Optical, structural and nuclear radiation shielding properties of Li2B4O7 glasses: effect of boron mineral additive

KARA Ü., Kavaz E., Issa S. A. M. , Rashad M., Susoy G., Mostafa A. M. A. , ...More

APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, vol.126, no.4, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00339-020-3446-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The glass samples with Li2B4O7 (100 - x) Tincalx (x = 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 wt%) composition were synthesized by melt-quenching technique (Tincal = Na2B4O7 center dot 10H(2)O). The elemental analysis of Tincal with different compositions is tested using energy-dispersive X-ray technique. Moreover, the surface morphology of fabricated glasses was investigated with scanning electron microscopy. Further, optical properties of fabricated Tincal glasses were evaluated along the wavelength ranged from 200 to 900 nm. Finally, nuclear radiation shielding properties of Tincal glasses were determined for gamma rays, neutrons and charged particles. It is observed from the optical absorption spectra that Tincal 20% and 40% indicated good optical transparency in the visible range of light (400-700 nm). The results showed that Tincal additive improves the gamma protecting capacity of glasses. It was also noticed that the addition of Tincal was also enhanced the neutron absorption of the glasses by increasing the cross section of the neutron and reducing the coherent scattering length.