Geant4 calculations for space radiation shielding material Al2O3

ÇAPALI V. , Yesil T. A. , Kaya G., KAPLAN A. , YAVUZ M. , TİLKİ T.

International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Studies in Nuclear Applications and Technology (TESNAT), Osmaniye, Turkey, 23 - 26 April 2015, vol.100 identifier identifier


Aluminium Oxide, Al2O3 is the most widely used material in the engineering applications. It is significant aluminium metal, because of its hardness and as a refractory material owing to its high melting point. This material has several engineering applications in diverse fields such as, ballistic armour systems, wear components, electrical and electronic substrates, automotive parts, components for electric industry and aero-engine. As well, it is used as a dosimeter for radiation protection and therapy applications for its optically stimulated luminescence properties. In this study, stopping powers and penetrating distances have been calculated for the alpha, proton, electron and gamma particles in space radiation shielding material Al2O3 for incident energies 1 keV - 1 GeV using GEANT4 calculation code.