Evolution of Halides from Halogenated Plastics Exposed to Gamma Radiation

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Abstract: "The purpose of the investigation was to study the effects of gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source on the physical properties and halogen evolution from the plastics polyvinyl chloride and polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene. Samples exposed for 2 to 28 days to a source of approximately 25,000 Roentgens per minute showed an appreciable evolution of both fluorine and chlorine. Tests on polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene for tensile, impact, and shear strength showed rapidly decreasing values as the radiation exposure was increased. Similar physical tests on exposed polyvinyl chloride showed increased impact and shear strengths and a lower tensile strength."

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22 p. : ill., tables ; 28 cm.

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Byrne, J. & Mann, W. L. November 15, 1952.

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  • Main Title: Evolution of Halides from Halogenated Plastics Exposed to Gamma Radiation
  • Series Title: Atomic Energy Commission Reports
  • Added Title: Atomic Energy Commission Report K-981
  • Added Title: K (Series) (Oak Ridge, TN) Report 981

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Abstract: "The purpose of the investigation was to study the effects of gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source on the physical properties and halogen evolution from the plastics polyvinyl chloride and polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene. Samples exposed for 2 to 28 days to a source of approximately 25,000 Roentgens per minute showed an appreciable evolution of both fluorine and chlorine. Tests on polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene for tensile, impact, and shear strength showed rapidly decreasing values as the radiation exposure was increased. Similar physical tests on exposed polyvinyl chloride showed increased impact and shear strengths and a lower tensile strength."

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22 p. : ill., tables ; 28 cm.

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Byrne, J. & Mann, W. L. Evolution of Halides from Halogenated Plastics Exposed to Gamma Radiation, report, November 15, 1952; Cambridge, Massachusetts. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc957881/: accessed May 27, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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