Energy Research Journal

Effective Atomic Number of Lead Sodium Borate Glass Systems at 662 keV

P. Limkitjaroenporn, W. Chewpraditkul, J. Kaewkhao and S. Tuscharoen

DOI : 10.3844/erjsp.2011.29.33

Energy Research Journal

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 29-33


Mass attenuation coefficients of glass systems xPbO: 20Na2O: (80-x)B2O3 (x = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55% mol) were determined at 662 keV photon energy using gamma rays transmission method. The theoretical values of mass attenuation coefficients were calculated by WinXCom program. These coefficients were then used to determine the effective atomic numbers of glass samples. All shielding parameters were increased with increasing of PbO concentration. Our results have uncertainty less than 1% between experimental and theoretical values.


© 2011 P. Limkitjaroenporn, W. Chewpraditkul, J. Kaewkhao and S. Tuscharoen. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.