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Title: Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture

Abstract

A thermal neutron shield comprising concrete with a high percentage of the element Boron. The concrete is least 54% Boron by weight which maximizes the effectiveness of the shielding against thermal neutrons. The accompanying method discloses the manufacture of Boron loaded concrete which includes enriching the concrete mixture with varying grit sizes of Boron Carbide.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TJNAF (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083803
Patent Number(s):
8,450,707
Application Number:
13/065,437
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA) TJNAF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Brindza, Paul Daniel, and Metzger, Bert Clayton. Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Brindza, Paul Daniel, & Metzger, Bert Clayton. Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture. United States.
Brindza, Paul Daniel, and Metzger, Bert Clayton. Tue . "Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083803.
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abstractNote = {A thermal neutron shield comprising concrete with a high percentage of the element Boron. The concrete is least 54% Boron by weight which maximizes the effectiveness of the shielding against thermal neutrons. The accompanying method discloses the manufacture of Boron loaded concrete which includes enriching the concrete mixture with varying grit sizes of Boron Carbide.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 28 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue May 28 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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