Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (9): 135 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0459-0

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Preparation and characterization of iron-ore-imbedded silicone rubber materials for radiation protection

Bulent Buyuk   

  1. Engineering Sciences Department, Main Campus, Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, 10200 Bandirma, Balikesir, Turkey
  • Contact: Bulent Buyuk E-mail:bbuyuk@bandirma.edu.tr
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Bulent Buyuk. Preparation and characterization of iron-ore-imbedded silicone rubber materials for radiation protection.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(9): 135     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0459-0

Abstract:

Iron-ore-imbedded silicone rubber materials were produced for radiation shielding. Samples were tested against a Co-60 gamma source, which is widely used in nuclear technology and medicine. Decreasing the particle size of iron ore resulted in better gamma radiation protection owing to more homogenous distribution. In addition, the materials had flexible properties up to the addition of 60 wt% iron ore content. Further, 0.5 mmPbE gamma protection was provided by using 2.06-mm-thick SDT-60 as the Co-60 source. Iron ore–silicone rubber composites are candidate materials for lead-free flexible radiation protection systems owing to their relatively inexpensive and easy production.

Key words: Iron ore, Silicone rubber, Radiation shielding, Co-60, Lead-free flexible materials, Linear attenuation coefficients