Investigation of Photon Attenuation Coefficient of Some Building Materials Used in Turkey

Dogan B., Altınsoy N.

4th International Congress in Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science (APMAS), Fethiye, Turkey, 24 - 27 April 2014, vol.1653 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1653
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4914224
  • City: Fethiye
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, some building materials regularly used in Turkey, such as concrete, gas concrete, pumice and brick have been investigated in terms of mass attenuation coefficient at different gamma-ray energies. Measurements were carried out by gamma spectrometry containing NaI(Tl) detector. Narrow beam gamma-ray transmission geometry was used for the attenuation measurements. The results are in good agreement with the theoretical calculation of XCOM code.