experiments have been carried out to investigate the effects of gamma-radiation
on iodine aerosols under various chemical conditions. The results indicate that
iodide ions (I-) in aerosol can be readily oxidized to I2
and HIO, and some iodide ions may be converted to organic iodine when organic
additives are present in the KI solution from which the aerosol is generated.
The results also suggest that the chemical transformation of irradiated iodine
aerosol depends on the chemical environment both carrier gas and iodide