"Atometer" Colorimetric Dosimeter (ca. 1952 - 1955)
The Atometer was a simple colorimetric dosimeter
manufactured by Magnex Corporation of
The instructions on the side read: "After
an atom bomb explosion to determine the degree of exposure to gamma
Tear lemon yellow control
panel and inner lead foil wrapper.
Compare color of
liquid with control panel and with color bands.
Scratch a check mark on
matching color band or control panel
4. Close panel and avoid exposing liquid to light."
Panel color bands
Golden Yellow: 50R
Weight: 1 oz
August 1952 p 84;
Commission Radiation Measuring Instruments, RIB-8 (supplement 2)
Donated by Jack Greene
Last updated: 07/25/07
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