Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory
Staff and Equipment 4
II: Buildings and Grounds
Dr. Alexander S. Langsdorf, Jr. and Patricia M. Reiff of the Argonne National Laboratory are shown as they measure the thickness of the concrete shield which surrounds Argonne's recently constructed multimillion volt electrostatic generator. The portion of the shield being measured is 32 inches in thickness and weighs 12 tons. It is mounted on rails and is moved into position by a small motor. Shields are necessary to prevent the scientists from being exposed to x-rays that are undesirable by-products of the nuclear reactions of the instrument.
Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Engineer District
Langsdorf, Alexander Suss, 1877-1973 | Reiff, Patricia M. | Laboratories | Shielding (Radiation) | Science rooms and equipment
Argonne National Laboratory
Photographic prints; 17.4 x 24.5 cm
9700 S. Cass Avenue | Argonne, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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