Calculation of Gamma-ray Mass Absorption Coefficients for some Geological Compounds for Energy of 10–150 keV

Samir A. Hamouda, Essam al-Talhi, Mohamed B. Abdelmalik
Mass Absorption Coefficients; Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy; Geology; Mixtures
Information about gamma-ray mass absorption coefficients in different geological compounds with different percentage to their rations is vital for accurate gamma-ray spectroscopy analysis. In this paper, gamma-ray absorption coefficients for energy (10-150 keV) were calculated for Corundum (AL2O3), Quartz (SiO2), Calcite (CaCO3), Hematite (Fe2O3), and Magnetite (Fe3O4) compounds with their % mixtures.
[1] W. Heitler, (1955), “Quantum Theory of Radiation”, Sec. 26, Oxford
[2] R. D. Evans, (1955), “The atomic nucleus”, McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc., New York.
[3] C. M. Davisson and R. D. Evans, (1952), “Gamma-ray absorption coefficient‟. Rev. Mod. Phys, V24,79-103.
[4] Harvey Hall, (1936), “The theory of photoelectric absorption for x-rays and Gamma-rays”, Reviews of modern physics, Vol 8, pp358-377.
[5] J. Hubbel , (1982), “Photon mass Attenuation and Energy-Absorption Coefficients from 1keV to 20keV”, Int. J. appl. radiat. isot, .vol 33 ,1269-1290.
[6] National Bureau of Standarads,(1969), “Photon Cross Sections, Attenuation Coefficient, and Energy Absorption Coefficients From 10 keV to 100 GeV”, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Received : 01 March 2021
Accepted : 02 April 2021
Published : 08 April 2021
DOI: 10.30726/esij/v8.i2.2021.82009