Faculty Advisor

Medich, David Christopher

Abstract

The effectiveness of several different materials to attenuate various kinds of radioactive particles produced was examined using the WPI physics department's deuterium-deuterium neutron generator. Radioactive materials have many practical applications, from radiation therapy in medicine to nuclear power, but they can be dangerous to nearby humans and their surroundings. As such, shielding materials are required on any device that uses or produces radioactive materials. I conducted a series of experiments to determine the optimal shielding design for our generator.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-15

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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