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Boron cage compound materials and composites for shielding and absorbing neutrons

United States Patent

March 4, 2014
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Boron cage compound-containing materials for shielding and absorbing neutrons. The materials include BCC-containing composites and compounds. BCC-containing compounds comprise a host polymer and a BCC attached thereto. BCC-containing composites comprise a mixture of a polymer matrix and a BCC filler. The BCC-containing materials can be used to form numerous articles of manufacture for shielding and absorbing neutrons.
Bowen, III; Daniel E. (Olathe, KS), Eastwood; Eric A. (Raymore, MO)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 210,985
August 16, 2011
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO4-01AL66850, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.