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Advanced neutron absorber materials

United States Patent

6,125,912
October 3, 2000
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A neutron absorbing material and method utilizing rare earth elements such as gadolinium, europium and samarium to form metallic glasses and/or noble base nano/microcrystalline materials, the neutron absorbing material having a combination of superior neutron capture cross sections coupled with enhanced resistance to corrosion, oxidation and leaching.
Branagan; Daniel J. (Idaho Falls, ID), Smolik; Galen R. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
09/ 243,229
February 2, 1999
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company.