Performance of Boron-Carbide as Radiation Shielding
Ü. Karaa, H.O. Tekınb, A. Calikc, İ. Akkurtd
aSuleyman Demirel University, Vocational School of Healt Services, Isparta, Turkey
bUsküdar University, Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul, Turkey
cSuleyman Demirel University, Manufacturing Department, Isparta, Turkey
dSuleyman Demirel University, Physics Department, Isparta, Turkey
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Radiation is widely used many fields, especially in medical science. The shielding is the basic method of protection against unnecessary influence of radiation. One of the tools most commonly used in nuclear medicine is vial pig container. Usually lead is used as shielding material in vial pigs to cover radiation source, such as Tc99m which is the most widely used radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine. In this study boron carbide has been tested as an substitute of lead in vial pig. The measurement has been performed with the Geiger-Müller counter and the personal combined radiation detectors.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-335
PACS numbers: 87.58.Ji, 87.57.U-