X-Ray, Gamma, and Neutron Radiation Tests on Epoxy-Ferrochromium Slag Composites by Experiments and Monte Carlo Simulations


Korkut T., Gencel O., Kam E. , Brostow W.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION, vol.18, no.3, pp.224-231, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1023666x.2013.755658
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-231
  • Keywords: Epoxy resin, Ferrochromium slag, FLUKA Monte Carlo code, Polymer reinforcement, Radiation shielding, Waste recycling, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, PROTECTION MATERIAL, COLEMANITE, HEMATITE

Abstract

Radiation shielding effects of ferrochromium slag loading hardened epoxy resin samples were investigated. Five different samples including different percentages of epoxy resin and ferrochromium slag were produced. X-ray, gamma ray, and neutron particle transmission experiments were performed for epoxy-ferrochromium slag composites. Also, FLUKA Monte Carlo simulations were made to obtain absorbed doses. As a result, radiation shielding performance increases with increasing ferrochromium slag additive in epoxy.