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:: Volume 19, Issue 1 (1-2021) ::
Int J Radiat Res 2021, 19(1): 191-196 Back to browse issues page
Study of gamma rays shielding parameters of some building materials used in Sudan
M.D.M. Ali , M.E.M. Eisa , J.A. Mars , K.E.M. Mohamadain , A.E. El faki , A. Hamed , K.J. Cloete , A.A. Beineen
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Background: This study investigated the γ-rays shielding properties of some building materials in Sudan has been investigated. Materials and Methods: Photons attenuation coefficients and half value layer (HVL) were experimented using Cs-137 and Co-60 sources.  The measurements were performed to gauge the intensity of radiation when performed unshielded, the specific thickness of selected samples was examined, using an ion chamber placed at 2 meters from Cs-137 and Co-60. Results: The results indicated that the linear attenuation coefficient (µ) possesses a linear relationship with the corresponding densities of the samples studied and inversely with photon energy. HVL was directly proportional with photon energy. Conclusion: As a result of this evaluation the study concluded that selected samples were suitable as shielding material for gamma radiation in Sudanese laboratories.
Keywords: γ-radiation, attenuation coefficient, half value layer, shielding, building materials.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Medical Physics
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Ali M, Eisa M, Mars J, Mohamadain K, El faki A, Hamed A, et al . Study of gamma rays shielding parameters of some building materials used in Sudan. Int J Radiat Res 2021; 19 (1) :191-196
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