Since 1984, Frontier Technology Corporation (FTC) has been a world-leading neutron emitting source supplier and manufacturer of sealed radioactive sources. FTC designs and manufacture custom californium-252 sources for applications across a range of industries.
Our double-encapsulated nuclear containers are composed of inner and outer capsule chambers, and the Cf-252 isotope in wire form up to a maximum content level of 5 mg. Materials used for capsule fabrication include 304L stainless steel, Zircaloy-2, platinum, and other alloys. Components are constructed with our advanced processes including expert TIG welding and circumferential seal welding processes, holding a tolerance of ±10%. All californium-252 sources are custom made, within established size parameters.
Container Size Ranges
|Outside diameter||0.217–0.371 inch|
|Outside length||0.470–1.48 inch|
|Inside diameter||0.154–0.235 inch|
|Inside length||0.24–1.02 inch|
As the most experienced company in our industry, we have supplied well respected institutions such as Westinghouse, the U.S. Military, Toshiba, and prestigious research universities such as the University of Missouri. We are a IAEA special form compliant manufacturer of Type A certified shipping containers for radioactive materials, and can ship to over 200 countries, excluding embargo list countries. We accept customer delivered depleted or returned sources and handle material disposition at no cost to the customer. All products and processes are held to rigorous industry standards including regulations set by organizations including Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ISO 2919, ASTM, and ANSI. FTC is licensed to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) with regulations consistent to the NRC. For more information about our custom californium-252 sources, or our other sealed radioactive sources supplier capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.