A different perspective to the effective atomic number (Z(eff)) for some boron compounds and trommel sieve waste (TSW) with a new computer program ZXCOM


YALÇIN Z. , İÇELLİ O. , OKUTAN M. , Boncukcuoglu R., Artun O., Orak S.

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, vol.686, pp.43-47, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 686
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.05.041
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-47

Abstract

In this study, the effective atomic number (Z(eff))has been calculated for some boron compounds, such as concentrate colemanite, tincal, ulexite, boric acid, probertite and TSW (Trommel Sieve Waste) by means of ZXCOM at incident beam energy (E-0=59.543 key) and scattering angle (theta=35 degrees). We present and discuss the (Z(eff)) obtained by Rayleigh/Compton (R/C) ratio and evaluated for the purpose of radiation shielding which contains boron compounds, which are commonly used as shield materials. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.