We have calculated the gamma and X-ray shielding parameters such as mass attenuation coefficient, half value layer (HVL), tenth value layer (TVL), specific gamma ray constant, effective atomic number, and buildup factors in various steels. By studying these X-ray and gamma interaction parameters, we have selected the best steel which can be used for the X-ray and gamma shielding material. The steel type 20Mo-4 is having higher values of mass attenuation coefficient, specific gamma ray constant, effective atomic number, and buildup factor and smaller values of HVL and TVL. A detail analysis of X-ray/gamma interaction in the different steels reveals that the steel type (S15) 20Mo-4 is good absorption of both X-ray/gamma radiations.
Gamma and X-Ray Shielding Properties of Various Types of Steels
Manuscript received November 12, 2018; final manuscript received May 12, 2019; published online August 2, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Ilan Yaar.
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Manjunatha, H. C., and Seenappa, L. (August 2, 2019). "Gamma and X-Ray Shielding Properties of Various Types of Steels." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. October 2019; 5(4): 044501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4043814
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