Accession Number : ADA013031


Title :   Organometallic Liquids as Potential Dosimetric Materials: A Pulse Radiolysis Study of the Tetraethyl Compounds of Si, Ge, Sn and Pb.


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Meaburn,G. M. ; Hosszu,J. L. ; Kiker,W. E.


Report Date : MAR 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The methods of kinetic optical spectroscopy have been employed to observe the formation and decay of short-lived transients produced by pulse radiolysis of the tetra-alkyl compounds of the Group IVA metals. Time resolved transient spectra over the range of 290 nm to 620 nm are presented. The probable mechanisms of the radiation-induced molecular disruption are considered and the feasibility of using these compounds as dosimeters in the low-energy x-ray region is discussed.


Descriptors :   *ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, *RADIOLYSIS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, LEAD COMPOUNDS, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, SILICON COMPOUNDS, TIN COMPOUNDS, DOSIMETRY, GERMANIUM COMPOUNDS.


Subject Categories : RADIATION AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE