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A Study of Shielding Properties of X-ray and Gamma in Barium Compounds
- Seenappa, L. (Department of Physics, Government College for women) ;
- Manjunatha, H.C. (Department of Physics, Government College for women) ;
- Chandrika, B.M. (PC Extension, St.Annes School) ;
- Chikka, Hanumantharayappa (Vivekananda Degree College)
- Received : 2016.06.04
- Accepted : 2017.01.09
- Published : 2017.03.31
Background: Ionizing radiation is known to be harmful to human health. The shielding of ionizing radiation depends on the attenuation which can be achieved by three main rules, i.e. time, distance and absorbing material. Materials and Methods: The mass attenuation coefficient, linear attenuation coefficient, Half Value Layer (HVL) and Tenth Value Layer (TVL) of X-rays (32 keV, 74 keV) and gamma rays (662 keV) are measured in Barium compounds. Results and Discussion: The measured values agree well with the theory. The effective atomic numbers (
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