X-Ray, Gamma, and Neutron Radiation Tests on Epoxy-Ferrochromium Slag Composites by Experiments and Monte Carlo Simulations


Korkut T., Gencel O., Kam E., Brostow W.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION, vol.18, no.3, pp.224-231, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1023666x.2013.755658
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER ANALYSIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-231
  • Keywords: Epoxy resin, Ferrochromium slag, FLUKA Monte Carlo code, Polymer reinforcement, Radiation shielding, Waste recycling, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, PROTECTION MATERIAL, COLEMANITE, HEMATITE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Radiation shielding effects of ferrochromium slag loading hardened epoxy resin samples were investigated. Five different samples including different percentages of epoxy resin and ferrochromium slag were produced. X-ray, gamma ray, and neutron particle transmission experiments were performed for epoxy-ferrochromium slag composites. Also, FLUKA Monte Carlo simulations were made to obtain absorbed doses. As a result, radiation shielding performance increases with increasing ferrochromium slag additive in epoxy.