Barite Effect on Radiation Shielding Properties of Cotton-Polyester Fabric
İ. Akkurta, S. Emıkönel a, F. Akarslan b, K. Günoğlu c, Ş. Kilinçarslan b and İ.S. Üncü d
aSuleyman Demirel University, Science Faculty, Isparta, Turkey
bSuleyman Demirel University, Engineering Faculty, Isparta, Turkey
cSuleyman Demirel University, Technical Vocational School, Isparta, Turkey
dSuleyman Demirel University, Technological Faculty, Isparta, Turkey
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Since creation of universe there has been radiation around us and this rate is getting higher with the development of technology. Thus radiation shielding becomes important subject for researcher. Besides normal people especially radiation workers in nuclear facilities need extra protection from radiation. This is vital if we think about any kind of nuclear leakage or nuclear attack, fabric becomes very important. For this purpose, cotton-polyester type of fabric has been coated by barite and gamma ray attenuation efficient has been obtained. The fabric was coated in different rate of barite (0%, 40%, 50% and 60%) in order to test effect of barite rate on the fabric. The measurement has been performed for gamma ray energy of 511, 662, and 835 keV using gamma spectrometer system with NaI(Tl) detector. It was found that the attenuation coefficient has increased with the barite coating rate on fabric.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-53
PACS numbers: 42.82.Cr, 81.05.-t