Gamma radiation shielding efficiency of a new lead-free composite material
The aim of the study is to produce a new metal-polymer composite in the form of disc and investigate shielding efficiencies against gamma radiation (137Cs and 131I and 241Am). The composite discs were produced from mixing polymer and different percentage tungsten carbide (50, 60, and 70 %). Compared with lead in same conditions the new material is more lightweight and flexible. Moreover the material’s shielding efficiency is higher than lead also.
KeywordsGamma radiation Shielding Tungsten carbide Polymer Lead-free
This research was supported by the Ege University, Scientific Research Project (BAP), and Project No. 13FBE009.
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