The impact of chemical modifications on gamma-ray attenuation properties of some WO3-reinforced tellurite glasses

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Almisned G., Rabaa E., Sen Baykal D., İLİK E., KILIÇ G., Zakaly H. M. H., ...More

Open Chemistry, vol.21, no.1, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/chem-2022-0297
  • Journal Name: Open Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: tellurite glasses, WO3, glass shields, gamma-ray attenuation properties, GdF3, RADIATION
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


We report the role of the chemical modifications on various gamma-ray attenuation properties of four different tellurite glasses reinforced through WO3. The chemical compositions and glass densities are used in terms of determining some critical attenuation properties, such as linear and mass attenuation coefficients, half value layer, and effective atomic number values. Based on the rise in density, it was determined that the maximum concentration of WO3 also resulted in a significant change in the overall gamma-ray absorption properties, when all of the study's findings were examined. It was observed that the glass sample, in which TeO2 and WO3 were 40 mol%, had the highest density. It was found that this glass with the highest density has the highest linear attenuation coefficient and mass attenuation coefficient and the lowest half value layer among the four samples specified. This demonstrates that WO3 inclusion is a functional component that may be used in tellurium glasses and is a suitable material for situations requiring increased gamma-ray absorption properties.