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, cilt.305, ss.529-534, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 305 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10967-015-4051-3
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.529-534

Özet

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.