Medich, David Christopher
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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