Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2020, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 57 doi: 10.1007/s41365-020-00765-y


An Investigation on Gamma Ray Mass Attenuation from 80.1 keV to 834.86 keV for Some Fabric Coating Pastes Used in Textile Sector

Alev Erenler1 , Tuncay Bayram 2,  Yusuf Demirel1 , Erhan Cengiz 3 , Rıza Bayrak4   

  1. 1 Gerze Vocational School, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey
    2 Department of Physics, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey
    3 Department of Engineering Fundamental Sciences, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Antalya, Turkey
    4 Vocational School of Health Services, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey
  • Received:2020-02-15 Revised:2020-03-31 Accepted:2020-04-01
  • Contact: Tuncay Bayram
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the Sinop University Scientific Research Projects Coordinator (No. GMYO-1901-16-14)
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Alev Erenler, Tuncay Bayram, Yusuf Demirel, Erhan Cengiz, Rıza Bayrak. An Investigation on Gamma Ray Mass Attenuation from 80.1 keV to 834.86 keV for Some Fabric Coating Pastes Used in Textile Sector.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2020, 31(6): 57     doi: 10.1007/s41365-020-00765-y

Abstract: In the present study, we investigate several textile coating pastes used in the market based on their radiation protection capability for gamma rays. The gamma ray mass absorption coefficients of some coating pastes doped with antimony, boron and silver elements have been investigated. It has been determined that the gamma ray mass attenuation coefficient decreases rapidly as the energy of the gamma rays increases. It was determined that the doping of the main printing paste with silver and antimony considerably increased the gamma ray absorption capability of main paste. However, the doping of the paste with boron reduces the mass absorption of gamma rays. In particular, the gamma ray mass absorption power of the main paste doped with silver and antimony was determined to be useful in the gamma energy range from 80 to 140 keV. This indicates that the newly doped textile material may be considered for radiation protection in the case of low-energy gamma rays.

Key words: Gamma ray absorption, Radiation protection, Printing pastes, Antimony, Silver