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Characterization of shielding materials used in neutron scattering instrumentation...

by Matthew B Stone, Morris L Crow Jr, Victor R Fanelli, Jennifer L Niedziela
Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication Date
Page Number
162708
Volume
946
Issue
1

The nuclear cross-sections of certain isotopes make some materials excellent candidates for neutron shielding. We have performed a series of measurements examining the transmission, reflection, and nuclear Bragg scattering of a series of common materials used for neutron shielding. We concentrate on characterizing the materials most likely to be used in neutron scattering instrumentation.