Gamma-Ray Shielding Properties of Some Travertines in Turkey

AKKURT İ. , Gunoglu K.

2nd International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science (APMAS), Antalya, Turkey, 26 - 29 April 2012, vol.1476, pp.241-244 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1476
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4751602
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-244


The radiation is an essential phenomenon in daily life. There are various amounts of radioactivite substances in the underground and the earth was irradiated by this substances. Humans are exposed to various kind of radiation from these sources. The travertines are usually used as a coating material in buildings. In this study, the photon attenuation coefficients of some travertines have been measured using a gamma spectroscopy with NaI(Tl) detector. The measurements have been performed using Co-60 source which gives 1173 and 1332 keV energies gamma rays and Cs-137 source which gives 662 keV energy gamma rays and the results will be discussed.