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Radiation shielding phosphate bonded ceramics using enriched isotopic boron compounds

United States Patent Application

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A new method for enhancing the physical and radiation shielding characteristics of phosphate ceramics, via the incorporation therein of isotopic boron compounds and bismuth, iron, and lead additives. The resulting material finds applications as physical and radiation shields and as building constituents in spent fuel- and waste containment-scenarios.
Singh, Dileep (Naperville, IL), Jeong, Seung-Young (Westmont, IL)
09/ 791,422
February 23, 2001
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago, representing Argonne National Laboratory.