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Title: Radiation shielding composition

A composition is disclosed for use as a radiation shield. The shield is a concrete product containing a stable uranium aggregate for attenuating gamma rays and a neutron absorbing component, the uranium aggregate and neutron absorbing component being present in the concrete product in sufficient amounts to provide a concrete having a density between about 4 and about 15 grams/cm{sup 3} and which will at a predetermined thickness, attenuate gamma rays and absorb neutrons from a radioactive material of projected gamma ray and neutron emissions over a determined time period. The composition is preferably in the form of a container for storing radioactive materials that emit gamma rays and neutrons. The concrete container preferably comprises a metal liner and/or a metal outer shell. The resulting radiation shielding container has the potential of being structurally sound, stable over a long period of time, and, if desired, readily mobile. 5 figs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
672574
Report Number(s):
US 5,786,611/A/
PAN: US patent application 8-378,161; TRN: 99:001055
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Jul 1998
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Tech Co
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; CONTAINERS; STORAGE; BIOLOGICAL SHIELDS; SHIELDING MATERIALS; CONCRETES; LINERS; DESIGN; URANIUM; GAMMA RADIATION; NEUTRONS