An investigation of gamma ray mass attenuation from 80.1 to 834.86 keV for fabric coating pastes used in textile sector

Abstract

In the present study, we investigate several textile coating pastes used in the market based on their radiation protection capability for gamma rays. The gamma ray mass absorption coefficients of some coating pastes doped with antimony, boron and silver elements have been investigated. It has been determined that the gamma ray mass attenuation coefficient decreases rapidly as the energy of the gamma rays increases. It was determined that the doping of the main printing paste with silver and antimony considerably increased the gamma ray absorption capability of main paste. However, the doping of the paste with boron reduces the mass absorption of gamma rays. In particular, the gamma ray mass absorption power of the main paste doped with silver and antimony was determined to be useful in the gamma energy range from 80 to 140 keV. This indicates that the newly doped textile material may be considered for radiation protection in the case of low-energy gamma rays .

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Correspondence to Tuncay Bayram.

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This work was supported by the Sinop University Scientific Research Projects Coordinator (No. GMYO-1901-16-14)

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Erenler, A., Bayram, T., Demirel, Y. et al. An investigation of gamma ray mass attenuation from 80.1 to 834.86 keV for fabric coating pastes used in textile sector. NUCL SCI TECH 31, 57 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41365-020-00765-y

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Keywords

  • Gamma ray absorption
  • Radiation protection
  • Printing pastes
  • antimony
  • silver