An investigation of gamma ray mass attenuation from 80.1 to 834.86 keV for fabric coating pastes used in textile sector

Erenler A., Bayram T., Demirel Y., Cengiz E., Bayrak R.

Nuclear Science and Techniques, vol.31, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41365-020-00765-y
  • Journal Name: Nuclear Science and Techniques
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Gamma ray absorption, Radiation protection, Printing pastes, antimony, silver, RADIATION SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS, GLASSES, BORATE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, we investigate several textile coating pastes used in the market based on their radiation protection capability for gamma rays. The gamma ray mass absorption coefficients of some coating pastes doped with antimony, boron and silver elements have been investigated. It has been determined that the gamma ray mass attenuation coefficient decreases rapidly as the energy of the gamma rays increases. It was determined that the doping of the main printing paste with silver and antimony considerably increased the gamma ray absorption capability of main paste. However, the doping of the paste with boron reduces the mass absorption of gamma rays. In particular, the gamma ray mass absorption power of the main paste doped with silver and antimony was determined to be useful in the gamma energy range from 80 to 140 keV. This indicates that the newly doped textile material may be considered for radiation protection in the case of low-energy gamma rays.