Shielding studies at Mound Laboratory

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Neutron shielding is done to protect workers from excessive radiation and to keep a low neutron background for research in neutron counting. To meet health standards the total neutron flux allowable is 150 n/cm/sec per eight hours, or 50 n/cm/sec per twenty-four hours. Literature values for the absorption coefficients of paraffin and water are considered, and some experimental data is presented which approximately confirm them. A description of barriers at Mound Laboratory is given. Plans for future work on slowing-down of fast nautrons and capture of slow neutrons are included.

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Bradley, J.E. & Richmond, J.L. August 24, 1948.

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Neutron shielding is done to protect workers from excessive radiation and to keep a low neutron background for research in neutron counting. To meet health standards the total neutron flux allowable is 150 n/cm/sec per eight hours, or 50 n/cm/sec per twenty-four hours. Literature values for the absorption coefficients of paraffin and water are considered, and some experimental data is presented which approximately confirm them. A description of barriers at Mound Laboratory is given. Plans for future work on slowing-down of fast nautrons and capture of slow neutrons are included.

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10 p.

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OSTI as DE96001427

Medium: P; Size: 10 p.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 24 Aug 1948

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  • Other: DE96001427
  • Report No.: MLM--172
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00053
  • DOI: 10.2172/115733 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 115733
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627714

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Bradley, J.E. & Richmond, J.L. Shielding studies at Mound Laboratory, report, August 24, 1948; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627714/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.