A study on compatibility of experimental effective atomic numbers with those predicted by ZXCOM

  • Önder Eyecioğlu
  • A. M. El-Khayatt
  • Yaşar Karabul
  • Orhan İçelli


In this study, effective atomic numbers (Z eff) of materials determined at different experimental conditions by measuring the elastic-to-inelastic γ-ray scattering ratios are compared to ZXCOM predictions. It also presents the experimental data obtained via the transmission technique. The agreement and disagreement between ZXCOM and experimental values are investigated. The theoretical basics of determining Z eff by scattering mode are outlined. The study shows that choosing appropriate experimental conditions can provide a good compatibility between the experimental results and theoretical ZXCOM calculations.


Effective atomic number ZXCOM Rayleigh scattering Compton scattering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Önder Eyecioğlu
    • 1
  • A. M. El-Khayatt
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yaşar Karabul
    • 4
  • Orhan İçelli
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering, Engineering and Architecture FacultyNisantasi UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Physics Department, College of ScienceAl Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Reactor Physics Department, Nuclear Research CentreAtomic Energy AuthorityCairoEgypt
  4. 4.Department of Physics, Science and Art FacultyYıldız Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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