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Title: Neutron and gamma radiation shielding material, structure, and process of making structure

The present invention is directed to a novel neutron and gamma radiation elding material consisting of 95 to 97 percent by weight SiO.sub.2 and 5 to 3 percent by weight sodium silicate. In addition, the method of using this composition to provide a continuous neutron and gamma radiation shielding structure is disclosed.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Princeton Junction, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864916
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 4437013
Research Org:
Bechtel National, Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; gamma; radiation; shielding; material; structure; process; directed; novel; elding; consisting; 95; 97; percent; weight; sio; sodium; silicate; addition; method; composition; provide; continuous; disclosed; shielding material; material consisting; radiation shielding; radiation shield; gamma radiation; sodium silicate; /250/252/976/