|Publication ahead of print|
|Published online||16 May 2018|
Comparison of mass attenuation coefficients of concretes using FLUKA, XCOM and experiment results
Department of Physics, Karnatak University,
2 Department of Nuclear Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sinop University, 57000, Sinop, Turkey
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 February 2018
The mass attenuation coefficients of seven different types of normal and heavy concretes like ordinary, hematite-serpentine, ilmenite-limonite, basalt-magnetite, ilmenite, steel-scrap and steel-magnetite concretes has been simulated using FLUKA Monte Carlo code at high energies 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 MeV. The mass attenuation coefficients and linear attenuation coefficient of the concretes were found dependent upon the chemical composition, density and gamma ray energy. FLUKA Monte Carlo code results were found in good agreement with experimental and theoretical XCOM data. Our investigations for high energy gamma-ray interaction validate the FLUKA Monte Carlo code for use where experimental gamma-ray interaction results are not available.
Key words: gamma / mass attenuation coefficients / FLUKA / XCOM
© EDP Sciences 2018
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