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Applied Mathematics and Physics. 2013, 1(4), 143-146
DOI: 10.12691/amp-1-4-7
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Lead Phosphate Glass Containing Boron and Lithium Oxides as a Shielding Material for Neutron- and Gamma-Radiation

H. A. Saudi1,

1Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Girls Branch, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

Pub. Date: November 19, 2013

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H. A. Saudi. Lead Phosphate Glass Containing Boron and Lithium Oxides as a Shielding Material for Neutron- and Gamma-Radiation. Applied Mathematics and Physics. 2013; 1(4):143-146. doi: 10.12691/amp-1-4-7

Abstract

A glass system with chemical formula: xLi2O– (50_x) B2O3–40PbO–10P2O5 mole % is prepared to be used as radiation shield. The mass attenuation coefficient and half value layer of the glass system to gamma rays have been measured experimentally and compared with those determined from theoretical calculations using the mixture rule of WinXCom program. A database of effective mass removal cross-sections for fast neutrons is also introduced in this work.

Keywords:
lead phosphateglasses radiation shielding

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