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Title: Engineering compendium on radiation shielding. Volume II. Shielding materials

Engineering compendium on radiation shielding. Volume II. Shielding materials Properties of shielding materials for gamma radiation, including occurrence and extraction, physical properties, fabrication, and applications and design considerations are presented for lead and lead alloys, iron and iron alloys (steel), uranium, tungsten, bismuth, copper, aluminum, soil, ceramics, water, transparent materials (silicate and lead glasses), concretes, and air. Neutron shielding properties are given for lead and lead alloys, iron and iron alloys, uranium, tungsten, bismuth, copper, aluminum, beryllium, graphite, water, organic materials (rubber, plastics, oils, paraffins), wood and compressed wood, metallic and saline hydrides, cadmium and cadmium alloys, boron and boron compounds, boral, boron-graphite, combinations, concretes, and air. Laminated shields are discussed, the effects of heating on the properties of concretes are given, and optimization of the choice of shielding materials is considered. Extensive tables and figures. (GHT)
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 4097912
Resource Type:Book
Resource Relation:Other Information: ISBN 3-540-05075-2. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Research Org:Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: N72300* --Physics (Radiation & Shielding)--Radiation Source Calibration & Standardization; 643702*; *AIR-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *ALUMINIUM-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *BISMUTH-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *CONCRETES-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *COPPER-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *GAMMA RADIATION-- SHIELDING; *IRON ALLOYS-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *IRON-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *LEAD-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *NEUTRONS-- SHIELDING; *SHIELDING MATERIALS-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *TUNGSTEN-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *URANIUM-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; *WATER-- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES BERYLLIUM-- BORON-- BORON ALLOYS-- CADMIUM-- CADMIUM ALLOYS-- GRAPHITE-- NEUTRON TRANSPORT-- OILS-- PARAFFIN-- PLASTICS-- RUBBERS; CERAMICS-- GLASS-- PHOTON TRANSPORT-- SOILS