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prompt radiation Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term prompt radiation .

prompt radiation Definition (US DoD)

Official definition of the United States Department of the term prompt radiation .

prompt radiation



The gamma rays produced in fission and as a result of other neutron reactions and nuclear excitation of the weapon materials appearing within a second or less after a nuclear explosion. The radiations from these sources are known either as prompt or instantaneous gamma rays. See also induced radiation; initial radiation; residual radiation. (US DoD)
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