Investigation of Structural Properties of Bismuth Silicate Glass System as Gamma ray Shielding Materials
Keywords:Glasses, Radiation shielding materials, UV-Visible studies, Ultrasonic measurements
Mass attenuation coefficient, half value layerÂ and mean free pathÂ Â parameters of xBi2O3.(1-x)SiO2 (x=0.50 up to 0.75) glass system have been calculated theoretically at photon energies varying from 1keV to 100GeV. The obtained results have been compared with standard radiation shielding concretes at same energies. The density, molar volume, UV-Visible, DSCÂ and acoustical investigations have been used to study the structural properties of the prepared samples. Reported glass samples can find applications in the areas of nuclear reactors and nuclear waste storage containers.
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