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