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Title: Novel Cu/Zn Reinforced Polymer Composites: Experimental Characterization for Radiation Protection Efficiency (rpe) and Shielding Properties for Alpha, Proton, Neutron, and Gamma Radiations
Authors: Almisned, G.
Akman, F.
Abushanab, W. S.
Tekin, H. O.
Kaçal, M. R.
Issa, S. A. M.
Polat, H.
Oltulu, M.
Ene, A.
Zakaly, H. M. H.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
MDPI AG
Citation: Novel Cu/Zn Reinforced Polymer Composites: Experimental Characterization for Radiation Protection Efficiency (rpe) and Shielding Properties for Alpha, Proton, Neutron, and Gamma Radiations / G. Almisned, F. Akman, W. S. Abushanab et al. // Polymers. — 2021. — Vol. 13. — Iss. 18. — 3157.
Abstract: In this study, brass (Cu/Zn) reinforced polymer composites with different proportions of brass powders were fabricated. Different types of nuclear shielding parameters such as mass and linear attenuation coefficients, radiation protection efficiency, half and tenth value layers, and effective atomic number values were determined experimentally and theoretically in the energy range of 0.060–1.408 MeV in terms of gamma-ray shielding capabilities of fabricated polymer composites. A high Purity Germanium detector (HPGe) in conjunction with a Multi-Channel Analyzer (MCA) and twenty-two characteristic gamma-ray energies have been used in the experimental phase. In addition, the exposure and energy absorption buildup factors of reinforced Cu/Zn composites were calculated, and relative dose distribution values were computed to verify them. Proton mass stopping power (ΨP), proton projected range (ΦP), alpha mass stopping power (ΨA), and alpha projected range (ΦA) parameters, which indicate the interactions of the produced composites with charged particle radiation, were investigated. Fast neutron removal cross-section (ΣR) results were determined to give an idea in terms of neutron shielding. According to the obtained results, it is reported that the CuZn20 coded sample’s ability to attenuate gamma-ray and charged particle radiation is more efficient than that of other prepared composites. A CuZn05 coded sample was found to be more suitable for neutron shielding capability. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Keywords: BRASS COMPOSITE
CHARGED PARTICLE
GAMMA-RAY
NEUTRON
RADIATION SHIELDING
ATOMS
BINARY ALLOYS
BRASS
CHARGED PARTICLES
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
GAMMA RAYS
GERMANIUM COMPOUNDS
NEUTRON IRRADIATION
RADIATION SHIELDING
REINFORCEMENT
BRASS COMPOSITE
EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION
GAMMA-RAYS
MASS STOPPING POWER
NEUTRON SHIELDING
PARTICLE RADIATION
PROJECTED RANGE
PROTECTION EFFICIENCY
REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
SHIELDING CAPABILITY
NEUTRONS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/111120
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85115289119
PURE ID: 23726926
ISSN: 2073-4360
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Acknowledgments: This research was funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University through the Fast-track Research Funding Program.
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