Title

Photon Shielding Features of Quarry Tuff

Author

HECTOR RENE VEGA CARRILLO

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

Cantera is a quarry tuff widely used in the building industry; in this work the shielding features of cantera

were determined. The shielding characteristics were calculated using XCOM and MCNP5 codes for 0.03, 0.07, 0.1, 0.3, 0.662, 1, 2, and 3 MeV photons. With XCOM the mass interaction coefficients, and the total mass attenuation coefficients, were calculated. With the MCNP5 code a transmission experiment was modelled using a point-like source located 42 cm apart from a point-like detector. Between the source and the detector, cantera pieces with different thickness, ranging from 0 to 40 cm were included. The collided and uncollided photon fluence, the Kerma in air and the Ambient dose equivalent were estimated. With the uncollided fluence the linear attenuation coefficients were determined and compared with those calculated with XCOM. The linear attenuation coefficient for 0.662 MeV photons was compared with the coefficient measured with a NaI(Tl)-based -ray spectrometer and a 137Cs source.

Producción Científica de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas UAZ

Publish date

September 25, 2017

Publication type

Article

Information Resource

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Audience

General public

Source repository

Repositorio Institucional Caxcán

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