Gamma radiation shielding efficiency of a new lead-free composite material


Soylu H. M. , Lambrecht F. , Ersoz O. A.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.305, no.2, pp.529-534, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 305 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-015-4051-3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-534

Abstract

The aim of the study is to produce a new metal-polymer composite in the form of disc and investigate shielding efficiencies against gamma radiation (Cs-137 and I-131 and Am-241). The composite discs were produced from mixing polymer and different percentage tungsten carbide (50, 60, and 70 %). Compared with lead in same conditions the new material is more lightweight and flexible. Moreover the material's shielding efficiency is higher than lead also.