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Influence of lead and zinc oxides on the radiation shielding properties of tellurite glass systems


Alalawi, Amani I. and Al-Buriahi, Mohammed and Sayyed, M. I. and Akyildirim, Hakan and Arslan, Halil and Mohd Zaid, Mohd Hafiz and Tonguc, Baris Tamer (2020) Influence of lead and zinc oxides on the radiation shielding properties of tellurite glass systems. Ceramics International, 46 (11 pt. A). 17300 - 17306. ISSN 0272-8842


The radiation shielding properties of xPbO-(100-x)TeO2, x = 10, 20, and 30 mol% binary glasses and y[ZnO]-(100-y)[70(TeO2)-30(PbO)] y = 15, 20, and 25 mol% ternary glasses were investigated using Geant4 simulations and the newly developed Phy-X/PSD program. The glasses’ gamma shielding abilities were assessed using their mass attenuation coefficient (μ/ρ), mean free path (MFP), effective atomic number (Zeff), and half value layer (HVL) values. The neutron shielding ability was evaluated by determining the removal cross-section (RCS) values, which were 0.097, 0.101, and 0.103 cm-1 for binary PbO-TeO2 (PT) glasses and 0.118, 0.116, and 0.114 cm-1 for ternary ZnO-PbO-TeO2 (PTZ) glasses. The gamma and neutron shielding features of the glasses were compared with those of various ordinary concretes and Pb-free, Pb-based, and commercial glasses. The addition of PbO changed the gamma and neutron properties of the PT glasses, while the addition of ZnO demonstrated a different trend in the gamma properties of the PTZ glass system.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.04.017
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Shielding properties; Tellurite glass; Lead oxide; Zinc oxide; Geant4; Phy-X/PSD
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 09:10
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