Boron Carbide Content Testing

  • To ensure the correct loading of boron carbide is achieved in Metamic HT two independent analysis are performed.
  • Wet chemistry analysis is performed on each billet of Metamic HT, records and archival samples are maintained of each analysis.
  • Neutron attenuation testing is performed upon each lot of Metamic HT, boron carbide content is then derived from B-10 areal density.
  • To ensure reliability of testing, neutron attenuation testing can be performed at 3 university reactors.
    • Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center
    • University of Maryland
    • Penn State University