A systematical characterization of teo2–v2o5 glass system using boron (Iii) oxide and neodymium (iii) oxide substitution: Resistance behaviors against ionizing radiation

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Tekin H., Issa S. A. M., Kılıç G., Zakaly H. M. H., Tarhan N., Sidek H., ...More

Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol.11, no.7, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/app11073035
  • Journal Name: Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: MCNPX, neodymium (III) oxide, ionizing radiation, Phy-X PSD
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 by the authors.This study aimed to performan extensive characterization of a 74.75TeO2–0.25V2O5–(25 - x)B2O3-xNd2O3 glass system with (x = 0, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mol%) for radiation shielding properties. Linear and mass attenuation coefficients were determined using Phy-X PSD software and compared with the simulation using Monte Carlo software MCNPX (version 2.7.0). Half value layer, mean free path, tenth value layer, effective atomic number, exposure buildup factor, and energy absorption buildup factors of VTBNd0.0, VTBNd0.5, VTBNd1.0, and VTBNd1.5 glasses were determined, respectively. The results showed that boron (III) oxide and neodymium (III) oxide substitution has an obvious impact on the gamma ray attenuation properties of the studied glasses. It can be concluded that the VTBNd1.5 sample with the highest content of neodymium (III) oxide (1.5 mol%) is the superior sample for shielding of gamma radiation in the investigated energy range.