Determination and calculation of gamma and neutron shielding characteristics of concretes containing different hematite proportions

Gencel O., Bozkurt A., Kam E., Korkut T.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.38, no.12, pp.2719-2723, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2011.08.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2719-2723
  • Keywords: Radiation, Shielding, Monte Carlo simulation, Concrete, Hematite
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


To obtain gamma and neutron attenuation characteristics experimental measurements and Monte Carlo simulations were carried out for hematite-loaded concrete samples. Also, the mechanical strength of samples was studied. However, the results for neutron attenuation reveal that there is no effect of hematite inclusion in concrete with respect to the neutron absorption capability. Gamma-ray attenuation capability and the mechanical strength both increased with increasing the hematite percent. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.