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Title: Photon Shielding Features of Quarry Tuff
Authors: Vega Carrillo, Héctor René
Hernández Adame, Luis
Guzmán García, Karen Arlete
Ortíz Hernández, Arturo Agustín
Rodríguez Rodríguez, José Antonio
Juárez Alvarado, César Antonio
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2017
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract: Cantera is a quarry tuff widely used in the building industry; in this work the shielding features of cantera were determined. The shielding characteristics were calculated using XCOM and MCNP5 codes for 0.03, 0.07, 0.1, 0.3, 0.662, 1, 2, and 3 MeV photons. With XCOM the mass interaction coefficients, and the total mass attenuation coefficients, were calculated. With the MCNP5 code a transmission experiment was modelled using a point-like source located 42 cm apart from a point-like detector. Between the source and the detector, cantera pieces with different thickness, ranging from 0 to 40 cm were included. The collided and uncollided photon fluence, the Kerma in air and the Ambient dose equivalent were estimated. With the uncollided fluence the linear attenuation coefficients were determined and compared with those calculated with XCOM. The linear attenuation coefficient for 0.662 MeV photons was compared with the coefficient measured with a NaI(Tl)-based -ray spectrometer and a 137Cs source.
URI: http://localhost/xmlui/handle/20.500.11845/745
ISSN: 2100-014X
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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