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Title: Impact of Bi2O3 modifier concentration on barium–zincborate glasses: physical, structural, elastic, and radiation-shielding properties
Authors: Naseer, K. A.
Marimuthu, K.
Mahmoud, K. A.
Sayyed, M. I.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Citation: Impact of Bi2O3 modifier concentration on barium–zincborate glasses: physical, structural, elastic, and radiation-shielding properties / K. A. Naseer, K. Marimuthu, K. A. Mahmoud, et al. — DOI 10.1140/epjp/s13360-020-01056-6 // European Physical Journal Plus. — 2021. — Vol. 136. — Iss. 1. — 116.
Abstract: Abstract: A sequence of Bi2O3 varying barium–zincborate (BZX) glasses with the chemical composition (60-x) B2O3-20ZnO-20BaCO3-xBi2O3-0.5Dy2O3 (where x = 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 in wt%) is fabricated by melt-quenching method. The fabricated samples were examined for the variation in physical, structural, elastic, and radiation-shielding properties with the Bi2O3 concentration. The structural and compositional evaluations are done using XRD and FTIR spectra. The BZX matrixes consist of the trigonal-planar and tetrahedral groups of borates, BiO3 and BiO6 units of Bi2O3, and the non-bridging oxygen in general. The average single-bond strength values substantiate the increasing ionic nature of the BZX glasses. The variation in the density and molar volume of the BZX series discussed in terms of various structural and elastic properties. The glass-coded BZ15 was found to be the best candidate for the sound-resistant applications based on the atomic packing fraction and the acoustic impedance studies. With MCNP5 simulation, the mass attenuation coefficient (MAC) values of all the samples were calculated and compared with a theoretical approach using the XCOM program. As the amount of Bi2O3 increases, the linear attenuation coefficient (LAC) increases with it at all energies. The LAC values varied between 0.2805 and 0.5269 cm−1 for the investigated glasses at 0.81 MeV. BZ30 glass is the more effective shield due to the highest MAC and LAC values. Graphic abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/103127
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85099993195
PURE ID: 20902740
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ISSN: 21905444
DOI: 10.1140/epjp/s13360-020-01056-6
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