Barium and calcium borate glasses as shielding materials for x rays and gamma rays.

H. Singh, K. Singh, G. Sharma, Leif Gerward, R. Nathuram, B. S. Lark, H. S. Sahota, A. Khanna

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Abstract

Values of the gamma-ray, mass attenuation coefficient and the effective atomic number have been determined experimentally for xBaO.(1-x) B2O3 (x=0.24, 0.30, 0.34,0.40 and 0.44) and xCaO. (I-x)B2O3 (x=0.30 and 0.40) glasses at photon energies 356, 511, 662, 1173, and 1332 keV It is pointed out that these glasses are potential radiation shielding materials. The specific volume of the glasses has been derived from density measurements and studied as a function of composition.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Glasses
Volume44
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-8
ISSN0031-9090
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Singh, H., Singh, K., Sharma, G., Gerward, L., Nathuram, R., Lark, B. S., Sahota, H. S., & Khanna, A. (2003). Barium and calcium borate glasses as shielding materials for x rays and gamma rays. Physics and Chemistry of Glasses, 44(1), 5-8.