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Title: RADIATION SHIELDING COMPOSITION

Abstract

A light weight radiation shielding composition is described whose mechanical and radiological properties can be varied within wide limits. The composition of this shielding material consists of four basic ingredients: powder of either Pb or W, a plastic resin, a resin plasticizer, and a polymerization catalyst to promote an interaction of the plasticizer with the plastic resin. Air may be mixed into the above ingredients in order to control the density of the final composition. For equivalent gamma attenuation, the shielding composition weighs one-third to one-half as much as conventional Pb shielding. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4725871
Patent Number(s):
3075925
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-17-009816
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; AIR; ATTENUATION; CATALYSIS; CONTROL; DENSITY; DUCTILITY; GAMMA RADIATION; INTERACTIONS; LEAD; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MIXING; POLYMERIZATION; POWDERS; RADIATIONS; RESINS; SHIELDING; TUNGSTEN; VARIATIONS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Dunegan, H L. RADIATION SHIELDING COMPOSITION. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Dunegan, H L. RADIATION SHIELDING COMPOSITION. United States.
Dunegan, H L. Tue . "RADIATION SHIELDING COMPOSITION". United States.
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author = {Dunegan, H L},
abstractNote = {A light weight radiation shielding composition is described whose mechanical and radiological properties can be varied within wide limits. The composition of this shielding material consists of four basic ingredients: powder of either Pb or W, a plastic resin, a resin plasticizer, and a polymerization catalyst to promote an interaction of the plasticizer with the plastic resin. Air may be mixed into the above ingredients in order to control the density of the final composition. For equivalent gamma attenuation, the shielding composition weighs one-third to one-half as much as conventional Pb shielding. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {1}
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