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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 144 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0475-0

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Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic numbers, and electron densities for different parts of medicinal aromatic plants in low-energy region

M. I. Sayyed 1 • F. Akman 2 • I. H. Geçibesler3 • H. O. Tekin 4   

  1. 1 Department of Physics, University of Tabuk, Tabuk 009662, Saudi Arabia
    2 Department of Electronic Communication Technology, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Bingo¨l University, 12000 Bingöl, Turkey
    3 Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Science, Laboratory of Natural Product Research, Bingöl University, 12000 Bingöl, Turkey
    4 Department of Radiotherapy, Üsküdar University, 34662 Ìstanbul, Turkey
  • Contact: F. Akman E-mail:fakman@bingol.edu.tr
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M.I. Sayyed, F. Akman, I.H. Ge?ibesler, H.O. Tekin. Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic numbers, and electron densities for different parts of medicinal aromatic plants in low-energy region.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(10): 144     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0475-0
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Abstract:

The mass attenuation coefficients (l/q) for different parts (root, flower, stem, and leaf) of three medicinal aromatic plants (Teucrium chamaedrys L. subsp. sinuatum, Rheum ribes, and Chrysophthalmum montanum) were measured using an 241Am photon source in a stable geometry and calculated using the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System-extended (MCNPX) code and the WinXCOM program. The experimental and theoretical MCNPX and WinXCOM values exhibited good agreement. The measured mass attenuation coefficient values were then used to compute the effective atomic number (Zeff) and electron density (NE) of the samples. The results reveal that S1-S (stem of Teucrium chamaedrys L. subsp. sinuatum) has the highest values of l/q and Zeff.

Key words: Medicinal, Aromatic plant, MCNPX code, Mass attenuation coefficient, Photon, WinXCOM