Measurements of fast neutrons in Hiroshima by use of (39)Ar.

  title={Measurements of fast neutrons in Hiroshima by use of (39)Ar.},
  author={Eckehart Nolte and Werner Ruehm and Heinz Hugo Loosli and Igor N. Tolstikhin and Kazuo Kato and Thomas Huber and Stephen D. Egbert},
  journal={Radiation and environmental biophysics},
  volume={44 4},
The survivors of the A-bomb explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki were exposed to a mixed neutron and gamma radiation field. To validate the high-energy portion of the neutron field and thus the neutron dose to the survivors, a method is described that allows retrospective assessment of the fast neutrons from the A-bombs. This is accomplished by the… CONTINUE READING