Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2015, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (5): 050401 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.050401


Comparison of the simulated gamma-ray attenuation coefficients with the real measurements

E. E. Ermis,1 E. Pilicer, 2  C. Celiktas1   

  1. 1Ege University, Faculty of Science, Physics Department, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
    2Uludag University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Physics Department, 16059 Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey
  • Contact: C. Celiktas
  • Supported by:

    Supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of TURKEY (No. 197T087), EBILTEM, Center of Science and Technology, Ege University (No. 99 BIL 001), the Scientific Research Project of Ege University (No. 2011 FEN 085), and Uludag University (No. OUAP(F)- 2012/26)

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E. E. Ermis, E. Pilicer, C. Celiktas. Comparison of the simulated gamma-ray attenuation coefficients with the real measurements.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2015, 26(5): 050401     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.050401


The gamma-ray linear and the mass attenuation coefficients of Pb, Al, Cu, and plexiglass materials were calculated from both experimental and theoretical (simulation) methods. For the experimental results, a spectrometer, which was consisted of a NaI(Tl) inorganic scintillation detector, was used. The theoretical attenuation values were calculated by means of the FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC) and XCOM programs. Obtained attenuation coefficients from the experiment and the theoretical methods were compared with each other and literature values.

Key words: Gamma attenuation coefficients, NaI(Tl) scintillation detector, FLUKA, XCOM