Radioactive rays shielding film: coating on amorphous glass


KARİPER İ. A. , MEYDANERİ TEZEL F., Usta M.

OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, cilt.52, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11082-020-02537-9
  • Dergi Adı: OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS

Özet

In this study, boron and lead compounds were coated on amorphous glass. Chemical bath deposition method was used for coating. Films were produced in the baths with pH: 9-12. Some of the produced films were directly analyzed, whereas some of them were analyzed after annealing at 500 degrees C. The characterization of the films was performed by XRD, while surface characterization was performed by SEM and EDX analysis. The study was finalized by performing radioactive analyzes of the films. Am-241 isotopes were used as the radioactive source for Alpha rays, Co-60 for Gamma rays and Sr-90 for Beta rays. According to the results, it was found that the films produced at pH: 9-10 had low optical transmittance but were able to absorb alpha and beta particles considerably. However, despite the high optical permeability of the films produced at pH: 11-12, their absorption of radioactive particles was found to be lower than the others. As a result, it was found that the absorption characteristics of the films produced at baths with different pH depend on the relative rate of boron and lead elements found on the surface.