The effect of Nd2O3 on the gamma-neutron shielding properties for iron-boron-phosphate composites


Kayiran H. F. , AKKURT İ., Malidarre R. B. , Kulali F.

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41779-022-00794-3
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Neutron shielding, Gamma ray attenuation, Composite materials, ATTENUATION COEFFICIENTS, HEAVY CONCRETE, PREDICTION, BARITE

Abstract

The radiation is used in a variety of different fields, and due to its harmful effect on human cell, it has been one of the most important topic in physics. Most of the recent works were related to the development of radiation shielding materials. In this study, the neutron and gamma ray shielding properties of iron-boron-phosphate-based Nd2O3-added composites have been obtained, and the effect of Nd2O3 rate on these properties has been investigated. The composite formulated was 10MoO(3) - (9 - x)(3.6Fe(2)O(3) - B2O3 - 5.4P(2)O(5)) -xNd(2)O(3) where x=0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 (mol%). The simulations were done using Phy-X/PSD software.