[ RadSafe ] Reference for the word 'shake' ...and other sneaky Manhattan project words

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 20:35:49 CST 2016

Sounds like the original millibarn is the Pajarito Skilodge at Los Alamos!
And the snow's good this year!

Dan ii

Dan W McCarn, Geologist
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On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Ed Waller <ed.waller at xplornet.com> wrote:

> All,
> As part of some writing I am doing, I am trying to find origins of terms
> used in the nuclear field that are somewhat obscure.
> I have a reference for 'barn' (Note on the origin of the term "barn",
> Holloway and Baker, LAMS-623, 1947)
> [aside: Also, I have found some anecdotal evidence for a millibarm being a
> 'skilodge' and a microbarn being an 'outhouse', but no reference. I have
> also seen a reference to 1E-48 cm2 being a 'shed', but again no reference.]
> However, some other terms, such as 'shake', I am having a harder time
> finding a proper reference. Google has revealed lots of usage, and some
> secondary and tertiary referencing, but I cannot believe there is not a
> primary reference somewhere for this, and other terms like this.
> If anyone could help, I would be most appreciative.
> Best regards,
> Ed
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