ASTM E2971 - 16 - Standard Test Method for Determination of Effective Boron-10 Areal Density in Aluminum Neutron Absorbers using Neutron Attenuation Measurements

ASTM E2971 - 16

Standard Test Method for Determination of Effective Boron-10 Areal Density in Aluminum Neutron Absorbers using Neutron Attenuation Measurements

Status : Current   Published : June 2016

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1.1 This test method is intended for quantitative determination of effective boron-10 ( 10B) areal density (mass per area of 10B, usually measured in grams- 10B/cm 2 ) in aluminum neutron absorbers. The attenuation of a thermal neutron beam transmitted through an aluminum neutron absorber is compared to attenuation values for calibration standards allowing determination of the effective 10B areal density. This test is typically performed in a laboratory setting. This method is valid only under the following conditions:

1.1.1 The absorber contains 10B in an aluminum or aluminum alloy matrix.

1.1.2 The primary neutron absorber is 10B.

1.1.3 The test specimen has uniform thickness.

1.1.4 The test specimen has a testing surface area at least twice that of the thermal neutron beam’s surface cross-sectional area.

1.1.5 The calibration standards of uniform composition span the range of areal densities being measured.

1.1.6 The areal density is between 0.001 and 0.080 grams of 10B per cm 2.

1.1.7 The thermalized neutron beam is derived from a fission reactor, sub-critical assembly, accelerator or neutron generator.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.




Standard NumberASTM E2971 - 16
TitleStandard Test Method for Determination of Effective Boron-10 Areal Density in Aluminum Neutron Absorbers using Neutron Attenuation Measurements
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Areal density, Boron, Criticality control, Neutron absorber, Neutron attenuation test, Poison material
ICS19.100
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages4
File Size74 KB
Price£36.00


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