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Thermal neutron shield and method of manufacture

United States Patent

March 4, 2014
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A thermal neutron shield comprising boron shielding panels with a high percentage of the element Boron. The panel is least 46% Boron by weight which maximizes the effectiveness of the shielding against thermal neutrons. The accompanying method discloses the manufacture of boron shielding panels which includes enriching the pre-cursor mixture with varying grit sizes of Boron Carbide.
Metzger; Bert Clayton (Seaford, VA), Brindza; Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 068,597
May 16, 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.