Determination and calculation of gamma and neutron shielding characteristics of concretes containing different hematite proportions

Osman Gencel, Ahmet Bozkurt, Erol Kam, Turgay Korkut*

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Abstract

To obtain gamma and neutron attenuation characteristics experimental measurements and Monte Carlo simulations were carried out for hematite-loaded concrete samples. Also, the mechanical strength of samples was studied. However, the results for neutron attenuation reveal that there is no effect of hematite inclusion in concrete with respect to the neutron absorption capability. Gamma-ray attenuation capability and the mechanical strength both increased with increasing the hematite percent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2719-2723
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Hematite
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Radiation
  • Shielding

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