EFFECT OF Lu2O3 CONTENT ON RADIATION SHIELDING PROPERTIES OF Lu2O3-Na2O-B2O3 GLASSES

  • Kittisak Sriwongsa The Demonstration School, Faculty of Education, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
  • Chanin Tinnakorn The demonstration school of Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
  • Supakorn Laoarun The demonstration school of Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
  • Punsak Glumglomchit Physic Program, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
  • Sunantasak Ravangvong Division of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technilogy, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Phetchaburi, 76000, Thailand
  • Keerati Kirdsiri Physic Program, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
  • Jakrapong Kaewkhao Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science (CEGM), Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom, 73000, Thailand
Keywords: Borate glass, Lutetium, Radiation shielding properties.

Abstract

The glasses with composition xLu2O3-20Na2O-(80-x)B2O3, where x = 5, 10,15 and 20 mol% concentration variations of Lu2O3, were measured shielding radiation properties at different photon energies from 1 keV-100 GeV by using WinXCom software program. The values of mass attenuation coefficient, effective atomic
number and electron density were found to increase with increasing energy and Lu2O3 content. The comparison results of glass systems with ordinary and hematiteserpentine concrete in terms of mass attenuation coefficient, half value layer, mean free bath and Removal cross sections for fast neutrons to test the accuracy of glass systems are about radiation protection. The results indicate that glass systems can
be developed as radiation shielding materials.

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Published
2019-01-30
Section
บทความวิจัย (Research Article)