Lead- and bismuth-borate fly-ash glasses as gamma-ray-shielding materials

Kulwant Singh, Ashutosh Goel, Shaweta Mohan, Annu Arora, Gopi Sharma

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Abstract

Values of the gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficient for fly-ash glasses in the system: xBi2O3- 0.2B2O3-yFly Ash and xPbO-0.2B2O3-yFly Ash (x = 0.70, 0.65, 0.60, 0.55, 0.50, 0.45, 0.40 and y = 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.40) have been determined experimentally at 81-, 356-, 511-, 662-, 1173-, and 1332-keV photon energies using a narrow-beam transmission method. These coefficients of glasses are then used to determine their interaction cross sections, the photon mean free path, effective atomic numbers, and the electron densities. Results have indicated that these fly-ash glasses have potential applications in low-energy gamma-ray shielding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Science and Engineering
Volume154
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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