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Lightweight concrete with enhanced neutron shielding

United States Patent

9,440,882
September 13, 2016
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A lightweight concrete containing polyethylene terephthalate in an amount of 20% by total volume. The concrete is enriched with hydrogen and is therefore highly effective at thermalizing neutrons. The concrete can be used independently or as a component of an advanced neutron radiation shielding system.
Brindza; Paul Daniel (Yorktown, VA), Metzger; Bert Clayton (Seatord, VA)
JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 068,619
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.