Photon Shielding Features of Quarry Tuff

Vega-Carrillo, Héctor René, Hernández-Adame, Luis, Guzmán-García, Karen Arlete, Ortiz-Hernández, Arturo Agustín, Rodríguez-Rodríguez, José Antonio and Juarez Alvarado, Cesar Antonio (2017). Photon Shielding Features of Quarry Tuff. "EPJ Web of Conferences", v. 153 (n. 07020); pp. 1-6. ISSN 2100-014X.


Title: Photon Shielding Features of Quarry Tuff
  • Vega-Carrillo, Héctor René
  • Hernández-Adame, Luis
  • Guzmán-García, Karen Arlete
  • Ortiz-Hernández, Arturo Agustín
  • Rodríguez-Rodríguez, José Antonio
  • Juarez Alvarado, Cesar Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: EPJ Web of Conferences
Date: 2017
ISSN: 2100-014X
Volume: 153
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Cantera is a quarry tuff widely used in the building industry; in this work the shielding features of cantera were determined. The shielding characteristics were calculated using XCOM and MCNP5 codes for 0.03, 0.07, 0.1, 0.3, 0.662, 1, 2, and 3 MeV photons. With XCOM the mass interaction coefficients, and the total mass attenuation coefficients, were calculated. With the MCNP5 code a transmission experiment was modelled using a point-like source located 42 cm apart from a point-like detector. Between the source and the detector, cantera pieces with different thickness, ranging from 0 to 40 cm were included. The collided and uncollided photon fluence, the Kerma in air and the Ambient dose equivalent were estimated. With the uncollided fluence the linear attenuation coefficients were determined and compared with those calculated with XCOM. The linear attenuation coefficient for 0.662 MeV photons was compared with the coefficient measured with a NaI(Tl)-based -ray spectrometer and a 137Cs source.

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Item ID: 50085
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DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201715307020
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Jun 2018 15:25
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 14:04
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