

1986-06-01

129

Effect of sublethal gamma radiation on host defenses in experimental scrub typhus.  

PubMed Central

The effect of sublethal gamma radiation on inbred mice chronically infected with scrub typhus rickettsiae was examined. Inbred mice which were inoculated with the Gilliam or Karp strain of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi by the subcutaneous route harbored the infection for at least 1 year. Irradiation of these animals at 12 or 52 weeks postinoculation with normally sublethal levels induced a significantly higher percentage of rickettsemic mice (recrudescence) than was seen in the unirradiated, similarly infected control animals. In addition, sublethal irradiation at 12 weeks induced a quantitative increase in total rickettsiae. Homologous antibody titers to the rickettsiae were examined for 5 weeks after irradiation to determine the role of the humoral response in radiation-induced recrudescence. Unirradiated, infected mice showed consistent titers of about 320 throughout the 5-week observation period, and the titer was not affected by exposure of up to 500 rads of gamma radiation. Drug dose-dependent radioprotection and modification of recrudescence was noted in infected, irradiated mice treated with the antiradiation compound S-2-(3-aminopropylamino)ethyl phosphorothioic acid. The results of this investigation supported the conclusion that the recrudescence of a chronic rickettsial infection in the appropriate host after immunological impairment due to gamma radiation can result in an acute, possibly lethal rickettsemia.

Kelly, D J; Rees, J C

1986-01-01

130

Health effects of low-level radiation in shipyard workers. Final report: [Draft  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Shipyard Workers Study (NSWS) was designed to determine whether there is an excess risk of leukemia or other cancers associated with exposure to low levels of gamma radiation. The study compares the mortality experience of shipyard workers who qualified to work in radiation areas to the mortality of similar workers who hold the same types of jobs but who are not authorized to work in radiation areas. The population consists of workers from six government and two private shipyards.

Matanoski, G.M.

1991-06-01

131

EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON ELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF IONIC LIQUIDS  

SciTech Connect

The electrochemical properties of ionic liquids (ILs) make them attractive for possible replacement of inorganic salts in high temperature molten salt electrochemical processing of nuclear fuel. To be a feasible replacement solvent, ILs need to be stable in moderate and high doses of radiation without adverse chemical and physical effects. Here, we exposed seven different ILs to a 1.2 MGy dose of gamma radiation to investigate their physical and chemical properties as they related to radiological stability. The azolium-based ILs experienced the greatest change in appearance, but these ILs were chemically more stable to gamma radiation than some of the other classes of ILs tested, due to the presence of aromatic electrons in the azolium ring. All the ILs exhibited a decrease in their conductivity and electrochemical window (at least 1.1 V), both of which could affect the utility of ILs in electrochemical processing. The concentration of the irradiation decomposition products was less than 3 mole %, with no impurities detectable using NMR techniques.

Visser, A; Nicholas Bridges, N; Thad Adams, T; John Mickalonis, J; Mark02 Williamson, M

2009-04-21

132

Radiation hardness of plastic scintillating fiber against fast neutron and [gamma]-ray irradiation  

SciTech Connect

In future collider experiments, where a background radiation level is estimated to be very high, e.g. around 10[sup 2] [approximately] 10[sup 5] Gy/yr and 10[sup 11] [approximately] 10[sup 14] n/cm[sup 2]/yr at SSC, the detectors operating around the collision point in the experiments will encounter a considerable amount of radiation. Therefore, the detectors, especially the calorimeter, are required to be resistive against high radiation levels. From this point of view, it is of great importance to study the effects of radiation damage on the performance of the detectors. The authors report preliminary results of measurements of radiation hardness of the plastic scintillating fiber Kuraray SCSF-81 against irradiation with fast neutrons and [sup 60]Co [gamma]-rays in the region of the neutron fluence from 1 [times] 10[sup 11] to 5 [times] 10[sup 13] n/cm[sup 2] and the integrated [gamma]-ray dose from 890 to 10[sup 5] Gy, respectively. Deterioration of both intrinsic light yield and light transmittance of the SCSF-81 has been studied.

Murakami, Akira; Yoshinaka, Hideki; Goto, Minehiko (Saga Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Physics)

1993-08-01

133

Sensitometry of the response of a new radiochromic film dosimeter to gamma radiation and electron beams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new radiation-sensitive imaging material, called GafChromic™ Dosimetry Media, offers advances in high-dose radiation dosimetry and high-resolution radiography for gamma radiation and electrons. The potential uses in radiation processing, radiation sterilization of medical devices, population control of insects by irradiation, food irradiation, blood irradiation for organ-transplant immuno-suppression, clinical radiography, and industrial radiography have led to the present sensitometric study over the breadth of the wide dynamic range of this new routine detector and imaging material, namely, absorbed doses from 10 Gy to 5 × 10 4 Gy. The thin-coated film is colorless before irradiation, and registers a deep-blue image upon irradiation, with two absorption bands at about 650 nm (major band) and 600 nm (minor band). The response to electrons, in terms of increase in absorbance per unit absorbed dose, is the same as that to gamma radiation within the estimated uncertainty of the measurements (± 5%, 95% confidence level). The spatial resolving power is > 1200 lines/mm. After the first 24 hours, the image is stable over many months (within ± 5% in absorbance), however, the system should be irradiated and analyzed at approximately the temperatures used during calibration, because of temperature dependence during irradiation and readout, and temperatures greater than 55°C should be avoided.

McLaughlin, W. L.; Yun-Dong, Chen; Soares, C. G.; Miller, A.; Van Dyk, G.; Lewis, D. F.

1991-04-01

134

SAS 2 observations of the earth albedo gamma radiation above 35 MeV  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The earth albedo gamma radiation above 35 MeV in the equatorial region is investigated using observations from the second Small Astronomy Satellite. The zenith angle distribution of the gamma radiation has a peak toward the horizon which is about an order of magnitude more intense than the radiation coming from the nadir, and nearly two orders of magnitude more intense than the gamma radiation from most parts of the sky. The gamma radiation originating from the western horizon is a factor of four more intense than the radiation from the eastern horizon and a factor of three more intense than that from the northern and southern directions. This reflects the geomagnetic effects on the incident cosmic rays whose interactions produce the albedo gamma rays. The variation of the upcoming gamma ray intensity with vertical cutoff rigidity is consistent with the empirical relationship found by Gur'yan et al. (1979).

Thompson, D. J.; Simpson, G. A.; Ozel, M. E.

1981-01-01

135

Gamma-Ray Tracking: Utilizing New Concepts in the Detection of Gamma Radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gamma-ray tracking in a closed array of highly segmented HPGe detectors is a new concept for the detection of ? radiation. Each of the interacting ? rays is identified and separated by measuring the energies and positions of individual interactions and applying tracking algorithms to reconstruct the scattering sequences, even if many ? rays hit the array at the same time. The three-dimensional position and the energy of interactions are determined by using a two-dimensionally segmented Ge detector along with pulse-shape analysis of the signals. Such a detector will have new and much improved capabilities compared to current ?-ray spectrometer. One implementation of this concept, called GRETA (Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array), is currently being under development at LBNL. In this presentation I will introduce this new concept of gamma-ray tracking and will show the progress which have been made in four key areas; the manufacture of segmented detectors and pre-amplifiers that can provide high quality signals needed to resolve and locate individual interaction points, a data processing system including fast ADCs and processing units to digitize and process the segment signals, signal processing methods for determining energy, time, and position based on pulse shape digitization and digital signal processing, and the development of a tracking algorithm that uses the energy and position information to identify interaction points belonging to a particular gamma ray. Work supported by US Department of Energy, under contract DE-AC03-76SF00098.

Vetter, Kai

2001-10-01

136

Gamma-ray tracking: Utilizing new concepts in the detection of gamma-radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gamma-ray tracking in a closed array of highly segmented HPGe detectors is a new concept for the detection of ?-radiation. Each of the interacting ?-rays is identified and separated by measuring the energies and positions of individual interactions and by applying tracking algorithms to reconstruct the scattering sequences, even if many ?-rays hit the array at the same time. The three-dimensional position and the energy of interactions are determined by using two-dimensionally segmented Ge detectors along with pulse-shape analysis of the signals. Such a detector will have new and much improved capabilities compared to current ?-ray spectrometer. One implementation of this concept, called GRETA (Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array), is currently being under development at LBNL.

Vetter, K.

137

Vital parameters related low level laser radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first work hypotesis is that biosensors on the patient detecting heart, breath rate and skin parameters, modulate laser radiation to enhance the therapeutic outcome; in the second work hypotesis: biofeedback could be effective, when integrated in the low level laser energy release.

Palmieri, Beniamino; Capone, Stefania

2011-08-01

138

Radiative lifetimes of Fe II levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radiative lifetimes for fourteen levels of the z6D0, z6F0, and z6P0 Fe II terms have been measured by the technique of laser-induced flourescence from sputtered metal vapor extracted from a pulsed hollow cathode. The states under investigation were populated from the ground state with UV dye laser pulses down to 234 nm.

Schade, W.; Mundt, B.; Helbig, V.

1988-08-01

139

An experimental search for gamma radiation associated with thunderstorm activity  

SciTech Connect

This experiment is a repeat of an earlier experiment, but with more sensitive apparatus and in a location with a higher incidence of thunderstorm activity. The earlier experiment was undertaken by Ashby and Whitehead to investigate the theory that ball lightning might be associated with the annihilation of small amounts of antimatter, and it yielded some very interesting but inconclusive results. In the course of about 12 months of data taking, four high rate bursts of gamma radiation were detected. These events lasted a few seconds and had many thousands of counts (16500, 5000, 3700, and [gt] 7700. Unfortunately, the association of these gamma ray bursts with thunderstorms or ball lightning was not clearly established, although one of the bursts did occur during a local thunderstorm in rough coincidence with a lightning bolt striking a flagpole about 100 yards from the gamma ray detection crystals. A pulse height spectrum taken for this burst (no spectrum was taken for the other three) exhibited a significant peak, well above background, the energy of which appeared to be compatible with the 511 keV positron annihilation line. While the peak could not be unambiguously attributed to positron annihilation, this certainly appeared to be the most likely source.

Fryberger, D.

1992-11-01

140

An experimental search for gamma radiation associated with thunderstorm activity  

SciTech Connect

This experiment is a repeat of an earlier experiment, but with more sensitive apparatus and in a location with a higher incidence of thunderstorm activity. The earlier experiment was undertaken by Ashby and Whitehead to investigate the theory that ball lightning might be associated with the annihilation of small amounts of antimatter, and it yielded some very interesting but inconclusive results. In the course of about 12 months of data taking, four high rate bursts of gamma radiation were detected. These events lasted a few seconds and had many thousands of counts (16500, 5000, 3700, and {gt} 7700. Unfortunately, the association of these gamma ray bursts with thunderstorms or ball lightning was not clearly established, although one of the bursts did occur during a local thunderstorm in rough coincidence with a lightning bolt striking a flagpole about 100 yards from the gamma ray detection crystals. A pulse height spectrum taken for this burst (no spectrum was taken for the other three) exhibited a significant peak, well above background, the energy of which appeared to be compatible with the 511 keV positron annihilation line. While the peak could not be unambiguously attributed to positron annihilation, this certainly appeared to be the most likely source.

Fryberger, D.

1992-11-01

141

Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Ripening of Bartlett Pears 1  

PubMed Central

Gamma radiation at doses of 300 Krad or more inhibits the ripening of Bartlett pears (Pyrus communis L.). Immediately after irradiation there is a transitory burst of C2H4, which subsequently declines in fruits subjected to inhibitory doses. Ethylene production associated with ripening begins at the same time in unirradiated fruits and those subjected to noninhibitory doses, but the latter produces much more C2H4 at the climacteric peak. Fruits subjected to inhibitory doses produce low levels of C2H4 unless subjected to exogenously applied C2H4, whereupon they produce enough of the gas to induce ripening in unirradiated fruits. Pears subjected to 300 and 400 Krad of gamma rays did not ripen even when held in a flowing atmosphere containing 1000 ppm of C2H4 for 8 days at 20°. It is concluded that the action of gamma rays on Bartlett pears involves both an inhibition of C2H4 production and a decreased sensitivity of the fruit to the ripening action of the gas. Ripening of Bartlett pears is inhibited by gamma radiation only when applied to preclimacteric fruit.

Maxie, E. C.; Sommer, N. F.; Muller, Carlos J.; Rae, Henry L.

1966-01-01

142

Effect of Gamma radiation on microbial population of natural casings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The high microbial load of fresh and dry natural casings increases the risk of meat product contamination with pathogenic microorganisms, agents of foodborn diseases. The aim of this work is to evaluate the killing effect of gamma radiation of the resident microbial population of pork and beef casings, to improve their hygiene and safety. Portions of fresh pork (small intestines and colon) and dry beef casings were irradiated in a Cobalt 60 source with with absorbed doses of 1,2,5 and 10 kGy. The D 10 values of total aerobic microorganisms in the pork casings were 1.65 kGy for colon and 1.54 kGy for small intestine. The D 10 value found in beef dry casings (small intestine) was 10.17 kGy. Radurization with 5 kGy was able to reduce, at least, 6 logs the coliform bacteria in pork casings. The killing effect over faecal Streptococci was 4 logs for pork fresh casings and 2 logs for beef dry casings. Gamma radiation with 5 kGy proved to be a convenient method to reduce substantially the microbial population of pork fresh casings. Otherwise, the microbial population of beef dry casings still resisted to 10 kGy.

Trigo, M. J.; Fraqueza, M. J.

1998-06-01

143

Uv- and Gamma-Radiation Sensitive Mutants of Arabidopsis Thaliana  

PubMed Central

Arabidopsis seedlings repair UV-induced DNA damage via light-dependent and -independent pathways. The mechanism of the ``dark repair'' pathway is still unknown. To determine the number of genes required for dark repair and to investigate the substrate-specificity of this process we isolated mutants with enhanced sensitivity to UV radiation in the absence of photoreactivating light. Seven independently derived UV sensitive mutants were isolated from an EMS-mutagenized population. These fell into six complementation groups, two of which (UVR1 and UVH1) have previously been defined. Four of these mutants are defective in the dark repair of UV-induced pyrimidine [6-4] pyrimidinone dimers. These four mutant lines are sensitive to the growth-inhibitory effects of gamma radiation, suggesting that this repair pathway is also involved in the repair of some type of gamma-induced DNA damage product. The requirement for the coordinate action of several different gene products for effective repair of pyrimidine dimers, as well as the nonspecific nature of the repair activity, is consistent with nucleotide excision repair mechanisms previously described in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and nonplant higher eukaryotes and inconsistent with substrate-specific base excision repair mechanisms found in some bacteria, bacteriophage, and fungi.

Jiang, C. Z.; Yen, C. N.; Cronin, K.; Mitchell, D.; Britt, A. B.

1997-01-01

144

Simple dynamic electromagnetic radiation detector  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Detector monitors gamma dose rate at particular position in a radiation facility where a mixed neutron-gamma environment exists, thus determining reactor power level changes. Device also maps gamma intensity profile across a neutron-gamma beam.

Been, J. F.

1972-01-01

145

Antioxidative and radioprotective potential of rutin and quercetin in Swiss albino mice exposed to gamma radiation  

PubMed Central

The radioprotective potential of bioflavonoid, rutin (RUT) and quercetin (QRT) was investigated in Swiss albino mice exposed to gamma radiation. The radioprotective potential of RUT and QRT was assessed in pre-treatment group of mice followed on radiation-induced changes in glutathione (GSH), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels were also analyzed. Elevation in the GSH, GST, SOD, CAT, and decreased LPO levels were observed in RUT and QRT pretreated group when compared to the irradiated animals. Furthermore, it was observed that RUT and QRT treatment was found to inhibit various free radicals generated in vitro, viz., 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl(DPPH), O2, 2,2’-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS)+, and OH in a concentration-dependent manner. This study clearly demonstrates the free radical scavenging action of RUT and QRT, indicating that it may have its potential as a radioprotective agent. Furthermore, the presence of a phenolic group in RUT and QRT is known to contribute to scavenging the radiation-induced free radicals and inhibition of oxidative stress. Present findings demonstrate the potential of RUT and QRT in mitigating radiation-induced oxidative stress, which may be attributed to the inhibition of radiation-induced decline in the endogenous antioxidant levels and scavenging of radiation-induced free radicals.

Patil, Shrikant L.; Mallaiah, Somashekarappa Hiriyur; Patil, Rajashekar K.

2013-01-01

146

Method for imaging quantum dots during exposure to gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum dots have been used in a wide variety of biomedical applications. A key advantage of these particles is that their optical properties depend predictably on size, which enables tuning of the emission wavelength. Recently, it was found that CdSe/ZnS quantum dots lose their ability to photoluminescence after exposure to gamma radiation (J. Phys. Chem. C., 113: 2580-2585 (2009). A method for readout of the loss of quantum dot photoluminescence during exposure to radiation could enable a multitude of real-time dosimetry applications. Here, we report on a method to image photoluminescence from quantum dots from a distance and under ambient lighting conditions. The approach was to construct and test a time-gated imaging system that incorporated pulsed illumination. The system was constructed from a pulsed green laser (Nd:YAG, 20 pulses/s, 5 ns pulse duration, ~5 mJ/pulse), a time-gated camera (LaVision Picostar, 2 ns gate width), and optical components to enable coaxial illumination and imaging. Using the system to image samples of equivalent concentration to the previous end-point work, quantum dot photoluminescence was measureable under ambient room lighting at a distance of 25 cm from the sample with a signal to background of 7.5:1. Continuous exposure of samples to pulsed laser produced no measureable loss of photoluminescence over a time period of one hour. With improvements to the light collection optics the range of the system is expected to increase to several metres, which will enable imaging of samples during exposure to a gamma radiation source.

Immucci, Andrea N.; Chamson-Reig, Astrid; Yu, Kui; Wilkinson, Diana; Li, Chunsheng; Stodilka, Robert Z.; Carson, Jeffrey J. L.

2011-03-01

147

Biological radiation dose from secondary particles in a Milky Way gamma-ray burst  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are a class of highly energetic explosions emitting radiation in a very short timescale of a few seconds and with a very narrow opening angle. Although, all GRBs observed so far are extragalactic in origin, there is a high probability of a GRB of galactic origin beaming towards the Earth in the past ~0.5 Gyr. We define the level of catastrophic damage to the biosphere as approximation 100 kJ m-2, based on Thomas et al. (2005a, b). Using results in Melott & Thomas (2011), we estimate the probability of the Earth receiving this fluence from a GRB of any type, as 87% during the last 500 Myr. Such an intense burst of gamma rays would ionize the atmosphere and deplete the ozone (O3) layer. With depleted O3, there will be an increased flux of Solar UVB on the Earth's surface with potentially harmful biological effects. In addition to the atmospheric damage, secondary particles produced by gamma ray-induced showers will reach the surface. Among all secondary particles, muons dominate the ground-level secondary particle flux (99% of the total number of particles) and are potentially of biological significance. Using the Monte Carlo simulation code CORSIKA, we modelled the air showers produced by gamma-ray primaries up to 100 GeV. We found that the number of muons produced by the electromagnetic component of hypothetical galactic GRBs significantly increases the total muon flux. However, since the muon production efficiency is extremely low for photon energies below 100 GeV, and because GRBs radiate strongly for only a very short time, we find that the biological radiation dose from secondary muons is negligible. The main mechanism of biological damage from GRBs is through Solar UVB irradiation from the loss of O3 in the upper atmosphere.

Atri, Dimitra; Melott, Adrian L.; Karam, Andrew

2014-07-01

148

Radiation protection from whole-body gamma irradiation (6.7 Gy): behavioural effects and brain protein-level changes by an aminothiol compound GL2011 in the Wistar rat.  

PubMed

GL2011 is a naturally occurring thiol compound and a series of thiol compounds have been proposed as radioprotectors. Radioprotective efficacy of a triple intraperitoneal dose of GL2011 of 100 mg/kg body weight of Wistar rats, 30 min prior to and 3 and 6 h following irradiation (6.7 Gy) was evaluated. Four groups of animals were used, vehicle-treated non-irradiated (VN), GL2011-treated and irradiated (GI), GL2011-treated and non-irradiated (GN) and vehicle-treated and irradiated (VI) (n = 30 per group). The radioprotective efficacy of GL2011 was determined by measuring 28-day survival and intestinal crypt cell survival. Neuroprotection in terms of behaviour was evaluated using the behavioural observational battery, open field test and elevated plus maze paradigm. An RNA microarray was carried out in order to show differences at the RNA level between VI and VN groups. Brain protein changes were identified using a gel-based proteomics method and major brain receptor complex levels were determined by blue-native gels followed by immunoblotting. 28-Day survival rate in VI was 30 %, in GI survival was 93 %, survival of VN and GN was 100 %. Jejunal crypt cell survival was significantly enhanced in GI. Protein-level changes of peroxiredoxin-5, Mn-superoxide dismutase 2, voltage-dependent anion-selective channel protein 1, septin 5 and dopamine D2 receptor complex levels were paralleling radiation damage and protection. Taken together, the findings demonstrate that GL2011 improves survival rates and jejunal crypt survival, provides partial neuroprotection at the behavioural level and modulates proteins known to be involved in protection against oxidative stress-mediated cell damage. PMID:24682445

Ganesan, Minu Karthika; Jovanovic, Milos; Secerov, Bojana; Ignjatovic, Marija; Bilban, Martin; Pavle, Andjus; Refaei, Amal El; Jung, Gangsoo; Li, Lin; Sase, Ajinkya; Chen, Weiqiang; Bacic, Goran; Lubec, Gert

2014-07-01

149

Radiation exposure at ground level by secondary cosmic radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The contribution of the charged component of secondary cosmic radiation to the ambient dose equivalent H?(10) at ground level is investigated using the muon detector MUDOS and a TEPC detector surrounded by the coincidence detector CACS to identify charged particles. The ambient dose equivalent rate H??(10)T as measured with the TEPC\\/CACS is used to calibrate the MUDOS count rate in

F. Wissmann; V. Dangendorf; U. Schrewe

2005-01-01

150

Modeling Gamma-Radiation from Thunderclouds and Lightning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes are sub-millisecond bursts of energetic radiation originating from thunderclouds in the earth's atmosphere [e.g., Fishman et al., Science, 264, 1313, 1994; Dwyer et al., Space Sci. Rev., 10.1007/s11214-012-9894-0, 2012]. Recent analysis of TGF observations and lightning radio emission indicates that the production of TGFs is normally associated with the initial lightning leader development inside thunderclouds [e.g., Shao et al., J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00E30, 2010; Lu et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L11806, 2010; Cummer et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14810, 2011]. In addition to relatively short TGFs, thunderclouds and lightning can also make minute long gamma-ray glows according to ground-based [e.g., Chilingarian et al., Phys. Rev. D, 82, 043009, 2010] and airborne measurements [e.g., Smith et al., J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20124, 2011]. A viable theory for explaining the gamma-ray production by thunderclouds and lightning is the relativistic feedback discharge mechanism introduced by Dwyer [Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 2055, 2003]. A comprehensive modeling study of TGFs based on this theory was recently reported in [Dwyer, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A02308, 2012], where many observed TGF aspects were successfully reproduced. In this talk, we report simulation results from a new TGF modeling code developed at Florida Tech that implements the same model as the work of Dwyer [2012]. The code is built on a streamer code that has been used for studying streamer discharges in sprites, lightning and laboratory experiments [e.g., Liu and Pasko, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A04301, 2004]. Components for modeling the transport of runaway electrons and positrons, the feedback process, the gamma-ray production, and the lightning leader propagation have been added. The new code can fully model transport of low energy electrons and ions, ionization, attachment, and recombination. Several simulation cases are reported, showing how single and multiple pulsed TGFs can be produced. Finally, we compare the present work with the gamma-ray observations and the modeling study by Dwyer [2012].

Liu, N.; Dwyer, J. R.

2012-12-01

151

Gamma radiation influence on technological characteristics of wheat flour  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study aimed at determining the influence of gamma radiation on technological characteristics of wheat (Triticum sativum) flour and physical properties of pan breads made with this flour. The bread formulation included wheat flour, water, milk, salt, sugar, yeast and butter. The ?-amylase activity of wheat flour irradiated with 1, 3 and 9 kGy in a Gammacell 220 (AECL), one day, five days and one month after irradiation was evaluated. Deformation force, height and weight of breads prepared with the irradiated flour were also determined. The enzymatic activity increased—reduction of falling number time—as radiation dose increased, their values being 397 s (0 kGy), 388 s (1 kGy), 343 s (3 kGy) and 293 s (9 kGy) respectively, remaining almost constant over the period of one month. Pan breads prepared with irradiated wheat flour showed increased weight. Texture analysis showed that bread made of irradiated flour presented an increase in maximum deformation force. The results indicate that wheat flour ionizing radiation processing may confer increased enzymatic activity on bread making and depending on the irradiation dose, an increase in weight, height and deformation force parameters of pan breads made of it.

Teixeira, Christian A. H. M.; Inamura, Patricia Y.; Uehara, Vanessa B.; Mastro, Nelida L. d.

2012-08-01

152

Trypanosoma cruzi Gene Expression in Response to Gamma Radiation  

PubMed Central

Trypanosoma cruzi is an organism highly resistant to ionizing radiation. Following a dose of 500 Gy of gamma radiation, the fragmented genomic DNA is gradually reconstructed and the pattern of chromosomal bands is restored in less than 48 hours. Cell growth arrests after irradiation but, while DNA is completely fragmented, RNA maintains its integrity. In this work we compared the transcriptional profiles of irradiated and non-irradiated epimastigotes at different time points after irradiation using microarray. In total, 273 genes were differentially expressed; from these, 160 were up-regulated and 113 down-regulated. We found that genes with predicted functions are the most prevalent in the down-regulated gene category. Translation and protein metabolic processes, as well as generation of precursor of metabolites and energy pathways were affected. In contrast, the up-regulated category was mainly composed of obsolete sequences (which included some genes of the kinetoplast DNA), genes coding for hypothetical proteins, and Retrotransposon Hot Spot genes. Finally, the tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1, a gene involved in double-strand DNA break repair process, was up-regulated. Our study demonstrated the peculiar response to ionizing radiation, raising questions about how this organism changes its gene expression to manage such a harmful stress.

Grynberg, Priscila; Passos-Silva, Danielle Gomes; Mourao, Marina de Moraes; Hirata Jr, Roberto; Macedo, Andrea Mara; Machado, Carlos Renato; Bartholomeu, Daniella Castanheira; Franco, Gloria Regina

2012-01-01

153

Neutron and gamma radiation shielding material, structure, and process of making structure  

SciTech Connect

The present invention is directed to a novel neutron and gamma radiation shielding material consisting of 95 to 97% by weight SiO/sub 2/ and 5 to 3% by weight sodium silicate. In addition, the method of using this composition to provide a continuous neutron and gamma radiation shielding structure is disclosed.

Hondorp, H.L.

1981-07-06

154

The development of {sup 3}He neutron detectors for applications in high level gamma-ray backgrounds  

SciTech Connect

To measure high-level-activity scrap and waste, it is necessary to use neutron detectors that are insensitive to the high gamma-ray background. We have developed a combination of {sup 3}He tubes and custom preamplifiers to provide the high efficiency associated with {sup 3}He detectors with good gamma-ray rejection. We have preamplifiers with short time constants in the signal processing to help separate the neutron signals from the slower risetime gamma signals. We have compared AMPTEK (A-111) preamplifiers with Precision Data Technology (PDT 110A) preamplifiers with experimental tests for gamma rejection and radiation damage. Hot cell radiation tests using a 4.5 Ci radium source were performed using {sup 10}B and {sup 3}He detectors to evaluate relative efficiency and the ability to separate neutrons and gamma rays. The AMPTEK A-111 and PDT-110A amplifiers were exposed to gamma doses between {approximately}0.1 R/h and 1500 R/h to observe where the gamma pileup would interfere with the neutron counting. The conclusion is that both amplifiers can operate in gamma fields up to {approximately}500 R/h with modest loss of neutron efficiency. This is valid for the case of only one {sup 3}He tube (30-cm active length) connected to a single amplifier. If an amplifier services multiple tubes or longer tubes, the gamma rejection will get worse. Studies are in progress to determine the lifetime of the amplifiers and {sup 3}He tubes in the high-radiation fields.

Menlove, H.O.; Beddingfield, D.H.

1995-12-01

155

In situ determination of radon concentration and total gamma radiation in Kastel Gomilica, Croatia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To determine current radiation background of the environment at the "Giricic" location in Kastel Gomilica, Croatia, in situ measurement of radon concentration ( 222Rn and 220Rn) in an open atmosphere on a ground level and at the height of 1.5 m has been made as well as total gamma radiation at the height of 1 m in an energy range of 15 keV to 2 MeV. The researched location was divided in three specific parts: (i) regulated area with the bottom ash and flying ash in the basis ("old" depot), (ii) unregulated area with waste materials, including bottom ash and flying ash, in the basis ("new" depot), (iii) uncontaminated area with no waste materials deposited on. Average radon concentration on a ground level was 213 Bq/m 3 for the "old" depot, 214 Bq/m 3 for the "new" depot and 59 Bq/m 3 for the uncontaminated area and at the height of 1.5 m 20 Bq/m 3 for the "old" depot, 34 Bq/m 3 for the "new" depot and 26 Bq/m 3 for the uncontaminated area. Average total gamma radiation values in selected energy range were 109.92 cps (counts per second) for the "old" depot, 357.76 cps for the "new" depot and 65.97 cps for the uncontaminated area. For selected radionuclides ( 214Pb, 137Cs, 228Ac, 234mPa, 40K and 214Bi) average gamma radiation values at characteristic energies have been determined as well.

Lovrencic, Ivanka; Barisic, Delko; Orescanin, Visnja; Lulic, Stipe

2007-10-01

156

Search for Charmonium States Decaying to J/\\psi\\gamma \\gamma $ Using Initial-State Radiation Events  

SciTech Connect

We study the processes e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} (J/{psi}{gamma}{gamma}){gamma} and e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} (J/{psi}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}){gamma} where the hard photon radiated from an initial e{sup +}e{sup -} collision with center-of-mass (CM) energy near 10.58 GeV is detected. In the final state J/{psi}{gamma}{gamma} we consider J/{psi}{pi}{sup 0}, J/{psi}{eta}, {chi}{sub c1}{gamma}, and {chi}c{sub 2}{gamma} candidates. The invariant mass of the hadronic final state defines the effective e{sup +}e{sup -} CM energy in each event, so these data can be compared with direct e{sup +}e{sup -} measurements. We report 90% CL upper limits for the integrated cross section times branching fractions of the J/{psi}{gamma}{gamma} channels in the Y (4260) mass region.

Aubert, B.; Barate, R.; Bona, M.; Boutigny, D.; Couderc, F.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Palano, A.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Chen, J.C.; Qi, N.D.; Rong, G.; Wang, P.; Zhu, Y.S.; /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys.; Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B.; /Bergen U.; Abrams, G.S.; /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /Bristol U. /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UCLA /UC, Riverside /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Karlsruhe U., EKP /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT, LNS /McGill U. /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /Mt. Holyoke Coll. /Naples U. /INFN, Naples /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /Pennsylvania U. /Perugia U. /INFN, Perugia /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Prairie View A-M /Princeton U. /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /South Carolina U. /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Stony Brook /Tennessee U. /Texas U. /Texas U., Dallas /Turin U. /INFN, Turin /Trieste U. /INFN, Trieste /Valencia U., IFIC /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison /Yale U.

2006-11-30

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Population doses from environmental gamma radiation in Iraq.  

PubMed

The exposure rates due to external gamma radiation were measured in 11 Iraqi governerates. Measurements were performed with an Environmental Monitoring System (RSS-111) in open air 1 m above the ground. The average absorbed dose rate in each governerate was as follows (number x 10(-2) microGy h-1): Babylon (6.0), Kerbala (5.3), Al-Najaf (5.4), Al-Kadysia (6.5), Wasit (6.5), Diala (6.5), Al-Anbar (6.5), Al-Muthana (6.6), Maisan (6.8), Thee-Kar (6.6), and Al-Basrah (6.5). The collective doses to the population living in these governerates were 499, 187, 239, 269, 262, 458, 384, 153, 250, 450, and 419 person-Sv, respectively. PMID:1559815

Marouf, B A; Mohamad, A S; Taha, J S; al-Haddad, I K

1992-05-01

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Population doses from environmental gamma radiation in Iraq  

SciTech Connect

The exposure rates due to external gamma radiation were measured in 11 Iraqi governerates. Measurements were performed with an Environmental Monitoring System (RSS-111) in open air 1 m above the ground. The average absorbed dose rate in each governerate was as follows (number x 10(-2) microGy h-1): Babylon (6.0), Kerbala (5.3), Al-Najaf (5.4), Al-Kadysia (6.5), Wasit (6.5), Diala (6.5), Al-Anbar (6.5), Al-Muthana (6.6), Maisan (6.8), Thee-Kar (6.6), and Al-Basrah (6.5). The collective doses to the population living in these governerates were 499, 187, 239, 269, 262, 458, 384, 153, 250, 450, and 419 person-Sv, respectively.

Marouf, B.A.; Mohamad, A.S.; Taha, J.S.; al-Haddad, I.K. (Iraq Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Research Center, Tuwaitha, Baghdad, (Iraq))

1992-05-01

159

Adult myeloid leukaemia, geology, and domestic exposure to radon and gamma radiation: a case control study in central Italy  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether indoor randon or gamma radiation might play a part in myeloid leukaemia as suggested by studies based on crude geographical or geological data for exposure assessment. METHODS: For six months randon and gamma radiation was measured with solid state nuclear track detectors and thermoluminescent dosimeters in dwellings of 44 adult male cases of acute myeloid leukaemia and 211 controls (all subjects deceased). Conditional logistic regression ORs (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were estimated for quartiles of radon and gamma radiation and for municipality and dwelling characteristics. RESULTS: The risk of leukaemia was associated with an increasing urbanisation index (p value for trend = 0.008). An increased OR was found among those living in more modern houses (OR 3.0, 95% CI 1.4 to 6.6). Confirming the findings of a previous study in the same area, geological features bore a positive association with myeloid leukemia, even by adjusting for level of urbanisation. Contrary to expectations from the previous study, however, no association appeared between myeloid leukaemia and radon and gamma radiation; for the highest quartiles of exposure, ORs were 0.56 (95% CI 0.2 to 1.4) and 0.52 (95% CI 0.2 to 1.4), respectively. Considering only subjects who had lived > or = 20 years in the monitored home and adjusting for urbanisation, there was still no effect of exposure to radiation. CONCLUSIONS: In view of the limited numbers, the results do not in general refute a possible risk of myeloid leukaemia from exposure to indoor radon or gamma radiation, but decrease the credibility of such a relation in the area studied and also of other studies suggesting an effect without monitoring indoor radiation. Some other fairly strong determinants have appeared--that is, level of urbanisation and living in modern houses-- that might need further consideration.  

Forastiere, F.; Sperati, A.; Cherubini, G.; Miceli, M.; Biggeri, A.; Axelson, O.

1998-01-01

160

Phoswich scintillator for proton and gamma radiation of high energy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present here a Phoswich scintillator design to achieve both high resolution gamma ray detection, and good efficiency for high energy protons. There are recent developments of new high resolution scintillator materials. Especially the LaBr3(Ce) and LaCl3(Ce) crystals have very good energy resolution in the order of 3% for 662 keV gamma radiation. In addition, these materials exhibit a very good light output (63 and 32 photons/keV respectively). A demonstrator detector in the form of an Al cylinder of 24 mm diameter and a total length of 80 mm with 2 mm wall thickness, containing a LaBr3(Ce) crystal of 20 mm diameter and 30 mm length directly coupled to a LaCl3(Ce) crystal of 50 mm length, and closed with a glass window of 5 mm, was delivered by Saint Gobain. To the glass window a Hamamatsu R5380 Photomultiplier tube (PMT) was coupled using silicon optical grease.

Tengblad, O.; Nilsson, T.; Borge, M. J. G.; Briz, J. A.; Carmona-Gallardo, M.; Cruz, C.; Gugliermina, V.; Nácher, E.; Perea, A.; Del Rio, J. Sanchez; Nieves, M. Turrion; Johansson, H. T.; Bergström, J.; Blomberg, E.; Bülling, A.; Gallneby, E.; Hagdahl, J.; Jansson, L.; Jareteg, K.; Masgren, R.; Nordström, M.; Risting, G.; Shojaee, S.; Wittler, H.

2011-11-01

161

Phoswich scintillator for proton and gamma radiation of high energy  

SciTech Connect

We present here a Phoswich scintillator design to achieve both high resolution gamma ray detection, and good efficiency for high energy protons. There are recent developments of new high resolution scintillator materials. Especially the LaBr3(Ce) and LaCl3(Ce) crystals have very good energy resolution in the order of 3% for 662 keV gamma radiation. In addition, these materials exhibit a very good light output (63 and 32 photons/keV respectively).A demonstrator detector in the form of an Al cylinder of 24 mm diameter and a total length of 80 mm with 2 mm wall thickness, containing a LaBr3(Ce) crystal of 20 mm diameter and 30 mm length directly coupled to a LaCl3(Ce) crystal of 50 mm length, and closed with a glass window of 5 mm, was delivered by Saint Gobain. To the glass window a Hamamatsu R5380 Photomultiplier tube (PMT) was coupled using silicon optical grease.

Tengblad, O.; Borge, M. J. G.; Briz, J. A.; Carmona-Gallardo, M.; Cruz, C.; Gugliermina, V.; Nacher, E.; Perea, A.; Sanchez del Rio, J.; Nieves, M. Turrion [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Nilsson, T.; Johansson, H. T.; Bergstroem, J.; Blomberg, E.; Buelling, A.; Gallneby, E.; Hagdahl, J.; Jansson, L.; Jareteg, K.; Masgren, R. [Department of fundamental Physics, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, S-41296 Goeteborg (Sweden); and others

2011-11-30

162

Radiation resistance of a gamma-ray irradiated nonlinear optic chromophore  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The radiation resistance of organic electro-optic and optoelectronic materials for space applications is receiving increased attention. An earlier investigation reported that guest-host poled polymer EO modulator devices composed of a phenyltetraene bridge-type chromophore in amorphous polycarbonate (CLD/APC) did not exhibit a decrease in EO response (i.e., an increase in modulation-switching voltage- V?) following irradiation by low dose [10-160 krad(Si)] 60Co gamma-rays. To provide further evidences to the observed radiation stability, the post-irradiation responses of 60Co gamma-rays on CLD1/APC thin films are examined by various chemical and spectroscopic methods including: a solubility test, thin-layer chromatography, proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-vis absorption, and infra-red absorption. The results indicate that CLD1 and APC did not decompose under gamma-ray irradiation at dose levels ranging from 66-274 krad(Si) and from 61-154 krad(Si), respectively which support the previously reported data.

Zhang, Cheng; Taylor, Edward W.

2009-11-01

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Chemical effects of ionizing radiation on the individual amino acids within intact and pure protein molecules. Final report. [Gamma radiation, uv radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Progress is reported on the following research projects: gamma radiation induced chemical and molecular weight changes in proteins; the free radical pattern for the irradiated protein; similarities in the mechanism of action of ionizing and of uv radiation; and spin trapping in the study of gamma radiolysis. (HLW)

Freidberg

1977-01-01

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Assessment of natural radioactivity concentrations and gamma dose rate levels in Kayseri, Turkey.  

PubMed

This study assesses the level of background radiation for Kayseri province of Turkey. Natural radionuclide activity concentrations in soil samples were determined using high-resolution gamma spectroscopy. Outdoor gamma dose measurements in air at 1 m above ground level were determined using a portable gamma scintillation detector. The obtained results of uranium and thorium series as well as potassium ((40)K) are discussed. The present data were compared with the data obtained from different areas in Turkey. From the measured gamma-ray spectra, the average activity concentrations were determined for (238)U (range from 3.91 to 794.25 Bq kg(-1)), (232)Th (range from 0.68 to 245.55 Bq kg(-1)) and (40)K (range from 23.68 to 2718.71 Bq kg(-1)). The average activity concentrations of (238)U, (232)Th and (40)K were found to be 35.51, 37.27 and 429.66 Bq kg(-1), respectively, and 11.53 Bq kg(-1) for the fission product (137)Cs. The highest values of (238)U, (232)Th and (40)K concentrations (794.25 Bq kg(-1), 245.55 Bq kg(-1), 2718.71 Bq kg(-1), respectively) were observed in abnormal samples at Hayriye village. The average outdoor gamma dose rate in air at 1 m above the ground was determined as 114.43 nGy h(-1). Using the data obtained in this study, the average annual effective dose for a person living in Kayseri was found to be about 140.34 µSv. PMID:21406430

Otansev, Pelin; Karahan, Gürsel; Kam, Erol; Barut, Ipek; Taskin, Halim

2012-01-01

165

Mediate gamma radiation effects on some packaged food items  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For most of prepackaged foods a 10 kGy radiation dose is considered the maximum dose needed; however, the commercially available and practically accepted packaging materials must be suitable for such application. This work describes the application of ionizing radiation on several packaged food items, using 5 dehydrated food items, 5 ready-to-eat meals and 5 ready-to-eat food items irradiated in a 60Co gamma source with a 3 kGy dose. The quality evaluation of the irradiated samples was performed 2 and 8 months after irradiation. Microbiological analysis (bacteria, fungus and yeast load) was performed. The sensory characteristics were established for appearance, aroma, texture and flavor attributes were also established. From these data, the acceptability of all irradiated items was obtained. All ready-to-eat food items assayed like manioc flour, some pâtés and blocks of raw brown sugar and most of ready-to-eat meals like sausages and chicken with legumes were considered acceptable for microbial and sensory characteristics. On the other hand, the dehydrated food items chosen for this study, such as dehydrated bacon potatoes or pea soups were not accepted by the sensory analysis. A careful dose choice and special irradiation conditions must be used in order to achieve sensory acceptability needed for the commercialization of specific irradiated food items.

Inamura, Patricia Y.; Uehara, Vanessa B.; Teixeira, Christian A. H. M.; del Mastro, Nelida L.

2012-08-01

166

Jitter Radiation Model of the Crab Gamma-Ray Flares  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The gamma-ray flares of the Crab nebula detected by the Fermi and AGILE satellites challenge our understanding of the physics of pulsars and their nebulae. The central problem is that the peak energy of the flares exceeds the maximum energy E c determined by synchrotron radiation loss. However, when turbulent magnetic fields exist with scales ?B smaller than 2?mc 2/eB, jitter radiation can emit photons with energies higher than E c. The scale required for the Crab flares is about two orders of magnitude less than the wavelength of the striped wind. We discuss a model in which the flares are triggered by plunging the high-density blobs into the termination shock. The observed hard spectral shape may be explained by the jitter mechanism. We make three observational predictions: first, the polarization degree will become lower in flares; second, no counterpart will be seen in TeV-PeV range; and third, the flare spectrum will not be harder than ?F ?vprop?1.

Teraki, Yuto; Takahara, Fumio

2013-02-01

167

JITTER RADIATION MODEL OF THE CRAB GAMMA-RAY FLARES  

SciTech Connect

The gamma-ray flares of the Crab nebula detected by the Fermi and AGILE satellites challenge our understanding of the physics of pulsars and their nebulae. The central problem is that the peak energy of the flares exceeds the maximum energy E {sub c} determined by synchrotron radiation loss. However, when turbulent magnetic fields exist with scales {lambda}{sub B} smaller than 2{pi}mc {sup 2}/eB, jitter radiation can emit photons with energies higher than E {sub c}. The scale required for the Crab flares is about two orders of magnitude less than the wavelength of the striped wind. We discuss a model in which the flares are triggered by plunging the high-density blobs into the termination shock. The observed hard spectral shape may be explained by the jitter mechanism. We make three observational predictions: first, the polarization degree will become lower in flares; second, no counterpart will be seen in TeV-PeV range; and third, the flare spectrum will not be harder than {nu}F {sub {nu}}{proportional_to}{nu}{sup 1}.

Teraki, Yuto; Takahara, Fumio, E-mail: teraki@vega.ess.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp [Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)] [Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)

2013-02-15

168

Gamma-Thermometer-Based Reactor-Core Liquid-Level Detector (PWR).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A system is provided which employs a modified gamma thermometer for determining the liquid coolant level within a nuclear reactor core. The gamma thermometer which normally is employed to monitor local core heat generation rate (reactor power), is modifie...

T. J. Burns

1981-01-01

169

Radiofungicidal effects of external gamma radiation and antibody-targeted beta and alpha radiation on Cryptococcus neoformans.  

PubMed

We evaluated the clonogenic survival, membrane permeability, metabolic activity (XTT reduction), and apoptosis (FLICA binding) of Cryptococcus neoformans cells subjected to gamma rays from an external source, and beta and alpha particles delivered to fungal cells by capsule-specific antibody. We found that gamma, beta, and alpha radiation affected cells through different pathways. PMID:18378712

Bryan, Ruth A; Huang, Xianchun; Morgenstern, Alfred; Bruchertseifer, Frank; Casadevall, Arturo; Dadachova, Ekaterina

2008-06-01

170

Radiofungicidal Effects of External Gamma Radiation and Antibody-Targeted Beta and Alpha Radiation on Cryptococcus neoformans?  

PubMed Central

We evaluated the clonogenic survival, membrane permeability, metabolic activity (XTT reduction), and apoptosis (FLICA binding) of Cryptococcus neoformans cells subjected to gamma rays from an external source, and beta and alpha particles delivered to fungal cells by capsule-specific antibody. We found that gamma, beta, and alpha radiation affected cells through different pathways.

Bryan, Ruth A.; Huang, Xianchun; Morgenstern, Alfred; Bruchertseifer, Frank; Casadevall, Arturo; Dadachova, Ekaterina

2008-01-01

171

A gamma-gamma coincidence/anticoincidence spectrometer for low-level cosmogenic (22)Na/(7)Be activity ratio measurement.  

PubMed

In this study, a digital gamma-gamma coincidence/anticoincidence spectrometer was developed and examined for low-level cosmogenic (22)Na and (7)Be in air-filter sample monitoring. The spectrometer consists of two bismuth germanate scintillators (BGO) and an XIA LLC Digital Gamma Finder (DGF)/Pixie-4 software and card package. The spectrometer design allows a more selective measurement of (22)Na with a significant background reduction by gamma-gamma coincidence events processing. Hence, the system provides a more sensitive way to quantify trace amounts of (22)Na than normal high resolution gamma spectrometry providing a critical limit of 3 mBq within a 20 h count. The use of a list-mode data acquisition technique enabled simultaneous determination of (22)Na and (7)Be activity concentrations using a single measurement by coincidence and anticoincidence mode respectively. PMID:24412563

Zhang, Weihua; Ungar, Kurt; Stukel, Matthew; Mekarski, Pawel

2014-04-01

172

Analysis of biological samples using prompt gamma radiations induced by 14. 7-MeV neutrons  

SciTech Connect

We investigated a method for determining the elemental composition of biological samples that uses prompt gamma rays induced by 14.7-MeV neutrons. Alpha particles are produced simultaneously with the neutrons, which exit opposite the alpha detector through the vacuum chamber wall. The sample under investigation is irradiated and emits gamma radiations in a spectral energy distribution characteristic of the material. Barium-fluoride (BaF/sub 2/) and high-purity germanium (HPGe) gamma detectors view the sample and record the spectrum of gamma radiation. 8 figs.

Hollas, C.L.; Ussery, L.E.; Butterfield, K.B.; Morgado, R.E.

1989-01-01

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Studies on the protective effects of Boerhaavia diffusa L. against gamma radiation induced damage in mice.  

PubMed

The radioprotective effect of the hydro-alcoholic extract of Boerhaavia diffusa was studied using the in vivo mice model. The sublethally irradiated mice (600 rads, single dose) were treated intraperitoneally with 20 mg/kg of the extract. The animals were sacrificed at different time periods after the whole-body radiation. The most affected tissues--bone marrow and intestine--were considerably protected by the intraperitoneal administration of B. diffusa as estimated by bone marrow cellularity, maturing monocytes, and intestinal glutathione. Total white blood cell count was lowered drastically after radiation exposure (ninth day, 1500+/-500 cells/ mm(3)). When the animals were exposed to radiation and treated with B. diffusa, the total white blood cell count was lowered only to 4000+/-400 cells/mm(3) on the third day, and it reached an almost normal level (6250+/-470 cells/mm(3)) by the ninth day. The elevated level of serum and liver alkaline phosphatase after radiation exposure was reduced in the B. diffusa-treated group. The serum and liver glutamate pyruvate transferase, which were elevated after radiation exposure, were also reduced by treatment with B. diffusa compared to the control. The lipid peroxidation level also increased in the irradiated animals both in the liver and serum, but in B. diffusa-treated animals, there was a significant reduction in lipid peroxidation levels. The agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA isolated from bone marrow of mice exposed to gamma radiation showed heavy damage that was reduced by treatment with B. diffusa. These results are indicative of the radioprotective effect of the whole-plant extract of B. diffusa. PMID:18048886

Manu, K A; Leyon, P V; Kuttan, Girija

2007-12-01

174

Search for Radiative Penguin Decays B+-->rho+gamma, B0-->rho0gamma, and B0-->omegagamma  

Microsoft Academic Search

A search for the decays B-->rho(770)gamma and B0-->omega(782)gamma is performed on a sample of 211×106 Upsilon(4S)-->BB¯ events collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- storage ring. No evidence for the decays is seen. We set the following limits on the individual branching fractions: B(B+-->rho+gamma)<1.8×10-6, B(B0-->rho0gamma)<0.4×10-6, and B(B0-->omegagamma)<1.0×10-6 at the 90% confidence level. We use the quark

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2005-01-01

175

Sensitometry of the response of a new radiochromic film dosimeter to gamma radiation and electron beams  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new radiation-sensitive imaging material, called GafChromic™ Dosimetry Media, offers advances in high-dose radiation dosimetry and high-resolution radiography for gamma radiation and electrons. The potential uses in radiation processing, radiation sterilization of medical devices, population control of insects by irradiation, food irradiation, blood irradiation for organ-transplant immuno-suppression, clinical radiography, and industrial radiography have led to the present sensitometric study over

W. L. McLaughlin; Chen Yun-Dong; C. G. Soares; A. Miller; G. van Dyk; D. F. Lewis

1991-01-01

176

Airborne gamma-radiation survey of the Jabel Ishmas Quadrangle, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An airborne gamma-radiation survey system, which includes digital recording and automatic data processing procedures developed by the U. S. Geological Survey Saudi Arabian Project, is used to collect spectral gamma-radiation data as an aid to regional geologic mapping of pediment areas on the Arabian Shield. The areal extent of rock units can generally be distinguished by the intensity of their radiation pattern. Rocks of ultramafic composition have low radiation response, whereas more felsic rocks reflect higher radiation response. Interpretations based on radiometric data enable the geologist to gain some understanding about the geologic setting of an area before he begins field mapping.

Flanigan, Vincent J.

1975-01-01

177

Experimental Level Densities and {gamma}-Strength Functions in rare earth nuclei  

SciTech Connect

The level density and radiative strength function for {sup 146,147}Sm and {sup 163,164}Dy have been extracted from primary {gamma} spectra using the Oslo method. As one approaches the closed N = 82 neutron shell, the structures in the level density become more pronounced due to shell effects. The experimental level densities can be used to explore thermodynamic properties of the nucleus within the microcanonical ensemble. Pygmy resonances, which are based on the scissors mode and seen in deformed rare-earth nuclei, are not observed in near-spherical {sup 146,147}Sm, as expected. Pygmy resonances in {sup 163,164}Dy were studied after {sup 3}He-induced reactions and their width was found to be twice as wide as compared to results reported after neutron-capture reactions.

Siem, S.; Guttormsen, M.; Larsen, A. C.; Nyhus, H. T.; Ingebretsen, F.; Messelt, S.; Rekstad, J.; Syed, N. U. H. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Chankova, R. [North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Schiller, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation); Oedegaard, S. W. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, P.O. Box 25, N-2027 Kjeller (Norway)

2008-04-17

178

Gamma spectroscopic analysis and associated radiation hazards of building materials used in Egypt.  

PubMed

Radiation exposure of the population can be increased appreciably by the use of building materials containing above-normal levels of naturally occurring radionuclides of terrestrial origin. Using gamma-ray spectrometry, the natural radioactivity levels of 55 samples of natural and manufactured Egyptian building materials have been investigated. The samples were collected from local market and construction sites. From the measured gamma-ray spectra, activity concentrations were determined. The activities were in the ranges 11.7-35.6, 12.4-55.2 and 60-350 Bq kg(-1) for (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K, respectively. The activities are compared with available reported data from other countries and with the world average value for soils. The radium equivalent activity Ra(eq), the external hazard index H(ex) and the absorbed dose rate in air D in each sample was evaluated to assess the radiation hazard for people living in dwellings made of the materials studied. All building materials have shown Ra(eq) (range from 37.76 to 116.87 Bq kg(-1)) lower than the limit of 370 Bq kg(-1) adopted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The absorbed dose rate in indoor air is lower than the international recommended value of 55 nGy h(-1) for all test samples. All the materials examined are acceptable for use as building materials as defined by the OECD criterion. PMID:19841012

El-Taher, A

2010-02-01

179

Radiation Metabolomics: Identification of Minimally Invasive Urine Biomarkers for Gamma-Radiation Exposure in Mice  

PubMed Central

Gamma-radiation exposure has both short- and long-term adverse health effects. The threat of modern terrorism places human populations at risk for radiological exposures, yet current medical countermeasures to radiation exposure are limited. Here we describe metabolomics for ?-radiation biodosimetry in a mouse model. Mice were ?-irradiated at doses of 0, 3 and 8 Gy (2.57 Gy/min), and urine samples collected over the first 24 h after exposure were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography–time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC–TOFMS). Multivariate data were analyzed by orthogonal partial least squares (OPLS). Both 3- and 8-Gy exposures yielded distinct urine metabolomic phenotypes. The top 22 ions for 3 and 8 Gy were analyzed further, including tandem mass spectrometric comparison with authentic standards, revealing that N-hexanoylglycine and ?-thymidine are urinary biomarkers of exposure to 3 and 8 Gy, 3-hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid 3-O-sulfate is elevated in urine of mice exposed to 3 but not 8 Gy, and taurine is elevated after 8 but not 3 Gy. Gene Expression Dynamics Inspector (GEDI) self-organizing maps showed clear dose–response relationships for subsets of the urine metabolome. This approach is useful for identifying mice exposed to ? radiation and for developing metabolomic strategies for noninvasive radiation biodosimetry in humans.

Tyburski, John B.; Patterson, Andrew D.; Krausz, Kristopher W.; Slavik, Josef; Fornace, Albert J.; Gonzalez, Frank J.; Idle, Jeffrey R.

2008-01-01

180

Effect of gamma radiation on Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus ochraceus ultrastructure and mycotoxin production  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this work was to study the effect of gamma radiation (2 kGy) on Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus ochraceus ultrastructure. Moreover, the influence on aflatoxin B 1 and ochratoxin A production was also observed. Irradiated A. flavus strain showed a dull orangish colony while control strain showed the typical green color. Minor differences were observed on stipes, metulae and conidia size between control and irradiated A. flavus and A. ochraceus strains. Irradiated fungi showed ultrastructural changes on cell wall, plasmalema and cytoplasm levels. The levels of mycotoxins produced by irradiated strains were two times greater than those produced by control strains. Successive transferences of irradiated strains on malt extract agar allowed the fungus to recuperate morphological characteristics. Although minor changes in the fungal morphology were observed, ultrastructural changes at cell wall level and the increase of mycotoxin production ability were observed. Inappropriate storage of irradiated food and feed would allow the development of potentially more toxicogenic fungal propagules.

Ribeiro, J.; Cavaglieri, L.; Vital, H.; Cristofolini, A.; Merkis, C.; Astoreca, A.; Orlando, J.; Carú, M.; Dalcero, A.; Rosa, C. A. R.

2011-05-01

181

Nuclear level densities and {gamma}-ray strength functions in {sup 44,45}Sc  

SciTech Connect

The scandium isotopes {sup 44,45}Sc were studied with the {sup 45}Sc({sup 3}He, {alpha}{gamma}){sup 44}Sc and {sup 45}Sc({sup 3}He, {sup 3}He{sup '}{gamma}){sup 45}Sc reactions, respectively. The nuclear level densities and {gamma}-ray strength functions have been extracted using the Oslo method. The experimental level densities are compared to calculated level densities obtained from a microscopic model based on BCS quasiparticles within the Nilsson level scheme. This model also gives information about the parity distribution and the number of broken Cooper pairs as a function of excitation energy. The experimental {gamma}-ray strength functions are compared to theoretical models of the E1, M1, and E2 strength and to data from ({gamma}, n) and ({gamma},p) experiments. The strength functions show an enhancement at low {gamma} energies that cannot be explained by the present standard models.

Larsen, A. C.; Guttormsen, M.; Ingebretsen, F.; Messelt, S.; Rekstad, J.; Siem, S.; Syed, N. U. H. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P. O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Chankova, R. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States); Loennroth, T. [Department of Physics, Angstrombo Akademi University, FIN-20500 Angstrombo (Finland); Schiller, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States) and Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2007-10-15

182

Induction of p53 protein by gamma radiation in lymphocyte lines from breast cancer and ataxia telangiectasia patients.  

PubMed Central

Exposure of human cells to gamma-radiation causes levels of the tumour-suppressor nuclear protein p53 to increase in temporal association with the decrease in replicative DNA synthesis. Cells from patients with the radiosensitive and cancer-prone disease ataxia telangiectasia (AT) exhibit radioresistant DNA synthesis and show a reduced or delayed gamma-radiation-induced increase in p53 protein levels. We have used Western immunoblotting with semiquantitative densitometry to examine the gamma-radiation-induced levels of p53 protein in 57 lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) derived from patients with AT, carriers of the AT gene, breast cancer patients and normal donors. We confirm the previously reported reduced induction in AT homozygote LCLs (n = 8) compared with normal donor LCLs (n = 17, P = 0.01). We report that AT heterozygote LCLs (n = 5) also have a significantly reduced p53 induction when compared with LCLs from normal donors (n = 17, P = 0.02). The response of breast cancer patient cells was not significantly different from normal donor cells but 18% (5/27) had a p53 response in the AT heterozygote range (95% confidence interval) compared with only 6% (1/17) of the normal donor cells. We found no significant correlation between p53 induction and cellular radiosensitivity in LCLs from breast cancer patients. These methods may be useful in identifying individuals at greater risk of the DNA-damaging effects of ionising radiation. Images Figure 2

Birrell, G. W.; Ramsay, J. R.

1995-01-01

183

Search for the Rare Radiative Decay: $W\\rightarrow\\pi\\gamma$ in $p\\bar{p}$ Collisions at $\\sqrt{s} = 1.96$ TeV  

SciTech Connect

We present a search for the rare radiative decay W{sup {+-}} {yields} {pi}{sup {+-}}{gamma} using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.3 fb{sup -1} of proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF experiment at Fermilab. As no statistically significant signal is observed, we set a 95% confidence level upper limit on the relative branching fraction {Gamma}(W{sup {+-}} {yields} {pi}{sup {+-}}{gamma})/{Gamma}(W{sup {+-}} {yields} e{sup {+-}}{nu}) at 6.4 x 10{sup -5}, a factor of 10 improvement over the previous limit.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Appel, J.A.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U.; Arisawa, T.; /Waseda U. /Dubna, JINR

2011-04-01

184

Corrosion of copper-based materials in gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

The corrosion behaviors of pure copper (CDA 101), 7% aluminum-copper bronze (CDA 613) and 30% nickel-copper (CDA 715) are being studied in a gamma radiation field of 1 x 10{sup 5} R/h. These studies are in support of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) Project, by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), of copper-based materials for possible use in container systems for the permanent geologic burial of nuclear waste. Weight loss, tear drop (stressed), and crevice specimens of the three materials were exposed to water vapor-air atmospheres at 95{sup 0}C and 150{sup 0}C and to liquid water at 95{sup 0}C for periods of one, three, and six months. Longer exposures are in progress. Measurements include: changes in the chemical composition of the gas and water, specimen weight changes, oxide film weights, evidence of microcracking and crevice corrosion, and chemical composition of the oxide films by Auger electron spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. Interim results show considerable pit and under-film corrosion of alloys CDA 613 and CDA 715. Uniform corrosion rates range from 0.012 mil/yr (0.30 {mu}m/yr) to 0.22 mil/yr (5.6 {mu}m/yr), based on specimen weight losses during six- and seven-month exposures. The time dependencies will be determined as more data become available.

Yunker, W.H.

1986-06-01

185

Development of an alpha/beta/gamma detector for radiation monitoring.  

PubMed

For radiation monitoring at the site of nuclear power plant accidents such as Fukushima Daiichi, radiation detectors not only for gamma photons but also for alpha and beta particles are needed because some nuclear fission products emit beta particles and gamma photons and some nuclear fuels contain plutonium that emits alpha particles. We developed a radiation detector that can simultaneously monitor alpha and beta particles and gamma photons for radiation monitoring. The detector consists of three-layered scintillators optically coupled to each other and coupled to a photomultiplier tube. The first layer, which is made of a thin plastic scintillator (decay time: 2.4 ns), detects alpha particles. The second layer, which is made of a thin Gd(2)SiO(5) (GSO) scintillator with 1.5 mol.% Ce (decay time: 35 ns), detects beta particles. The third layer made of a thin GSO scintillator with 0.4 mol.% Ce (decay time: 70 ns) detects gamma photons. By using pulse shape discrimination, the count rates of these layers can be separated. With individual irradiation of alpha and beta particles and gamma photons, the count rate of the first layer represented the alpha particles, the second layer represented the beta particles, and the third layer represented the gamma photons. Even with simultaneous irradiation of the alpha and beta particles and the gamma photons, these three types of radiation can be individually monitored using correction for the gamma detection efficiency of the second and third layers. Our developed alpha, beta, and gamma detector is simple and will be useful for radiation monitoring, especially at nuclear power plant accident sites or other applications where the simultaneous measurements of alpha and beta particles and gamma photons are required. PMID:22128972

Yamamoto, Seiichi; Hatazawa, Jun

2011-11-01

186

Some neutron and gamma radiation characteristics of plutonium cermet fuel for isotopic power sources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Gamma and neutron measurements on various types of plutonium sources are presented in order to show the effects of O-17, O-18 F-19, Pu-236, age of the fuel, and size of the source on the gamma and neutron spectra. Analysis of the radiation measurements shows that fluorine is the main contributor to the neutron yields from present plutonium-molybdenum cermet fuel, while both fluorine and Pu-236 daughters contribute significantly to the gamma ray intensities.

Neff, R. A.; Anderson, M. E.; Campbell, A. R.; Haas, F. X.

1972-01-01

187

Effetti delle radiazioni (gamma) in film sottili di silicio amorfo idrogenato. (Effects of gamma radiations in hydrogenated amorphous silicon layers).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The behavior of hydrogenated amorphous silicon layers irradiated with a gamma ray source has been studied. The total dose was in the range 5 + 100k Gy. The dark current was used to investigate the time evolution. The recovery effect of radiation damage at...

S. Baccaro P. D'Atanasio G. Maiello M. Petti L. Schirone

1994-01-01

188

Effects of gamma Radiation on Groundwater Chemistry and Glass Reaction in a Saturated Tuff Environment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations project has completed a series of experiments that provide insight into groundwater chemistry and glass waste form performance in the presence of a gamma radiation field at 90 sup 0 C. Results from experimen...

W. L. Ebert J. K. Bates T. J. Gerding R. A. Van Konynenburg

1986-01-01

189

A gamma-ray testing technique for spacecraft. [considering cosmic radiation effects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The simulated cosmic radiation effect on a spacecraft structure is evaluated by gamma ray testing in relation to structural thickness. A drawing of the test set-up is provided and measurement errors are discussed.

Gribov, B. S.; Repin, N. N.; Sakovich, V. A.; Sakharov, V. M.

1977-01-01

190

Use of gamma Radiation as a Form of Preservation of Sweet Potatoes. Quarterly Progress Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This progress report covers: harvest and conditioning following harvest; effects of gamma radiation on the sweet potato weevil, organoleptic properties of sweet potatoes, protein content of same, and sweet potato quality (vitamins, color, texture, and car...

1985-01-01

191

Utilization of gamma Radiation to Enhance the Properties of Polymers and to Initiate Polymerization of Monomers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preliminary studies to develop capability in the use of gamma radiation to induce polymerization have been completed. Some attempts to produce polymers from some monomers are now underway. Results and future plans are discussed. (Author)

G. Hargreaves

1965-01-01

192

Influence of Penetrating gamma Radiation on the Reaction of Simulated Nuclear Waste Glass in Tuff Groundwater.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Static leaching experiments have been performed to determine the influence of penetrating gamma radiation on the reaction of simulated nuclear waste glass in tuff groundwater at 90(degree)C. Both the leachates and the reacted glass monoliths were analyzed...

W. L. Ebert J. K. Bates T. A. Abrajano T. J. Gerding

1989-01-01

193

Comparative Effects of Bremsstrahlung, Gamma, and Electron Radiation on Rat Motor Performance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effects of rapidly delivered supralethal doses of bremsstrahlung, electron, and gamma radiation were investigated on the performance of male Sprague Dawley rats exposed at a midline tissue dose (MTD) rate of 2000 rad/min. The bremsstrahlung and electr...

V. Bogo

1984-01-01

194

Standoff Performance of HPGe Detectors in Identification of Gamma-Ray Radiation Sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The detection and identification of radiation sources at distances in the range of 15 meters or more is becoming increasingly important for illicit materials interdiction and the location of lost or orphan sources. In most locations, there is a considerable gamma-ray flux from natural background (NORM) and cosmic- induced nuclides. This gamma-ray flux varies with time, weather conditions, location, and

Ronald M. Keyser; Timothy R. Twomey; Sam Hitch

195

Additional adjoint Monte Carlo studies of the shielding of concrete structures against initial gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The adjoint Monte Carlo method previously developed by MAGI has been applied to the calculation of initial radiation dose due to air secondary gamma rays and fission product gamma rays at detector points within buildings for a wide variety of problems. These provide an in-depth survey of structure shielding effects as well as many new benchmark problems for matching by

M. Beer; M. O. Cohen

1975-01-01

196

Biological effect of gamma radiation on in vitro culture in rice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Radiobiological effects of gamma radiation on different types of rice before or during in vitro culture, combined treatments of (sup 137)Cs (gamma)-rays and NaN(sub 3) on mature embryo culture, and irradiation on growth of calli derived from anther in ric...

Wang Cailian Xu Gang Shen Mei Chen Qiufang

1994-01-01

197

Aflatoxins and ochratoxin a reduction in black and white pepper by gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Irradiation is an important means of decontamination of food commodities, especially spices. The aim of the current study was to investigate the efficacy of gamma radiation (60Co) for decontaminating ochratoxin A (OTA) and aflatoxins B1 (AFB1), B2 (AFB2), G1 (AFG1) and G2 (AFG2) residues in artificially contaminated black and white pepper samples. The moisture content of the pepper samples was set at 12% or 18%, and the applied gamma dose ranged from 5 to 30 kGy. Mycotoxin levels were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) after immunoaffinity column (IAC) chromatography. Both the gamma irradiation dose and moisture content showed significant effects (P<0.05) on mycotoxin reduction. The maximum toxin reductions, found at 18% moisture content and 30 kGy, were 55.2%, 50.6%, 39.2%, 47.7% and 42.9% for OTA, AFB1, AFB2, AFG1 and AFG2, respectively.

Jalili, M.; Jinap, S.; Noranizan, M. A.

2012-11-01

198

Search for radiative penguin decays B(+)-->rho(+)gamma, B(0)-->rho(0)gamma, and B(0)-->omegagamma.  

PubMed

A search for the decays B-->rho(770)gamma and B0-->omega(782)gamma is performed on a sample of 211 x 10(6) Upsilon(4S)-->BB events collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e(+)e(-) storage ring. No evidence for the decays is seen. We set the following limits on the individual branching fractions: B(B+-->rho(+)gamma)<1.8 x 10(-6), B(B0-->rho(0)gamma)<0.4 x 10(-6), and B(B0-->omegagamma)<1.0 x 10(-6) at the 90% confidence level. We use the quark model to limit the combined branching fraction B [B-->(rho/omega)gamma]<1.2 x 10(-6), from which we determine a constraint on the ratio of Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements |V(td)|/|V(ts)|. PMID:15698065

Aubert, B; Barate, R; Boutigny, D; Couderc, F; Gaillard, J-M; Hicheur, A; Karyotakis, Y; Lees, J P; Tisserand, V; Zghiche, A; Palano, A; Pompili, A; Chen, J C; Qi, N D; Rong, G; Wang, P; Zhu, Y S; Eigen, G; Ofte, I; Stugu, B; Abrams, G S; Borgland, A W; Breon, A B; Brown, D N; Button-Shafer, J; Cahn, R N; Charles, E; Day, C T; Gill, M S; Gritsan, A V; Groysman, Y; Jacobsen, R G; Kadel, R W; Kadyk, J; Kerth, L T; Kolomensky, Yu G; Kukartsev, G; Lynch, G; Mir, L M; Oddone, P J; Orimoto, T J; Pripstein, M; Roe, N A; Ronan, M T; Shelkov, V G; Wenzel, W A; Barrett, M; Ford, K E; Harrison, T J; Hart, A J; Hawkes, C M; Morgan, S E; Watson, A T; Fritsch, M; Goetzen, K; Held, T; Koch, H; Lewandowski, B; Pelizaeus, M; Steinke, M; Boyd, J T; Chevalier, N; Cottingham, W N; Kelly, M P; Latham, T E; Wilson, F F; Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T; Hearty, C; Knecht, N S; Mattison, T S; McKenna, J A; Thiessen, D; Khan, A; Kyberd, P; Teodorescu, L; Blinov, A E; Blinov, V E; Druzhinin, V P; Golubev, V B; Ivanchenko, V N; Kravchenko, E A; Onuchin, A P; Serednyakov, S I; Skovpen, Yu I; Solodov, E P; Yushkov, A N; Best, D; Bruinsma, M; Chao, M; Eschrich, I; Kirkby, D; Lankford, A J; Mandelkern, M; Mommsen, R K; Roethel, W; Stoker, D P; Buchanan, C; Hartfiel, B L; Foulkes, S D; Gary, J W; Shen, B C; Wang, K; Del Re, D; Hadavand, H K; Hill, E J; Macfarlane, D B; Paar, H P; Rahatlou, Sh; Sharma, V; Berryhill, J W; Campagnari, C; Dahmes, B; Long, O; Lu, A; Mazur, M A; Richman, J D; Verkerke, W; Beck, T W; Eisner, A M; Heusch, C A; Kroseberg, J; Lockman, W S; Nesom, G; Schalk, T; Schumm, B A; Seiden, A; Spradlin, P; Williams, D C; Wilson, M G; Albert, J; Chen, E; Dubois-Felsmann, G P; Dvoretskii, A; Hitlin, D G; Narsky, I; Piatenko, T; Porter, F C; Ryd, A; Samuel, A; Yang, S; Jayatilleke, S; Mancinelli, G; Meadows, B T; Sokoloff, M D; Abe, T; Blanc, F; Bloom, P; Chen, S; Ford, W T; Nauenberg, U; Olivas, A; Rankin, P; Smith, J G; Zhang, J; Zhang, L; Chen, A; Harton, J L; Soffer, A; Toki, W H; Wilson, R J; Zeng, Q L; Altenburg, D; Brandt, T; Brose, J; Dickopp, M; Feltresi, E; Hauke, A; Lacker, H M; Müller-Pfefferkorn, R; Nogowski, R; Otto, S; Petzold, A; Schubert, J; Schubert, K R; Schwierz, R; Spaan, B; Sundermann, J E; Bernard, D; Bonneaud, G R; Brochard, F; Grenier, P; Schrenk, S; Thiebaux, Ch; Vasileiadis, G; Verderi, M; Bard, D J; Clark, P J; Lavin, D; Muheim, F; Playfer, S; Xie, Y; Andreotti, M; Azzolini, V; Bettoni, D; Bozzi, C; Calabrese, R; Cibinetto, G; Luppi, E; Negrini, M; Piemontese, L; Sarti, A; Treadwell, E; Anulli, F; Baldini-Ferroli, R; Calcaterra, A; de Sangro, R; Finocchiaro, G; Patteri, P; Peruzzi, I M; Piccolo, M; Zallo, A; Buzzo, A; Capra, R; Contri, R; Crosetti, G; Vetere, M Lo; Macri, M; Monge, M R; Passaggio, S; Patrignani, C; Robutti, E; Santroni, A; Tosi, S; Bailey, S; Brandenburg, G; Chaisanguanthum, K S; Morii, M; Won, E; Dubitzky, R S; Langenegger, U; Bhimji, W; Bowerman, D A; Dauncey, P D; Egede, U; Gaillard, J R; Morton, G W; Nash, J A; Nikolich, M B; Taylor, G P; Charles, M J; Grenier, G J; Mallik, U; Cochran, J; Crawley, H B; Lamsa, J; Meyer, W T; Prell, S; Rosenberg, E I; Rubin, A E; Yi, J; Biasini, M; Covarelli, R; Pioppi, M; Davier, M; Giroux, X; Grosdidier, G; Höcker, A; Laplace, S; Diberder, F Le; Lepeltier, V; Lutz, A M; Petersen, T C; Plaszczynski, S; Schune, M H; Tantot, L; Wormser, G; Cheng, C H; Lange, D J; Simani, M C; Wright, D M; Bevan, A J; Chavez, C A; Coleman, J P; Forster, I J; Fry, J R; Gabathuler, E; Gamet, R; Hutchcroft, D E; Parry, R J; Payne, D J; Sloane, R J; Touramanis, C; Back, J J; Cormack, C M; Harrison, P F; Lodovico, F Di; Mohanty, G B; Brown, C L; Cowan, G; Flack, R L; Flaecher, H U; Green, M G; Jackson, P S; McMahon, T R; Ricciardi, S; Salvatore, F; Winter, M A; Brown, D; Davis, C L; Allison, J; Barlow, N R; Barlow, R J; Hart, P A; Hodgkinson, M C; Lafferty, G D; Lyon, A J; Williams, J C; Farbin, A; Hulsbergen, W D; Jawahery, A; Kovalskyi, D; Lae, C K; Lillard, V; Roberts, D A; Blaylock, G; Dallapiccola, C; Flood, K T; Hertzbach, S S; Kofler, R; Koptchev, V B; Moore, T B; Saremi, S; Staengle, H; Willocq, S; Cowan, R; Sciolla, G; Sekula, S J; Taylor, F; Yamamoto, R K; Mangeol, D J J; Patel, P M; Robertson, S H; Lazzaro, A; Lombardo, V; Palombo, F; Bauer, J M; Cremaldi, L; Eschenburg, V; Godang, R; Kroeger, R; Reidy, J; Sanders, D A; Summers, D J; Zhao, H W; Brunet, S; Côté, D; Taras, P; Nicholson, H; Cavallo, N; Fabozzi, F; Gatto, C; Lista, L; Monorchio, D; Paolucci, P; Piccolo, D; Sciacca, C; Baak, M; Bulten, H; Raven, G; Snoek, H L; Wilden, L; Jessop, C P; Losecco, J M; Allmendinger, T; Gan, K K; Honscheid, K; Hufnagel, D; Kagan, H; Kass, R; Pulliam, T; Rahimi, A M; Ter-Antonyan, R; Wong, Q K; Brau, J; Frey, R; Igonkina, O; Potter, C T; Sinev, N B; Strom, D; Torrence, E; Colecchia, F; Dorigo, A; Galeazzi, F; Margoni, M; Morandin, M; Posocco, M

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Shelf life extension of fresh turmeric ( Curcuma longa L.) using gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gamma radiation processing was found to extend shelf life of fresh turmeric. A 5 kGy radiation dose and 10 °C storage temperature was found to keep peeled turmeric samples microbe free and acceptable until 60 days of storage. The control sample without radiation treatment spoiled within a week of storage. The changes in color, texture and moisture content of fresh turmeric due to radiation treatment were found to be statistically insignificant.

Dhanya, R.; Mishra, B. B.; Khaleel, K. M.; Cheruth, Abdul Jaleel

2009-09-01

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Gamma Radiation Effects on Physical, Optical, and Structural Properties of Binary As-S glasses  

SciTech Connect

Gamma radiation induces changes in physical, optical, and structural properties in chalcogenide glasses., Previous research has focused on As{sub 2}S{sub 3} and families of glasses containing Ge. For the first time, we present composition and dose dependent data on the As-S binary glass series. Binary As{sub x}S{sub 100-x} (x = 30, 33, 36, 40, and 42) glasses were irradiated with gamma radiation using a {sup 60}Co source at 2.8 Gy/s to accumulated doses of 1, 2, 3, and 4 MGy. The irradiated samples were characterized at each dose level for density, refractive index, x-ray diffraction, and Raman spectrum. These results are compared to those of as-made and 1 year aged samples. We report an initial increase in density followed by a decrease as a function of dose that contradicts the expected compositional dependence of molar volume of these glasses. This unusual behavior is explained based on microvoid formation and nanoscale phase-separation induced by the irradiation in these glasses. XRD, Raman, and EPR data provide supporting evidence, underscoring the importance of optimally- or overly-constrained structures for stability under aging or irradiation.

Sundaram, S. K.; McCloy, John S.; Riley, Brian J.; Murphy, Mark K.; Qiao, Hong (Amy) [Amy; Windisch, Charles F.; Walter, Eric D.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Golovchak, Roman; Shpotyuk, O.

2012-03-01

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Cytoskeletal and functional changes in bioreactor assembled thyroid tissue organoids exposed to gamma radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fischer rat thyroid cells were grown under low-shear stress in a bioreactor to a stage of organization composed of integrated follicles resembling small thyroid glands prior to exposure to 3 Gray-gamma radiation. Bioreactor tissues and controls (both irradiated and non-irradiated) were harvested at 24, 48, 96 and 144 hours post-exposure. Tissue samples were fixed and fluorescently labeled for actin and microtubules. Tissues were assessed for changes in cytoskeletal components induced by radiation and quantified by laser scanning cytometry. ELISA's were used to quantify transforming growth factor-beta and thyroxin released from cells to the culture supernatant. Tissue architecture was disrupted by exposure to radiation with the structural organization of actin and loss of follicular content the most obviously affected. With time post-irradiation the actin appeared disordered and the levels of fluorescence associated with filamentous-actin and microtubules cycled in the tissue analogs, but not in the flask-grown cultures. Active transforming growth factor-beta was higher in supernatants from the irradiated bioreactor tissue. Thyroxin release paralleled cell survival in the bioreactors and control cultures. Thus, the engineered tissue responses to radiation differed from those of conventional tissue culture making it a potentially better mimic of the in vivo situation.

Green, Lora M.; Patel, Zarana; Murray, Deborah K.; Rightnar, Steven; Burell, Cheryl G.; Gridley, Daila S.; Nelson, Gregory A.

2002-01-01

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The effect of gamma radiation on the ultrastructure of sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)  

SciTech Connect

Radiation is being used to increase the storage life of fresh foods. Various doses of gamma radiation were administered to Jewel cultivar sweet potatoes and the effects were monitored by direct observation and by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Potatoes were divided into two groups: those irradiated immediately after harvest (doses = 0 kGy - 0.4 KGy) and those irradiated one week after harvest (doses = 0 kGy - 0.4 kGy). Potatoes were examined and viewed each month for 7 months. Gross observations included weight, color and texture of the sweet potatoes. Those potatoes irradiated immediately after harvest spoiled faster than those irradiated one week after harvest. Scanning electron microscopy demonstrated several cellular modifications accompanying spoilage. Cell collapse was greatest at the higher radiation doses during the periods of 1 to 5 months post-irradiation. The shape and size of starch granules varied with storage time and radiation levels. The mitochondria, cell walls and plasma membranes appeared normal as seen by transmission electron microscopy until 6 months post-irradiation for potatoes irradiated both immediately after harvest and one week after harvest. Thereafter, degradative changes were observed.

Brown, A.

1986-12-01

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Experimental nuclear level densities and {gamma}-ray strength functions in Sc and V isotopes  

SciTech Connect

The nuclear physics group at the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory has developed a method to extract nuclear level density and {gamma}-ray strength function from first-generation {gamma}-ray spectra. This method is applied on the nuclei {sup 44,45}Sc and {sup 50,51}V in this work. The experimental level densities of {sup 44,45}Sc are compared to calculated level densities using a microscopic model based on BCS quasiparticles within the Nilsson level scheme. The {gamma}-ray strength functions are also compared to theoretical expectations, showing an unexpected enhancement of the {gamma}-ray strength for low {gamma} energies (E{sub {gamma}}{<=}3 MeV) in all the isotopes studied here. The physical origin of this enhancement is not yet understood.

Larsen, A. C.; Guttormsen, M.; Ingebretsen, F.; Messelt, S.; Rekstad, J.; Siem, S.; Syed, N. U. H. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Chankova, R. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Loennroth, T. [Department of Physics, Aabo Akademi University FIN-20500 Aabo (Finland); Schiller, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy Ohio University Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy Ohio University Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States); Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research 141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2008-04-17

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Biological Effects of Low Levels of Radiation Exposure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Some general perspective is provided concerning the orders of radiation dose equivalent levels associated with exposure of human populations to ionizing radiations from consumer products. This is followed by considerations of the biological effects and ri...

G. W. Casarett

1977-01-01

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Isodose mapping of terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate of Selangor state, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Malaysia.  

PubMed

A terrestrial gamma radiation survey for the state of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya was conducted to obtain baseline data for environmental radiological health practices. Based on soil type, geological background and information from airborne survey maps, 95 survey points statistically representing the study area were determined. The measured doses varied according to geological background and soil types. They ranged from 17 nGy h(-1) to 500 nGy h(-1). The mean terrestrial gamma dose rate in air above the ground was 182 ± 81 nGy h(-1). This is two times higher than the average dose rate of terrestrial gamma radiation in Malaysia which is 92 nGy h(-1) (UNSCEAR 2000). An isodose map was produced to represent exposure rate from natural sources of terrestrial gamma radiation. PMID:24787672

Sanusi, M S M; Ramli, A T; Gabdo, H T; Garba, N N; Heryanshah, A; Wagiran, H; Said, M N

2014-09-01

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[Determining the accumulated dose of gamma radiation in the tooth enamel].  

PubMed

Following ideas of Japanese and Canadian scientists the authors tried to develop practical application of dental enamel for dosimetry of gamma-radiation accumulated by an individual. Human teeth were irradiated in vitro with gamma-rays of 60Co and with x-rays, and the amount of free radicals in ++non-caries enamel was measured on an ESR spectrometer. Linear regression ESR signals on dose of radiation within an interval of 0.1-20 Gy were plotted for gamma- and x-rays with regression coefficients 0.276 and 0.693, respectively. These regressions were used for estimation of accumulated doses of gamma-radiation in 85 residents of Byelorussia and 301 residents of the Tomsk region during investigation of teeth that were removed in normal dental practice. PMID:2150657

Brilliant, M D; Klevezal', G A; Mordvintsev, P I; Khangulov, S V; Sukhovskaia, L I; Serezhenkov, V A; Voevodskaia, N V; Vanin, A F; Domracheva, E V; Shklovski?-Kordi, N E

1990-12-01

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Potential for radiation damage to carbon steel storage tanks for high level radioactive waste  

SciTech Connect

A low intensity radiation field is generated by the high level waste that is stored within carbon steel lined tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The highest level of radiation damage to the tank walls from gamma and spontaneous neutron emissions is estimated to be less than 1.0E-6 displacements per atom (DPA) for a 100 year exposure to fresh, ``high heat`` SRS waste assuming continuous replenishment of the radionuclides. This damage level is below the limit for measurable radiation damage to the mechanical properties of carbon steel. Structural assessment of tanks for storage of high level waste may be based on nominal or code values of the mechanical properties of the steels from which the tanks were constructed.

Caskey, G.R. Jr.; Sindelar, R.L.; Thomas, J.K.

1993-07-30

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THE INFLUENCE OF $gamma$RADIATION AND NEUTRONS ON LACQUER COATINGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

An investigation was made of the influence of gamma radiation and of ; neutrons on protective coatings of various filmforming materials, such as ; chlorinated rubber, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl butyral, copolymer ; of vinyl chloride and isobutyl ether or polyvinyl alcohol, alkyd resin, phenol-; formaldehyde resin and polymerized linseed oil. The radiation time was 3 mo ; (2,160 hr)

Z. Jedlinski; Z. Hippe; T. Uminski

1960-01-01

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In Vitro Development of Buds from Tubers of Potato (Solanum tuuerosum L.) Subjected to gamma Radiation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 'in vitro' development of buds from potato tubers subjected to gamma radiation at doses of 3, 6, 9 and 12 Krad is studied. The effect of radiation was dependent on the dormant stage of the buds. Intermediate doses (6-9 Krad) did inhibit mitotic divisi...

J. Fernandez Gonzalez M. A. Garcia Collantes

1976-01-01

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Low Level Gamma Spectroscopy Measurements of Radium and Cesium in Lucerne (Medicago Sativa)  

SciTech Connect

Nineteen years after Chernobyl nuclear accident, activity concentration of 137Cs still could be detected in food and soil samples in Central and Eastern Europe. In this paper radiation levels of radium and cesium in Lucerne will be presented. It is a perennial plant with a deep root system and it is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle. The samples of Lucerne were taken from twelve different locations in Vojvodina in the summer period July-September 2004. The samples were specially dried on the air and after that ground, powdered and mineralized by method of dry burning on the temperature of 450 deg. C. Gamma spectrometry measurements of the ash were performed by means of actively shielded germanium detector with maximal background reduction. For cesium 137Cs 10 mBq/kg order of magnitude detection limits were achieved.

Fokapic, S.; Bikit, I.; Mrda, D.; Veskovic, M.; Slivka, J. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 4, 21 000 Novi Sad (Serbia); Mihaljev, Z. [Scientific Veterinary Institute, Rumenacki put 20, 21 000 Novi Sad (Serbia); Cupic, Z. [Research Institute for Reproduction, A.I. and Embryo Transfer Temerin, 21235 Temerin, Industrijska zona bb. (Serbia)

2007-04-23

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Reflectivity of linear and nonlinear gamma radiated apodized chirped Bragg grating under ocean  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, the effect Co{sup 60} gamma radiation is investigated on the effective refractive index of apodized chirped Bragg grating. Nine apodization profiles are considered. Comparison between the reflectivity of the gamma radiated and non radiated fiber Bragg grating has been carried out. The electric field of signals propagating through the apodized chirped fiber Bragg grating (ACFBG) is first calculated from which, new values for the refractive index are determined. The nonlinear effects appear on the ACFBG reflectivity. The effect of nonlinearity and undersea temperature and pressure on the grating is also studied.

Hamdalla, Taymour A. [Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria (Egypt); Faculty of Science, Tabuk University, Tabuk (Saudi Arabia)

2012-09-06

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Gamma radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation-reduction potential and results in electric current production.  

PubMed

The presence of melanin pigments in organisms is implicated in radioprotection and in some cases, enhanced growth in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation. An understanding of this phenomenon will be useful in the design of radioprotective materials. However, the protective mechanism of microbial melanin in ionizing radiation fields has not yet been elucidated. Here we demonstrate through the electrochemical techniques of chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry and cyclic voltammetry that microbial melanin is continuously oxidized in the presence of gamma radiation. Our findings establish that ionizing radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation-reduction potential. Sustained oxidation resulted in electric current production and was most pronounced in the presence of a reductant, which extended the redox cycling capacity of melanin. This work is the first to establish that gamma radiation alters the oxidation-reduction behavior of melanin, resulting in electric current production. The significance of the work is that it provides the first step in understanding the initial interactions between melanin and ionizing radiation taking place and offers some insight for production of biomimetic radioprotective materials. PMID:21632287

Turick, Charles E; Ekechukwu, Amy A; Milliken, Charles E; Casadevall, Arturo; Dadachova, Ekaterina

2011-08-01

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GAMMA RADIATION INTERACTS WITH MELANIN TO ALTER ITS OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIAL AND RESULTS IN ELECTRIC CURRENT PRODUCTION  

SciTech Connect

The presence of melanin pigments in organisms is implicated in radioprotection and in some cases, enhanced growth in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation. An understanding of this phenomenon will be useful in the design of radioprotective materials. However, the protective mechanism of microbial melanin in ionizing radiation fields has not yet been elucidated. Here we demonstrate through the electrochemical techniques of chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry and cyclic voltammetry that microbial melanin is continuously oxidized in the presence of gamma radiation. Our findings establish that ionizing radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation-reduction potential. Sustained oxidation resulted in electric current production and was most pronounced in the presence of a reductant, which extended the redox cycling capacity of melanin. This work is the first to establish that gamma radiation alters the oxidation-reduction behavior of melanin, resulting in electric current production. The significance of the work is that it provides the first step in understanding the initial interactions between melanin and ionizing radiation taking place and offers some insight for production of biomimetic radioprotective materials.

Turick, C.; Ekechukwu, A.; Milliken, C.

2011-05-17

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Recent results on celestial gamma radiation from SMM  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Observations made by the Gamma Ray Spectrometer on board the SMM are described. Recent results reported include observations and analyses of gamma-ray lines from Co-56 produced in supernovae, observations of the temporal variation of the 511 keV line observed during Galactic center transits, and measurements of the diffuse Galactic spectrum from 0.3 to 8.5 MeV. The work in progress includes measurements of the distribution of Galactic Al-26, observations to place limits on Galactic Ti-44 and Fe-60 and on Be-7 produced in novae, and searches for a characteristic gamma-ray emission from pair plasmas, a 2.223 MeV line emission, limits on deexcitation lines from interstellar C and O, and gamma-ray bursts.

Share, Gerald H.

1991-01-01

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Enhanced one-carbon flux towards DNA methylation: Effect of dietary methyl supplements against gamma-radiation-induced epigenetic modifications.  

PubMed

Radiation exposure poses a major risk for workers in the nuclear power plants and other radiation related industry. In this context, we demonstrate that gamma-radiation is an efficient DNA demethylating agent and its injurious effect can be minimized by dietary methyl supplements (folate, choline and vitamin B12). To elucidate the possible underlying mechanism(s), male Swiss mice were maintained on normal control diet (NCD) and methyl-supplemented diet (MSD). After 2 weeks of NCD and MSD dietary regimen, we exposed the animals to gamma-radiation (2, 4 and 6Gy) and investigated the profile of downstream metabolites and activity levels of one-carbon (C(1)) flux generating enzymes. In MSD fed and irradiated animals, hepatic folate levels increased (P<0.01), while hepatic homocysteine levels decreased (P<0.01) compared to NCD fed and irradiated animals. Although hepatic folate level increased significantly in MSD fed animals (P<0.01), it showed a decrease in response to high doses of gamma-irradiation. Under these conditions, a marked suppression of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) levels occurred in NCD fed and irradiated animals, suggesting reduced conversion of homocysteine to SAM. Concomitant with decline in liver SAM Pool, activities of DNA methyltransferase (Dnmt, that methylates DNA) and methionine synthase (MSase, that regenerates methionine from homocysteine) were both decreased in NCD fed and irradiated mice. However, in MSD fed and irradiated mice, they were increased. These results strongly indicated that increased levels of dnmt and MSase may enhance C(1) flux towards DNA methylation reactions in MSD fed animals. These results were confirmed and further substantiated by measuring genomic DNA methylation levels, which were maintained at normal levels in MSD fed and irradiated mice compared to NCD fed and irradiated animals (P<0.01). In conclusion, our results suggest that maintenance of genomic DNA methylation under gamma-radiation stress might be a very dynamic, progressive diet dependent process that could involve increased one-carbon flux through various C(1) metabolites. PMID:19931232

Batra, Vipen; Sridhar, Swathi; Devasagayam, Thomas Paul Asir

2010-02-12

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Radiation levels in the SSC experimental facilities  

SciTech Connect

Because of the increase in beam energy and intensity at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL) accelerator, the biological shielding necessary for the experimental halls as well as the shielding for various detector components will require a much more critical review than that carried out for previous high energy physics facilities such as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) or the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). This paper summarizes studies of the neutron and gamma-ray doses that are anticipated in and around the Solenoidal Detector Collaboration (SDC) and the Gamma Electron Muon (GEM) experimental halls, the Beam Calibration (BC) hall, and a study of shield optimization for the muon chambers. The analysis for SDC and GEM halls included normal operation and accidental conditions.

Alsmiller, F.S.; Alsmiller, R.G. Jr.; Fu, C.Y.; Gabriel, T.A.; Lillie, R.A.; Slater, C.O.

1993-10-01

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Galactic plane gamma radiation. [SAS-2 and COS-b observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Analysis of the complete data from SAS-2 accentuates the fact that the distribution of galactic gamma radiation has several similarities to that of other large-scale tracers of galactic structure. The gamma radiation shows no statistically significant variation with direction, and the spectrum seen along the plane is the same as that derived for the galactic component of the gamma radiation at high latitude. This uniformity of the energy spectrum, the smooth decrease in intensity as a function of galactic latitude, and the absence of any galactic gamma ray sources at high latitudes argue in favor of a diffuse origin for most of the galactic gamma radiation, rather than a collection of localized sources. All the localized sources identified in the SAS 2 data are associated with known compact objects on the basis of observed periodicities, except gamma195+5 Excluding those SAS 2 sources observed by COS-B and two other excesses (CG 312-1 and CG333+0) visible in the SAS 2 data associated with tangential directions of spiral arms, thera are eight remaining new sources in the COS-B catalog.

Hartman, R. C.; Kniffen, D. A.; Thompson, D. J.; Fichtel, C. E.; Ogelman, H. B.; Tuner, T.; Ozel, M. E.

1978-01-01

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Evaluation of the Combined Effects of Gamma Radiation and High Dietary Iron on Peripheral Leukocyte Distribution and Function  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA is concerned with the health risks to astronauts, particularly those risks related to radiation exposure. Both radiation and increased iron stores can independently increase oxidative damage, resulting in protein, lipid and DNA oxidation. Oxidative stress increases the risk of many health problems including cancer, cataracts, and heart disease. This study, a subset of a larger interdisciplinary investigation of the combined effect of iron overload on sensitivity to radiation injury, monitored immune parameters in the peripheral blood of rats subjected to gamma radiation, high dietary iron or both. Specific immune measures consisted of (A) peripheral leukocyte distribution; (B) plasma cytokine levels; (C) cytokine production profiles following whole blood stimulation of either T cells or monocytes.

Crucian, Brian E.; Morgan, Jennifer L. L.; Quiriarte, Heather A.; Sams, Clarence F.; Smith, Scott M.; Zwart, Sara R.

2011-01-01

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Advanced radiation imaging of low-intensity gamma-ray sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Imaging gamma-ray sources and distributions of low intensity is difficult using current commercially available radiation imagers. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. has carried out the research and development necessary to construct a novel, compact radiation-imaging device, RADCAM, for low-intensity applications. The device consists of a position-sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT) coupled to a CsI(Na) scintillation crystal, which is an excellent candidate for

M. Woodring; D. Souza; S. Tipnis; P. Waer; M. Squillante; G. Entine; K. P. Ziock

1999-01-01

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Gamma Radiation-induced Proteome of Deinococcus radiodurans Primarily Targets DNA Repair and Oxidative Stress Alleviation*  

PubMed Central

The extraordinary radioresistance of Deinococcus radiodurans primarily originates from its efficient DNA repair ability. The kinetics of proteomic changes induced by a 6-kGy dose of gamma irradiation was mapped during the post-irradiation growth arrest phase by two-dimensional protein electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry. The results revealed that at least 37 proteins displayed either enhanced or de novo expression in the first 1 h of post-irradiation recovery. All of the radiation-responsive proteins were identified, and they belonged to the major functional categories of DNA repair, oxidative stress alleviation, and protein translation/folding. The dynamics of radiation-responsive protein levels throughout the growth arrest phase demonstrated (i) sequential up-regulation and processing of DNA repair proteins such as single-stranded DNA-binding protein (Ssb), DNA damage response protein A (DdrA), DNA damage response protein B (DdrB), pleiotropic protein promoting DNA repair (PprA), and recombinase A (RecA) substantiating stepwise genome restitution by different DNA repair pathways and (ii) concurrent early up-regulation of proteins involved in both DNA repair and oxidative stress alleviation. Among DNA repair proteins, Ssb was found to be the first and most abundant radiation-induced protein only to be followed by alternate Ssb, DdrB, indicating aggressive protection of single strand DNA fragments as the first line of defense by D. radiodurans, thereby preserving genetic information following radiation stress. The implications of both qualitative or quantitative and sequential or co-induction of radiation-responsive proteins for envisaged DNA repair mechanism in D. radiodurans are discussed.

Basu, Bhakti; Apte, Shree Kumar

2012-01-01

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Influence of relaxation transitions on radiation-initiated cationic graft polymerization. [Gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

Radiation grafting of vinyl n-butyl ether (VBE) to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) over a broad temperature range was investigated. The relaxation transitions in the PVC/VBE system were also determined. Grafting of vinyl alkyl ethers proceeds entirely by a cationic mechanism in a reaction medium that has been dried to a water concentration no greater than 0.1-1.0 ppm. In this connection, the diffusion properties of water in the temperature region were studied. Commercial films of unplasticized PVC (thickness 200 M); were subjected to swelling in two systems: in a 50% solution of VBE in benzene at 25/sup 0/C, and in the pure monomer at 40/sup 0/C. The reaction mixtures were first dried over metallic sodium in a deaerated atmosphere. The specimens were irradiated in a Co gamma-radiation unit to a dose of 10 kGy at a dose rate of 3 Gy/sec. The first reaction mixture was investigated over a range of temperatures from -60/sup 0/ to +70/sup 0/C, and the second from -15/sup 0/ to +50/sup 0/C. The degree of grafting was determined from the increase in weight of the original ungrafted film. The temperature was held to within +/-1/sup 0/C. The relaxation transitions in the swollen polymer systems were determined by two methods, thermostimulated current (TSC) and thermomechanics (TM). It was found that in the region of the glass transition of a swollen PVC-VBE system, radiation-initiated cationic graft polymerization proceeds at a maximal rate, and there are changes in state of the water molecules (the agents of breaking the ion reaction chain) and in their diffusion properties within the matrix.

Kudryavtsev, V.N.; Kabanov, V.Ya.; Chalykh, A.E.; Spitsyn, V.I.

1982-05-01

222

Gamma-radiation-induced degradation of actively pumped single-mode ytterbium-doped optical fibers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The integration of optical components into the digital processing units of satellite subsystems has the potential to remove interconnect bottlenecks inherent to the volume, mass, complexity, reliability and crosstalk issues of copper-based interconnects. Assuming on-board high-bandwidth communications will utilize passive optical fibers as a communication channel, this work investigates the impact of gamma irradiation from a Co-60 source on both passive optical fibers and ytterbium-doped single-mode fibers operated as amplifiers for a 1060-nm light source. Standard optical patch cables were evaluated along with active Yb-doped double-clad fibers. Varied exposure times and signal transmission wavelengths were used to investigate the degradation of the fibers exposed to total doses above 100 krad (Si). The effect on the amplified signal gain was studied for the Yb-doped fibers. The increased attenuation in the fibers across a broad wavelength range in response to multiple levels of gamma radiation exposure along with the effect that the increased attenuation has on the actively pumped Yb-doped fiber amplifier performance, is discussed.

Singleton, B.; Petrosky, J.; Pochet, M.; Usechak, N. G.; Francis, S. A.

2014-03-01

223

RBE (Relative Biological Effectiveness) of Tritium beta Radiation to gamma Radiation and X-rays Analyzed by Both Molecular and Genetic Methods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of tritium beta radiation to (sup 60)Co gamma radiation was determined using sex-linked recessive lethals (SLRL) induced in Drosophila melanogaster spermatozoa as the biological effect. The SLRL test, a measure ...

W. R. Lee

1988-01-01

224

Radiation hardness tests performed high gamma field sources. ... measured survive ionizing radiation order Murad survive ...... en Dependence transmission coefficients CCl crystals collared hard .  

EPA Pesticide Factsheets

Did you mean: Radiation hardness tests performed high gamma field sources. ... measured survive ionizing radiation order Murad survive ...... en Dependence transmission coefficients CCl crystals collared hard . ?

225

Natural gamma-ray spectrometry as a tool for radiation dose and radon hazard modelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

We reviewed the calibration procedures of gamma-ray spectrometry with particular emphasis to factors that affect accuracy, detection limits and background radiation in field measurements for dosimetric and radon potential mapping. Gamma-ray spectra were acquired in western Liguria (Italy). The energy windows investigated are centred on the photopeaks of 214Bi (1.76MeV), 208Tl (2.62MeV) and 40K (1.46MeV). The inferred absorbed dose rate

M. Verdoya; P. Chiozzi; P. De Felice; V. Pasquale; M. Bochiolo; I. Genovesi

2009-01-01

226

Degradation of chitosan and sodium alginate by gamma radiation, sonochemical and ultraviolet methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three degradation methods: ultrasonic, ultraviolet and gamma irradiation were applied to sodium alginate and chitosan in aqueous solutions. The changes in molecular weight were monitored by GPC measurements. It has been found that from the energetic point of view the most effective method for both polymers is gamma radiation method with a yield of scission Gs=0.55×10-7mol\\/J for 1% alginate and

Jaroslaw M. Wasikiewicz; Fumio Yoshii; Naotsugu Nagasawa; Radoslaw A. Wach; Hiroshi Mitomo

2005-01-01

227

Study on chemical, UV and gamma radiation-induced grafting of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate onto chitosan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present study, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate has been grafted onto chitosan by using either chemical initiation, or photo-induction or gamma radiation-induced polymerisation, all under heterogeneous conditions. The evidence of grafting was provided by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis. The results concerning the effect of initiator concentration, initial monomer concentration and dose rate influencing on the yield of grafting reactions are presented. These suggest that gamma irradiation is the method that leads to higher yields of grafting.

Casimiro, M. H.; Botelho, M. L.; Leal, J. P.; Gil, M. H.

2005-04-01

228

The properties of gamma-radiation and high-energy neutron fluxes in "MIR" station orbit.  

PubMed

The study of radiation background components in the near-Earth space is very important for different branches of space research, in particular for space dosimetry and for the planning of gamma-astronomy experiments. Detailed information on the neutral components (gamma-quanta, neutrons) of background radiation was obtained during the Grif-1 experiment onboard Mir orbital station (OS). The measurements of fluxes of 0.05-50 MeV gamma-quanta and >30 MeV neutrons with a large area instrument (approximately 250 cm2 for gamma-quanta, approximately 30 cm2 for neutrons) as well as corresponding charged particle measurements (0.4-1.5 MeV electrons, 1-200 MeV protons) were made during this experiment. The background components induced by the station's own radiation as well as the albedo gamma-rays from the Earth's atmosphere were revealed as the result of data analysis for about 600 h of observation. A mathematical model describing the latitude and energy dependences of atmospheric albedo gamma-rays as well as of those of gamma-quanta produced in the material of the station due to cosmic ray interactions was developed. An analytical approximation of the spectrum of induced gamma-rays from radioactive isotopes stored in the station and instrument's materials is presented. The dynamics of gamma-quantum background fluxes during the geomagnetic disturbances of January 10-11, 1997 are discussed. An analytical representation of the latitude dependence of the integral flux of neutrons with >30 MeV is given. PMID:12442742

Bogomolov, A V; Bogomolov, V V; Denisov, Yu I; Logachev, Yu I; Svertilov, S I; Kudryavtsev, M I; Lyagushin, V I; Ershova, T V

2002-10-01

229

Investigation of the fluorescence emitted from polyallyl diglycol carbonate modified by gamma-ray radiation excited by UV radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fluorescence emitted from the gamma-ray-irradiated polyallyl diglycol carbonate upon illumination by the 346 nm UV radiation is studied. The fluorescence spectra show two distinct phenomena, the variation of fluorescence wavelength and intensity with received irradiation dose. These variations are found to be correlated to the change in the dielectric constant and the change in absorption. The dielectric constant is

Elsayed K. Elmaghraby; Talat A. Salama

2010-01-01

230

Investigation of the fluorescence emitted from polyallyl diglycol carbonate modified by gamma-ray radiation excited by UV radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fluorescence emitted from the gamma-ray-irradiated polyallyl diglycol carbonate upon illumination by the 346 nm UV radiation is studied. The fluorescence spectra show two distinct phenomena, the variation of fluorescence wavelength and intensity with received irradiation dose. These variations are found to be correlated to the change in the dielectric constant and the change in absorption. The dielectric constant is measured

Elsayed K. Elmaghraby; Talat A. Salama

2010-01-01

231

Dipole analysis on EGRET data of extragalactic gamma ray background radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A dipole analysis on the EGRET (Energetic Gamma-Ray Experimental Telescope) data seems to be one of the numerous subjects that can be investigated for the extragalactic gamma ray background radiation. By the end of the first one and half years after launch, the all-sky survey program of GRO (Gamma Ray Observatory) will be completed. The EGRET detector will cover the full sky area fairly well by that time. A set of gamma ray data suitable for dipole moment calculations will be available. Furthermore, there now exist in the literature several dipole anisotropy results calculated for optical and infrared observations on the distribution of galaxies in the full sky. The results of dipole moment analysis from gamma ray observation can be compared with those at other wavebands, and hopefully some deeper understanding can be gained on the large scale structure of the Universe.

Lin, Ying-Chi

1990-01-01

232

Secondary production of neutral pi-mesons and the diffuse galactic gamma radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Isobaric and scaling model predictions of the secondary spectra of neutral pi-mesons produced in proton-proton collisions, at energies between threshold and a few GeV, are compared on the basis of accelerator data and found to show the isobaric model to be superior. This model is accordingly used, in conjuction with a scaling model representation at high energies, in a recalculation of the pi exp (0) gamma-radiation's contribution to the diffuse galactic gamma background; the cosmic ray-induced production of photons (whose energy exceeds 100 MeV) by such radiation occurs at a rate of 1.53 x 10 to the -25 photons/(s-H atom). These results are compared with previous calculations of this process as well as with COS-B observations of the diffuse galactic gamma-radiation.

Dermer, C. D.

1986-01-01

233

Sensitivity of hyperthermia-treated human cells to killing by ultraviolet or gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

Human xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) or Fanconi anemia (FA) fibroblasts displayed shouldered 45/sup 0/C heat survival curves not significantly different from normal fibroblasts, a result similar to that previously found for ataxia telangiectasia (AT) cells, indicating heat resistance is not linked to either uv or low-LET ionizing radiation resistance. Hyperthermia (45/sup 0/C) sensitized normal and XP fibroblasts to killing by gamma radiation but failed to sensitize the cells to the lethal effects of 254 nm uv radiation. Thermal inhibition of repair of ionizing radiation lesions but not uv-induced lesions appears to contribute synergistically to cell death. The thermal enhancement ratio (TER) for the synergistic interaction of hyperthermia (45/sup 0/C, 30 min) and gamma radiation was significantly lower in one FA and two strains (TER = 1.7-1.8) than that reported previously for three normal strains (TER = 2.5-3.0). These XP and FA strains may be more gamma sensitive than normal human fibroblasts. Since hyperthermia treatment only slightly increases the gamma-radiation sensitivity of ataxia telangiectasia (AT) fibroblasts compared to normal strains, it is possible that the degree of thermal enhancement attainable reflects the genetically inherent ionizing radiation repair capacity of the cells. The data indicate that both repair inhibition and particular lesion types are required for lethal synergism between heat and radiation. We therefore postulate that the transient thermal inhibition of repair results in the conversion of gamma-induced lesions to irrepairable lethal damage, while uv-type damage can remain unaltered during this period.

Mitchel, R.E.; Smith, B.P.; Wheatly, N.; Chan, A.; Child, S.; Paterson, M.C.

1985-11-01

234

Distributions of Secondary Muons at Sea Level from Cosmic Gamma Rays Below 10 TeV.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The FLUKA Monte Carlo program is used to predict the distributions of the muons which originate from primary cosmic gamma rays and reach sea level. The main result is the angular distribution of muons produced by vertical gamma rays which is necessary to ...

S. Roesler

2001-01-01

235

In vivo gamma measurements at very low levels with 4? liquid scintillation detectors  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large 4? liquid scintillation counter for the rapid measurement of total internal gamma contamination of the human body at concentrations 1000 times less than the maximum permissible levels is described. A counting time of only 100 seconds per subject is required to obtain a sensitivity of 5 ?? 10-10 curies for 1.5 mev gamma rays. Because of the high

Ernest C. Anderson

1956-01-01

236

Effects of gamma Radiation and Storage Time on the Physical, Chemical and Sensory Qualities of ''Georgia Jet'' Sweet Potatoes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Effect of gamma radiation and storage time on sprouting, rotting, changes in nutritional composition and sensory quality of Georgia Jet Sweet Potatoes were studied. All radiation doses used in the study inhibited sprouting. Sweet potatoes were severely in...

P. I. Yakubu

1986-01-01

237

Fast Scintillators for High Radiation Levels.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This article is a review of ongoing developmental work to make scintillators a viable and important element of the next generation of high energy physics detector systems. Although the key problem is that of radiation tolerance, attention has to be paid t...

S. Majewski C. Zorn

2000-01-01

238

Radiomodulatory role of Rutin and Quercetin in Swiss Albino mice exposed to the whole body gamma radiation  

PubMed Central

Context: Radiation therapy is the prime treatment modality against various cancers. However, its use is limited due to the effects of radiation on normal tissues. Aims: In view of this, present study was carried out to evaluate the radioprotective potential of Rutin (RUT) and Quercetin (QRT) in Swiss Albino mice exposed to the whole body gamma radiation. To gain insight into the mechanism of action, RUT and QRT were tested for its antioxidant levels in mice. Settings and Designs: Optimum protective dose of RUT and QRT against radiation induced animal mortality was selected by administration of various doses of the RUT and QRT before 10 Gy gamma irradiation. Materials and Methods: Swiss Albino mice were used for the assessment of radiation induced sickness along with the survival analysis and anti-oxidative properties of RUT and QRT. Statistical Analysis Used: Survival studies were determined using the Kaplan-Meier survival curves. Results: The maximum survival was observed with 10 mg/kg. b. wt. and 20 mg/kg. b. wt. of RUT and QRT respectively, this dose was considered as an optimal dose for radioprotection. Treatment of mice with RUT and QRT before irradiation delayed the onset of mortality as compared with the untreated irradiated controls. The oral administration of RUT and QRT resulted in an increase in the radiation tolerance and the dose reduction factor was found to be 1.15 and 1.11 respectively. RUT and QRT pre-treatment significantly (P < 0.01) elevated levels of reduced glutathione, glutathione-S-transferase, catalase, Superoxide dismutase, and a decreased lipid peroxidation in mouse liver homogenate at 24 h after exposure to 4.5 Gy. Conclusions: Present findings demonstrate the potential of RUT and QRT in mitigating radiation-induced mortality, which may be attributed to the elevation in the antioxidant status, anti-lipid peroxidative potential.

Patil, Shrikant L; Somashekarappa, HM; Rajashekhar, KP

2012-01-01

239

Gadolinium-doped water cerenkov-based neutron and high energy gamma-ray detector and radiation portal monitoring system  

DOEpatents

A water Cerenkov-based neutron and high energy gamma ray detector and radiation portal monitoring system using water doped with a Gadolinium (Gd)-based compound as the Cerenkov radiator. An optically opaque enclosure is provided surrounding a detection chamber filled with the Cerenkov radiator, and photomultipliers are optically connected to the detect Cerenkov radiation generated by the Cerenkov radiator from incident high energy gamma rays or gamma rays induced by neutron capture on the Gd of incident neutrons from a fission source. The PMT signals are then used to determine time correlations indicative of neutron multiplicity events characteristic of a fission source.

Dazeley, Steven A; Svoboda, Robert C; Bernstein, Adam; Bowden, Nathaniel

2013-02-12

240

Production of hydrogel wound dressings using gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydrogel wound dressings have been prepared using the gamma rays irradiation technique. The dressings are composed of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and agar. The influence of some process parameters on the properties of the dressings has been investigated as: the gel fraction, maximum swelling, swelling kinetics, and mechanical properties. The gel fraction increases with increasing PVP concentration due

Z. Ajji; I. Othman; J. M. Rosiak

2005-01-01

241

Cosmic gamma Radiation of Ultra High Energy of Primordial Origin.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The quantum mechanical effects near a collapsing black hole as shown by Stephen W. Hawking in 1974 to produce streaming particles through tunneling effect was explored in the context of cosmic gamma ray production. In this thesis, we show the possible pro...

1984-01-01

242

Sources of cosmic rays and galactic diffuse gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The diffuse galactic gamma-ray spectrum measured by the EGRET experiment is interpreted within a scenario in which cosmic rays (CRs) are injected by three different kind of sources, (i) supernovae (SN) which explode into the interstellar medium (ISM), (ii) Red Supergiants (RSG), and (iii) Wolf-Rayet stars (WR), where the two latter explode into their pre-SN winds.

Casanova, S.; Biermann, P. L.; Engel, R.; Meli, A.; Ulrich, R.

243

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Metabolism and Radiation-Induced Seizures.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Miniature swine convulsed spontaneously within 30 seconds after a 10,000-rad dose of 30 MeV electrons was delivered to the brain. The seizures ended 2 to 5 minutes later. Since alterations in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) metabolism occur in and may be a...

G. H. Zeman R. L. Chaput

1974-01-01

244

Effect of adiponectin deficiency on intestinal damage and hematopoietic responses of mice exposed to gamma radiation  

PubMed Central

Adiponectin (APN) is an adipose tissue-derived cytokine that regulates insulin sensitivity and inflammation. It is also involved in modulation of cell proliferation by binding to various growth factors. Based on its known effects in modulating cell proliferation and oxidative stress, APN may potentially be involved in regulating tissue damage and repair following irradiation. Adiponectin KO mice and their WT littermates were exposed to a single whole-body dose of 3 or 6 Gy gamma radiation. Radiation-induced alterations were studied in jejunum, blood, bone marrow and thymus at day 1 and 5 post-irradiation and compared with sham-irradiated groups. In WT mice, irradiation did not significantly alter serum APN levels while inducing a significant decrease in serum leptin. Irradiation caused a significant reduction in thymocyte cellularity, with concomitant decrease in CD4+, CD8+ and CD4+CD8+ T cell populations, with no significant differences between WT and APN KO mice. Irradiation resulted in a significantly higher increase in the frequency of micronucleated reticulocytes in the blood of APN KO compared with WT mice, whereas frequency of micronucleated normochromatic erythrocytes in the bone marrow at day 5 was significantly higher in WT compared with APN KO mice. Finally, irradiation induced similar alterations in villus height and crypt cell proliferation in the jejunum of WT and APN KO mice. Jejunum explants from sham-irradiated APN KO mice produced higher levels of IL-6 compared with tissue from WT animals, but the difference was no longer apparent following irradiation. Our data indicate that APN deficiency does not play a significant role in modulating radiation-induced gastrointestinal injury in mice, while it may participate in regulation of damage to the hematopoietic system.

Ponemone, Venkatesh; Fayad, Raja; Gove, Melissa E.; Pini, Maria; Fantuzzi, Giamila

2009-01-01

245

Measurement of gamma and neutron radiations inside spent fuel assemblies with passive detectors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During operation of a fission nuclear reactor, many radionuclides are generated in fuel by fission and activation of 235U, 238U and other nuclides present in the assembly. After removal of a fuel assembly from the core, these radionuclides are sources of different types of radiation. Gamma and neutron radiation emitted from an assembly can be non-destructively detected with different types of detectors. In this paper, a new method of measurement of radiation from a spent fuel assembly is presented. It is based on usage of passive detectors, such as alanine dosimeters for gamma radiation and track detectors for neutron radiation. Measurements are made on the IRT-2M spent fuel assemblies used in the LVR-15 research reactor. During irradiation of detectors, the fuel assembly is located in a water storage pool at a depth of 6 m. Detectors are inserted into central hole of the assembly, irradiated for a defined time interval, and after the detectors removed from the assembly, gamma dose or neutron fluence are evaluated. Measured profiles of gamma dose rate and neutron fluence rate inside of the spent fuel assembly are presented. This measurement can be used to evaluate relative fuel burn-up.

Viererbl, L.; Lahodová, Z.; Voljanskij, A.; Klupák, V.; Koleška, M.; Cabalka, M.; Turek, K.

2011-10-01

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Variation of radiation level and radionuclide enrichment in high background area.  

PubMed

Significantly high radiation level and radionuclide concentration along Quilon beach area of coastal Kerala have been reported by several investigators. Detailed gamma radiation level survey was carried out using a portable scintillometer. Detailed studies on radionuclides concentration in different environmental matrices of high background areas were undertaken in the coastal areas of Karunagapalli, Kayankulam, Chavara, Neendakara and Kollam to study the distribution and enrichment of the radionuclides in the region. The absorbed gamma dose rates in air in high background area are in the range 43-17,400nGyh?¹. Gamma radiation level is found to be maximum at a distance of 20m from the sea waterline in all beaches. The soil samples collected from different locations were analysed for primordial radionuclides by gamma spectrometry. The activity of primordial radionuclides was determined for the different size fractions of soil to study the enrichment pattern. The highest activity of (232)Th and (226)Ra was found to be enriched in 125-63? size fraction. The preferential accumulation of (40)K was found in <63? fraction. The minimum (232)Th activity was 30.2Bqkg?¹, found in 1000-500? particle size fraction at Kollam and maximum activity of 3250.4Bqkg?¹ was observed in grains of size 125-63? at Neendakara. The lowest (226)Ra activity observed was 33.9Bqkg?¹ at Neendakara in grains of size 1000-500? and the highest activity observed was 482.6Bqkg?¹ in grains of size 125-63? in Neendakara. The highest (40)K activity found was 1923Bqkg?¹ in grains of size <63? for a sample collected from Neendakara. A good correlation was observed between computed dose and measured dose in air. The correlation between (232)Th and (226)Ra was also moderately high. The results of these investigations are presented and discussed in this paper. PMID:20833457

Shetty, P K; Narayana, Y

2010-12-01

247

Differential effect of gamma-radiation-induced heme oxygenase-1 activity in female and male C57BL/6 mice.  

PubMed

Ionizing radiation produces reactive oxygen species, which exert diverse biological effects on cells and animals. We investigated alterations of heme oxygenase (HO) and non-protein thiols (NPSH), which are known as two major anti-oxidant enzymes, in female and male C57BL/6 mice in the lung, liver, and brain after whole-body gamma-irradiation with 10 Gy (1-7 days) as well as in the lung after whole-thorax gamma-irradiation (WTI) with 12.5 Gy (1-26 weeks). Most significant alteration of HO activity was observed in the liver, which elevated 250% in males. NPSH level in female liver was increased on the 5th-7th days but decreased in males on the 3rd day. In the lung, the elevation of HO activity in both sexes and the pattern of NPSH change were similar to that of the liver. On the other hand, the increase of HO activity on the 16th week and the decrease of NPSH level on the 2nd week were observed only in male lung after WTI. This study shows that the liver is the most sensitive tissue to gamma-irradiation-induced alterations of HO activity in both female and male mice. In addition, there exists significant differential effect of gamma-irradiation on anti-oxidant system in female and male mice. PMID:16100440

Han, Youngsoo; Platonov, Alexander; Akhalaia, Medea; Yun, Yeon-Sook; Song, Jie-Young

2005-08-01

248

Radiation tolerance of epitaxial silicon carbide detectors for electrons, protons and gamma-rays  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Particle detectors were made using semiconductor epitaxial 4H-SiC as the detection medium. The investigated detectors are formed by Schottky contact (Au) on the epitaxial layer and an ohmic contact on the back side of 4H-SiC substrates with different micropipe densities from CREE. For radiation hardness studies, the detectors have been irradiated with protons ( 24 GeV/c ) at a fluence of about 10 14 cm-2 and with electrons (8.2 MeV) and gamma-rays ( 60Co source) at doses ranging from 0 to 40 Mrad. We present experimental data on the charge collection properties by using 5.48, 4.14 and 2.00 MeV ?-particles impinging on the Schottky contact. Hundred percent charge collection efficiency (CCE) is demonstrated for reverse voltages higher than the one needed to have a depletion region equal to the ?-particle projected range, even after the irradiation at the highest dose. By comparing measured CCE values with the outcomes of drift-diffusion simulations, values are inferred for the hole lifetime, ?p, within the neutral region of the charge carrier generation layer. ?p was found to decrease with increasing radiation levels, ranging from 300 ns in non-irradiated detectors to 3 ns in the most irradiated ones. The diffusion contribution of the minority charge carriers to CCE is pointed out.

Nava, F.; Vittone, E.; Vanni, P.; Verzellesi, G.; Fuochi, P. G.; Lanzieri, C.; Glaser, M.

2003-06-01

249

Radiation detection system for portable gamma-ray spectroscopy  

DOEpatents

A portable gamma ray detection apparatus having a gamma ray detector encapsulated by a compact isolation structure having at least two volumetrically-nested enclosures where at least one is a thermal shield. The enclosures are suspension-mounted to each other to successively encapsulate the detector without structural penetrations through the thermal shields. A low power cooler is also provided capable of cooling the detector to cryogenic temperatures without consuming cryogens, due to the heat load reduction by the isolation structure and the reduction in the power requirements of the cooler. The apparatus also includes a lightweight portable power source for supplying power to the apparatus, including to the cooler and the processing means, and reducing the weight of the apparatus to enable handheld operation or toting on a user's person.

Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA); Howard, Douglas E. (Livermore, CA); Wong, James L. (Dublin, CA); Jessup, James L. (Tracy, CA); Bianchini, Greg M. (Livermore, CA); Miller, Wayne O. (Livermore, CA)

2006-06-20

250

Microwave and gamma radiation observations of soil moisture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The unique dielectric properties of water at microwave wavelengths afford the possibility for remotely sensing the moisture content in the surface layer of the soil. The surface emissivity and reflectivity for the soils at these wavelengths are strong functions of its moisture content. The changes in emissivity can be observed by passive microwave techniques (radiometry) and the change in reflectivity can be observed by active microwave techniques (radar). The difference in the natural terrestrial gamma ray flux measured for wet and dry soil may be used to determine soil moisture. The presence of water moisture in the soil causes an effective increase in soil density, resulting in an increased attenuation of the gamma flux for wet soil and a corresponding lower flux above the ground surface.

Schmugge, T. J.; Njoku, E. G.; Peck, E.; Ulaby, F. T.

1979-01-01

251

Irradiation tests of critical components for remote handling in gamma radiation environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since the fusion power core of a D-T fusion reactor will be highly activated once it starts operation, personnel access will be prohibited so that assembly and maintenance of the components in the reactor core will have to be totally conducted by remote handling technology. Fusion experimental reactors such as ITER require unprecedented remote handling equipments which are tolerable under gamma radiation of more than 10(exp 6) R/h. For this purpose, the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) has been developing radiation hard components for remote handling purpose and a number of key components have been tested over 10(exp 9) rad at a radiation dose rate of around 10(exp 6) R/h, using Gamma Ray Radiation Test Facility in JAERI-Takasaki Establishment. This report summarizes the irradiation test results and the latest status of AC servo motor, potentiometer, optical elements, lubricant, sensors and cables, which are key elements of the remote handling system.

Obara, Henjiro; Kakudate, Satoshi; Oka, Kiyoshi; Furuya, Kazuyuki; Taguchi, Kou; Tada, Eisuke; Shibanuma, Kiyoshi; Ohkawa, Yoshinao; Morita, Yousuke; Yokoo, Noriko

1994-08-01

252

Sources of Cosmic Rays and Galactic Diffuse Gamma Radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The diffuse galactic gamma-ray spectrum measured by the EGRET experiment \\citep{Hunter:1997} are interpreted within a scenario in which cosmic rays (CRs) are injected by three different kind of sources, (i) supernovae (SN) which explode into the interstellar medium (ISM), (ii) Red Supergiants (RSG), and (iii) Wolf-Rayet stars (WR), where the two latter explode into their pre-SN winds (Biermann et al. 2001; Sina et al. 2001).

Casanova, S.; Biermann, P. L.; Engel, R.; Meli, A.; Ulrich, R.

2004-10-01

253

High-energy gamma radiation from extragalactic radio sources  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We propose that the important relationship between 3C 273 and 3C 279, the first two extragalactic sources detected at over 100 MeV energies, is their superluminal nature. In support of this conjecture, we propose a kinematic focusing mechanism, based on Compton scattering of accretion-disk photons by relativistic nonthermal electrons in the jet, that preferentially emits gamma rays in the superluminal direction.

Dermer, C. D.; Schlickeiser, R.; Mastichiadis, A.

1992-01-01

254

Poly (DADMAC) encapsulation in PES microcapsules utilizing gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this communication, a method for encapsulation of a polymeric resin using radiation technology is reported. The quaternary ammonium resin, polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC) was incorporated in the core of a preformed hollow polyethersulfone microcapsule, using radiation technology, for the extraction of anions from aqueous solutions. The idea was to introduce the monomer into the porous microcapsules and initiate polymerization by radiation to trap the polymer formed inside the capsule. The resultant capsule was able to take up and exchange some anions (F -, Cl -, Br -, NO 32- and SO 42-) at relatively low concentrations.

Francis, Sanju; Varshney, Lalit; Tirumalesh, Keesari; Sabharwal, Sunil

2009-01-01

255

Immunotherapy of acute radiation syndromes with antiradiation gamma G globulin.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Introduction: If an immunotherapy treatment approach to treatment of acute radiation syndromes (ARS) were to be developed; consideration could be given to neutralization of radiation toxins (Specific Radiation Determinants- SRD) by specific antiradiation antibodies. To accomplish this objective, irradiated animals were injected with a preparation of antiradiation immunoglobulin G (IgG) obtained from hyperimmune donors. Radiation-indeced toxins that we call Specific Radiation Determinants (SRD) possess toxic (neurotoxic, haemotoxic and enterotoxic) characteristics as well as specific antigenic properties that combined with the direct physiochemical direct radiation damage, induce the development of many of the pathological processes associated with ARS. We tested several specific hyperimmune IgG preparations against these radiation toxins and observed that their toxic properties were neutralized by specific antiradiation IgGs. Material and Methods: Rabbits were inoculated with SRD radiation toxins to induce hyperimmune serum. The hyperimmune serum was pooled from several animals, purified, and concentrated. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays of the hyperimmune serum revealed high titers of IgG with specific binding to radiation toxins. The antiradiation IgG preparation was injected into laboratory animals one hour before and three hours after irradiation, and was evaluated for its ability to protect inoculated animals against the development of acute radiation syndromes. Results: Animals that were inoculated with specific antiradiation antibodies before receiving lethal irradiation at LD 100/30 exhibited 60-75% survival rate at 30 days, whereas all control animals expired by 30 days following exposure. These inoculated animals also exhibited markedly reduced clinical symptoms of ARS, even those that did not survive irradiation. Discussion: The results of our experiments demonstrate that rabbit hyperimmune serum directed against SRD toxins afford significant, albeit incomplete, protection against high doses of radiation. In comparison, the mortality rate of irradiated control animals was 100% in the same time period. The mortality rates of hyperimmune serum-treated animals varied in different groups of animals and different forms of ARS; however, significant radioprotection was observed in each group treated with IgGs activated against specific radiation toxins.

Popov, Dmitri; Maliev, Vecheslav; Casey, Rachael; Jones, Jeffrey; Kedar, Prasad

256

Effects of Continuous Low-Level gamma Irradiation on Circulating and Peritoneal Mononuclear Leucocytes of Mice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

LAF1 mice were exposed continuously to Co60 gamma radiations at a dose rate of 1.4 rads per hour. The number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood fell sharply during the first week of exposure (190 rads) and decreased thereafter at a very gradual but s...

L. Kornfeld V. Greenman

1966-01-01

257

Gamma Radiation Dosimetry Using Tellurium Dioxide Thin Film Structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thin films of Tellurium dioxide (TeO2) were investigated for ?-radiation dosimetry purposes. Samples were fabricated using thin film vapour deposition technique. Thin films of TeO2 were exposed to a 60Co ?-radiation source at a dose rate of 6 Gy\\/min at room temperature. Absorption spectra for TeO2 films were recorded and the values of the optical band gap and energies of

Khalil Arshak; Olga Korostynska

2002-01-01

258

Ultraviolet radiation and ground?level ozone variation in Lithuania  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preliminary analysis of the data of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and ground?level ozone concentration measurements from Rugšteliškes Monitoring Station over the years 2002–2003 is presented. Observations showed that an average UV radiation value in January and July of 2002 differed about 10 times. Maximum intensity of UVA radiation was observed in July (about 2,4 W\\/m), and minimal one ? in December

Renata Chadyšiene; Rasele Girgždiene; Aloyzas Girgždys

2005-01-01

259

Response of organic liquid scintillators to fast neutrons and gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Liquid organic scintillators are cocktails of aromatic fluorophores in an aromatic solvent. They find widespread use in Liquid Scintillation Counters with applications in medical diagnostics as well as fundamental nuclear and particle physics. Ultima Gold™ XR, a commercially available organic liquid scintillator from Perkin Elmer, can be used in both aqueous and non-aqueous systems and is typically used for beta detection in medical diagnostics. Its performance under gamma radiation and neutron radiation is less well-characterized. Special and normal Ultima Gold™ XR liquid scintillators were exposed in separate experiments to fast neutrons and high energy photons from a nuclear reactor and to gamma rays from a Co-60 source. To perform the measurements in the radiation chamber, a custom light collection system consisting of a fiber optic cable, spectrometer and a diffuse reflecting optical cavity was fabricated. Advanced calibration procedures, traceable to NIST standards, were developed to determine photon fluxes and flux densities of the scintillators under ionizing radiation conditions. The scintillator emission spectra under gamma radiation from a Co-60 source and neutron radiation from a pool-type nuclear reactor were recorded and compared. Results on the spectrometer design and comparison of the spectra under different exposure are presented.

Hoertz, Paul G.; Mills, Karmann; Davis, Lynn; Baldasaro, Nicholas; Gupta, Vijay

2013-03-01

260

A curvature-radiation-pair-production model for gamma-ray pulsars  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the assumptions that pulsar gamma-rays are produced via curvature radiation of primary electrons near the neutron star and are attenuated only through the pair-production process in strong electric and magnetic fields, a detailed model of the magnetosphere is used to calculate the resulting optical depths and pulse shapes. The effect of both zero and nonzero Ex B on the

A. K. Harding; E. Tademaru; L. W. Esposito

1978-01-01

261

Comparison of Scattered Portion of gamma Radiation Penetrating Ribbed and Plane Slabs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On the basis of a correlated Monte Carlo technique, a computer program is developed which permits the comparison of the scattered portion of penetrating gamma radiation for ribbed slabs and for the corresponding smeared-out plane slabs. Four source config...

G. R. Thayer G. Dubois R. W. Roussin A. B. Chilton

1969-01-01

262

Radiation damage induced by \\/gamma irradiation on Ce3+ doped phosphate and silicate scintillating glasses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of \\/gamma irradiation on the optical properties of Ce3+-doped phosphate and silicate glasses is studied in the 1-250Gy dose range. Results are discussed by taking into account the possible dependence of radiation-induced effects on the composition of the glass matrix.

S. Baccaro; A. Cecilia; E. Mihokova; M. Nikl; K. Nitsch; P. Polato; G. Zanella; R. Zannoni

2002-01-01

263

Gamma Radiation Induced Oxidation and Tocopherols Decrease in In-Shell, Peeled and Blanched Peanuts  

PubMed Central

In-shell, peeled and blanched peanut samples were characterized in relation to proximate composition and fatty acid profile. No difference was found in relation to its proximate composition. The three major fatty acids were palmitic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. In order to investigate irradiation and storage effects, peanut samples were submitted to doses of 0.0, 5.0, 7.5 or 10.0 kGy, stored for six months at room temperature and monitored every three months. Peanuts responded differently to irradiation, particularly with regards to tocopherol contents, primary and secondary oxidation products and oil stability index. Induction periods and tocopherol contents were negatively correlated with irradiation doses and decreased moderately during storage. ?-Tocopherol was the most gamma radiation sensitive and peeled samples were the most affected. A positive correlation was found among tocopherol contents and the induction period of the oils extracted from irradiated samples. Gamma radiation and storage time increased oxidation compounds production. If gamma radiation is considered an alternative for industrial scale peanut conservation, in-shell samples are the best feedstock. For the best of our knowledge this is the first article with such results; this way it may be helpful as basis for future studies on gamma radiation of in-shell crops.

de Camargo, Adriano Costa; de Souza Vieira, Thais Maria Ferreira; Regitano-D'Arce, Marisa Aparecida Bismara; de Alencar, Severino Matias; Calori-Domingues, Maria Antonia; Canniatti-Brazaca, Solange Guidolin

2012-01-01

264

Use of gamma radiation as a form of preservation of sweet potatoes. Quarterly progress report  

SciTech Connect

This progress report covers: harvest and conditioning following harvest; effects of ..gamma.. radiation on the sweet potato weevil, organoleptic properties of sweet potatoes, protein content of same, and sweet potato quality (vitamins, color, texture, and carbohydrates). Evaluation of preliminary results indicate that changes should be made in irradiation procedures/conditions and analyses. (DLC)

Not Available

1985-01-01

265

Measurements of the gamma Radiation Spectrum under the Vessel of a 900 MW PWR.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes a new method of measuring the gamma radiation energy spectrum and the associated dose equivalent rate under the vessel of a 900 MW PWR. The method is based on the use of thermoluminescent detectors (TLDs) placed under iron and neutron...

G. Champion A. Dubail C. Marsigne A. Le Dieu de Ville T. Vergnaud

1984-01-01

266

EFFECT OF MODERATE DOSES OF GAMMA RADIATION ON THE KEEPING QUALITY OF BILBERRIES (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three batches of bilberries (European blueberries) in small polythene ; bags were treated with various doses of gamma radiation and kept afterwards ; either at ambient or cool storage temperatures for about 10 to 25 days. The dose ; of about 0.3 Mrad caused the destruction of somewhat more than 99% of the ; original microflora (bacteria, yeasts and moulds)

A. Horubala; E. Pijanowski

1961-01-01

267

Radiation Effects in High Electron Mobility Transistors: Total Dose Gamma Irradiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

AlGaAs\\/GaAs high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) have been exposed to 90 Mrad(GaAs) of Co60 gamma radiation. Despite the heavy exposure, the peak transconductance for selected transistors was only diminished by approximately 4%. In addition, threshold voltage shifts of up to 80 mV were observed for both enhancement and depletion mode devices.

Michael J. O'Loughlin

1987-01-01

268

Degradation of biochemical activity in soil sterilized by dry heat and gamma radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The activities of three enzymes present in soil, phosphatases, urease, and decarboxylase, were monitered as indicators of the loss of biochemical information occurring when soil was sterilized by dry heat (0.08% relative humidity), gamma radiation, or a combination of both. More enzymatic activity was retained in soil sterilized by a long exposure to dry heat at relatively low temperature (8

Katherine L. Shih; Kenneth A. Souza

1978-01-01

269

Use of PCR for Detecting Aspergillus flavus in Maize Treated by Gamma Radiation Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to verify the effects of gamma radiation process on the fungal DNA and the application of PCR in the detection of Aspergillus flavus in irradiated maize grains. The samples were inoculated with a toxigenic strain and incubated under controlled conditions of relative humidity, water activity, and temperature for 15 days. After incubation, the samples

Simone Aquino; Ralf Greiner; Ursula Konietzny; Regina H. Hassegawa; Tatiana Alves dos Reis; Benedito Corrêa; Anna Lucia C. H. Villavicencio

2008-01-01

270

Effect of Gamma and UV Radiation on Properties of EPDM\\/GTR\\/HDPE Blends  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethylene propylene dine monomer (EPDM) was blended with both ground tire rubber (GTR) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) prepared at different ratios and then exposed to gamma and ultraviolet radiations. The mechanical, physical, and thermal properties were investigated with respect to the kind of irradiation and blend compositions. A scanning electron microscope was also used to examine the morphology of the

M. M. Abou Zeid; S. T. Rabie; A. A. Nada; A. M. Khalil; R. H. Hilal

2008-01-01

271

Effect of sterilization by gamma radiation on nano-mechanical properties of teeth  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesExtracted teeth used in dental research need to be considered infective and hence be sterilized without the materials’ properties being altered. This study examined the effect of gamma radiation on the nano-mechanical properties of dentin and enamel of extracted human third molars.

Delia S. Brauer; Kuniko Saeki; Joan F. Hilton; Grayson W. Marshall; Sally J. Marshall

2008-01-01

272

Can gamma radiation be produced in the electrical environment above thunderstorms?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Calculations indicate that regions above large mesocsale convective systems may be favorable electrical environments for the production of gamma radiation by runaway electrons in bremsstrahlung collisions. It is well known (Gurevich, 1961) that an electric field however small can accelerate an electron continuously until the electric field is larger than the oppposing force of friction. Since the force of friction

Britton Chang; Colin Price

1995-01-01

273

Use of gamma radiation as a form of preservation of sweet potatoes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effects of (GAMMA) radiation on the sweet potato weevil, organoleptic properties of sweet potatoes, protein content of same, and sweet potato quality (vitamins, color, texture, and carbohydrates) are discussed. Evaluation of preliminary results indicate that changes should be made in irradiation procedures/conditions and analyses.

274

Measurement of Inclusive Radiative B-Meson Decay B->X-s gamma.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Radiative decays of the B meson, B (yields) X(sub s)(gamma), proceed via virtual flavor changing neutral current processes that are sensitive to contributions from high mass scales, either within the Standard Model of electroweak interactions or beyond. I...

V. E. Ozcan

2006-01-01

275

Cadmium telluride gamma-radiation detectors with a high energy resolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the possibility of improving the energy resolution of cadmium telluride gamma-radiation detectors through the choice of the geometry and size of the sensitive region of the detector. The optimum ratio of the product of the mobility and lifetime for electrons to the same product for holes from the point of view of energy resolution is greater than

L. A. Alekseeva; P. G. Dorogov; V. I. Ivanov; A. K. Khusainov

1985-01-01

276

The production and composition of rat sebum is unaffected by 3 Gy gamma radiation  

PubMed Central

Purpose The aim of this work was to use metabolomics to evaluate sebum as a source of biomarkers for gamma-radiation exposure in the rat, and potentially in man. Proof of concept of radiation metabolomics was previously demonstrated in both mouse and rat urine, from the radiation dose- and time-dependent excretion of a set of urinary biomarkers. Materials and methods Rats were gamma-irradiated (3 Gy) or sham irradiated and groups of rats were euthanised at 1 h or 24 h post-irradiation. Sebum was collected by multiple washings of the carcasses with acetone. Nonpolar lipids were extracted, methylated, separated and quantitated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS). Metabolomic analysis of the GCMS data was performed using both orthogonal projection to latent structures-discriminant analysis and random forests machine learning algorithm. Results Irradiation did not alter sebum production. A total of 35 lipids were identified in rat sebum, 29 fatty acids, five fatty aldehydes, and cholesterol. Metabolomics showed that three fatty acids, palmitic, 2-hydroxypalmitic, and stearic acids were potential biomarkers. Sebaceous palmitic acid was marginally statistically significantly elevated (7.5–8.4%) at 24 h post-irradiation. Conclusions Rat sebaceous gland appears refractory to 3 Gy gamma-irradiation. Unfortunately, collection of sebum shortly after gamma-irradiation is unlikely to form the basis of high-throughput non-invasive radiation biodosimetry in man.

Lanz, Christian; Ledermann, Monika; Slavik, Josef; Idle, Jeffrey R.

2013-01-01

277

THE INFLUENCE OF GAMMA RADIATION ON THE PROPERTIES OF SOME FILM FORMING POLYMERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influence of gamma radiation on the properties of coatings from ; polyethylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl alcohol, acetate, and chloride, chlorinated ; polyvinyl chloride, polyvinylbutyral, methyl polymethacrylate, chlorinated ; rubber, cyclized rubber, polyurethan, silicone, and epoxy resins, as well as ; copolymers of styrene with acrylic acid. vinyl chloride and vinylidene, vinyl ; chloride and isobutyl ether of vinyl alcohol, vinyl

Z. Jedlinski; Z. Hippe; J. Zurakowska-Orszagh

1963-01-01

278

Physicomechanical properties of carbon-reinforced plastics with a polysulfone matrix in {gamma}-radiation fields  

SciTech Connect

The effect of {gamma}-radiation on carbon-reinforced plastics with an aromatic polysulfone matrix was studied. It was found that the network formation in the plastic occurs within the dose range of D{approx_equal}10 - 100 kGy. At D > 100 kGy, degradation processes dominate over crosslinking.

Arkhipov, A.A.; Korkhov, V.P.; Pudnik, V.V. [Nuclear Research Center, Salaspils (Latvia)] [and others

1995-01-01

279

Gamma radiation effects on physical properties of parchment documents: Assessment of Dmax  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Parchments are important documents that give testimony for History; therefore these materials should be respected and preserved. Considering incremental biodeterioration problems that have to be faced daily, the Archive of the University of Coimbra (AUC) is involved in different scientific projects in order to evaluate and determine new methods for document decontamination and preservation. The aim of this study was to evaluate gamma radiation effects on the colour and texture of the AUC parchment documents. The assessment of these effects was used to estimate the maximum gamma radiation dose (Dmax) that could guarantee parchment documents' decontamination treatment, without significant alteration of their physical properties. Parchment samples were exposed to gamma radiation doses ranging from 10 to 30 kGy. The texture and colour of samples were assessed before and after the irradiation procedure, using a texture analyser and an electronic colorimeter. Hardness and springiness were determined based on texture spectra. Lightness (L*), Chroma (C), greenness vs. redness (a*) and yellowness vs. blueness (b*) values were obtained from colorimetric measures. Results indicate no significant effects of gamma radiation on the texture and colour of parchment for the studied doses.

Nunes, Inês; Mesquita, Nuno; Cabo Verde, Sandra; João Trigo, Maria; Ferreira, Armando; Manuela Carolino, Maria; Portugal, António; Luísa Botelho, Maria

2012-12-01

280

MICRONUCLEI IN BINUCLEATED LYMPHOCYTES OF MICE FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO GAMMA RADIATION  

EPA Science Inventory

Experiments were designed to investigate the induction of micronuclei (MN) in mouse peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) after in vitro or in vivo exposure to 60Co gamma radiation. or the in vitro experiments, 4 ml of blood from male C57BL/6J mice were either irradiated in 6 ml Fa...

281

Effects of low levels of radiation on humans  

SciTech Connect

The state of knowledge on effects of low-level ionizing radiations on humans is reviewed. Several problems relating to dose thresholds or lack of thresholds for several types of cancer and high LET radiations and the effects of fractionation and dose protection are discussed. (ACR)

Auxier, J.A.

1981-01-01

282

Orbital Observatory GLAST - New Step in the Study of Cosmic Gamma Radiation: Mission Overview  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation is a overview of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), now named Fermi Space Telescope. The new telescope is scheduled for launch in the middle of 2008. It contains the high energy gamma-ray telescope LAT (Large Area Telescope) and the GMB (GLAST Burst Monitor). The science objectives of GLAST cover almost every area of high energy astrophysics, including Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), including Extragalactic background light (EBL), Gamma-ray bursts (GRB), Pulsars, Diffuse gamma-radiation, EGRET unidentified sources, Solar physics, Origin of Cosmic Rays and, Dark Matter and New Physics. Also included in this overview is a discussion of the preparation to the analysis of the science data.

Moiseev, Alexander

2008-01-01

283

Dual glass sensor in a mixed gamma and neutron radiation field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cerium-activated lithium glass with highly enriched 6Li dopant is very useful in detecting low-energy neutrons. The neutrons are identified by pulse height separation; however, in a mixed gamma and neutron field a simple pulse height separation severely degrades the gamma rejection ratio for the sensor. By using a glass element doped with natural 7Li that is exactly the same as the cerium-activated glass, the ambient gamma response can be obtained. 7Li does not show any thermal neutron response. Therefore, the pulse height spectrum due to net neutrons can be obtained by subtracting the pulse height response of the 7Li-doped glass from that obtained from a 6Li-doped glass element. The pulse height peaks at 1.3 MeV (electron equivalent) with a full width half maximum (FWHM) resolution of 15.5%. A prototype dual counter for gamma and neutron radiation has been built and operationally tested to be linear in the dose rate range of 0 to 1 mrem/hr. A simple conversion formula relating gamma or neutron counts to the corresponding dose rates contains non-significant second-order correction terms. For small hand-held detectors, GS-20 and GS-30 combination glass scintillators have performed well by increasing the effective gamma rejection ratio from neutron counting while increasing the gamma sensitivity (by addition of counts from two similar scintillators).

Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy; Schmidthuber, Eric; Senh, Khy

2004-10-01

284

Production of hydrogel wound dressings using gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hydrogel wound dressings have been prepared using the gamma rays irradiation technique. The dressings are composed of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and agar. The influence of some process parameters on the properties of the dressings has been investigated as: the gel fraction, maximum swelling, swelling kinetics, and mechanical properties. The gel fraction increases with increasing PVP concentration due to increased crosslink density, and decreases with increasing the PEG concentration. PEG seems to act not only as plasticizer but also to modify the gel properties as gelation% and maximum swelling. The prepared hydrogels dressings could be considered as a good barrier against microbes.

Ajji, Z.; Othman, I.; Rosiak, J. M.

2005-04-01

285

Degradation in Thermal Properties and Morphology of Polyetheretherketone-Alumina Composites Exposed to Gamma Radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sheets of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and PEEK-alumina composites with micron-sized alumina powder with 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25% by weight were fabricated, irradiated with gamma rays up to 10 MGy and the degradation in their thermal properties and morphology were evaluated. The radicals generated during irradiation get stabilized by chain scission and crosslinking. Chain scission is predominant on the surface and crosslinking is predominant in the bulk of the samples. Owing to radiation damage, the glass transition temperature, T g increased for pure PEEK from 136 to 140.5 °C, whereas the shift in T g for the composites decreased with increase in alumina content and for PEEK-25% alumina, the change in T g was insignificant, as alumina acts as an excitation energy sink and reduces the crosslinking density, which in turn decreased the shift in T g towards higher temperature. Similarly, the melting temperature, T m and enthalpy of melting, ? H m of PEEK and PEEK-alumina composites decreased on account of radiation owing to the restriction of chain mobility and disordering of structures caused by crosslinks. The decrease in T m and ? H m was more pronounced in pure PEEK and the extent of decrease in T m and ? H m was less for composites. SEM images revealed the formation of micro-cracks and micro-pores in PEEK due to radiation. The SEM image of irradiated PEEK-alumina (25%) composite showed negligible micro-cracks and micro-pores, because of the reinforcing effect of high alumina content in the PEEK matrix which helps in reducing the degradation in the properties of the polymer. Though alumina reduces the degradation of the polymer matrix during irradiation, an optimum level of ceramic fillers only have to be loaded to the polymer to avoid the reduction in toughness.

Lawrence, Falix; Mishra, Satyabrata; Mallika, C.; Kamachi Mudali, U.; Natarajan, R.; Ponraju, D.; Seshadri, S. K.; Sampath Kumar, T. S.

2012-07-01

286

Low doses of gamma-radiation induce nonlinear dose responses in Mammalian and plant cells.  

PubMed

The percentage of cells with chromosome aberrations or micronuclei induced by low doses of acute (dose rate of 47 cGy/min) or chronic (dose rate of 0.01 cGy/min) gamma-irradiation was studied in vitro in Chinese hamster fibroblasts, human lymphocytes, and Vicia faba seeds and seedlings. The sensitivity of the indicated biological entities to low doses was greater than expected based on linear extrapolation from higher doses. The dose-response curves for cytogenetic damage that were obtained were nonlinear when evaluated over the full range of the doses used. At very low doses, the dose-response curves appeared linear, followed by a plateau region at intermediate doses. At high doses the dose response curves again appeared linear with a slope different from that for the low-dose region. There was no statistically significant difference between the yields of cells with micronuclei induced by low doses of acute versus chronic irradiation. Similar data were obtained both for human lymphocyte culture and for roots and seeds of Vicia faba. Our experiments revealed that the dose range over which the plateau occurs depends on the type of cells irradiated. We have also shown that the modifying effects of the repair inhibitor caffeine and the radioprotector mercaptoethylenamine (MEA) are absent at low doses of gamma irradiation and that caffeine increased the number of cells with cytogenetic damage when evaluated over the plateau region. In the presence of MEA, the upper end of the plateau region was extended from just above 1 Gy to about 2 Gy. We therefore provide direct evidence that a plateau exists in the dose-response curve for the indicated radiation-induced stochastic effects. Furthermore, our results suggest that, for low linear energy transfer radiation, the induction of DNA repair occurs only after a threshold level of cytogenetic damage and that the higher yield of cytogenetic damage per unit dose at low radiation doses is attributable to an insignificant contribution or the absence of DNA repair processes. PMID:19330144

Zaichkina, S I; Rozanova, O M; Aptikaeva, G F; Achmadieva, A Ch; Klokov, D Y

2004-07-01

287

Identification and control of spacecraft radiation sources of interference to X-ray and gamma-ray experiments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Apollo 15 and 16 will carry instruments for the purpose of measuring X-ray and gamma ray fluxes from the lunar surface and in cis-lunar space. The intensity levels expected are low over most of the energy range of interest, requiring that background contributions be minimized. The radiation sources on Apollo determined and their interference with these instruments evaluated. The results were used as a basis for dealing with this problem and for recommendations applicable to future manned and unmanned missions.

Metzger, A. E.; Trombka, J. I.

1972-01-01

288

Commentary on the Appropriate Radiation Level for Evacuations1  

PubMed Central

This commentary reviews the international radiation protection policy that resulted in the evacuation of more than 90,000 residents from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi NPS and the enormous expenditures to protect them against a hypothetical risk of cancer. The basis for the precautionary measures is shown to be invalid; the radiation level chosen for evacuation is not conservative. The actions caused unnecessary fear and suffering. An appropriate level for evacuation is recommended. Radical changes to the ICRP recommendations are long overdue.

Cuttler, Jerry M.

2012-01-01

289

Carbon Fibre Composite Materials Produced by Gamma Radiation Induced Curing of Epoxy Resins  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is well known that ionizing radiation can initiate polymerization of suitable monomers for many applications. In this work an epoxy difunctional monomer has been used as matrix of a carbon fibre composite in order to produce materials through gamma radiation, for aerospace and advanced automotive applications. Radiation curing has been performed at different absorbed doses and, as comparison, also thermal curing of the same monomer formulations has been done. Furthermore some irradiated samples have been also subjected to a post irradiation thermal curing in order to complete the polymerization reactions. The properties of the cured materials have been studied by moisture absorption isotherms, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and mechanical flexural tests.

Dispenza, C.; Alessi, S.; Spadaro, G.

2008-08-01

290

Effect of 60Co-gamma radiation on the binding properties in furs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New Zealand white rabbit pelts were pickled by the usual procedure and were tanned with basic aluminium sulphate, basic chromium sulphate and their combinations. Tanned furs were irradiated with 60Co-gamma radiations in the dose range of 5.0-114.0 kGy. The effect of radiation on the binding properties of various added substances like mineral tannins, fats, moisture and shrinkage temperature has been assessed by their comparison with the control samples. The results of these investigations show that radiation on furs causes detannage, increases the moisture and bound fat content and decreases the shrinkage temperature of the furs.

Raina, R. K.

291

Network-level fallout radiation effects assessment. Final report  

SciTech Connect

National Security calls for the ability to maintain communication capabilities in times of national disaster, which could include a nuclear attack. Nuclear detonation has two basic by-products for which telecommunication equipments are susceptible to damage. These are electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and fallout radiation. The purposes of the EMP Mitigation Program are to analyze and to lessen the effects of EMP and fallout radiation on national telecommunications resources. Fallout radiation occurs after the initial intense high-frequency EMP, and is the subject of this analysis. Fallout radiation is the residual radiation that remains in the atmosphere after a nuclear blast, and which can be carried by weather conditions to locations far from the detonation point. This analysis focuses on the effects of fallout radiation on the telecommunications network of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT and T). This assessment of AT and T-network's communications-capabilities uses a network-level approach to assess fallout-radiation effects on the network's performance. The approach used was developed for assessing network-level EMP effects on Public Switched Network communication capabilities. Details are given on how EMP assessments utilize this method. Equipment-level fallout-radiation survivability data is also required.

Not Available

1991-05-01

292

A new, passive dosemeter for gamma, beta and neutron radiations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) provides personal radiation dosimetry to the UK Ministry of Defence. Dstl has recently developed a dosemeter that is based on a combination of thermoluminescent and etched-track detectors. The Dstl Combined Dosemeter is capable of assessing doses due to photons, beta particles and neutrons. This paper presents the laboratory type testing results for the

L. A. Jones; R. P. Stokes

2011-01-01

293

Level density and {gamma}-decay properties of closed shell Pb nuclei  

SciTech Connect

The level densities and {gamma}-ray strength functions of {sup 205-208}Pb have been measured with the Oslo method, using the ({sup 3}He,{sup 3}He{sup '}{gamma}) and ({sup 3}He,{alpha}{gamma}) reactions on the target nuclei {sup 206}Pb and {sup 208}Pb. The extracted level densities are consistent with known discrete levels at low excitation energies. The entropies and temperatures in the microcanonical ensemble have been deduced from the experimental level density. An average entropy difference of {delta}S{approx}0.9k{sub B} has been observed between {sup 205}Pb and {sup 206}Pb. The {gamma}-ray strength functions in {sup 205-208}Pb have been extracted and compared with two models; however, none of them describe the data adequately. Intermediate structures have been observed in the {gamma}-ray strength functions for {gamma}-ray energies below neutron threshold in all the analyzed Pb nuclei. These structures become less pronounced while moving from the doubly magic nucleus {sup 208}Pb to {sup 205}Pb.

Syed, N. U. H.; Guttormsen, M.; Ingebretsen, F.; Larsen, A. C.; Rekstad, J.; Siem, S. [Department of Physics, University of Oslo, P. O. Box 1048 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo (Norway); Loennroth, T. [Department of Physics, Aabo Akademi, FIN-20500 Aabo (Finland); Schiller, A.; Voinov, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States)

2009-02-15

294

Effects of high vs low-level radiation exposure  

SciTech Connect

In order to appreciate adequately the various possible effects of radiation, particularly from high-level vs low-level radiation exposure (HLRE, vs LLRE), it is necessary to understand the substantial differences between (a) exposure as used in exposure-incidence curves, which are always initially linear and without threshold, and (b) dose as used in dose-response curves, which always have a threshold, above which the function is curvilinear with increasing slope. The differences are discussed first in terms of generally familiar nonradiation situations involving dose vs exposure, and then specifically in terms of exposure to radiation, vs a dose of radiation. Examples are given of relevant biomedical findings illustrating that, while dose can be used with HLRE, it is inappropriate and misleading the LLRE where exposure is the conceptually correct measure of the amount of radiation involved.

Bond, V.P.

1983-01-01

295

Response of oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), eggs to gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As insects increase in radiotolerance as they develop and usually several developmental stages of the pest may be present in the fresh shipped commodity, it is important to know the radiation susceptibility of the stages of the target insect before the establishment of ionizing radiation quarantine treatments. This study was performed to determine the radiotolerance of eggs of the oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), to gamma radiation. This species is considered as one of the most serious worldwide pests for temperate fruits, especially peaches. Eggs (12 h old) were exposed to 0 (control), 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 125 and 150 Gy of gamma radiation. Surviving larvae were allowed to feed on an artificial diet. Three days after irradiation, it was verified that larvae's cephalic capsules were significantly affected by gamma radiation, and the estimated mean LD 90 and LD 99 were 66.3 Gy and 125.8 Gy, respectively. Oriental fruit moth eggs revealed to be quite radiosensitive and very low doses as 50 Gy were sufficient to disrupt G. molesta embryogenesis. At 25 Gy, only male adults originated from the surviving larvae and, after mating with untreated fertile females, shown to be sterile.

Silva, W. D.; Arthur, V.; Mastrangelo, T.

2010-10-01

296

Effect of Tumour Promoter Anthralin on Gamma Radiation and 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide Induced Genotoxicity in Diploid Yeast  

Microsoft Academic Search

KEYWORDS Anthralin, radiation, 4-Nitroquinoline1-oxide, yeast, recombination, mutation ABSTRACT The potentiating effect of tumour promoter anthralin on gamma radiation and 4-Nitroquinoline 1- oxide (4-NQO) induced gene conversion and back mutation was studied using diploid yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae D7. Cells were exposed to 20-400 Gy of gamma radiation and plated on media without anthralin or containing 0.05- 10 mg\\/ml of anthralin. In

K. B. Anjaria; B. S. Rao

2004-01-01

297

Assessing Antibody Microarray for Space Missions: Effect of Long-term Storage, Gamma radiation and High Energy proton radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fluorescent antibody microarray has been proposed for Molecular biomarker detector in planetary exploration [1]. A number of different environmental stresses may affect the antibody performance, such as temperatures variations, highly penetrating radiation and high energy particles. Here we have tested the effect of gamma radiation, proton radiation and longterm storage on the microarray immunoassay and fluorocromes. Although different antibodies might have different susceptibilities we conclude that there was not significant reduction in the functionality of antibodies printed on the microarray and the fluorescent tracers antibodies, even in a extreme case of receiving a radiation dose 3000-fold than a biochip would receive in a trip mission to Mars. In summary, antibodies are suitable for use in planetary exploration purposes.

de Diego-Castilla, G.; Parro, V.

2012-09-01

298

Transport properties of single-walled carbon nanotube transistors after gamma radiation treatment  

SciTech Connect

Single-walled carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNT-FETs) were characterized before and after gamma radiation treatment using noise spectroscopy. The results obtained demonstrate that in long channel CNT-FETs with a length of 10 {mu}m the contribution of contact regions can be neglected. Moreover, radiation treatment with doses of 1x10{sup 6} and 2x10{sup 6} rad allows a considerable decrease parallel to the nanotube parasitic conductivity and even the shift region with maximal conductivity to the voltage range of nearly zero gate voltage that improves the working point of the FETs. The Hooge parameters obtained before and after gamma radiation treatment with a dose of 1x10{sup 6} rad are found to be about 5x10{sup -3}. The parameters are comparable with typical values for conventional semiconductors.

Vitusevich, S. A.; Sydoruk, V. A.; Klein, N.; Offenhaeusser, A. [Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems and Juelich-Aachen Research Alliance for Future Information Technology (JARA-FIT), Forschungszentrum 52425 Juelich (Germany); Petrychuk, M. V. [Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, 01033 (Ukraine); Danilchenko, B. A. [Institute of Physics, NASU, Kiev (Ukraine); Ural, A.; Bosman, G. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida 32611 (United States)

2010-03-15

299

Polyaniline nanofilms as a monitoring label and dosimetric device for gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

In this work, an optical dosimeter for gamma radiation ({sup 60}Co) based on the color change of polyaniline nanofilms in the emeraldine oxidation state was developed by spin coating of the polymer films on glass substrates. After irradiation, the nanofilms were characterized by UV-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectroscopy as a function of the {sup 60}Co radiation dose. The deep blue color, characteristic of undoped polyaniline films before irradiation subsequently becomes green as the film is irradiated, and the film absorption coefficient exhibits a linear dependence with logarithm of the irradiation dose from 1 to 10 kGy. These results strongly suggest that polyaniline nanofilms can be used as a qualitative and quantitative dosimeter for gamma radiation in the analyzed dose range.

Laranjeira, J.M.G.; Khoury, H.J.; Azevedo, W.M. de; Vasconcelos, E.A. de; Silva, E.F. da

2003-03-15

300

THE PHOTOSPHERIC RADIATION MODEL FOR THE PROMPT EMISSION OF GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: INTERPRETING FOUR OBSERVED CORRELATIONS  

SciTech Connect

We show that the empirical E{sub p}-L, {Gamma}-L, E{sub p}-{Gamma}, and {eta}-bar{sub {gamma}}-E{sub p} correlations (where L is the time-averaged luminosity of the prompt emission, E{sub p} is the spectral peak energy, {Gamma} is the bulk Lorentz factor, and {eta}-bar{sub {gamma}} is the emission efficiency of gamma-ray bursts, GRBs) are well consistent with the relations between the analogous parameters predicted in the photospheric radiation model of the prompt emission of GRBs. The time-resolved thermal radiation of GRB 090902B does follow the E{sub p}-L and {Gamma}-L correlations. A reliable interpretation of the four correlations in alternative models is still lacking. These may point toward a photospheric origin of prompt emission of some GRBs.

Fan Yizhong; Wei Daming; Zhang Fuwen [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008 (China); Zhang Binbin, E-mail: yzfan@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: dmwei@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: fwzhang@pmo.ac.cn, E-mail: bbzhang@psu.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2012-08-10

301

EPR dosimetry in a mixed neutron and gamma radiation field.  

PubMed

Suitability of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy for criticality dosimetry was evaluated for tooth enamel, mannose and alanine pellets during the 'international intercomparison of criticality dosimetry techniques' at the SILENE reactor held in Valduc in June 2002, France. These three materials were irradiated in neutron and gamma-ray fields of various relative intensities and spectral distributions in order to evaluate their neutron sensitivity. The neutron response was found to be around 10% for tooth enamel, 45% for mannose and between 40 and 90% for alanine pellets according their type. According to the IAEA recommendations on the early estimate of criticality accident absorbed dose, analyzed results show the EPR potentiality and complementarity with regular criticality techniques. PMID:15353687

Trompier, F; Fattibene, P; Tikunov, D; Bartolotta, A; Carosi, A; Doca, M C

2004-01-01

302

Optical response of CdSe quantum dots to cesium-137 gamma-ray radiation.  

PubMed

The optical response of colloidal photoluminescent (PL) semiconductor nanocrystals to 137Cs gamma radiation was investigated. The quantum dots (QDs) used were CdSe dispersed in hexane, exhibiting bandgap absorption and emission peaking at 556 nm and 563 nm, respectively. The doses of the 137Cs gamma radiations were 0.1, 1.0, 10 and 100 Gy with a dose rate of 0.805 Gy/min. Each radiation was performed on two identical samples; right after the radiation, absorption and emission measurements were performed. The change of the optical properties after the radiation was presented together with those of a control sample without radiation exposure. The prompt absorption measurements showed that there is little change with the 0.1 Gy up to 100 Gy radiations, while the prompt emission measurements showed that with the 0.1 Gy and 1 Gy radiation, there is a negligible change in the PL intensity; with the 10 Gy and 100 Gy radiation, there is a noticeable decrease in the PL intensity. Therefore, it seems that the radiation does not destroy the QDs themselves but leads to some loss of their surface passivation. Furthermore, the optical properties of the eight irradiated samples and the control sample were monitored periodically up to days. Interestingly, after the storage of days in dark, there is significant recovery in the PL intensity of the large-dose irradiated samples; such a rebound tendency provides the potential for the colloidal QDs to be novel and promising candidates in radiation dosimeter with multi-detection capability. PMID:20355580

Yu, Kui; Cui, Yi; Li, Chunsheng; Zaman, Md Badruz; Wilkins, Ruth; Wu, Xiaohua; Ouyang, Jianying

2010-03-01

303

Gamma production and inferred level cross sections for inelastic neutron scattering from ^159Tb  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differential gamma-ray production cross sections for the ^159Tb (n,n'gamma) reaction were measured at 125^o for incident neutron energies in the 375- to 975-keV range. Neutron level cross sections were inferred from the measurements. Thin (50 keV) metallic lithium targets were used to generate neutrons via the ^7Li(p,n)^7Be reaction at the UML Van de Graaff accelerator. A Ge detector was used

P.-N. Seo; G. H. R. Kegel; J. J. Egan; D. J. Desimone; T. McKittrick; C. Ji; D. S. Kim; B. Tian; Y. J. Ko

1999-01-01

304

Radiative lifetimes of Am i atomic levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The lifetimes of several atomic levels of Am i that are connected by electric dipole transitions to the ground state have been measured. The Am atoms were excited by light pulses from a cw single-mode dye laser with the aid of an optoacoustic modulator. The decay curve of the delayed emitted photons was measured by counting single photons in the beam-off periods. The lifetimes of 14 levels in the wavelength region between 6405 and 4265 Å were measured using Am-metal vapor. The metallic Am was obtained by reducing AmO2 with La at 1500 °C in a high-vacuum system and collecting Am on a catcher foil. The Am vapor was then produced by controlled reevaporation from the foil at a temperature of about 800 °C. These lifetime measurements, in combination with the line intensities from a hollow-cathode discharge, allow the identification of the Am transitions homologous to the strong Eu i transitions from the y8P5/2,7/2,9/2 terms to the ground state.

Arndt, Th.; Backe, H.; Steinhof, A.; Dyer, P.; Fowler, M. M.; Eller, P. G.; Wilhelmy, J. B.

1988-11-01

305

Effects of gamma radiation on codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), eggs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The radiosensitivity of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), eggs in different stages of development was studied. Eggs ranging in age from 1-24 to 97-120 h were exposed, at 24 h intervals, to gamma radiation doses ranging from 10 to 350 Gy. The effects of gamma radiation on egg hatch, pupation and adult emergence was examined. Results showed that the radiosensitivity of codling moth eggs decreased with increasing age. Egg hatch in 1-24 h old eggs was significantly affected at 20 Gy dose and at 60 Gy dose, egg hatch decreased to about 1%. At the age of 25-48 h, however, egg hatch at 60 Gy dose was about 10%, and egg sensitivity to gamma irradiation decreased significantly in the 49-72 h age group; 60 Gy dose had no significant effect on egg hatch. Eggs irradiated few hours before hatch (at the blackhead stage), were the most resistant ones; 100 Gy had no significant effect on egg hatch and at 350 Gy dose over 56% of the eggs hatched. When adult emergence was used as a criterion for measuring effectiveness, however, the effect of gamma radiation was very sever. A dose of 60 Gy completely prevented adult emergence and at 100 Gy dose all resulted larvae died before pupation.

Mansour, M.; Mohamad, F.

2004-12-01

306

Using Gamma-Radiation for Drug Releasing from MWNT Vehicle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A drug delivery system via multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) vehicle was synthesized in aqueous solution. MWNTs were first noncovalently functionalized with chitosan oligomers (CS) with a molecule weight of 4000-6000, making MWNTs water-soluble, and then a cancer ancillary drug tea polyphenols (TP) was conjugated mainly via the hydrogen bond between CS and TP molecules, making MWNTs efficient vehicle for drug delivering. The release of drug molecules can be realized by pH variation and ?-radiation, leading to new methods for controlling drug release from carbon nanotubes carrier. Due to the high penetrability of ?-rays, ?-radiation shows up new opportunities in controlled drug release, possibly facilitating the future cancer treatment in vivo.

Li, Jun; Sun, Hao; Dai, Yao-Dong

2010-03-01

307

Comparison of environmental radiation dosimetry and. gamma. -ray spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the period 1975-1980, direct radiation dose rates were measured at 16 fixed locations in the vicinity of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Houston County, AL, by exposure of TLDs which were read quarterly. The average quarterly dose rates using LiF chips varied widely over the 6-yr period and were divided into 2 distinct population groups of 4 and

W. Morrison Jackson; James D. Spaulding; John E. Noakes; Glenn L. Murphy

1985-01-01

308

Influence of hyperthermia and. gamma. radiation on ADP-ribosyl transferase, NAD/sup +/, and ATP pools in human mononuclear leukocytes  

SciTech Connect

Effects of hyperthermia (42.5/sup 0/C) and ..gamma.. radiation (30 Gy) on ADP-ribosyl transferase, NAD/sup +/, and ATP pools in human mononuclear leukocytes have been investigated. It was found that the ..gamma..-ray activation level of the enzyme was not influenced by this hyperthermia for 45 min. Following deprivation of ATP synthesis by 2,4-dinitrophenol, an uncoupler of the oxidative phosphorylation, and omitting glucose from the culture medium, the NAD/sup +/ pool was reduced to about 60% of control value. The potentiation of ATP production by exogenously supplied adenosine was reduced after a combined treatment of the cells with hyperthermia and ..gamma.. radiation. Mitochondrial and endoplasmic changes within the mononuclear leukocytes were also observed. Based on these findings a model for the hyperthermia effect is proposed.

Jonsson, G.G.; Eriksson, G.; Pero, R.W.

1985-05-01

309

Dose rate assessment of terrestrial gamma radiation in the Delta region of Nigeria.  

PubMed

In situ gamma spectroscopy has been employed to characterise natural radiation in the soil at 32 locations in the Delta region of Nigeria. The outdoor gamma dose rates in the air due to 40K, 238U and 232Th in the soil were 1.5 +/- 0.9 nGy h(-1), 6.9 +/- 1.6 nGy h(-1) and 16.3 +/- 3.1 nGy h(-1) respectively. The estimated total annual outdoor effective dose to the people in the region was 31.6 microSv y(-1). PMID:14974607

Arogunjo, A M; Farai, I P; Fuwape, I A

2004-01-01

310

The COS-B experiment and mission. [high energy extraterrestrial gamma radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The COS-B satellite carries a single experiment, capable of detecting gamma rays with energies greater than 30 MeV to study the spatial, energy, and time characteristics of high-energy radiation of galactic and extragalactic origin. The capability to search for gamma ray pulsations is enhanced by the inclusion in the payload of a proportional counter sensitive of X-rays of 2 to 12 keV. The experiment was calibrated using particle accelerators. The results of these measurements are presented, and the performance of the system in orbit is discussed.

1977-01-01

311

A new integrated neutron/gamma radioisotope identification device evaluated under mixed radiation fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hand-Held RadioIsotope Identification Devices (HHRIID) are defined as a new class of portable neutron/gamma radiation detectors with specifications presented in the ANSI Standards N42.33 and N42.34. We have proposed a novel HHRIID design concept which uses a single photosensor to detect light emitted by two optically separated scintillator materials, one optimized for gamma detection and the other optimized for neutron detection. This work describes the performance of a modified charge integration discrimination method developed to test the viability of the new design. The scintillators chosen for the experiment were LYSO and ZnS:Ag/LiF.

Ivan, Adrian; Clothier, Brent A.; McDevitt, Daniel B.; Williams, James

2008-05-01

312

Synuclein gamma predicts poor clinical outcome in colon cancer with normal levels of carcinoembryonic antigen  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Synuclein gamma (SNCG), initially identified as a breast cancer specific gene, is aberrantly expressed in many different malignant tumors but rarely expressed in matched nonneoplastic adjacent tissues. In this study, we investigated the prognostic potential of SNCG in colon cancer particularly in the patients with normal carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels. METHODS: SNCG levels were assessed immunohistochemically in cancer tissues

Caiyun Liu; Bin Dong; Aiping Lu; Like Qu; Xiaofang Xing; Lin Meng; Jian Wu; Y Eric Shi; Chengchao Shou

2010-01-01

313

Development of a Spectrometer for Multiple Prompt Gamma-Ray Measurement to Identify Nuclear Levels  

SciTech Connect

We developed a spectrometer for multiple prompt gamma-ray measurements to identify nuclear levels to determine neutron capture cross sections. From a test of finding candidates of {sup 15}N levels with a developing method, we found performance of the spectrometer is sufficient.

Kin, Tadahiro; Oshima, Masumi; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi; Koizumi, Mitsuo; Toh, Yosuke; Kimura, Atsushi [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakata-Shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 319-1195 (Japan)

2008-05-12

314

Thermal, mechanical and ionic conductive behaviour of gamma-radiation induced PEO/PVDF(SIN)-LiClO 4 polymer electrolyte system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An effort has been made to modify the mechanical behaviour of our previously reported gel-type gamma-radiation crosslinked polyethylene oxide (PEO)-LiClO 4 polymer electrolyte. A highly polar and gamma-radiation crosslinkable crystalline polymer, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), was selected to blend with PEO and then subjected to gamma-irradiation in order to make an simultaneous interpenetrating network (SIN), which was used as a polymer host to impart stiffness to the plasticized system. Experimental results have shown that the presence of PVDF in the system, through gamma-radiation induced SIN formation, could not only give a rather high mechanical modulus of 10 7 Pa at ambient temperature, but also maintain the room temperature ionic conductivity at a high level (greater than 10 -4 S/cm). DSC, DMA and conductivity measurement techniques were used to examine the effects of blending, gamma-irradiation and plasticization on the variations of glass transition and melting endotherm, on the appearance of high elastic plateau and on the temperature dependence of ionic conductivity. In addition, it was found that, in contrast with the unplasticized system, the ionic conductivity mechanism of this gel-type electrolyte seems to conform to the Arrhenius model, suggesting that, as a result of the high degree of plasticization, the polymer chains act mainly as the skeleton of the networks or polymer cages to immobilize the liquid electrolyte solution, whereas the ionic species migrate as if they were in a liquid medium.

Song, Yongxian; Wu, Shuyun; Jing, Xiabing; Sun, Jiazhen; Chen, Donglin

315

Thermal, mechanical and ionic conductive behaviour of gamma-radiation induced PEO/PVDF(SIN)-LiClO4 polymer electrolyte system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An effort has been made to modify the mechanical behaviour of our previously reported gel-type gamma-radiation crosslinked polyethylene oxide (PEO)-LiClO4 polymer electrolyte. A highly polar and gamma-radiation crosslinkable crystalline polymer, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), was selected to blend with PEO and then subjected to gamma-irradiation in order to make an simultaneous interpenetrating network (SIN), which was used as a polymer host to impart stiffness to the plasticized system. Experimental results have shown that the presence of PVDF in the system, through gamma-radiation induced SIN formation, could not only give a rather high mechanical modulus of 107 Pa at ambient temperature, but also maintain the room temperature ionic conductivity at a high level (greater than 10-4 S/cm). DSC, DMA and conductivity measurement techniques were used to examine the effects of blending, gamma-irradiation and plasticization on the variations of glass transition and melting endotherm, on the appearance of high elastic plateau and on the temperature dependence of ionic conductivity. In addition, it was found that, in contrast with the unplasticized system, the ionic conductivity mechanism of this gel-type electrolyte seems to conform to the Arrhenius model, suggesting that, as a result of the high degree of plasticization, the polymer chains act mainly as the skeleton of the networks or polymer cages to immobilize the liquid electrolyte solution, whereas the ionic species migrate as if they were in a liquid medium.

Yongxian, Song; Shuyun, Wu; Xiabing, Jing; Jiazhen, Sun; Donglin, Chen

1997-05-01

316

Foods for a Mission to Mars: Investigations of Low-Dose Gamma Radiation Effects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Food must be safe, nutritious, and acceptable throughout a long duration mission to maintain the health, well-being, and productivity of the astronauts. In addition to a developing a stable pre-packaged food supply, research is required to better understand the ability to convert edible biomass into safe, nutritious, and acceptable food products in a closed system with many restrictions (mass, volume, power, crew time, etc.). An understanding of how storage conditions encountered in a long-term space mission, such as elevated radiation, will impact food quality is also needed. The focus of this project was to contribute to the development of the highest quality food system possible for the duration of a mission, considering shelf-stable extended shelf-life foods, bulk ingredients, and crops to be grown in space. The impacts of space-relevant radiation doses on food, bulk ingredient, and select candidate crop quality and antioxidant capacity were determined. Interestingly, increasing gamma-radiation doses (0 to 1000 Gy) did not always increase dose-related effects in foods. Intermediate radiation doses (10 to 800Gy) often had significantly larger impact on the stability of bulk ingredient oils than higher (1000Gy) radiation doses. Overall, most food, ingredient, and crop systems investigated showed no significant differences between control samples and those treated with 3 Gy of gamma radiation (the upper limit estimated for a mission to Mars). However, this does not mean that all foods will be stable for 3-5 years, nor does it mean that foods are stable to space radiation comprising more than gamma rays.

Gandolph, J.; Shand, A.; Stoklosa, A.; Ma, A.; Weiss, I.; Alexander, D.; Perchonok, M.; Mauer, L. J.

2007-01-01

317

High-efficiency scintillation detector for combined of thermal and fast neutrons and gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

A scintillation based radiation detector for the combined detection of thermal neutrons, high-energy neutrons and gamma rays in a single detecting unit. The detector consists of a pair of scintillators sandwiched together and optically coupled to the light sensitive face of a photomultiplier tube. A light tight radiation pervious housing is disposed about the scintillators and a portion of the photomultiplier tube to hold the arrangement in assembly and provides a radiation window adjacent the outer scintillator through which the radiation to be detected enters the detector. The outer scintillator is formed of a material in which scintillations are produced by thermal-neutrons and the inner scintillator is formed of a material in which scintillations are produced by high-energy neutrons and gamma rays. The light pulses produced by events detected in both scintillators are coupled to the photomultiplier tube which produces a current pulse in response to each detected event. These current pulses may be processed in a conventional manner to produce a count rate output indicative of the total detected radiation even count rate. Pulse discrimination techniques may be used to distinguish the different radiations and their energy distribution.

Chiles, Marion M. (Knoxville, TN); Mihalczo, John T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Blakeman, Edward D. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1989-01-01

318

High-efficiency scintillation detector for combined detection of thermal and fast neutrons and gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

A scintillation based radiation detector for the combined detection of thermal neutrons, high-energy neutrons and gamma rays in a single detecting unit. The detector consists of a pair of scintillators sandwiched together and optically coupled to the light sensitive face of a photomultiplier tube. A light tight radiation pervious housing is disposed about the scintillators and a portion of the photomultiplier tube to hold the arrangement in assembly and provides a radiation window adjacent the outer scintillator through which the radiation to be detected enters the detector. The outer scintillator is formed of a material in which scintillations are produced by thermal-neutrons and the inner scintillator is formed of a material in which scintillations are produced by high-energy neutrons and gamma rays. The light pulses produced by events detected in both scintillators are coupled to the photomultiplier tube which produces a current pulse in response to each detected event. These current pulses may be processed in a conventional manner to produce a count rate output indicative of the total detected radiation event count rate. Pulse discrimination techniques may be used to distinguish the different radiations and their energy distribution.

Chiles, M.M.; Mihalczo, J.T.; Blakeman, E.D.

1987-02-27

319

Mutation spectrum in the lacI gene, induced by gamma-radiation in aqueous solution under oxic conditions.  

PubMed

Irradiation of DNA in a cellular environment leads to many types of DNA damage, resulting from various effects of gamma-radiation. One of these effects is the formation of water-derived radicals (e.g., .OH radicals), which are formed in the vicinity of DNA (indirect effect). To study the influence of the indirect effect on gamma-radiation-induced mutations, a newly constructed plasmid, containing the lacI gene as a target gene, was irradiated with 60Co gamma-radiation in aqueous solution, in the presence of oxygen. Under these circumstances, only .OH radicals will be responsible for the induced mutations. Sequence analysis of the gamma-radiation-induced mutations showed that 96% of all mutations were base pair substitutions, 87% of which occurred in the lacI gene, the others are formed in the lac operator part. All gamma-radiation-induced mutations in the lacI gene occurred exclusively on G:C base pairs, and no mutations at A:T base pairs could be detected. In the spontaneous mutation spectrum, 83% of all mutations were base pair substitutions, 35% of which occurred in the lacI gene and 48% in the lac operator part. Base pair substitutions on G:C base pairs were very similar in the gamma-radiation-induced and in the spontaneous mutation spectrum, implying a high contribution of .OH radicals to spontaneous mutagenesis. A:T to G:C transitions accounted for 10% of all spontaneous base pair substitutions in the lacI gene and are probably the result of effects, other than just .OH radicals. It can be concluded that .OH radicals are an important source for mutations at G:C base pairs. In this paper, the extracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum is also compared to the previously obtained, intracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum of the lacI gene. Comparison shows some differences, such as relative high amounts of mutations at A:T base pairs, G:C to T:A transversions and frameshift mutations in the intracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum, as compared to the extracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum. Since the extracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum shows that .OH radicals are mainly responsible for base pair substitutions on G:C base pairs, mutations at A:T base pairs in the intracellular gamma-radiation-induced mutation spectrum are apparently the result of additional or other factors. PMID:9726014

Wijker, C A; Wientjes, N M; Lafleur, V M

1998-07-17

320

Current response of a TlBr detector to {sup 137}Cs {gamma}-ray radiation  

SciTech Connect

The current response of a TlBr detector to {sup 137}Cs {gamma}-ray radiation has been studied in the dose-rate range 0.033-3.84 Gy/min and within the voltage range 1-300 V; the detectors are based on pure and doped TlBr crystals grown from the melt by the Bridgman-Stockbarger method. The mass fraction of Pb or Ca introduced into the TlBr crystals was 1-10 ppm for Pb and 150 ppm for Ca. The current response of nominally undoped TlBr samples was nearly linear over two decades of studied dose rates. Deep hole levels associated with cationic vacancies V{sub c}{sup -} determine the dependence of the current response on the voltage in the high electric fields. The parameters of the carriers' transport {mu}{tau} are determined. The TlBr crystals grown in vacuum and in the bromine vapor exhibit a large mobility-lifetime product of 4.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} and 6.4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} cm{sup 2}V{sup -1}, respectively. The value of {mu}{tau} is in the range (4-9) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} cm{sup 2}V{sup -1} for crystals doped with a divalent cation.

Gazizov, I. M., E-mail: gazizov@isotop.dubna.ru [Institute for Physico-Technical Problems (Russian Federation); Zaletin, V. M. [Dubna University (Russian Federation); Kukushkin, V. M.; Khrunov, V. S. [Institute for Physico-Technical Problems (Russian Federation)

2011-05-15

321

Search for Dimuon Decays of a Light Scalar Boson in Radiative Transitions Y -> gamma A^0  

SciTech Connect

We search for evidence of a light scalar boson in the radiative decays of the {Upsilon}(2S) and {Upsilon}(3S) resonances: {Upsilon}(2S, 3S) {yields} {gamma}A{sup 0}, A{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}. Such a particle appears in extensions of the Standaard Model, where a light CP-odd Higgs boson naturally couples strongly to b-quarks. We find no evidence for such processes in the mass range 0.212 {<=} m{sub A{sup 0}} {<=} 9.3 GeV in the samples of 99 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(2S) and 122 x 10{sup 6} {Upsilon}(3S) decays collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory and set stringent upper limits on the effective coupling of the b quark to the A{sup 0}. We also limit the dimuon branching fraction of the {eta}{sub b} meson: {Beta}({eta}{sub b} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) < 0.9% at 90% confidence level.

Aubert, B.

2009-06-02

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Interactions between Endothelial Cells and T Cells Modulate Responses to Mixed Neutron/Gamma Radiation.  

PubMed

Detonation of an improvised nuclear device near a population center would cause significant casualties from the acute radiation syndrome (ARS) due to exposure to mixed neutron/gamma fields (MF). The pathophysiology of ARS involves inflammation, microvascular damage and alterations in immune function. Interactions between endothelial cells (EC) and hematopoietic cells are important not only for regulating immune cell traffic and function, but also for providing the microenvironment that controls survival, differentiation and migration of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in blood-forming tissues. Endothelial cells/leukocyte interactions also influence tumor progression and the results of anticancer therapies. In this study, we hypothesized that irradiation of endothelial cells would modulate their effects on hematopoietic cells and vice versa. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and immortalized T lymphocytes (Jurkat cells) were cultured individually and in co-culture after exposure to mixed fields. Effects of nonirradiated cells were compared to effects of irradiated cells and alterations in signaling pathways were determined. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) p38 and p44/42 (ERK1/2) in HUVEC exhibited higher levels of phosphorylated protein after exposure to mixed field radiation. IL-6, IL-8, G-CSF, platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) and angiopoietin 2 (ANG2) protein expression were upregulated in HUVEC by exposure to mixed field radiation. PCR arrays using HUVEC mRNA revealed alterations in gene expression after exposure to mixed fields and/or co-culture with Jurkat cells. The presence of HUVEC also influenced the function of Jurkat cells. Nonirradiated Jurkat cells showed an increase in proliferation when co-cultured with nonirradiated HUVEC, and a decrease in proliferation when co-cultured with irradiated HUVEC. Additionally, nonirradiated Jurkat cells incubated in media from irradiated HUVEC exhibited upregulation of activated caspase 3. Irradiation of Jurkat cells caused a G2/M arrest and increased adherence to HUVEC. When co-cultured with HUVEC, irradiated Jurkat cells exhibited G0/G1 arrest and increased apoptosis. The data indicate that gene expression and cell function of endothelial cells and hematopoietic cells are influenced by radiation and by interactions between the two cell types. These phenomena may affect the success of therapies for ARS and cancer. PMID:24828109

Cary, Lynnette H; Noutai, Daniel; Salber, Rudolph E; Williams, Margaret S; Ngudiankama, Barbara F; Whitnall, Mark H

2014-06-01

323

Shield optimization program. Part 4: Effects of neutron and gamma-ray radiations from nuclear weapons on SDI weapon platforms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Initial studies have been completed to estimate the radiation induced damage in silicon based electronic components onboard a representative Space Based Interceptor (SBI) weapon platform. The SBI weapon platform model used in the studies represents the author's concept of such a system. The analysis was completed for neutrons and gamma rays emanating from a nuclear weapon detonation in space. Results indicate dose levels to the sensitive components within the SBI weapon platform may exceed design limits if the weapon is detonated within a critical radius. For example, a 1962 Starfish detonation at a distance of 91.4 km from the SBI weapon platform generates a total dose in the central instrument bay of 964 rads(Si). The dose rate, dotted gamma, assuming a 40 nsec deposition time, is 1 x 10 to the 10th power rads(Si)/sec. All of the calculations were carried out for an unshielded SBI weapon platform to determine the radiation levels for which shielding must be designed to ensure survivability of the electronic systems.

Smith, M. S.; Johnson, J. O.; Gabriel, T. A.; Barnes, J. M.; Drischler, J. D.; Santoro, R. T.

1989-03-01

324

Shield optimization program: Part 4, Effects of neutron and gamma-ray radiations from nuclear weapons on SDI weapon platforms  

SciTech Connect

Initial studies have been completed to estimate the radiation induced damage in silicon based electronic components onboard a representative Space Based Interceptor (SBI) weapon platform. The SBI weapon platform model used in the studies represents the author's concept of such a system. The analysis was completed for neutrons and gamma rays emanating from a nuclear weapon detonation in space. Results indicate dose levels to the sensitive components within the SBI weapon platform may exceed design limits if the weapon is detonated within a critical radius. For example, a 1962 Starfish detonation at a distance of 91.4 km from the SBI weapon platform generates a total dose in the central instrument bay of 964 rads(Si). The dose rate, /dot /gamma//, assuming a 40 nsec deposition time, is 1 /times/ 10/sup 10/ rads(Si)/sec. All of the calculations were carried out for an unshielded SBI weapon platform to determine the radiation levels for which shielding must be designed to ensure survivability of the electronic systems. 10 refs., 7 figs., 13 tabs.

Smith, M.S.; Johsnon, J.O.; Gabriel, T.A.; Barnes, J.M.; Drischler, J.D.; Santoro, R.T.

1989-03-01

325

Energy levels and radiative rates for transitions in Ti VII  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report calculations of energy levels, radiative rates, oscillator strengths and line strengths for transitions among the lowest 231 levels of Ti VII. The general-purpose relativistic atomic structure package and flexible atomic code are adopted for the calculations. Radiative rates, oscillator strengths and line strengths are provided for all electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2) and magnetic quadrupole (M2) transitions among the 231 levels, although calculations have been performed for a much larger number of levels (159?162). In addition, lifetimes for all 231 levels are listed. Comparisons are made with existing results and the accuracy of the data is assessed. In particular, the most recent calculations reported by Singh et al (2012 Can. J. Phys. 90 833) are found to be unreliable, with discrepancies for energy levels of up to 1 Ryd and for radiative rates of up to five orders of magnitude for several transitions, particularly the weaker ones. Based on several comparisons among a variety of calculations with two independent codes, as well as with the earlier results, our listed energy levels are estimated to be accurate to better than 1% (within 0.1 Ryd), whereas results for radiative rates and other related parameters should be accurate to better than 20%.

Aggarwal, Kanti M.; Keenan, Francis P.

2013-12-01

326

A ground level gamma-ray burst observed in association with rocket-triggered lightning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the observation of an intense gamma-ray burst observed on the ground at sea level, produced in association with the initial-stage of rocket-triggered lightning at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing at Camp Blanding, FL. The burst was observed simultaneously on three NaI(Tl)/photomultiplier tube detectors that were located 650 m from the triggered lightning channel with gamma-ray energies extending up to more than 10 MeV. The burst consisted of 227 individual gamma-rays that arrived over a 300 ?s time period in coincidence with an 11 kA current pulse. The burst of gamma-rays had very different characteristics from the x-ray emission frequently seen in association with the dart leader/return stroke sequences of triggered lightning and may represent a new kind of event, likely originating from cloud processes thousands of meters overhead.

Dwyer, J. R.; Rassoul, H. K.; Al-Dayeh, M.; Caraway, L.; Wright, B.; Chrest, A.; Uman, M. A.; Rakov, V. A.; Rambo, K. J.; Jordan, D. M.; Jerauld, J.; Smyth, C.

2004-03-01

327

Effect of gamma radiation on the structural and optical properties of Polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) polymer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Effect of 1.25 MeV gamma radiation on the structural and optical properties of virgin and gamma irradiated (0-2000 kGy) Polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) polymer samples are analyzed using powder X-ray diffractometer and UV-vis spectrophotometer. Diffraction pattern of PET polymer indicates the semi-crystalline in nature whereas the crystallinity increases with increasing dose of irradiation. The remarkable variation in crystallite size is also observed. The absorption and activation energy increase and the optical band gap (Eg) decreases with increasing dose in UV-vis studies. The existence of the maximum absorption, their shifting and broadening due to gamma irradiation in PET polymer are also discussed.

Siddhartha; Aarya, Suveda; Dev, Kapil; Raghuvanshi, Suresh Kumar; Krishna, J. B. M.; Wahab, M. A.

2012-04-01

328

Detection of galactic Al-26 gamma radiation by the SMM spectrometer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Solar Maximum Mission satellite's gamma-ray spectrometer has detected a line near 1.81 MeV in each of the three years (1980-1982) over which the Galactic center traversed the broad aperture of that instrument. No significant intensity variation is noted over this period. The Galactic center/anticenter intensity ratio is greater than 2.5, and the center of the emission is noted to be consistent with the location of the Galactic center. For an assumed source distribution which follows the more than 100 MeV Galactic gamma radiation, the total flux in the direction of the Galactic center and the measured energy of the line are consistent with the detection of a narrow gamma-ray line from interstellar Al-26 by HEAO 3 in 1979-1980.

Share, G. H.; Kinzer, R. L.; Kurfess, J. D.; Forrest, D. J.; Chupp, E. L.; Rieger, E.

1985-01-01

329

A new, passive dosemeter for gamma, beta and neutron radiations.  

PubMed

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) provides personal radiation dosimetry to the UK Ministry of Defence. Dstl has recently developed a dosemeter that is based on a combination of thermoluminescent and etched-track detectors. The Dstl Combined Dosemeter is capable of assessing doses due to photons, beta particles and neutrons. This paper presents the laboratory type testing results for the Combined Dosemeter, and also describes the procedure for calibrating the dosemeter for use in workplace neutron fields. The Combined Dosemeter meets the type test requirements that are relevant to its intended applications, and gives neutron doses that are within 50% of the true dose in the workplaces in which it is used, even when the wearer has the potential to be exposed to a variety of neutron spectra (e.g. on board nuclear-powered submarines). PMID:21346288

Jones, L A; Stokes, R P

2011-03-01

330

Gamma Radiation Induces Micronucleated Reticulocytes in 3-D Bone Marrow Bioreactors in Vitro  

PubMed Central

Radiation injury to the bone marrow is potentially lethal due to the potent DNA-damaging effects on cells of the hematopoietic system, including bone marrow stem cell, progenitor, and the precursor cell populations. Investigation of radiation genotoxic effects on bone marrow progenitor/precursor cells has been challenged by the lack of optimal in vitro surrogate organ culture systems, and the overall difficulty to sustain lineage-specific proliferation and differentiation of hematopoiesis in vitro. We report the investigation of radiation genotoxic effects in bone marrow cultures of C57Bl/6 mice established in 3-D bioreactors, which sustain long-term bone marrow cultures. For these studies, genotoxicity is measured by the induction of micronucleated reticulocytes (MN-RET). The kinetics and dose-response relationship of MN-RET induction in response to gamma-radiation of bioreactor-maintained bone marrow cultures are presented. Our data showed that 3-D long-term bone marrow cultures had sustained erythropoiesis capable of generating reticulocytes up to 8 weeks. The peak time-interval of viable cell output and percentage of reticulocytes increased steadily and reached the initial peak between the 14th to 21st days after inoculations. This was followed by a rebound or staying relatively constant until week 8. The percentage of MN-RET reached the maximum between 24 and 32 hours post 1 Gy gamma-ray. There was a near linear MN-RET induction by gamma radiation from 0 Gy to 1.0 Gy, followed by an attenuated increase to 1.5 – 2.0 Gy. The MN-RET response showed a downtrend beyond 2 Gy. Our data suggest that bone marrow culture in the 3-D bioreactor may be a useful organ culture system for the investigation of radiation genotoxic effect in vitro.

Sun, Hongliang; Dertinger, Stephen D.; Hyrien, Ollivier; David Wu, J. H.; Chen, Yuhchyau

2009-01-01

331

Lignocellulolytic mutants of Pleurotus ostreatus induced by gamma-ray radiation and their genetic similarities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To induce the lignocellulolytic mutants of Pleurotus ostreatus, the mycelia were irradiated by gamma-ray radiation to doses of 1-2 kGy. Five strains were isolated by the criteria of clamp connection, fruiting body formation, growth rate and activities of extracellular enzymes. All isolated strains were able to form the fruiting bodies and grew similarly to the control. The extracellular enzymes activities in liquid media of isolated strains were up to 10 times higher than the control. Genetic similarities of the isolated strains ranged from 64.4% to 93.3% of the control. From these results, it seems that the genetic diversity of P. ostreatus could be changed and useful strains be induced by gamma-ray radiation to recycle or reuse biowastes.

Lee, Y.-K.; Chang, H.-H.; Kim, J.-S.; Kim, J. K.; Lee, K.-S.

2000-02-01

332

Three-dimensional radiation dosimetry for gamma knife using a gel dosimeter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of three-dimensional radiation dosimetry has been limited. With the use of water phantoms and ionization chambers, it has been possible to determine three dimensional dose distributions on a gross scale for cobalt 60 and linear accelerator sources. This method has been somewhat useful for traditional radiotherapy. There is, however, a need for more precise dosimetry, particularly with stereotactic radiosurgery. Most gamma knife facilities use either thermoluminescant dosimetry or film, neither of which provides three dimensional dose distributions. To overcome this limitation, we have developed a gel dosimetry system that relies on the production of a ferric ion-xylenol orange colored complex. This work demonstrates the use of laser light and a detector to quantify radiation-induced colorimetric changes in absorbance for the gel dosimeter. The absorbance has been reconstructed by the back projection technique to demonstrate the applicability of the gel dosimeter to gamma knife 3D-dose distributions.

Hussain, Kazi Muazzam

333

Development and characterization of starch nanoparticles by gamma radiation: potential application as starch matrix filler.  

PubMed

Gamma radiation arises as an advantageous alternative to obtain starch nanoparticles given its low cost, simple methodology and scalability. Starch nanoparticles (SNP) with sizes around 20 and 30 nm were obtained applying a dose of 20 kGy from cassava (CNP-?) and waxy maize (WNP-?) starch, respectively. They showed the same thermal degradation behavior and their maximum mass loss zone was similar to those nanoparticles obtained from acid hydrolysis (WNP-h). Additionally, CNP-? and WNP-? were used as nanofillers in a cassava matrix. Increments of 102% in storage modulus were obtained with the addition of only 2.5 wt.% of WNP-?, showing that gamma radiation is a successful methodology to obtain SNP able to be used as starch reinforcement. PMID:23769521

Lamanna, Melisa; Morales, Noé J; García, Nancy Lis; Goyanes, Silvia

2013-08-14

334

Doorway States As Principal Decay Pathway In 12C(12C,{gamma}) Radiative Capture  

SciTech Connect

The heavy-ion radiative capture reaction, 12C(12C,{gamma}), has been investigated at beam energies around 16 MeV. Three different experiments were performed. Capture cross-sections were obtained by measuring fused 24Mg residues using the FMA at ANL. These were found to significantly exceed values reported earlier. Subsequently, the decay pathways associated with radiative capture were studied in two separate measurements: one with the high-resolution Gammasphere array and a second with a high efficiency BGO array, where gamma rays were recorded in coincidence with 24Mg residues detected at the focal plane of the DRAGON recoil separator at TRIUMF. Both measurements indicate that a substantial fraction of the decay is mediated through high-lying doorway states, possibly associated with the long-predicted shape-isomeric band in 24Mg.

Jenkins, D.G.; Fulton, B.R.; Pearson, J. [Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD (United Kingdom); Lister, C.J.; Carpenter, M.P.; Freeman, S.J.; Hammond, N.J.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Khoo, T.L.; Lauritsen, T.; Wuosmaa, A.H. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Fallon, P.; Goergen, A.; Macchiavelli, A.O.; McMahan, M. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA 94720 (United States); Haas, F. [Institut de Recherches Subatomiques, CNRS-IN2P3/ULP, F67037 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (France)

2005-04-05

335

A new natural gamma radiation measurement system for marine sediment and rock analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new high-efficiency and low-background system for the measurement of natural gamma radioactivity in marine sediment and rock cores retrieved from beneath the seabed was designed, built, and installed on the JOIDES Resolution research vessel. The system includes eight large NaI(Tl) detectors that measure adjacent intervals of the core simultaneously, maximizing counting times and minimizing statistical error for the limited measurement times available during drilling expeditions. Effect to background ratio is maximized with passive lead shielding, including both ordinary and low-activity lead. Large-area plastic scintillator active shielding filters background associated with the high-energy part of cosmic radiation. The new system has at least an order of magnitude higher statistical reliability and significantly enhances data quality compared to other offshore natural gamma radiation (NGR) systems designed to measure geological core samples. Reliable correlations and interpretations of cored intervals are possible at rates of a few counts per second.

Vasiliev, M. A.; Blum, P.; Chubarian, G.; Olsen, R.; Bennight, C.; Cobine, T.; Fackler, D.; Hastedt, M.; Houpt, D.; Mateo, Z.; Vasilieva, Y. B.

2011-11-01

336

Preparation and characterization of nanocrystalline powders of cuprous oxide by using [gamma]-radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The [gamma]-radiation method has been firstly used to prepare nanocrystalline powders of cuprous oxide from cupric sulfate aqueous solution in the presence of CH[sub 3]COOH\\/CH[sub 3]COONa buffer pair. X-ray powder diffraction reveals that the product is single phase of cuprous oxide. Electron microscopy shows that the average particle size of cuprous oxide prepared is about 14 rim. Influences of experimental

Zhu Yingjie; Qian Yitai; Zhang Manwei; Chen Zuyao; Xu Dengfeng; Yang Li; Zhou Guien

1994-01-01

337

Buildup factors of gamma rays including Bremsstrahlung and annihilation radiation for water, concrete, iron, and lead  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gamma-ray exposure buildup factors are calculated using a discrete ordinates direct integration code, PALLAS-PL, SP-Br, for water, concrete, iron, and lead, typifying materials of low, medium, and high atomic number. The radiation sources considered were both plane, at normal incidence, and at plane-isotropic. These data include the effects of secondary photon sources arising from Compton scattering, bremsstrahlung, and annihilation. Inclusion

K. Takeuchi; S. I. Tanaka

1984-01-01

338

Study on chemical, UV and gamma radiation-induced grafting of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate onto chitosan  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate has been grafted onto chitosan by using either chemical initiation, or photo-induction or gamma radiation-induced polymerisation, all under heterogeneous conditions. The evidence of grafting was provided by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis.The results concerning the effect of initiator concentration, initial monomer concentration and dose rate influencing on the yield of grafting reactions

M. H. Casimiro; M. L. Botelho; J. P. Leal; M. H. Gil

2005-01-01

339

Study on chemical, UV and gamma radiation-induced grafting of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate onto chitosan  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate has been grafted onto chitosan by using either chemical initiation, or photo-induction or gamma radiation-induced polymerisation, all under heterogeneous conditions. The evidence of grafting was provided by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis. The results concerning the effect of initiator concentration, initial monomer concentration and dose rate influencing on the yield of grafting

M. H. Casimiro; M. L. Botelho; J. P. Leal; M. H. Gil

2005-01-01

340

EFFECT OF Co⁶°$gamma$ RADIATION ON VITAMIN Bâ-GROUP SUBSTANCES  

Microsoft Academic Search

When aqueous solutions of 0.030 mg\\/ml pyridoxine hydrochloride, ; pyridoxal hydrochloride, and pyridoxamine dihydrochloride, the pH of which had ; been adjusted to approximates 2 with 0.01N hydrochloric acid, were irradiated ; with Co⁶° gamma radiation at a dose of 10⁵ rep, the loss of the ; vitamin was 94, 77, and 70%, respectively. Losses of less than 10% were

Shiroishi

1961-01-01

341

Dose quantities and instrumentation for measuring environmental gamma radiation during emergencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dosimetry for exposure to gamma radiation in the environment is reviewed, including the factors used to convert measurements of traceable quantities to effective dose equivalent. A value of 0.70 Sv Gy-1 is widely used to convert air kerma or absorbed dose-to-air to effective dose equivalent, but recent work shows that a value of 0.86 Sv Gy-1 is more appropriate

M. J. Clark; P. H. Burgess; D. R. McClure

1993-01-01

342

Effect of caffeine on the genotoxic effects of gamma radiation and 4-NQO in diploid yeast.  

PubMed

Caffeine is an environmental agent to which people are commonly exposed through medicines, drinks, food items, etc. It has been shown to be mutagenic in a number of test systems. In addition, it has also been shown to modify the mutagenic response of ionizing radiation, UV, and several chemical mutagens in a number of test systems. We have studied the effect of caffeine on gamma radiation and 4-Nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4-NQO)-induced gene conversion in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae D7. Stationary phase cells were either exposed to 100-600 Gy of 60Co gamma radiation or treated with 0.15-0.3 microM 4-NQO (30 degrees C, 1 hour), after which they were plated on synthetic complete or minimal media with or without caffeine. Caffeine concentrations ranged from 5 to 15 mM. The results indicated that caffeine at 5 and 10 mM decreased gamma radiation-induced gene conversion frequencies significantly at 400 and 600 Gy. At 600 Gy, the decrease was about 30% and 50% with caffeine concentrations of 5 and 10 mM, respectively. In contrast, caffeine was found to increase the induced gene conversion frequency when cells treated with 0.15, 0.225, and 0.3 microM 4-NQO were plated on media containing caffeine. The increase with 5, 10, and 15 mM caffeine was approximately 1.5, 2, and 2.5, respectively, times the value of 4-NQO alone. The results indicate that the posttreatment repair processes following gamma irradiation or 4-NQO treatment are modified via different pathways. PMID:11215705

Anjaria, K B; Rao, B S

2001-01-01

343

Nanostructured scintillating optical fiber prepared via sol-gel technique for detecting gamma radiation.  

PubMed

An innovative scintillating material prepared through distributing cesium iodide (CsI) nanocrystals into pores of a transparent nanoporous silica using a sol-gel technology has been developed. The CsI nanocrystals doped porous silica material has been designed and made into an optical fiber by using a patented sol-gel technique. This CsI-doped sol-gel silica optical fiber was conveniently connected to a highly sensitive photon detector in testing the material for detecting gamma radiation. The preliminary test result reported in this Letter clearly demonstrates the feasibility of this scintillating fiber for detecting high-energy radiations. PMID:19838287

Tao, Shiquan; Jayaprakash, Ashwini

2009-10-15

344

Degradation of biochemical activity in soil sterilized by dry heat and gamma radiation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effect of soil sterilization by dry heat (0.08% relative humidity), gamma radiation, or both on soil phosphatase, urease, and decarboxylase activity was studied. Soil sterilized by a long exposure to dry heat at relatively low temperatures (eight weeks at 100.5 C) retained higher activities than did soil exposed to a higher temperature (two weeks at 124.5 C), while all activity was destroyed by four days at 148.5 C. Sterilization with 7.5 Mrads destroyed less activity than did heat sterilization. The effect of several individually nonsterizing doses of heat radiation is described.

Shih, K. L.; Souza, K. A.

1978-01-01

345

Reduction of the 2,4,6-trichloroanisole content in cork stoppers using gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work demonstrates that it is possible to eliminate or transform 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (2,4,6-TCA) in cork stoppers, using gamma radiation transforming it in molecular residues which do not have the same organoleptic/odour characteristics. This process when applied to packed cork stoppers ready to use, inside their sealed packages, avoiding later contamination, assures the elimination/reduction of the problem, which is an enormous advantage over the other processes. Studies were carried out with cork stoppers naturally contaminated using radiation doses from 15 to 400 kGy. The results showed elimination/reduction efficiencies of 2,4,6-TCA higher than 90%.

Pereira, C.; Gil, L.; Carriço, L.

2007-04-01

346

Gamma-radiation-induced wood-plastic composites from Syrian tree species  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wood-plastic composites (WPC) have been prepared with five low-grade woods, native to Syria, using three monomer systems; acrylamide, butylmethacrylate, and styrene, with methanol as the swelling solvent. Polymerization was induced at various radiation doses (10, 20, and 30 kGy) at a dose rate of 3.5 kGy/h using a 60Co gamma radiation source. Some physical properties of WPC, namely polymer loading and compression strength have been measured. The polymer loading decreases approximately with increasing density of the wood species used.

Bakraji, Elias Hanna; Salman, Numan; Al-kassiri, Haroun

2001-05-01

347

Method for detecting water equivalent of snow using secondary cosmic gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

Water equivalent of accumulated snow determination by measurement of secondary background cosmic radiation attenuation by the snowpack. By measuring the attentuation of 3-10 MeV secondary gamma radiation it is possible to determine the water equivalent of snowpack. The apparatus is designed to operate remotely to determine the water equivalent of snow in areas which are difficult or hazardous to access during winter, accumulate the data as a function of time and transmit, by means of an associated telemetry system, the accumulated data back to a central data collection point for analysis. The electronic circuitry is designed so that a battery pack can be used to supply power.

Condreva, Kenneth J. (1420 Fifth St., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550)

1997-01-01

348

Gamma radiation grafted polymers for immobilization of Brucella antigen in diagnostic test studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The radiation grafting process has a wide field of industrial applications, and in the recent years the immobilization of biocomponents in grafted polymeric materials obtained by means of ionizing radiations is a new and important contribution to biotechnology. In the present work, gamma preirradiation grafting method was employed to produce acrylics hydrogels onto polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene (PS). Two monomers were used to graft the previously mentioned polymers: methacrylic acid (MAAc) and acrylamide (AAm), and several working conditions were considered as influencing the degree of grafting. All this grafted polymers were used to study the possibility of a subsequent immobilization of Brucella antigen (BAg) in diagnostic test studies (ELISA).

Docters, E. H.; Smolko, E. E.; Suarez, C. E.

349

Method for detecting water equivalent of snow using secondary cosmic gamma radiation  

DOEpatents

Water equivalent of accumulated snow determination by measurement of secondary background cosmic radiation attenuation by the snowpack. By measuring the attenuation of 3-10 MeV secondary gamma radiation it is possible to determine the water equivalent of snowpack. The apparatus is designed to operate remotely to determine the water equivalent of snow in areas which are difficult or hazardous to access during winter, accumulate the data as a function of time and transmit, by means of an associated telemetry system, the accumulated data back to a central data collection point for analysis. The electronic circuitry is designed so that a battery pack can be used to supply power. 4 figs.

Condreva, K.J.

1997-01-14

350

Response of a lead collimator for a gamma-ray telescope to gamma radiation in the energy range 1-100 MeV  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Monte Carlo method is applied to study the response of a lead collimator 3 cm thick to gamma radiation in the energy range 1-100 MeV, which was part of a gamma-ray telescope. The computation gives the continuum spectrum and the 511 keV line intensity emerging from the inner face of the collimator as a result of the electromagnetic interactions

I. N. Azcarate

2003-01-01

351

Behaviour of a Lead Collimator for a Gamma-Ray Telescope Exposed to Gamma Radiation in the Energy Range 1-100 MeV  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Monte Carlo method is applied to study the transmission of a lead collimator 3 cm thick to gamma radiation in the energy range 1-100 MeV, which was part of a gamma-ray telescope. The computation gives the continuum spectrum and the 511 keV line intensity emerging from the inner face of the collimator as the result of the electromagnetic interactions

I. N. Azcárate; V. J. Mugherli

1996-01-01

352

Diffuse gamma radiation. [intensity, energy spectrum and spatial distribution from SAS 2 observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are reported for an investigation of the intensity, energy spectrum, and spatial distribution of the diffuse gamma radiation detected by SAS 2 away from the galactic plane in the energy range above 35 MeV. The gamma-ray data are compared with relevant data obtained at other wavelengths, including 21-cm emission, radio continuum radiation, and the limited UV and radio information on local molecular hydrogen. It is found that there are two quite distinct components to the diffuse radiation, one of which shows a good correlation with the galactic matter distribution and continuum radiation, while the other has a much steeper energy spectrum and appears to be isotropic at least on a coarse scale. The galactic component is interpreted in terms of its implications for both local and more distant regions of the Galaxy. The apparently isotropic radiation is discussed partly with regard to the constraints placed on possible models by the steep energy spectrum, the observed intensity, and an upper limit on the anisotropy.

Fichtel, C. E.; Simpson, G. A.; Thompson, D. J.

1978-01-01

353

Responses of the bacterial community to chronic gamma radiation in a rice paddy ecosystem.  

PubMed

Purpose: Public concern about radiation protection of the environment and non-human species is increasing. The potential impact of chronic gamma radiation on the bacterial community in a rice paddy ecosystem was investigated. Materials and methods: Paddy field microcosm samples were continuously exposed at a dose rate of 1 Gy day(-1) for five days after which the bacterial community structures in them were compared with those of unirradiated control samples by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of the 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) gene. Dissolved ions in ponding waters of the microcosm samples were determined by ion chromatography. Results: The DGGE band profiles were clearly different between the control and exposure samples. Sequencing of selected DGGE bands revealed that a specific species of the genus Clostridium and of the genus Massilia were grown under radiation exposure. Additionally, the concentrations of sulphate ion in the ponding water of the microcosm samples increased under radiation exposure. Concentrations of Na(+), Ca(2+), and F(-) inversely decreased. Conclusions: The data presented suggest that chronic gamma radiation affects the bacterial community structure and material cycles in the rice paddy ecosystem. PMID:21284570

Ishii, Nobuyoshi; Fuma, Shoichi; Tagami, Keiko; Honma-Takeda, Shino; Shikano, Shuichi

2011-07-01

354

Comparison of proton microbeam and gamma irradiation for the radiation hardness testing of silicon PIN diodes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Simple and cost-effective solutions using Si PIN diodes as detectors are presently utilized in various radiation-related applications in which excessive exposure to radiation degrades their charge transport properties. One of the conventional methods for the radiation hardness testing of such devices is time-consuming irradiation with electron beam or gamma-ray irradiation facilities, high-energy proton accelerators, or with neutrons from research reactors. Recently, for the purpose of radiation hardness testing, a much faster nuclear microprobe based approach utilizing proton irradiation has been developed. To compare the two different irradiation techniques, silicon PIN diodes have been irradiated with a Co-60 gamma radiation source and with a 6 MeV proton microbeam. The signal degradation in the silicon PIN diodes for both irradiation conditions has been probed by the IBIC (ion beam induced charge) technique, which can precisely monitor changes in charge collection efficiency. The results presented are reviewed on the basis of displacement damage calculations and NIEL (non-ionizing energy loss) concept.

Jakši?, M.; Grilj, V.; Skukan, N.; Majer, M.; Jung, H. K.; Kim, J. Y.; Lee, N. H.

2013-09-01

355

Commentary on the appropriate radiation level for evacuations.  

PubMed

This commentary reviews the international radiation protection policy that resulted in the evacuation of more than 90,000 residents from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi NPS and the enormous expenditures to protect them against a hypothetical risk of cancer. The basis for the precautionary measures is shown to be invalid; the radiation level chosen for evacuation is not conservative. The actions caused unnecessary fear and suffering. An appropriate level for evacuation is recommended. Radical changes to the ICRP recommendations are long overdue. PMID:23304099

Cuttler, Jerry M

2012-12-01

356

Radiation levels around the Fermilab Main Injector extraction septa  

SciTech Connect

The Fermilab Main Injector extraction system will be capable of delivering a uniform 120 GeV beam of {approx} 3 x 10{sup 13} protons per spill to the fixed target experiments ( with spill time of 1 sec). Up to 2% of the beam is expected to be lost at the extraction septum and the Lambertson magnet. As a result, one expects increased radiation levels around the septa compared to other parts of the Main Injector. Realistic Monte-Carlo simulations have been performed to estimate the instantaneous and residual radiation levels in the beam extraction region. The results of these studies are presented and implications are discussed.

Bhat, C.M.; Mokhov, N.V.

1997-05-01

357

Ambient ultraviolet radiation levels in public shade settings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As people become better informed about the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280-400 nm) they will seek the protection of shade, particularly in tropical locations such as Townsville (19° south). Using broad-band radiation sensors for solar ultraviolet-B (280-315 nm), ultraviolet-A (315-400 nm) and daylight (400-800 nm) radiation, the exposure levels were measured in both the horizontal (shaded and unshaded) and vertical (shaded and unshaded) directions. The measurements were conducted at eight locations (shade settings) in Townsville during the period between December 1997 (summer) and May 1998 (beginning of winter). The quality of protection was assessed by the ratio of unshaded to shaded radiation exposure, the UVB/shade protection ratio (UVB-SPR). The UVB-SPR varies considerably between the different shade settings, with a beach umbrella showing the least protection and dense foliage the highest protection. The roof of a house verandah can provide only little protection if the verandah catches the afternoon sun. Increasing cloud cover decreases the UVB-SPR for all settings because of the increase in the diffuse fraction of the radiation. Only one setting provided a UVB-SPR of 15 or higher, as suggested for protective shading against solar UVB radiation. Shade from direct sunlight alone does not provide enough protection against high levels of solar UVR. Apart from the transmission qualities of the shading material, it is the construction of the whole shade setting that determines the exposure levels underneath. A shade structure with enough overhang is recommended so that high levels of scattered radiation do not reach the skin.

Moise, A. F.; Aynsley, R.

358

The comparative effects of gamma radiation and in situ alpha particles on five strong-base anion exchange resins  

SciTech Connect

The effects of external gamma radiation and in situ alpha particles were measured on a recently available, macroporous, strong-base polyvinylpyridine resin and on four strong-base polystyrene anion exchange resins. Each resin was irradiated in 7 M nitric acid to 1--10 megaGray of gamma radiation from external {sup 60}Co, or to 5--14 megaGray of alpha particles from sorbed {sup 238}Pu. Each irradiated resin was measured for changes in dry weight, wet volume, weak-base and strong-base chloride exchange capacities, and exchange capacities for Pu(4) from nitric acid. Alpha-induced resin damage was significantly less than that caused by an equivalent dose of gamma radiation. The polyvinylpyridine resin offers the greatest resistance to damage from gamma radiation and from alpha particles. 5 refs., 1 figs. 5 tabs.

Marsh, S.F.

1991-01-01

359

Interaction of gamma Radiation and Temperature on the Determination of the Sterilizing Dose of Some Stored Products Pests.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The influence of temperature on sterilizing dosages of gamma radiation was studied for Sitophilus zeamais Mots. in corn, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) in rice, Araecerus fasciculatus (DeGeer) in coffee, and Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boh.) in beans. It was found tha...

A. P. Barbosa

1976-01-01

360

Enhancement of natural background gamma-radiation dose around uranium microparticles in the human body  

PubMed Central

Ongoing controversy surrounds the adverse health effects of the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions. The biological effects of gamma-radiation arise from the direct or indirect interaction between secondary electrons and the DNA of living cells. The probability of the absorption of X-rays and gamma-rays with energies below about 200 keV by particles of high atomic number is proportional to the third to fourth power of the atomic number. In such a case, the more heavily ionizing low-energy recoil electrons are preferentially produced; these cause dose enhancement in the immediate vicinity of the particles. It has been claimed that upon exposure to naturally occurring background gamma-radiation, particles of DU in the human body would produce dose enhancement by a factor of 500–1000, thereby contributing a significant radiation dose in addition to the dose received from the inherent radioactivity of the DU. In this study, we used the Monte Carlo code EGSnrc to accurately estimate the likely maximum dose enhancement arising from the presence of micrometre-sized uranium particles in the body. We found that although the dose enhancement is significant, of the order of 1–10, it is considerably smaller than that suggested previously.

Pattison, John E.; Hugtenburg, Richard P.; Green, Stuart

2010-01-01

361

Dose-dependent effects of gamma radiation on lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. capitata) seedlings.  

PubMed

Abstract Purpose: The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of gamma radiation on lettuce growth and development, as well as on the content of photosynthetic pigments in 28 days lettuce leaf. Materials and methods: Lettuce dry seeds were exposed to a (60)Co [Cobalt-60] gamma source at doses ranging from 2-70 Gray (Gy). The photosynthetic pigment content was determined spectrophotometrically. Results: Our results showed that an irradiation dose between of 2-30 Gy enhanced the growth parameters (final germination percentage, germination index, root and hypocotyl length) as compared to untreated plants. Seed germination test revealed that 30 Gy irradiation dose induced the highest increase of growth parameters, while at 70 Gy a significant decrease of plant vegetative growth was recorded. The results indicated that exposing the seeds at doses ranging from 2-30 Gy enhanced the photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids) content, while at higher doses (70 Gy)) the decrease of the assimilatory pigments was noticed. Conclusion: The present results suggested that seed treatment with gamma radiations (0-30 Gy) was effective in stimulating plant growth and development, as well as the content of assimilatory pigments. At a higher dose of 70 Gy, there was a drastic reduction in the length of shoots and roots and also in the total chlorophyll content. These observations confirm that ionizing radiation stimulates physiological parameters up to certain low doses, and then it inhibits these parameters at higher doses. PMID:23020834

Marcu, Delia; Cristea, Victoria; Daraban, Liviu

2013-03-01

362

SAS-2 observations of the galactic gamma radiation from the Vela region  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data from a scan of the galactic plane by the SAS-2 high energy gamma ray experiment in the region 250 deg l2 290 deg show a statistically-significant excess over the general radiation from the galactic plane for gamma radiation of energy 100 MeV in the region 260 deg l2 270 deg and -7.5 deg b2 0 deg. If the enhanced gamma radiation results from interactions of cosmic rays with galactic matter, as the energy spectrum suggests, it seems reasonable to associate the enhancement with large scale galactic features, such as spiral arm segments in that direction, or with the region surrounding the Vela supernova remnant, with which PSR 0833-45 is associated. If the excess is attributed to cosmic rays released from this supernova interacting with the interstellar matter in that region, then on the order of 3.10 to the 50th power ergs would be released by that supernova in the form of cosmic rays.

Thompson, D. J.; Bignami, G. F.; Fichtel, C. E.; Kniffen, D. A.

1974-01-01

363

Additional adjoint Monte Carlo studies of the shielding of concrete structures against initial gamma radiation. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The adjoint Monte Carlo method previously developed by MAGI has been applied to the calculation of initial radiation dose due to air secondary gamma rays and fission product gamma rays at detector points within buildings for a wide variety of problems. These provide an in-depth survey of structure shielding effects as well as many new benchmark problems for matching by

M. Beer; M. O. Cohen

1975-01-01

364

Radiosensitivity and Induction of Apoptosis by High LET Carbon Ion Beam and Low LET Gamma Radiation: A Comparative Study  

PubMed Central

Cancer treatment with high LET heavy ion beam, especially, carbon ion beam (12C), is becoming very popular over conventional radiotherapy like low LET gamma or X-ray. Combination of Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with xenotoxic drugs or conventional radiation (gamma or X-ray) is the newer approach for cancer therapy. The aim of our study was to compare the radiosensitivity and induction of apoptosis by high LET 12C and low LET gamma radiation in HeLa and PARP-1 knocked down cells. We did comet assay to detect DNA breaks, clonogenic survival assay, and cell cycle analysis to measure recovery after DNA damage. We measured apoptotic parameters like nuclear fragmentation and caspase-3 activation. DNA damage, cell killing, and induction of apoptosis were significantly higher for 12C than gamma radiation in HeLa. Cell killing and apoptosis were further elevated upon knocking down of PARP-1. Both 12C and gamma induced G2/M arrest although the 12C had greater effect. Unlike the gamma, 12C irradiation affects DNA replication as detected by S-phase delay in cell cycle analysis. So, we conclude that high LET 12C has greater potential over low LET gamma radiation in killing cells and radiosensitization upon PARP-1 inhibition was several folds greater for 12C than gamma.

Ghorai, Atanu; Bhattacharyya, Nitai P.; Sarma, Asitikantha; Ghosh, Utpal

2014-01-01

365

Diagnostic value of ascites gamma interferon levels in tuberculous peritonitis. Comparison with adenosine deaminase activity.  

PubMed

The value of ascites gamma interferon concentration and ascites adenosine deaminase activity in distinguishing tuberculosis from other causes of ascites was examined in a prospective study of 86 patients with ascites, including 16 with tuberculous peritonitis. Gamma interferon concentration was higher in tuberculous peritonitis than in the other causes of ascites (p less than 0.0001), and a cut-off between 3 and 9 u/ml reached a sensitivity and a specificity of 100%. The mean (+/- SD) gamma interferon level in tuberculous ascites was 39.3 +/- 18.3 u/ml in patients seronegative for HIV and 14.2 +/- 4.7 u/ml in patients with AIDS (p = 0.01). Adenosine deaminase activity in tuberculous ascites was also higher than in the other causes of ascites (p less than 0.0001), and a cut-off of 40 u/l reached a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 97%. The two false positives for adenosine deaminase test were true negatives for the gamma interferon test. There was no significant correlation between gamma interferon concentration and adenosine deaminase activity either in tuberculous ascitis or in any other group. This study suggests that ascites gamma interferon determination may be very useful in the screening of tuberculous peritonitis, but its cost makes it advisable to use adenosine deaminase activity as a routine test, at least in areas where tuberculosis is endemic. PMID:1771679

Ribera, E; Martínez Vásquez, J M; Ocaña, I; Ruiz, I; Jimínez, J G; Encabo, G; Segura, R M; Pascual, C

1991-09-01

366

Reduction of Quark Mass Scheme Dependence in B bar -> Xs gamma at the NNLL Level  

SciTech Connect

The uncertainty of the theoretical prediction of the B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} branching ratio at NLL level is dominated by the charm mass renormalization scheme ambiguity. In this paper we calculate those NNLL terms which are related to the renormalization of m{sub c}, in order to get an estimate of the corresponding uncertainty at the NNLL level. We find that these terms significantly reduce (by typically a factor of two) the error on BR(B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma}) induced by the definition of m{sub c}. Taking into account the experimental accuracy of around 10% and the future prospects of the B factories, we conclude that a NNLL calculation would increase the sensitivity of the observable B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} to possible new degrees of freedom beyond the SM significantly.

Asatrian, H.M.; /Yerevan Phys. Inst.; Greub, C.; /Bern U.; Hovhannisyan, A.; /Yerevan Phys. Inst.; Hurth, T.; /CERN /SLAC; Poghosyan, V.; /Yerevan Phys. Inst.

2005-06-20

367

Effects of metyrapone and dexamethasone on pro-gamma-MSH and ACTH levels in depressed patients.  

PubMed

There is current controversy over the mechanisms underlying hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity in depression. Pro-gamma-MSH, a portion of the N-terminal region of POMC, has been shown to act synergistically with ACTH in stimulating corticosteroid secretion in vitro and in vivo. Pro-gamma-MSH and ACTH plasma levels were measured in 30 drug-free male patients with a DSM-III-R major depressive disorder and 21 healthy controls. The baseline levels were similar in the two groups. After single-dose metyrapone stimulation, both hormones increased, but pro-gamma-MSH was significantly higher in control subjects than in depressives. After overnight 1 mg dexamethasone, ACTH was significantly less suppressed in depressives than controls. These results suggest that HPA axis dysregulation in depression may involve peptides other than ACTH and be more complex than previously reported. PMID:1967019

Sonino, N; Fava, G A; Morphy, M A; Pedersen, R C

1990-11-01

368

Radiation-induced inhibition of thymidine incorporation in vivo as a measure of the initial slope and RBEn/. gamma  

SciTech Connect

Radiation damage can be measured by decreased incorporation of 3H-TdR. The early effect of total body irradiation of mice, with doses up to 300-400 rad, of gamma rays or neutrons, on thymidine-3H incorporation into the DNA of murine proliferating normal and tumor cells are described. Total body irradiation with single doses up to 300 rad resulted in a steep dose-dependent depression of 3H-TdR incorporation into the DNA of the jejunal crypt, testis, spleen, fibrosarcoma (FSa), and FSa metastasis cells. The dose required to depress 3H-TdR incorporation values to 37% of control level (D37/thymidine) after ..gamma..-irradiation was calculated to be 405, 443, 72, 303, and 531 rad, for jejunal crypt, testis, spleen, FSa metastasis, and FSa tumor cells, respectively. The depression progressed during the first 3 hours after irradiation. After neutron irradiation, the D37/thymidine was calculated to be 81, 140, 35, and 155 rad for jejunal crypt, testis, spleen, and FSa metastasis cells, respectively. The RBEn/..gamma.. derived from these results were 5.00, 3.16, 2.06, and 1.95 for jejunal crypt, testis, spleen, and FSa metastasis cells, respectively. These findings show that cell survival after small doses of irradiation correlate with the effect of irradiation on the actively proliferating cells at the time of irradiation.

Dubravsky, N.B.; Maor, M.H.; Withers, H.R.

1985-08-01

369

Gamma radiations induced improvement in dyeing properties and colorfastness of cotton fabrics dyed with chicken gizzard leaves extracts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cotton fabric and chicken gizzard leaves powder were treated with different absorbed doses of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 kGy using Cs-137 gamma irradiator. Effects of different mordants on dyeing of un-irradiated and irradiated cotton fabrics were investigated in the CIE Lab system using Spectraflash SF650. Methods suggested by International Standard Organization (ISO) were followed throughout the study period. The results indicated that color strength of cotton fabric was significantly improved by the gamma ray treatment. Absorbed dose of 10 kGy was proved to be most effective in improving cotton dyeing properties compared with other levels of gamma radiation used in the study. The optimum temperature for dyeing was 60 °C with the time duration of 60 min using 4 g/L of electrolyte with alkali solubilized extract of chicken gizzard. Furthermore, 4% of iron (Fe) as pre-mordant and 1% of tannic acid (TA) as post-mordant proved to be more effective in enhancing the color fastness properties of irradiated cotton fabric.

Batool, Fatima; Adeel, Shahid; Azeem, Muhammad; Ahmad Khan, Ali; Ahmad Bhatti, Ijaz; Ghaffar, Abdul; Iqbal, Naeem

2013-08-01

370

Assessment effect of gamma radiation on the flight ability of the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders).  

PubMed

The sterile insect technique is one of the most methods of fruit flies control. Flight ability of the Peach Fruit Fly (PFF), Bactrocera zonata was conducted under laboratory conditions to evaluate the effect of gamma radiation on flight ability of PFF, B. zonata. Pupae of PFF, B. zonata, were irradiated in an air atmosphere at 24, 48 and 72 h before adult emergence with three doses of Cobalt 60 (10, 30 and 50 Gray) and tested against 6, 12 and 20 cm tube heights. Flight Ability Percentage (FAP) of PFF was carried out for newly emerged flies and six-days-old of adult flies. FAP of newly emerged-and six- days-old of adult flies was inversely proportional to the tube heights, doses of gamma rays and with progress the age of flies. The FAP value was significantly higher at 6 cm tube height, followed by 12 cm then 20 cm tube heights for all tested levels of gamma rays, respectively. PMID:24506040

El-Gendy, Ismail Ragab; El-Aw, M A M; Hashem, A G; Draz, K A

2013-12-01

371

Ground level atmospheric gamma ray flux measurements in the 1 to 6 MeV range  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of atmospheric gamma ray flux in the 1 to 6 MeV range at ground level is examined. These measurements were carried out using a Compton gamma ray telescope. It utilizes the Compton scattering principle to detect and image gamma ray sources. The telescope was used to measure ground level atmospheric gamma rays at four locations (Leadville (10200 ft), Boulder (5430 ft), Mt. Washington (6072 ft) and Durham (80 ft)) which ranged in atmospheric depth from 720 to 1033 sq cm and in local cutoff rigidity from 1.4 to 2.9 GV. Data was collected over a two week period at each location during 1987. The results yielded for the first time statistically atmospheric gamma ray flux values at large depths in the atmosphere. The analysis provided differential energy flux at various zenith angles in the 1 to 6 MeV energy range. The zenith angle dependence of the differential energy flux indicated a cos(sup n) theta dependence where n approximately 2.8 at higher altitudes (Leadville and Mt. Washington) and n approximately 2.0 deeper in the atmosphere (Boulder and Durham). The vertical intensity fitted a power law spectrum of index approximately 1.2, with the spectrum softening at large atmospheric depths. The atmospheric depth dependence shows an e-folding depth of 153 g/sq cm. Using this depth dependence, all existing measurements below 700 g/sq cm were normalized to sea level. Good agreement is seen among the normalized sea level flux corresponding to different experiments. Comparing experimental results with existing theoretical and Monte Carlo calculations in the 1 to 10 MeV range, the measurements indicate a softer power law spectrum, indicating the need to further examine the calculations. Combining UNH results with University of California (Riverside) measurements, indicate a weak rigidity dependence in the vertical atmospheric gamma ray intensity.

Sreekumar, P.

1989-01-01

372

A technique for measuring gamma heating in a low fluence mixed radiation field  

SciTech Connect

Gamma heating measurements have been made in a low-Z lattice irradiated with 14-MeV neutrons and (n,n{prime}) gammas produced by a Texas Nuclear Model 9400 neutron generator. Heating measurements were made in the mid-line of the assembly using a proportional counter operating in the Continuously-varied Bias-voltage Acquisition mode. The neutron-induced signal was separated from the gamma-induced signal by exploiting the signal rise-time rate differences inherent to radiations of different Linear Energy Transfer, which are observable in a proportional counter. The operating limits of this signal separation technique were explored by observing the effect on the signal as the neutron spectrum is shifted from a D-T spectrum to a softer though still fast neutron spectrum as the counter is placed further into the irradiation lattice. The experiment was modelled using the one-dimensional radiation transport code ANISN/PC. The cross-section set used for these calculations was derived from the ENDF/B-V library using the code MC{sup 2}-2 for the case of D-T neutrons slowing down in a low-Z lattice. The calculated neutron and gamma spectra in the slab and the relevant mass-stopping powers were used to construct weighting factors which relate the energy deposition in the counter fill-gas to that in the counter wall and in the surrounding material. The total energy deposition at various positions in the lattice is estimated by applying these weighting factors to the measured gamma energy deposition in the counter at those locations. The overall utility of this measurement technique for fusion blanket neutronics is discussed. 8 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Chiu, H.K. (Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Bennett, E.F.; Micklich, B.J. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1991-01-01

373

Transmission of Monochromatic Radiation in a Two-Level Material  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical study has been made of the transmission of a monochromatic, well-collimated beam of radiation normally incident on idealized material containing only two energy levels. The nonlinear partial differential equations governing the variation of population and photon density in space and time have been solved exactly for arbitrary initial conditions under the assumption that spontaneous emission and thermal relaxation

Richard Bellman; George Birnbaum; William G. Wagner

1963-01-01

374

Disinfection of domestic effluents by gamma radiation: effects on the inactivation of Ascaris lumbricoides eggs.  

PubMed

This work investigated the inactivation of Ascaris lumbricoides eggs in domestic effluents by gamma radiation from a (60)Co source. Domestic wastewater was treated in a compact demo-scale system consisting of a UASB reactor and a trickling filter; treatment was carried out at the Center for Research and Training on Sanitation (CePTS), Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. One-liter of treated wastewater samples was artificially contaminated with an average of 1000 non-embryonated Ascaris lumbricoides eggs from human feces; samples were then irradiated in a multiple-purpose irradiator at different doses (0.5-5 kGy). Eggs were recovered from the wastewater and the viability of these irradiated eggs was evaluated; the description of the egg developmental phases with each dose of gamma radiation was recorded. Radiation doses of 3.5 kGy effectively disinfected effluents with lower concentrations of A. lumbricoides eggs; higher radiation doses of 5 kGy were necessary to disinfect effluents with higher eggs concentrations. PMID:21911240

de Souza, Gloria S M B; Rodrigues, Ludmila A; de Oliveira, Warllem J; Chernicharo, Carlos A L; Guimarães, Marcos P; Massara, Cristiano L; Grossi, Pablo A

2011-11-01

375

Size effects on gamma radiation response of magnetic properties of barium hexaferrite powders  

SciTech Connect

Little is currently known about the effects of gamma-ray irradiation on oxide magnet materials. In particular, the effect of particle size on radiation susceptibility was investigated. Two commercial powders of BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19} were thoroughly characterized, then exposed to 1 MGy of gamma radiation from a {sup 60}Co source. AC susceptibility and DC magnetometry and Moessbauer spectroscopy were performed after irradiation and compared to pre-irradiated measurements. DC magnetization and AC susceptibility decreased for both samples with the relative change of DC magnetization being larger for the micrometer-sized particles and the relative change of the AC susceptibility being larger for the nanometer-sized particles. Moessbauer spectroscopy indicated a decrease in both the hyperfine fields and in their distribution for each Fe site, particularly in the larger particle sample. Decreases in susceptibility are believed to be due to radiation-induced amorphization at the particle surfaces as well as amorphization and nucleation of new crystallites at internal crystallite boundaries, resulting in overall reduction in the particle magnetic moment. This radiation damage mechanism is different than that seen in previous studies of neutron and heavy ion irradiation of BaFe{sub 12}O{sub 19}.

McCloy, John; Kukkadapu, Ravi; Crum, Jarrod; Johnson, Brad; Droubay, Tim [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352 (United States)

2011-12-01

376

Prediction of ozone levels using a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) with Gamma distribution  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ground level ozone, generated by the photochemical reaction between nitrogen oxides and volatile hydrocarbons, is harmful to humans and the environment. Prediction and forecasting play an important role in the regulatory policies aimed at the control and reduction of surface ozone. Belonging to the family of model-driven statistical models, Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) provide a rich mathematical structure and perform well in many applications. While conventional HMM applications assume Gaussian distribution for the observation statistics, several key meteorological factors and most ozone precursors exhibit a non-Gaussian distribution, which would weaken the performance of a conventional HMM in modeling ozone exceedances. We propose a method based on a HMM with a Gamma distribution (HMM-Gamma) where each monitoring day is pre-labeled according to its maximum 8-h average ozone concentration and monitoring days are further grouped into zones with different ozone levels. Then, HMMs associated with each zone are trained using air quality monitoring data where the model parameters are estimated by a modified Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm. We derive a new re-estimation formula for the model parameters for observation sequences that exhibit a Gamma distribution. The trained HMM-Gamma models are used to predict ozone exceedances in two geographic areas, Livermore Valley near San Francisco, CA and Houston Metropolitan Area, TX. Compared to the conventional HMM (HMM-Gaussian), HMM-Gamma for the ground level ozone in Livermore Valley can reduce false alarms by 77% and HMM-Gamma for that in Houston Metropolitan Area can reduce false alarms by 32%.

Zhang, Hao; Zhang, Weidong; Palazoglu, Ahmet; Sun, Wei

2012-12-01

377

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase mediates immune-independent human tumor cell resistance to olaparib, gamma radiation, and cisplatin  

PubMed Central

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO) is an immunosuppressive molecule expressed by most human tumors. IDO levels correlate with poor prognosis in cancer patients and IDO inhibitors are under investigation to enhance endogenous anticancer immunosurveillance. Little is known of immune-independent functions of IDO relevant to cancer therapy. We show, for the first time, that IDO mediates human tumor cell resistance to a PARP inhibitor (olaparib), gamma radiation, cisplatin, and combined treatment with olaparib and radiation, in the absence of immune cells. Antisense-mediated reduction of IDO, alone and (in a synthetic lethal approach) in combination with antisense to the DNA repair protein BRCA2 sensitizes human lung cancer cells to olaparib and cisplatin. Antisense reduction of IDO decreased NAD+ in human tumor cells. NAD+ is essential for PARP activity and these data suggest that IDO mediates treatment resistance independent of immunity and at least partially due to a previously unrecognized role for IDO in DNA repair. Furthermore, IDO levels correlated with accumulation of tumor cells in G1 and depletion of cells in G2/M of the cell cycle, suggesting that IDO effects on cell cycle may also modulate sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapeutic agents. IDO is a potentially valuable therapeutic target in cancer treatment, independent of immune function and in combination with other therapies.

Vareki, Saman Maleki; Rytelewski, Mateusz; Figueredo, Rene; Chen, Di; Ferguson, Peter J.; Vincent, Mark; Min, Weiping; Zheng, Xiufen; Koropatnick, James

2014-01-01

378

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase mediates immune-independent human tumor cell resistance to olaparib, gamma radiation, and cisplatin.  

PubMed

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO) is an immunosuppressive molecule expressed by most human tumors. IDO levels correlate with poor prognosis in cancer patients and IDO inhibitors are under investigation to enhance endogenous anticancer immunosurveillance. Little is known of immune-independent functions of IDO relevant to cancer therapy. We show, for the first time, that IDO mediates human tumor cell resistance to a PARP inhibitor (olaparib), gamma radiation, cisplatin, and combined treatment with olaparib and radiation, in the absence of immune cells. Antisense-mediated reduction of IDO, alone and (in a synthetic lethal approach) in combination with antisense to the DNA repair protein BRCA2 sensitizes human lung cancer cells to olaparib and cisplatin. Antisense reduction of IDO decreased NAD+ in human tumor cells. NAD+ is essential for PARP activity and these data suggest that IDO mediates treatment resistance independent of immunity and at least partially due to a previously unrecognized role for IDO in DNA repair. Furthermore, IDO levels correlated with accumulation of tumor cells in G1 and depletion of cells in G2/M of the cell cycle, suggesting that IDO effects on cell cycle may also modulate sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapeutic agents. IDO is a potentially valuable therapeutic target in cancer treatment, independent of immune function and in combination with other therapies. PMID:24784564

Maleki Vareki, Saman; Rytelewski, Mateusz; Figueredo, Rene; Chen, Di; Ferguson, Peter J; Vincent, Mark; Min, Weiping; Zheng, Xiufen; Koropatnick, James

2014-05-15

379

Statistical analysis of low-level material screening measurements via gamma-spectroscopy.  

PubMed

Background estimations in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments (0nubetabeta) require reliable statistical limits on gamma-spectrometric low-level material screening measurements. For this purpose a custom method based on Bayesian statistics with reference to the international standard ISO 11929-7 is presented. The analysis combines the data from sample- and background spectra and comprises the physical knowledge of non-negative counting rates. It allows to incorporate multiple gamma lines of radionuclides. The confidence intervals pass continuously from two-sided intervals into single-sided upper limits. PMID:19251428

Heisel, M; Kaether, F; Simgen, H

2009-05-01

380

Role of L-carnitine in the prevention of seminiferous tubules damage induced by gamma radiation: a light and electron microscopic study.  

PubMed

The present study, we hypothesized that L-carnitine can minimize germ-cell depletion and morphological features of late cell damage in the rat testis following gamma (gamma)-irradiation. Wistar albino male rats were divided into three groups. Control group received physiological saline 0.2 ml intraperitoneally (i.p.), as placebo. Radiation group received scrotal gamma-irradiation of 10 Gy as a single dose plus physiological saline. Radiation + L-carnitine group received scrotal gamma-irradiation plus 200 mg/kg i.p. L-carnitine. L-carnitine starting 1 day before irradiation and 21 days (three times per week) after irradiation. Testis samples of the all groups were taken at day 21, 44 and 70 post-irradiation. All samples were processed at the light and electron microscopic levels. Morphologically, examination of gamma-irradiated testis revealed presence of marked disorganization and depletion of germ cells, arrest of spermatogenesis, formation of multinucleated giant cells, and vacuolization in the germinal epithelium. The type and extent of these changes varied at different post-treatment intervals. The damage was evident at the 21st day and reached maximum level by the 44th day. By day 44 post-irradiation, the changes were most advanced, and were associated with atrophied seminiferous tubules without germ cells, the increase in the number and size of vacuolizations in germinal epithelium, and the absent multinucleated giant cells due to spermatids had completely disappeared. The increase in nucleus invaginations, the dilatation of smooth endoplasmic reticulum cysternas and the increase in the number and size of lipid droplets in the Sertoli cells were determined at the electron microscopic level. In conclusion, L-carnitine supplementation during the radiotherapy would be effective in protecting against radiation-induced damages in rat testis, and thereby may improve the quality of patient's life after the therapy. PMID:19015832

Topcu-Tarladacalisir, Yeter; Kanter, Mehmet; Uzal, Mustafa Cem

2009-08-01

381

41 CFR 50-204.35 - Application for variations from radiation levels.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Application for variations from radiation levels. 50-204.35 Section...STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL SUPPLY CONTRACTS Radiation Standards § 50-204.35 Application for variations from radiation levels. (a) In accordance...

2013-07-01

382

GRABGAM: A Gamma Analysis Code for Ultra-Low-Level HPGe SPECTRA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The GRABGAM code has been developed for analysis of ultra-low-level HPGe gamma spectra. The code employs three different size filters for the peak search, where the largest filter provides best sensitivity for identifying low-level peaks and the smallest filter has the best resolution for distinguishing peaks within a multiplet. GRABGAM basically generates an integral probability F-function for each singlet or

Winn

1999-01-01

383

Determination of endogenous gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) levels in antemortem urine and blood  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid’s (GHB’s) natural presence in the body has made the interpretation of its levels a challenging task for the forensic toxicologist. This study was designed to measure endogenous GHB levels in antemortem urine and blood samples. The range detected in urine was from 34 to 575?g\\/dl and in blood from 17 to 151?g\\/dl. The results indicate that the concentration

Albert A. Elian

2002-01-01

384

EPR investigation of the gamma radiation response of different types of glasses.  

PubMed

Several types of laboratory glasses such as: "Jena", "Rasotherm", "Thüring" as well as window and windscreen glasses were studied by the method of EPR spectroscopy as possible emergency radiation dosimeters for gamma-ray irradiation. The most appropriate values of modulation amplitude and microwave power were found to obtain best sensitivity for the measured signals. Dose measurements have shown a linear dependence between the EPR signal intensity of radiation created defects in glasses and applied dose in the dose range 50-500 Gy. "Thüring" glass was found to be the most sensitive sample to radiation. The magnitude of window glass absorbed dose was evaluated as the difference between the intensity of its EPR signal recorded after irradiation and the background signal, obtained after thermal relaxation of the former. PMID:16495124

Gancheva, Veselka; Yordanov, Nicola D; Karakirova, Yordanka

2006-03-13

385

Lethal acute gamma radiation accident at Kjeller, Norway. Report of a case.  

PubMed

On September 2, 1982, a 64-year-old man accidently received a heavy dose of gamma radiation in a plant for sterilization by radiation. He developed an acute radiation syndrome. The leukocyte count rapidly diminished to low values, and extensive chromosome injuries could be demonstrated in cultured lymphocytes. He was hospitalized in an isolated room, and received large doses of antibiotics, and transfusions of leukocytes, platelets and blood. He died anuric on the 13th day. From spectroscopic analyses of electron-spin resonance in irradiated material the mean dose in the whole body was estimated to be 22.5 +/- 2 Gy. The course of the illness and the findings at autopsy are briefly described. PMID:2984904

Stavem, P; Brøgger, A; Devik, F; Flatby, J; van der Hagen, C B; Henriksen, T; Hoel, P S; Høst, H; Kett, K; Petersen, B

1985-01-01

386

Gravitational Radiations from the Precession Central Engine in Gamma-Ray Bursts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ultra-relativistic precessing jet in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) may be responsible for the complex structure in GRBs' light curves. In this work, we study the gravitational radiations of jet precession induced by neutrino-dominated accretion disks around black holes. In our model, the jet and the inner part of the disk may precess along with the black hole, which is driven by the outer part of the disk. Gravitational radiations are therefore expected to be significant from this precession system. Based our numerical results, we find that it is possible for DECIGO and BBO to detect such gravitational radiations regardless of GRBs' black hole masses, particularly for GRBs in the Local Group.

Sun, Mou-Yuan; Liu, Tong; Gu, Wei-Min; Lu, Ju-Fu

387

[gamma]-radiation-induced changes in the chemical and physical structure of poly(ethylene terephthalate)  

SciTech Connect

Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film was irradiated with [gamma]-rays in air at doses from 0 to 620 Mrad, and at the rate of 0l8 to 1.0 Mrad/hr. Radiation-induced physical structure changes were studied by DMA and DSC measurements. Tensile properties were measured to find interrelationships with chemical and physical structure changes. Below 100 Mrad, PET shows little change in NMR and IR spectra. Fluorescence emission spectra, however, show the presence and increase of monohydroxy-substituted phenylene groups. This hydroxylation appears to stabilize the polymer. The phenylene group in PET also contributes to radiation-resistance. The amorphous-crystalline interfaces impede the penetration of oxygen and slow the oxidative chain scission. Between 100 and 215 Mrad, UV studies reveal that the rates of reaction begin to change rapidly. Chain scission appears to take place first in the interspherulitic amorphous regions and then in the intraspherulitic (interlamella) regions. [gamma]-Radiation-induced oxidative degradation shows aspects of both photolysis and of thermooxidative degradation (proton and carbon-13 NMR, and IR studies). It was concluded that the crystalline phase breaks down in to smaller crystallites, and these smaller crystallites grow in size by acting as nucleating sites. Tensile measurements show that throughout the range of irradiation studied the tensile strength at break and the percent elongation decrease. The tensile strength decreases uniformly and the percent elongation exhibits a more rapid decrease above 100 Mrad. The results of this study lead to the conclusion that [gamma]-radiation-induced oxidative degradation of PET involves products that are seen in both photolysis and thermooxidation.

Jin, Ho-Seon.

1992-01-01

388

Energy levels and radiative rates for transitions in Ti VI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on calculations of energy levels, radiative rates, oscillator strengths and line strengths for transitions among the lowest 253 levels of the (1s22s22p6) 3s23p5, 3s3p6, 3s23p43d, 3s3p53d, 3s23p33d2, 3s23p44s, 3s23p44p and 3s23p44d configurations of Ti VI. The general-purpose relativistic atomic structure package and flexible atomic code are adopted for the calculations. Radiative rates, oscillator strengths and line strengths are reported for all electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2) and magnetic quadrupole (M2) transitions among the 253 levels, although calculations have been performed for a much larger number of levels. Comparisons are made with existing available results and the accuracy of the data is assessed. Additionally, lifetimes for all 253 levels are listed, although comparisons with other theoretical results are limited to only 88 levels. Our energy levels are estimated to be accurate to better than 1% (within 0.03 Ryd), whereas results for other parameters are probably accurate to better than 20%. A reassessment of the energy level data on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website for Ti VI is suggested.

Aggarwal, K. M.; Keenan, F. P.; Msezane, A. Z.

2013-08-01

389

Equipment level fallout radiation-effects approach. Final report  

SciTech Connect

National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 97 and Executive Order (EO) 12472 call for the ability to maintain National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) communication capabilities in times of national disaster, which includes a nuclear attack. The Office of the Manager, National Communications System (OMNCS) sponsors the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Mitigation Program to evaluate and, where possible, mitigate the effects of the nuclear attack. Fallout radiation has been identified as an environment that may effect the performance of the regional and national telecommunication system. This report presents the investigations in the network-level fallout radiation methodology used to determine the effects of this environment. Alternative techniques are presented to improve the methodology.

Not Available

1989-02-10

390

Effect of gamma radiation on microbial safety and nutritional quality of kachri (Cucumis callosus).  

PubMed

Fresh dried and old (6-12 months) dried kachri (Cucumis callosus) were treated with 0, 2.5, 5 and 7 kGy of gamma radiation in a cobalt 60 gamma cell (GC-1200). The irradiated samples of kachri were stored at room temperature (28?±?2 °C). Total bacterial count and nutrient composition were evaluated immediately after irradiation and at regular intervals of 1 month during 3 months of storage. Results indicated that gamma radiation reduced the total bacterial counts of dried samples of both fresh and old dried kachri. Dose of 5.0 kGy was sufficient to eliminate total bacterial count and there was no microbial growth in 5.0 kGy irradiated samples during the storage period. No significant differences were observed in the proximate composition of both types of kachri at all irradiation doses. It was concluded that irradiation treatments of kachri improves keeping quality of both freshly dried and old dried Kachri. PMID:24425974

Nathawat, N S; Joshi, Priyanka; Chhipa, Brij Gopal; Hajare, Sachin; Goyal, Madhu; Sahu, M P; Singh, Govind

2013-08-01

391

Kinetics of the radiation-induced radicals in gamma irradiated solid cefazolin sodium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Room and high temperature kinetic and spectroscopic features of the radical species produced in gamma irradiated cefazolin sodium (here after CS) were investigated in detail using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy to determine the feasibility of its sterilization by radiation and to explore the dosimetric properties of this semi-synthetic representative of cephalosporins. Irradiated CS exhibits an unresolved ESR doublet as other cephalosporins reported up to date. Signal intensity data derived from microwave saturation, dose-response, decays at room and at high temperature studies were analysed assuming a model of two radical species giving rise to doublet and singlet ESR signals. Spectroscopic parameters of these species were determined through spectrum simulation calculations. Decay parameters calculated from annealing studies at seven different temperatures were used to calculate the activation energies of the contributing species. Radiosensitivity of CS to gamma rays was found to be relatively low in the dose range of 0-25 kGy. This conclusion was considered as an indication of the feasibility of radiosterilization of CS by gamma radiation. Five different functions were tried to explore dose-response data of CS in the dose range of 0-25 kGy and it was concluded that a function comprising a linear and a quadratic terms of applied dose describes best experimental results.

Yurus, S.; Korkmaz, M.

2005-01-01

392

Studies on production of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) by gamma radiation processing of microbial levan.  

PubMed

Microbial levan, a natural polymer of fructose, was produced and purified by alcohol precipitation from culture supernatants of Bacillus megaterium type 1 grown in an optimized liquid sucrose medium. GPC analysis showed that the yield of the major fraction of levan having molecular weight ~5000 D increased with increase in sucrose concentration in the broth. Levan subjected to (60)Co-gamma radiation as well as acid hydrolysis was investigated by rheometry, UV-visible spectrophotometry and gel permeation chromatography (GPC) techniques. Unlike most of the polysaccharides, levan powder exhibited good radiation degradation stability up to 150 kGy. Gamma irradiation of 10% levan aqueous solution at 250 kGy yielded 63.0% fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) with an average molecular weight of 1250 D. Acid hydrolysis of levan using 0.5 N HCl for 60 min treatment time gave rise to the desired FOS with lower yield (23.1%) as compared to that obtained in gamma radiolysis process. PMID:23688493

Jalan, N; Varshney, Lalit; Misra, Nilanjal; Paul, Jhimli; Mitra, D; Rairakhwada, D D; Bhathena, Z; Kumar, Virendra

2013-07-01

393

Effect of gamma radiation on growth and survival of common seed-borne fungi in India  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present work describes radiation-induced effects of major seeds like Oryza sativa Cv-2233, Oryza sativa Cv-Shankar, Cicer arietinum Cv-local and seed-borne fungi like Alternaria sp., Aspergillus sp., Trichoderma sp. and Curvularia sp. 60Co gamma source at 25 °C emitting gamma ray at 1173 and 1332 keV energy was used for irradiation. Dose of gamma irradiation up to 3 kGy (0.12 kGy/h) was applied for exposing the seed and fungal spores. Significant depletion of the fungal population was noted with irradiation at 1-2 kGy, whereas germinating potential of the treated grain did not alter significantly. However, significant differential radiation response in delayed seed germination, colony formation of the fungal spores and their depletion of growth were noticed in a dose-dependent manner. The depletion of the fungal viability (germination) was noted within the irradiation dose range of 1-2 kGy for Alternaria sp. and Aspergillus sp., while 0.5-1 kGy for Trichoderma sp. and Curvularia sp. However, complete inhibition of all the selected fungi was observed above 2.5 kGy.

Maity, J. P.; Chakraborty, A.; Chanda, S.; Santra, S. C.

2008-07-01

394

Gamma-thermometer-based reactor-core liquid-level detector. [PWR  

SciTech Connect

A system is provided which employs a modified gamma thermometer for determining the liquid coolant level within a nuclear reactor core. The gamma thermometer which normally is employed to monitor local core heat generation rate (reactor power), is modified by thermocouple junctions and leads to obtain an unambiguous indication of the presence or absence of coolant liquid at the gamma thermometer location. A signal processor generates a signal based on the thermometer surface heat transfer coefficient by comparing the signals from the thermocouples at the thermometer location. The generated signal is a direct indication of loss of coolant due to the change in surface heat transfer when coolant liquid drops below the thermometer location. The loss of coolant indication is independent of reactor power at the thermometer location. Further, the same thermometer may still be used for the normal power monitoring function.

Burns, T.J.

1981-06-16

395

Enhancement of microbiological safety levels of aseptically admixed total parenteral nutrition solutions through low-dose gamma irradiation.  

PubMed

This study was undertaken to determine the effect of low-dose gamma irradiation on aseptically admixed total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solutions to which large inocula of three test bacterial species were added. Microbiological safety levels were quantified in terms of sterility assurance levels (SALs), indicating the probability of contamination occurring expressed as 10-n. The radiation sensitivity (D10 values) of test bacteria in TPN solutions inoculated with a series of bacteria recognized as common contaminants of these products, was determined. Attainable SALs of TPN solutions containing test bacteria were subsequently calculated from the D10 values. Results showed that a minimum absorbed radiation dose as low as 1.5 kGy improved the SAL of aseptically prepared TPN solutions from a probability value of 10(-3) to a value of less than 10(-8) for the microorganisms investigated. At an absorbed dose as high as 8.3 kGy, no measurable changes in amino acid, electrolyte, glucose and lipid components of the solutions were detected. These findings have important implications for the enhancement of microbiological safety levels of aseptically prepared intravenous fluids in general. PMID:7989404

Koornhof, H J; Isaäcson, M; Saunders, J; van Wyk, C J; Kotzé, A F; Rosekilly, I C; du Plessis, T A

1994-08-01

396

Statistical properties of radiation power levels from a high-gain free-electron laser at and beyond saturation  

SciTech Connect

We investigate the statistical properties (e.g., shot-to-shot power fluctuations) of the radiation from a high-gain free-electron laser (FEL) operating in the nonlinear regime. We consider the case of an FEL amplifier reaching saturation whose shot-to-shot fluctuations in input radiation power follow a gamma distribution. We analyze the corresponding output power fluctuations at and beyond first saturation, including beam energy spread effects, and find that there are well-characterized values of undulator length for which the fluctuation level reaches a minimum.

Schroeder, Carl B.; Fawley, William M.; Esarey, Eric

2002-09-24

397

Decontamination du poivre noir et du poivre rouge par irradiation gamma. (Decontamination of black pepper and red pepper by gamma radiation).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the present work, it has been studied the decontamination of two types of spices (black pepper and red pepper) by gamma radiation. The initial microbial population of spices not treated is about 10 (7) to 10 (8) per gram. The population decrease expone...

S. Oularbi B. Mansouri

1993-01-01

398

Radiative-neutron-capture gamma-ray analysis by a linear combination technique  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The linear combination technique, when applied to a gamma-ray spectrum, gives a single number indicative of the extent to which the spectral lines of a sought element are present in a complex spectrum. Spectra are taken of the sought element and of various other substances whose spectra interfere with that of the sought element. A weighting function is then computed for application to spectra of unknown materials. The technique was used to determine calcium by radiative-neutron-capture gamma-ray analysis in the presence of interfering elements, notably titanium, and the results were compared with those for two popular methods of peak area integration. Although linearity of response was similar for the methods, the linear combination technique was much better at rejecting interferences. For analyses involving mixtures of unknown composition the technique consequently offers improved sensitivity. ?? 1972.

Tanner, A. B.; Bhargava, R. C.; Senftle, F. E.; Brinkerhoff, J. M.

1972-01-01

399

Thermoluminescence behavior of KClXBr1-X: In mixed crystals exposed to gamma radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In-doped KClXBr1-X (X=1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25 and 0) mixed crystal has been grown by the Czochralski method. The segregation coefficient of In was studied by the inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). The crystal structure has been determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The thermoluminescence (TL) characterization of KClXBr1-X mixed crystals, exposed to gamma radiation has been performed. The results show the introduction of the dopants ions induced changes in the TL glow curve structure. The TL results suggest that doped KClXBr1-X mixed crystal has good potential active dosimeter applications for gamma ray irradiation.

Rezaee Ebrahim, Kh.; Hosseini, S. A.; Faripour, H.; Faiez, M. R.; Abdi, M. R.; Soltani, N.; Aghay Khareiky, A.

2014-09-01

400

Gamma-magnetic normalization - new effect to reduce flux-gate magnetometer noise level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is the author's opinion confirmed by numerous experiments, that the FGM noise level (NL) is determined not by Barkhausen jumps during the core remagnetization from positive to negative state as the majority of designers believe, but by non-repeatability of the magnetic domains transition from negative to positive states and back. This shows the way how to reduce the magnetic noise: to manufacture the magnetic material with a structure which will create conditions for magnetic domain walls to glide easily and uniformly when changing their orientation leading to minimal efforts at cyclic remagnetization. Ideally, such a material may be represented as a solid "liquid" with freely floating uniform magnetic domains without walls friction. To reduce the specific NL of the materials, several post-melting processing technologies were developed. A set of experiments made by many investigators has shown that the best results gives the magnetic materials annealing in vacuum or in any inert gas applying by this during all annealing time the alternative magnetic field, imitating core excitation field during FGM operation. If to accept the "solid liquid" model, this mechanism of NL decreasing has clear physical explanation: permanent re-magnetization of domains leads to the structural improvements favorable namely for the homogenization of transitions, rise of temperature gives necessary energy for the impurities liquidation. Probably, M. Acuna was the first who reported that during FGM operation in space its NL is decreasing with time and attributed this to the relaxation of mechanical stresses in the core material in weightlessness conditions [1]. We studied in details the conditions in which the core material is in space: weightlessness, vacuum and radiation. Mechanical stresses relaxation hypothesis was rejected because the internal forces in any solid body are much stronger as those to which a gravity force might have influence. Also the tests of FGM sensor in vacuum chamber both in operation and switched off conditions showed any influence of this parameter on NL. And radiation influence, the dose of which was selected approximately equal to yearly dose at near-Earth orbit (~10 krad), revealed interesting facts: the magnetic material itself and the FGM sensor in non-operation state showed any dependence on radiation, whereas this dose applied to the operating FGM sensor lead to the marked NL reducing. This new effect was named "gamma-magnetic normalization" and also can be explained by the accepted model: the mechanism is the same as above, but, because ?-quantum have much greater energy as thermal one, more "rigid" impurities are eliminated at ?-radiation action. The experimental results confirming this hypothesis are presented in the report. This work was partially supported by NASU Contract 1-71/11/1531. [1] Acuna M M, 2002. Space based magnetometers. Rev. Sci. Instr. 73(11) pp. 3717-36.

Korepanov, V.

2012-04-01

401

Effect of low-dose (1 kGy) gamma radiation and selected phosphates on the microflora of vacuum-packaged ground pork  

SciTech Connect

The effects of low-dose (1 kGy) gamma radiation and selected phosphates on the microbiology of refrigerated, vacuum-packaged ground pork were studied. Low-dose gamma radiation reduced the numbers of naturally occurring mesophiles, psychrotrophs, and anaerobes. The effect of low-dose radiation on the populations of lactic acid bacteria was minimal. On storage of the irradiated vacuum-packaged ground pork at 5/sup 0/C, there was a partial bacterial recovery, suggesting sublethal bacterial injury due to irradiation. When 10/sup 7/ CFU/g of meat is taken to be the level beyond which the meat would be considered spoiled, uninoculated, vacuum-packaged ground pork treated with 1 kGy (100 krad) of gamma radiation had 3.5 more days of shelf-life in terms of psychrotrophic total counts. In relation to anaerobic bacterial numbers, meat shelf-life was extended 2.5 days, while the shelf-life of meat was extended 1 day in terms of aerobic mesophilic bacteria. Irradiation prolonged shelf-life in inoculated (10/sup 5/CFU/g) meat for 1.0-1.5 days. Addition of 0.4% sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) contributed 2 additional days to inoculated, irradiated vacuum-packaged ground pork shelf-life. However, SAPP had no added effect on naturally occurring microflora. Irradiation greatly decreased the numbers of gram-negative microorganisms, resulting in predominance of the gram-positive, nonsporeforming Lactobacillus and coryneform bacteria.

Ehioba, R.M.

1987-01-01

402

Airborne gamma radiation measurements of soil moisture during FIFE: Activities and results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Soil moisture measurements were obtained during the summer of 1987 and 1989 near Manhattan, Kansas, using the National Weather Service (NWS) airborne gamma radiation system. A network of 24 flight lines were established over the research area. Airborne surveys were flown daily during two intensive field campaigns. The data collected was sufficient to modify the NWS standard operational method for estimating soil moisture for the Field Experiment (FIFE) flight lines. The average root mean square error of the soil moisture estimates for shorter FIFE flight lines was found to be 2.5 percent, compared with a reported value of 3.9 percent for NWS flight lines. Techniques were developed to compute soil moisture estimates for portions of the flight lines. Results of comparisons of the airborne gamma radiation soil moisture estimates with those obtained using the NASA Pushbroom Microwave Radiation (PBMR) system and hydrological model are presented. The airborne soil moisture measurements, and real averages computed using all remotely sensed and ground data, have been in support of the research of the many FIFE investigators whose overall goal was the upscale integration of models and the application of satellite remote sensing.

Peck, Eugene L.

1992-01-01

403

Size Effects on Gamma Radiation Response of Magnetic Properties of Barium Hexaferrite Powders  

SciTech Connect

Little is currently known about the effects of gamma-ray irradiation on oxide magnet materials. In particular, the effect of particle size on radiation susceptibility was investigated. Two commercial powders of BaFe12O19 were thoroughly characterized, then exposed to 1 MGy of gamma radiation from a 60Co source. AC susceptibility and DC magnetometry and Moessbauer spectroscopy were performed after irradiation and compared to pre-irradiated measurements. DC magnetization and AC susceptibility decreased for both samples with the relative change of DC magnetization being larger for the micrometer-sized particles and the relative change of the AC susceptibility being larger for the nanometer-sized particles. Moessbauer spectroscopy indicated a decrease in both the hyperfine fieldsand in the distribution of hyperfine fields for each Fe site, particularly in the larger particle sample. Decreases in susceptibility are believed to be due to recrystallization of the particles and redistribution of an amorphous component, in the bulk or on the surface, and consequent reduction in the particle magnetic moment. This radiation damage mechanism is different than that seen in previous studies of neutron and heavy ion irradiation of BaFe12O19.

McCloy, John S.; Kukkadapu, Ravi K.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Johnson, Bradley R.; Droubay, Timothy

2011-12-08

404

A Search for Radiative Neutrino Decay and its Potential Contribution to the Cosmic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Flux.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have performed a sensitive search for a massive neutrino species. The premise of the search is the existence of an unstable massive neutrino that decays radiatively. Because of its electromagnetic daughter product, a radiative decay may be the only mode that can be observed directly. Using core collapse supernovae--known to be copious producers of neutrinos--as a cosmic neutrino laboratory, a detailed model has been developed to predict the decay-produced photon energy spectrum as a function of neutrino mass mnu and lifetime taunu. Using the COMPTEL instrument aboard the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, observations of two recent nearby type-II supernovae (SN1987A, SN1993J) were made to search for the characteristic photon emission in the MeV energy range. This search was sensitive to neutrino masses mnu > 100 eV, lifetimes ~10^5 <= taunu <= 1015 seconds, and radiative branching ratios B_ ? >= 10^ {-5}. We have found no evidence for a radiative decay mode and thus exclude a new region of mnu/tau nu/B_?-parameter space. In the context of the neutrino decay hypothesis, the gamma -ray observation of SN1987A made with the Gamma -Ray Spectrometer aboard the Solar Maximum Mission satellite has been re-analyzed. A complimentary analysis was made to determine the potential contribution an isotropic sea of radiatively decaying neutrinos might make to the cosmic diffuse gamma-ray flux, specifically to the so-called MeV-bump. Two possible sources were considered here: the sea of neutrinos produced by the continuous generation of supernovae in the Universe, and the flux of relic neutrinos created in the Big Bang. A predictive model was developed for both cases. In the supernova scenario, the neutrino decay emission was parameterized as a function of supernova rate and the epoch of galaxy formation; while in the case of relic neutrinos the photon flux was parameterized as a function of the relic neutrino abundance. Cosmological factors were included in both models. The predicted emission (spectral shape and flux level) from neutrino decay was compared to the measurements of the cosmic flux of gamma-rays, for a wide range of neutrino mass and lifetime. The spectra from both the supernova and relic scenarios were inconsistent with the cosmic diffuse measurements in the range 0.1 to 30 MeV, leading to a conservative limit Bgamma <= 10^{-1}.. The predicted emission from relic neutrino decay was found to be consistent with the feature known as the MeV-bump--for a narrow range of m_? and tau_?. This range of parameter values, however, is excluded by mass density arguments and the assumption of an Omega = 1 Universe. This work represents a systematic search for massive neutrinos using an astrophysical source other than our Sun. Although negative results are obtained from this search, the observational results are used to constrain fundamental particle, astrophysical, and cosmological phenomena.

Miller, Richard Scott

1995-01-01

405

Interaction of ultraviolet and X-ray radiation with gamma rays produced by a jet in active galactic nuclei  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent observations by the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory give evidence for the existence of a type of blazar with strong gamma-ray emission. Data obtained by EGRET for the quasar 3C 279 show a spectrum between 100 MeV and 10 GeV. Photons of such energies should interact with the X-rays and produce positron/electron pairs. If the optical depth against pair production for the gamma rays is large (tau(gamma gamma) greater than 1), the gamma-ray spectrum should be affected. The importance of this process has been pointed out by, e.g., Maraschi, Ghisellini, & Celotti (1992). Several works (e.g., Dermer 1993; Zbyszewska 1993; Sikora, Begelman, & Rees 1993) concerning gamma-ray radiation from quasar 3C 279 have proposed a model in which the gamma rays are produced via interaction between a moving cloud of relativistic electrons and external soft photons. The presence of gamma rays in active galactic nuclei spectra gives constraints on the localization and the luminosity of the medium which produces ultraviolet/X-ray photons. We investigate what conditions should be fulfilled in the above model to avoid the absorption of the gamma rays due to pair production.

Zbyszewska, Magda

1994-06-01

406

Interaction of ultraviolet and X-ray radiation with gamma rays produced by a jet in active galactic nuclei  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent observations by the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory give evidence for the existence of a type of blazar with strong gamma-ray emission. Data obtained by EGRET for the quasar 3C 279 show a spectrum between 100 MeV and 10 GeV. Photons of such energies should interact with the X-rays and produce positron/electron pairs. If the optical depth against pair production for the gamma rays is large (tau(gamma gamma) greater than 1), the gamma-ray spectrum should be affected. The importance of this process has been pointed out by, e.g., Maraschi, Ghisellini, & Celotti (1992). Several works (e.g., Dermer 1993; Zbyszewska 1993; Sikora, Begelman, & Rees 1993) concerning gamma-ray radiation from quasar 3C 279 have proposed a model in which the gamma rays are produced via interaction between a moving cloud of relativistic electrons and external soft photons. The presence of gamma rays in active galactic nuclei spectra gives constraints on the localization and the luminosity of the medium which produces ultraviolet/X-ray photons. We investigate what conditions should be fulfilled in the above model to avoid the absorption of the gamma rays due to pair production.

Zbyszewska, Magda

1994-01-01

407

Mutations and chromosomal aberrations in hMTH1-transfected and non-transfected TK6 cells after exposure to low dose rates of gamma radiation.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to analyse the dose rate effect of gamma radiation at the level of mutations, chromosomal aberrations, and cell growth in TK6 cells with normal as well as reduced levels of hMTH1 protein. TK6 cells were exposed to gamma radiation at dose rates ranging from 1.4 to 30.0 mGy/h (chronic exposure) as well as 24 Gy/h (acute exposure). Cell growth, frequency of thymidine kinase mutants, and of chromosomal aberrations in painted chromosomes 2, 8, and 14 were analysed. A decline in cell growth and an increase in unstable-type chromosomal aberrations with increasing dose rate were observed in both cell lines. A dose rate effect was not seen on mutations or stable-type chromosomal aberrations in any of the two cell lines. Reduction in the hMTH1 protein does not influence the sensitivity of TK6 cells to gamma radiation. This result fits well with data of others generated with the same cell line. PMID:24549366

Shakeri Manesh, Sara; Deperas-Kaminska, Marta; Fotouhi, Asal; Sangsuwan, Traimate; Harms-Ringdahl, Mats; Wojcik, Andrzej; Haghdoost, Siamak

2014-05-01

408

Effect of solvents on radiation-induced ionic graft polymerization. [Gamma radiation  

SciTech Connect

The influence of various solvents on radiation-induced cationic (grafting of vinyl-n-butyl ether onto polyethylene) and anionic (grafting of 2-methyl-5-vinylpyridine onto polyethylene) graft polymerization was studied. This ionic grafting was performed in thoroughly dried systems at room temperature. It was established that electron-acceptor solvents promote cationic grafting but that electron-donor solvents promote the anionic. A clear correlation between the donor number of solvents and grafting value by the anionic mechanism was shown. There was no correlation between dielectric constants and grafting values. The reaction orders, according to monomer concentraton by 2-methyl-5-vinylpyridine grafting in various solvents, were equal to approximately 1.5 and 2 for the radical and anionic mechanisms, respectively. The effect of solvents on radiation-induced ionic graft polymerization is discussed. The results of this study indicate the correct choice of solvents for radiation-induced ionic grafting.

Kabanov, V.Ya.; Aliev, R.E.; Sidorova, L.P.

1980-03-01

409

Preparation and characterization of nanocrystalline powders of cuprous oxide by using [gamma]-radiation  

SciTech Connect

The [gamma]-radiation method has been firstly used to prepare nanocrystalline powders of cuprous oxide from cupric sulfate aqueous solution in the presence of CH[sub 3]COOH/CH[sub 3]COONa buffer pair. X-ray powder diffraction reveals that the product is single phase of cuprous oxide. Electron microscopy shows that the average particle size of cuprous oxide prepared is about 14 rim. Influences of experimental conditions on particle size of cuprous oxide and the mechanism of the formation of cuprous oxide are discussed.

Zhu Yingjie; Qian Yitai; Zhang Manwei; Chen Zuyao; Xu Dengfeng; Yang Li; Zhou Guien (Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui (China))

1994-04-01

410

Gamma radiation effects on the dynamic fatigue measurements of glass discs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Circular specimens of low iron soda lime silicate glass were blasted with grit after having a circular notch etched into their centers. After separation into two groups, one group was exposed to gamma radiation. The fracture strengths of all samples were then tested by the biaxial technique, i.e., specimens were balanced on three balls and loaded in the center by a piston. The irradiated samples had received a 140,000 Gy dose from a Co-60 source. An enhanced interaction between the ambient moisture and the grit-blasted central notch was observed in the irradiated samples, which displayed accelerated corrosion.

Ananaba, T. O. J.; Kinser, D. L.

1985-01-01

411

Cadmium telluride gamma-radiation detectors with a high energy resolution  

SciTech Connect

This paper considers the possibility of improving the energy resolution of cadmium telluride gamma-radiation detectors through the choice of the geometry and size of the sensitive region of the detector. The optimum ratio of the product of the mobility and lifetime for electrons to the same product for holes from the point of view of energy resolution is greater than or equal to 10/sup 2/ for a detector of spherical geometry and should be less than or equal to 10 for a cylindrical geometry and approximately 1 for a planar geometry. The optimum values of the major and minor radii of a spherical detector are calculated.

Alekseeva, L.A.; Dorogov, P.G.; Ivanov, V.I.; Khusainov, A.K.

1985-07-01

412

Determination of canine dose conversion factors in mixed neutron and gamma radiation fields. Technical report  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of mixed-field neutron/gamma radiation dosimetry in canine irradiation experiments conducted at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) is to determine the absorbed midline tissue dose (MLT) at the region of interest in the canine. A dose conversion factor (DCF) can be applied to free-in-air (FIA) dose measurements to estimate the MLT doses to canines. This report is a summary of the measured DCFs that were used to determine the MLT doses in canines at AFRRI from 1979 to 1992.

Torres, B.A.; Bhatt, R.C.; Myska, J.C.; Holland, B.K.

1996-07-01

413

Use of gamma ray radiation to parallel the plates of a Fabry-Perot interferometer  

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The use of gamma radiation to parallel the plates of a Fabry-Perot etalon is examined. The method for determining the etalon parallelism, and the procedure for irradiating the posts are described. Changes in effective gap for the etalon over the surface are utilized to measure the parallelism of the Fabry-Perot etalon. An example in which this technique is applied to an etalon of fused silica plates, which are 132 mm in diameter and coded with zinc sulfide and cryolite, with Zerodur spaces 2 cm in length. The effect of the irradiation of the posts on the thermal performance of the etalon is investigated.

Skinner, Wilbert R.; Hays, Paul B.; Anderson, Sally M.

1987-01-01

414

Cellular hypersensitivity to chronic gamma-radiation in cultured fibroblasts from ataxia-telangiectasia heterozygotes  

SciTech Connect

Retrospective studies of cancer incidence in AT families suggest that the major detrimental impact of the AT gene on the health of the general population stems from its disease-predisposing potential in heterozygotes. The absence of a definitive marker for routine identification of such carriers, however, has previously precluded direct validation of this predicted effect of AT heterozygosity. We demonstrate that chronic gamma-ray exposure, because it expands the difference in radiation cytotoxicity between normal and heterozygotic strains compared to acute dose delivery, may point the way to development of a reliable laboratory diagnostic procedure for identification of carriers of a defective AT gene.

Paterson, M.C.; MacFarlane, S.J.; Gentner, N.E.; Smith, B.P.

1985-01-01

415

Inhaled ¹⁴⁷Pm and\\/or total-body gamma radiation: Early mortality and morbidity in rats  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rats were given doses of ⁶°Co gamma radiation and\\/or lung burdens of ¹⁴⁷Pm (in fused aluminosilicate particles) within lethal ranges in an experiment to determine and compare morbidity and mortality responses for the radiation insults within 1 year after exposure. Radiation-induced morbidity was assessed by measuring changes in body weights, hematologic parameters, and pulmonary-function parameters. Acute mortality and morbidity from

R. E. Filipy; K. E. Lauhala; D. R. McGee; W. C. Cannon; R. L. Buschbom; J. R. Decker; E. G. Kuffel; J. F. Park; H. A. Ragan; S. S. Yaniv; B. R. Scott

1989-01-01

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Effect of the Pretreatment with UV and Gamma Radiations on the Modification of Plywood Surface by Photocuring with Epoxy Acrylate  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to further improve the physical properties of plywood surface that was pretreated with UV and Gamma radiation at\\u000a different radiation intensities before photocuring. After pretreatment with radiation the plywood surface was coated with\\u000a different prepared formulations containing epoxyacrylate (EA-1020) as an oligomer, difunctional monomers such as tripropylene\\u000a glycol diacrylate (TPGDA), 2-hexadioldiacrylate (HDDA), Ethylene Glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) and trifunctional

Mubarak A. Khan; Ruhul A. Khan; B. S. Aliya; Z. Nasreen

2006-01-01

417

The use of gamma radiation for the elimination of Salmonella from frozen meat  

PubMed Central

The use of a gamma radiation process for the elimination of Salmonella from frozen meat is considered with particular reference to the treatment of boned-out horsemeat and kangaroo meat imported into the UK and intended for use as pet meat. Examination of dose/survival curves produced for several serotypes of Salmonella in frozen meat shows that a radiation dose of 0·6 Mrad. will reduce a population by at least a factor of 105. The influence on the radiation resistance of salmonellas of such factors as preirradiation growth in the meat and temperature during irradiation have been examined and considered. It is also demonstrated with both preinoculated and naturally contaminated meat that postirradiation storage in the frozen state does not lead to the revival of irradiated salmonellas. The properties of Salmonella survivors deliberately produced in meat using conditions of irradiation designed to simulate a commercial process are studied after six recycling treatments through the process. There were no important changes in characteristics normally used for identification of Salmonella but radiation resistance was lowered. Survivors grown in situ in meat after irradiation showed an abnormally long lag phase, and removal of competitive microflora in meat by the radiation treatment can influence the growth of salmonellas.

Ley, F. J.; Kennedy, T. S.; Kawashima, K.; Roberts, Diane; Hobbs, Betty C.

1970-01-01

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Modulation of enzymes involved in folate dependent one-carbon metabolism by gamma-radiation stress in mice.  

PubMed

The role of various enzymes in folate dependent one-carbon metabolism, which are involved in mobilizing the folate pool for DNA synthesis and the DNA methylation reaction, was investigated. Male Swiss mice (6 weeks old) were subjected to 2, 5 and 7 Gy total body gamma-irradiation. The animals were killed at intervals of 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 and 192 h and the livers were removed. Using a 12000 x g supernatant of 10% tissue homogenate, the activities of dihydrofolate reductase, thymidylate synthase and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase were determined. The profiles of these folate enzymes were correlated to DNA damage by monitoring p53 protein profile and by comet tail moment analysis. A significant increase in activity of dihydrofolate reductase and thymidylate synthase was observed up to 96 h post-irradiation and the activity subsided thereafter, reaching control value after 192 h. A sharp decline in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase activity was observed until 192 h after irradiation. Total folates declined by 54% after 96 h following irradiation, and p53 protein concentration in nuclei increased after irradiation, proportionate to radiation dose, and subsided slowly. Thus results indicate a significant drop in total folate levels and rise in p53 protein concentration in the liver after total body gamma-irradiation. It may appear that, under radiation stress conditions, levels of enzymes involved in one-carbon metabolism for DNA repair, are modulated up to a certain time interval, in a dose specific manner. It may also appear that the requirements of folate for nucleotide base synthesis seem to be met at the expense of other one-carbon transfer reactions. PMID:15635262

Batra, Vipen; Kesavan, Vellappan; Mishra, Kaushal P

2004-12-01

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Effects of Dietary Iron and Gamma Radiation on the Rat Retina  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A health risk of concern for NASA relates to radiation exposure and its synergistic effects with other space environmental factors, includi ng nutritional status of the crew. Astronauts consume almost three times the recommended daily allowance of iron due to the use of fortifie d foods aboard the International Space Station, with iron intake occa sionally exceeding six times the recommended values. Recently, NASA has become concerned with visual changes associated with spaceflight, a nd research is being conducted to elucidate the etiology of eye structure alterations in the spaceflight environment. Terrestrially, iron o verload is also associated with certain optic neuropathies. In additi on, due to its role in Fenton reactions, iron can potentiate oxidative stress, which is a recognized cause of cataract formation. As part o f a study investigating the combined effects of radiation exposure an d iron overload on multiple physiological systems, we focused on defining the effects of both treatments on eye biology. In this study, 12- week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to one of four experimental groups: normal iron/no radiation (Control/Sham), high iron/no radiat ion (Fe/Sham), normal iron/gamma radiation (3 Gy cumulative dose, fra ctionated at 0.375 Gy/d every other day for 16 d) (Control/Rad), and high iron/gamma radiation (Fe/Rad). Oxidative stress-induced DNA damag e, measured as concentration of the marker 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG) in eye retinal tissue by enzyme-immunoanalysis did not show significant changes among treatments. However, there was an overall i ncrease in 8OHdG immunostaining density in retina sections due to radiation exposure (P = 0.05). Increased dietary iron and radiation expos ure had an interactive effect (P = 0.02) on 8OHdG immunostaining of t he retinal ganglion cell layer with iron diet increasing the signal in the group not exposed to radiation (P = 0.05). qPCR gene expression profiling of relevant target genes indicated upregulation of ferritin light chain (P = 0.09) as a result of dietary iron but no change in e xpression of the gene for ferritin heavy chain. Immunolocalization of light chain and heavy chain of the iron storage protein ferritin showed the expected distribution in the choroid, photoreceptor layer, inn er nuclear layer and in the inner plexiform layer that corresponded t o the synaptic terminals of bipolar cells. Evidence of stress and damage in the retina was also suggested by a decrease in expression of th e survival marker Bcl2 (P = 0.01) and the protective proteins clusterin (P = 0.04) and heat shock factor 1 (Hsf1, P < 0.001), as a result o f increased dietary iron. The effect of increased iron on expression of the antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase 1 (Hmox1) had a significant interaction with the effect of radiation (P < 0.001). In summary, the results of this study indicate that both gamma radiation exposure and a moderate increase in dietary iron can contribute to deleterious cha nges in retinal health and physiology.

Morgan, Jennifer; Marshall, Grace; Theriot, Corey A.; Chacon, Natalia; Zwart, Sara; Zanello, Susana B.

2012-01-01

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ENERGY LEVELS IN B¹° IN THE REACTION Li⁶($alpha$,$gamma$)B¹°  

Microsoft Academic Search

S>The yield of the reaction Li⁶( alpha , gamma )B¹° was ; measured as a function of bombarding energy from 0.7 up to 3.B Mev. Five levels ; in B¹° were found at excitation energies of 4.77, 5.11, Mev have been ; observed previously in this reaction. Resonance widths, cross sections, ; branching ratios, and angular distributions are given for

L. Meyer-Schutzmeister; S. S. Hanna

1957-01-01