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High Z particle Apollo astronaut dosimetry with plasticsOn Apollo missions, the individual astronauts' high Z particle exposure is measured by means of Lexan polycarbonate plastic. These layers form one component of the passive dosimetry packets worn in the constant wear garment. They serve as threshold type, high Z, charged particle track detectors, recording only the very highly ionizing particles. The detectors yield information on the particles' charge, energy, and direction of travel. This data, in turn, is used to obtain the track fluence, the stopping particle density as an integral Z distribution, and the particles' integral LET spectrum. Some of the data gathered on Apollo missions 8-13 is presented.
Document ID
19720009971
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Benton, E. V. (San Francisco Univ. CA, United States)
Henke, R. P. (San Francisco Univ. CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Proc. of The Natl. Symp. on Nat. and Manmade Radiation in Space
Subject Category
BIOSCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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