Evaluation of gamma-ray attenuation properties of bismuth borate glass systems using Monte Carlo method

AKAR TARIM Ü., Ozmutlu E. N., YALÇIN S., GÜNDOĞDU Ö., Bradley D. A., GÜRLER O.

RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, vol.140, pp.403-405, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2017.03.031
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-405
  • Keywords: Monte Carlo, Mass attenuation coefficient, Bismuth borate glass systems, Radiation shielding, Half-value layer, SHIELDING PROPERTIES, COEFFICIENTS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A Monte Carlo method was developed to investigate radiation shielding properties of bismuth borate glass. The mass attenuation coefficients and half-value layer parameters were determined for different fractional amounts of Bi2O3 in the glass samples for the 356, 662, 1173 and 1332 keV photon energies. A comparison of the theoretical and experimental attenuation coefficients is presented.