Investigation of mass attenuation coefficients of water, concrete and bakelite at different energies using the FLUKA Monte Carlo code


DEMİR N., AKAR TARIM Ü., Popovici M., Demirci Z. N. , GÜRLER O., AKKURT İ.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.298, no.2, pp.1303-1307, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 298 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-013-2494-y
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1303-1307
  • Keywords: Water, Bakelite, Concrete, FLUKA, Energy deposition, Mass attenuation coefficient, GAMMA-RAY, SHIELDING PROPERTIES, THICKNESS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The mass attenuation coefficients of water, bakelite and concrete sample defined in the simulation package were obtained using the FLUKA Monte Carlo code at 59.5, 80.9, 140.5, 356.5, 661.6, 1173.2 and 1332.5 keV photon energies. The results for the mass attenuation coefficients obtained by simulation have been compared with experimental and the theoretical ones and good agreement has been observed. The results indicate that this process can be followed to determine the data on the attenuation of gamma-rays with the several energies in other materials. Also, the deposited energy by 661.6 keV photons at several thicknesses of each media was determined as being an important data for radiation shielding studies.