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Publication Citation: Justification of Shielding Requirements for Plutonium Sources

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Author(s): Leticia S. Pibida; Michael P. Unterweger;
Title: Justification of Shielding Requirements for Plutonium Sources
Published: September 12, 2012
Abstract: This report provides a justification for shielding plutonium sources when testing radiation detection instruments against standard performance requirements and test methods. The use of copper as a shielding material is proposed to provide comparable test results when testing radiation detection instruments in different location using different plutonium sources with varying 241Am content.
Citation: NIST TN - 1758
Volume: 1758
Pages: pp. 1 - 10
Keywords: Am-241 content; copper shielding; Plutonium sources; standards testing
Research Areas: Radiation Physics
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1758
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