Determination of effective atomic number and electron density of chitin by gamma-ray attenuation


International Journal of Physical Sciences, cilt.6, sa.21, ss.5048-5050, 2011 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Physical Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5048-5050


The effective atomic numbers (Zeff) and effective electron density (Ne) of chitin have been calculated using the mass attenuation coefficients (μ/ρ) obtained via XCOM (COMpilation of X-ray Cross Sections) in the photon energy range between 1 keV and 1 GeV. The results were compared with the measured values at the photon energy of 662, 1173 and 1332 keV. Both measured and calculated results were in good agreement. © 2011 Academic Journals.