Determination of gamma-ray transmission factors of WO3-TeO2-B2O3 glasses using MCNPX Monte Carlo code for shielding and protection purposes

ALMisned G., Baykal D. S., SÜSOY DOĞAN G., KILIÇ G., Zakaly H. M. H., Ene A., ...More

APPLIED RHEOLOGY, vol.32, no.1, pp.166-177, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/arh-2022-0132
  • Journal Name: APPLIED RHEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-177
  • Keywords: WO3-TeO2-B2O3 glasses, Phy-X/PSD, MCNPX, radiation shielding, LEAD BORATE, OXIDE, SYSTEMS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to assess the individual gamma-ray transmission factors (TFs) and some fundamental gamma-ray attenuation properties of several types of glasses based on WO3-TeO2-B2O3 glasses system. MCNPX (version 2.7.0) is used for the calculation of TFs. Other critical parameters are determined using the Phy-X/PSD program. To determine the TFs of studied glasses, several medical radioisotopes are determined along with their characteristic gamma-ray energies. The superior values for the investigated parameters are found in glass sample S6. Furthermore, the exposure build-up factor and energy absorption build-up factor values for glass sample S6 were the lowest. S6 glass sample with the chemical composition 0.03833B + 0.26075O + 0.11591Zn + 0.52783Te + 0.05718W and a density of 3.3579 g/cm(3) is found to have exceptional gamma-ray attenuation qualities, according to our findings. It can be concluded that the prospective attributes of WO3-doped glass systems and associated glass compositions would be beneficial for scientific community in terms of providing a clearer view for some advanced applications of these glass types.