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Title: Composition for radiation shielding

Abstract

A composition for use as a radiation shield. The shield has a depleted urum 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869425
Patent Number(s):
5334847
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
composition; radiation; shielding; shield; depleted; urum; core; absorbing; gamma; rays; bismuth; coating; preventing; chemical; corrosion; alternatively; sheet; gadolinium; positioned; uranium; neutrons; preferably; form; container; storing; materials; emit; formed; casting; pre-formed; sheeting; allowing; cool; resulting; structurally; sound; corrosion-resistant; radiation-absorbing; preferably formed; radiation shielding; radiation shield; gamma rays; gamma ray; structurally sound; chemical corrosion; absorbing gamma; /250/

Citation Formats

Kronberg, James W. Composition for radiation shielding. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Kronberg, James W. Composition for radiation shielding. United States.
Kronberg, James W. Sat . "Composition for radiation shielding". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869425.
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year = {1994},
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