Calculation of half-value thickness for aluminum absorbers by means of fractional calculus

Sen M., Calik A. E.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.63, pp.46-50, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2013.07.023
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-50


Half-value thickness of aluminum absorbers has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. Cs-137, TI-204 and Sr-90/Y-90 radio-isotopes were used as beta sources. Inconsistency between experimental measurements and standard theoretical calculations has been removed with the help of fractional calculus. The experimental and theoretical half-thickness values have been found equivalent for fractional derivative order approximate to 0.3. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.