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Attenuation properties of radiation shielding materials such as granite and marble against γ-ray energies between 80 and 1350 keV

  • Canel Eke EMAIL logo , Osman Agar , Christian Segebade and Ismail Boztosun
From the journal Radiochimica Acta


In this study, the γ-ray energy-dependent mass and linear attenuation coefficients of various granite and Turkish marble species have been experimentally obtained. Radionuclides (133Ba, 137Cs, 60Co and 22Na) with point geometry were used as γ-ray sources. The absorption capacity of each sample at nine γ-ray energies was measured using a high resolution γ-ray spectrometer equipped with a high purity germanium (HPGe) detector. To obtain the precision of the results (1σ standard deviation of the single value), this procedure was repeated six times for each species of granite and marble, respectively. The energy-dependent mass attenuation coefficient (MAC), linear attenuation coefficient (LAC), the half (HVL) and the tenth value layer (TVL) were calculated following that the MAC and LAC results were compared to the literature values.


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Received: 2016-8-31
Accepted: 2017-3-21
Published Online: 2017-4-22
Published in Print: 2017-10-26

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