Gamma-Ray Shielding Effectiveness of Clay and Boron Doped Clay Material at Different Thicknesses

Authors

  • Ahmed Salih Sameer Physics Department, College of Science, University of Anbar, Al-Anbar, Iraq
  • Akram Mohammed Ali Physics Department, College of Science, University of Anbar, Al-Anbar, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2022.63.5.10

Keywords:

red clay, mass attenuation coefficient, gamma-ray, Boron, scintillation detector

Abstract

      In this work, the gamma-ray shielding parameters of red clay and boron-doped red clay with different sample thicknesses are theoretically and experimentally reported. These shielding parameters are considered at a photon energy of 0.662 MeV emitted from 137Cs. The theoretical calculations are demonstrated using the XCom software program, while a scintillation detector, NaI(TI), with an efficiency of 98% is used to attain the experimental results of the mass attenuation coefficient of the prepared samples. The acquired results show that the boron-doped clay delivers a higher mass attenuation coefficient as compared to those of pure clay. Additionally, the mass attenuation coefficient exhibits an increasing behavior with the sample thickness increment.

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Published

2022-05-25

How to Cite

Sameer, A. S. ., & Ali , A. M. . (2022). Gamma-Ray Shielding Effectiveness of Clay and Boron Doped Clay Material at Different Thicknesses. Iraqi Journal of Science, 63(5), 1961–1970. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2022.63.5.10

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Physics