Archives of General Internal Medicine

Research Article - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2021) Volume 5, Issue 5

Assessment of gamma radiation parameters with different weight fractions of [Na2O3-B2O3-Bi2O3-MoO3] glasses;to protect from radiation by using XCOM software and PHY-X software.

In this work, the shielding properties of nine examined glasses with a Na2-2xB4-4xBixMo0. 05xO7- chemical compositions (4x,0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 mol%) have been assessed. the ass attenuation coefficient values were theoretically calculated by using XCOM the available online of the XCOM software.  Based on the calculated mass attenuation coefficients values and density of these glass samples, linear attenuation coefficient,half value layer and  mean free path of penetrating photons have been calculated, listed by their tables, it is found that both half value layer and mean free path increase as gamma ray energy increase. Effective atomic number and effective electron density have been calculated by the available online PHY-X software.Glass shielding properties against the fast neutron has been investigated by calculating, the fast neutron removal cross section. The fast neutron removal cross section values decrease as weight fractions of boron oxides decrease. However,glass samples are good shielding glasses against both of gamma and neutron radiation.   

Author(s): Mutaz Aladailah*

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