A study for gamma-ray attenuation performances of barite filled polymer composites
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CitationTurhan, M. F., Akman, F., Kaçal, M. R., Polat, H., & Demirkol, İ. (2023). A study for gamma-ray attenuation performances of barite filled polymer composites. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 191, 110568.
In this study, radiation protection efficiency (RPE) for the coded as UP-Ba0, UP-Ba25, UP-Ba50, UP-Ba75 and UP-Ba100 at different sample thicknesses, total mass attenuation coefficient (μ/ρ), linear attenuation coefficients (μ), half value layers (HVL), tenth value layers (TVL), mean free paths (MFP), effective atomic numbers (Zeff) and effective electron densities (NE) were determined at various gamma energies between 59.5 and 1408.0 keV. With the help of the geometric progression (G-P) fitting method, the energy absorption build-up factor (EABF) and exposure build-up factor (EBF) values were calculated in the energy range from 0.015 MeV to 15 MeV for the produced composites. HPGe detector and eight radioactive sources (241Am, 152Eu, 137Cs, 133Ba, 60Co, 57Co, 54Mn and 22Na) were utilized in the experiment. Experimental results were compared with theoretical calculations and it has been observed that there is a good agreement between theoretical and experimental results. It was observed that RPE, μ/ρ, μ, Zeff and NE parameters increased with increasing barite amount and decreased with increasing energy, while the opposite situation was observed in HVL, TVL and MFP parameters. EABF and EBF values increase with increasing penetration depth. As a result, UP-Ba100 is a good radiation absorber according to the other studied barite filled polymer composites.