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Justification of Shielding Requirements for Plutonium Sources

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Author(s)

Leticia S. Pibida, Michael P. Unterweger

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
Report Number
1758
Volume
1758

Keywords

Am-241 content, copper shielding, Plutonium sources, standards testing

Citation

Pibida, L. and Unterweger, M. (2012), Justification of Shielding Requirements for Plutonium Sources, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1758 (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created September 12, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018