Characterisation and determination of the neutron transmission properties of sodium-calcium and sodium borates from different regions in Turkey


KIPÇAK A. S. , Derun E. , Piskin S.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, cilt.301, ss.175-188, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 301 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10967-014-3161-7
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.175-188

Özet

In this study, ulexite, probertite found within sodium-calcium borates and borax, and tincalconite found within sodium borates retrieved from different regions in Turkey are evaluated for their neutron irradiation performances. Characterisations were performed using XRD, FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy. B2O3 contents were determined experimentally, structural water contents and surface morphologies were determined using DTA/TG and SEM. Neutron transmission values and total macroscopic cross-sections were determined using Pu-239-Be source moderated in a howitzer. Neutron transmission values from lowest to highest were found to be as follows: secondary ulexite (Kirka), tincalconite (Kirka), ulexite (Kestelek), ulexite (Kirka), borax (KA +/- rka), probertite (Kestelek) and ulexite (Bigadic).