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ESH DocDB Document 5570-v1

Polyethylene Shielding Effectiveness

Document #:
ESH-doc-5570-v1
Document type:
Guidance/Information
Submitted by:
William S. Higgins
Updated by:
William S. Higgins
Document Created:
08 Apr 2020, 14:41
Contents Revised:
08 Apr 2020, 14:41
Metadata Revised:
08 Apr 2020, 14:41
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Abstract:
For a 12-inch (30 cm) thickness of solid polyethylene shielding, attenuating neutrons of 5 MeV or less, attenuation coefficients are listed for various energies. For bags of polyethylene beads, increasing thickness by a factor of 2 is recommended.
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