[ RadSafe ] Gamma measurements in planes

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Sat Dec 16 13:04:19 CST 2006


DU is used on most planes. It is also used in the keels of some boats. The
emitted alphas, low energy photons and beta ray do not result in a
significant dose to passengers and would not affect any dosimeter reading.


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From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On
Behalf Of Olsson Mattias :MSO
Sent: December 16, 2006 10:14 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Gamma measurements in planes

There has been some writing about dose rate measurements in planes. I
seem to recall that DU can be used as ballast in planes. Even though not
exceptionally active, I suppose that could affect measurements somewhat
inside a plane!

Mattias Olsson
PhD, Nuclear chemistry
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