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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:||Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1758|
|Pages:||pp. 1 - 10|
|Keywords:||Am-241 content, copper shielding, Plutonium sources, standards testing|
|Research Areas:||Radiation Physics|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (465KB)|