Synthesis and characterizations of magnetite-borogypsum for radiation shielding
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Nowadays, parallel to the increasing use of nuclear technology, radiation protection becomes an important issue. The use of materials, such as (Pb) lead, has become standard for protection from radiation. Improving the radiation attenuation properties of new types of materials has become more essential. In this study, the shielding properties of panels containing boron (B) waste (borogypsum) that were produced with different iron (Fe) mineral additives were studied. The attenuation properties of two types of panels produced by using magnetite and borogypsum against gamma radiation were investigated. It was found that gamma radiation protection decreases as the borogypsum contribution to the magnetite panel mixture increases. At the same time, it was observed that the linear attenuation coefficient and water absorption decrease due to the increase in borogypsum additive and sintering temperature inside the panels.