STP223: Radiography of Materials Used in the Nuclear Energy Field

    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.

    Pages: 15    Published: Jan 1958


    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.


    Paper ID: STP41988S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41988S


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