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Title: Porcelain enamel neutron absorbing material

A porcelain enamel composition as a neutron absorbing material can be prepared of a major proportion by weight of a cadmium compound and a minor proportion of compounds of boron, lithium and silicon. These compounds in the form of a porcelain enamel coating or layer on several alloys has been found to be particularly effective in enhancing the nuclear safety of equipment for use in the processing and storage of fissile material. The composition of the porcelain enamel coating can be tailored to match the coefficient of thermal expansion of the equipment to be coated and excellent coating adhesion can be achieved.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Aiken, SC)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
875248
Report Number(s):
US H744
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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