The effect of neutron and mixed gamma and neutron irradiation on the solar properties of borosilicate glass

Baydoğan N. , TUGRUL A. B.

RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, cilt.40, ss.299-306, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11164-012-0964-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.299-306


Neutron and mixed gamma and neutron irradiation, at different absorbed doses, of borosilicate glass with four different chemical compositions was conducted to investigate the effects on the solar properties of the glass. Irradiation was performed in the tangential beam tube and central thimble of a nuclear reactor. The effect of thermal and epithermal neutrons on such solar properties as secondary heat-transfer factor, solar factor (the total solar energy transmittance), and shading coefficient of the borosilicate glass were investigated to determine the effect on the solar properties of borosilicate glass, because of its neutron absorbance property.