Partial as Well as Total Photon Interaction Effective Atomic Numbers for Some Concretes

  • Tejbir Singh Department of Physics, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India
  • Parjit S. Singh Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India.
Keywords: Photon interactions, mass attenuation coefficient, effective atomic number, concrete

Abstract

Photon interaction effective atomic number (Zeff) for partial as well as total photon interaction processes has been computed using logarithmic interpolation method for seven different concretes viz. (i) Ordinary, (ii) Hematite - Serpentine, (iii) Ilmenite - Limonite, (iv) Basalt - magnetite, (v) Ilmenite, (vi) Steel - scrap and (vii) Steel - magnetite concrete in the wide energy range from 10.0 keV to 100 GeV. It has been concluded that this method has an advantage over the atomic to electronic cross-section ratio method especially for mixtures in the intermediate energy level. However, due to lack of experimental data in the higher energy region, it is difficult to discuss, its validity in these energy regions.

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How to Cite
Tejbir Singh, & Parjit S. Singh. (1). Partial as Well as Total Photon Interaction Effective Atomic Numbers for Some Concretes . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 1(1), 97-105. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2013.11009
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