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Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture

United States Patent

May 28, 2013
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A thermal neutron shield comprising concrete with a high percentage of the element Boron. The concrete is least 54% Boron by weight which maximizes the effectiveness of the shielding against thermal neutrons. The accompanying method discloses the manufacture of Boron loaded concrete which includes enriching the concrete mixture with varying grit sizes of Boron Carbide.
Brindza; Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA), Metzger; Bert Clayton (Seaford, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 065,437
March 22, 2011
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.