Natural Radioactivity of Boron Added Clay Samples

Akkurt I. , Canakci H., Mavi B., Gunoglu K.

1st International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science (APMAS), Antalya, Turkey, 12 - 15 May 2011, vol.1400, pp.512-517 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1400
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.3663173
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.512-517


Clay, consisting fine-grained minerals, is an interesting materials and can be used in a variety of diferent fields especially in dermatology application. Using clay such a field it is important to measure its natural radioacitivty. Thus the purpose of this study is to measure Ra-226, Th-232 and K-40 concentration in clay samples enriched with boron. Three different types of clay samples were prepared where boron is used in different rate. The measurements have been determined using a gamma-ray spectrometry consists of a 3 '' x3 '' NaI(Tl) detector. From the measured activity the radium equivalent activities (Ra-eq), external hazard index (H-ex), absorbed dose rate in air (D) and annual effective dose (AED) have also been obtained.