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Title: Heavy metal oxide (HMO) glasses as an effective member of glass shield family: A comprehensive characterization on gamma ray shielding properties of various structures
Authors: Tekin, H. O.
Susoy, G.
Issa, S. A. M.
Ene, A.
ALMisned, G.
Rammah, Y. S.
Ali, F. T.
Algethami, M.
Zakaly, H. M. H.
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier Editora Ltda
Citation: Heavy metal oxide (HMO) glasses as an effective member of glass shield family: A comprehensive characterization on gamma ray shielding properties of various structures / H. O. Tekin, G. Susoy, S. A. M. Issa et al. // Journal of Materials Research and Technology. — 2022. — Vol. 18. — P. 231-244.
Abstract: Using advanced Monte Carlo simulation techniques and theoretical methodologies, a thorough investigation on the gamma-ray shielding properties of several heavy metal oxide glasses were performed. The general-purpose Monte Carlo code MCNPX (version 2.7.0) was used to simulate gamma-ray transmission to determine fundamental attenuation coefficients. The acquired findings were compared to Phy-X/PSD to confirm that the outputs were consistent. Additionally, other gamma-ray shielding parameters were computed and studied throughout a broad photon energy range of 0.015 MeV–15 MeV. From A to F glass samples, a sharp density increase from 5.99 g/cm3 to 8.9 g/cm3 was found. As a result, the F sample was found to have the highest linear attenuation coefficients. Our results indicate that increasing the amount of Bi reinforcement improved the material's overall gamma-ray attenuation properties. The F sample with the highest Bi reinforcement in its glass structure was subsequently shown to have superior gamma-ray shielding characteristics. Finally, we compared the F sample's half-value layer values to those of other commercial glass shields, various concretes, and other glass shields investigated in the literature. As a consequence of the benchmarking procedure, it has been determined that the F sample has better shielding capabilities than other shielding materials. It can be concluded that heavy metal oxide glasses offer apparent benefits in terms of more efficiently attenuating incoming gamma-rays. Additionally, it can be concluded that applying high Bi to heavy metal oxide glasses is a beneficial strategy for improving the gamma-ray attenuation capabilities of heavy metal oxide glasses. © 2022 The Author(s)
Keywords: HEAVY METAL OXIDES (HMO)
MCNPX
RADIATION SHIELDING
BISMUTH COMPOUNDS
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ATTENUATION
GLASS
HEAVY METALS
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
MONTE CARLO METHODS
RADIATION SHIELDING
REINFORCEMENT
GAMMA-RAY ATTENUATION
GAMMA-RAY SHIELDING
GAMMA-RAYS
HEAVY METAL OXIDE
HEAVY METAL OXIDE GLASS
HEAVY-METAL OXIDE
MCNPX
MONTE CARLO CODES
MONTE CARLO SIMULATION TECHNIQUE
SHIELDING PROPERTIES
GAMMA RAYS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/118162
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85127116977
ISSN: 22387854
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2022.02.074
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, PNU
Authors express their sincere gratitude to Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University Researchers Supporting Project.
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