STP223

    Radiography of Materials Used in the Nuclear Energy Field

    Published: Jan 1958


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    Abstract

    Fundamental techniques employed for radiographing materials used in nuclear energy installations are described. The X- and gamma-ray energies required for radiographing a variety of materials from plastics to gold for thicknesses ranging from foils to several inches are discussed. The X-ray energies range from 10 kvp to 22 Mev; the gamma sources include cesium-137 and cobalt-60. Details of exposure for plastic, graphite, beryllium, zirconium, lead, thorium, tantalum, tungsten alloy, uranium, plutonium, and gold are given. Information on film-screen combinations and on filter protection against the autoradiographic effects is included. Some practical applications of radiography to reactor component inspections are shown.


    Author Information:

    Dutli, J. W.
    University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. Mex.

    Grimm, D. E.
    University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. Mex.


    Paper ID: STP41988S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41988S


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