An investigation on determination of attenuation coefficients for gamma-rays by Monte Carlo method

Gurler O., Tarim U. A.

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, vol.293, no.1, pp.397-401, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 293 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-012-1749-3
  • Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-401


The radiation attenuation coefficients μ/ρ (cm 2 g -1) for concrete and cement samples that used for experimental studies by other researchers were determined by Monte Carlo calculations at 59.5, 80, 356, 661.6, 1173.2 and 1332.5 keV photon energies. The simulated results of attenuation coefficients were compared with the reported experimental data for the same samples and a good agreement has been observed. The intent of this research was to develop a Monte Carlo program useful for various absorbers and energies. The variation of the attenuation coefficient with photon energy has also been investigated for these samples. © 2012 Akadémiai Kiadó.