The problems attendant upon shielding of reactors are described briefly. The sources of radiation and their relative importance are enumerated. The interaction processes for gamma rays and neutrons are described; some discussion is given of their relative importance. The need for thermal shields in a reactor is described. Common biological shield materials are enumerated with their relative advantages and disadvantages. Some current shield designs are illustrated.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Gamma rays, Heat shielding, Neutrons, Radiation sources
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