[ RadSafe ] Neutron Source Safety

Thomas Johnston tjohnstn at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 12:54:12 CDT 2013

May I extend an unofficial invitation to visit our facility.  This is what
we do.  Please submit a proposal and if accepted and approved you will
receive this training that you are looking to obtain, for free.

Please visit our site here at NIST and learn about the varoius programs and
opportunities available.

NIST Center for Neutron Research
http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/   On the left side of the page look for the 'User
Information' section. This should prove useful if you plan to visit.

Neutron Source Strength Calibrations

Our facility offers a free Summer school and other programs for student at
all levels, high school and above, and even teacher courses for Middle
School and above.

Best regards and I am glad you asked,


Thomas Johnston

Health Physicist

NIST Center for Neutron Research

National Institute of Standards and Technology

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1733

Gaithersburg, MD 20899


Radiation Safety: http://safety.nist.gov/radiation_safety/

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On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM, DOBBS, LYNN <DOBBSL at mailbox.sc.edu> wrote:

> A researcher at our University is currently wanting to purchase either a
> Cf-252 (27 uci/ 50 ngm) or an AmBe source (100 mCi) for a neutron flux of ~
> 1E5.   I am in the process of developing safety procedures but honestly, I
> don't have a lot of expertise in neutrons.   My concerns are exposure
> (neutron and gamma dose), general radiation protection requirements,
> detection instrumentation, and the possibility of neutron activation.  Can
> anyone provide some SOPs they are currently using and a training course
> available for neutron source safety?
> Thanks in advance,
> Lynn B Dobbs
> Radiation Safety Officer
> University of South Carolina
> Phone: 803-777-5268
> Fax: 803-777-5275
> DobbsL at mailbox.sc.edu<mailto:DobbsL at mailbox.sc.edu>
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