SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960

Standardization of Terminology for Gamma and Electron Beam Radiation Sources


Over five years' experience in utilizing nearly 20 different sources of gamma ray and electron beam radiation sources have indicated a critical need for some degree of uniformity on the part of the source owner or operator in specifying the performance of the source, his methods of measuring its field or beam, and the manner of charging customers for its use.

This paper recommends standards of dose delivered, specifications of the field or beam, and a set of experimental or environmental conditions which the vendor should make known to a prospective user of a radiation source. This is to be given in terminology which is uniform from source to source, thus enabling a user to select a source best suited to his specific needs.

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Danald, GE
Quartermaster Food & Container Institute for the Armed Forces, Chicago, Ill.
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 79–82
DOI: 10.1520/STP39590S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5672-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-5671-5