SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Steven Mellard
TIME: Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Boggs, 3-47
TITLE: Novel Manufacture of Radiological Sources by Stereolithography
COMMITTEE: Dr. Steven Bigalski, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Nolan Hertel (NRE)
Dr. Henry La Pierre (CHEM)


In this work, a method for creating radioactive sources using additive manufacturing is considered. The work includes an overview of the theories and practice of stereolithographic printing as well as an in-depth study of the materials and manufacture of radioactive sources using standard and elastic resins. Various mixing techniques are used and compared. A number of tests were conducted to determine the homogeneity and radiological properties of the mixed resins.