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Title: Composition for radiation shielding

Abstract

A composition for use as a radiation shield is disclosed. The shield has a depleted uranium core for absorbing gamma rays and a bismuth coating for preventing chemical corrosion and absorbing gamma rays. Alternatively, a sheet of gadolinium may be positioned between the uranium core and the bismuth coating for absorbing neutrons. The composition is preferably in the form of a container for storing materials that emit radiation such as gamma rays and neutrons. The container is preferably formed by casting bismuth around a pre-formed uranium container having a gadolinium sheeting, and allowing the bismuth to cool. The resulting container is a structurally sound, corrosion-resistant, radiation-absorbing container. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7110948
Patent Number(s):
5334847 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-014604
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Feb 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; STORAGE; BIOLOGICAL SHIELDING; CORROSION RESISTANCE; FABRICATION; MATERIALS; SHIELDING; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 052002 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Kronberg, J W. Composition for radiation shielding. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Kronberg, J W. Composition for radiation shielding. United States.
Kronberg, J W. Tue . "Composition for radiation shielding". United States.
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abstractNote = {A composition for use as a radiation shield is disclosed. The shield has a depleted uranium core for absorbing gamma rays and a bismuth coating for preventing chemical corrosion and absorbing gamma rays. Alternatively, a sheet of gadolinium may be positioned between the uranium core and the bismuth coating for absorbing neutrons. The composition is preferably in the form of a container for storing materials that emit radiation such as gamma rays and neutrons. The container is preferably formed by casting bismuth around a pre-formed uranium container having a gadolinium sheeting, and allowing the bismuth to cool. The resulting container is a structurally sound, corrosion-resistant, radiation-absorbing container. 2 figs.},
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