A practical method for calculation of mass-attenuation coefficients of β particles

Gurler O., Yalcin S.

Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol.32, no.18, pp.1918-1925, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2005.05.007
  • Journal Name: Annals of Nuclear Energy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1918-1925
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A practical method to calculate mass-attenuation coefficients of β particles has been described. This method is based upon the analytical conclusion of β emission energy spectrum and the range distribution of an individual β particles. The mass-attenuation coefficients are obtained as the slope of the semi-log plot of theoretical calculated fraction of transmission vs. the foil thicknesses. This method has been applied to obtain the mass-attenuation coefficients of β particles in aluminium, copper and gold. The results have been compared with the values given in previous works. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.