The Radiation Shielding Properties of the Low Temperature Alloys

Aksoy C., Dizman S., Çakir B., Taylan Koparan E., Tiraşoğlu E.

Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Fen ve Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.21, pp.1022-1026, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Solder alloys are significant for many applications. In addition to the physical electrical and magnetic properties of solders, it is of great importance to determine the shielding properties of the materials in order to prevent the harmful effects of radiation on human health if they are used in systems containing radiation. In this study, the shielding properties of some low temperature solder alloys were investigated. The alloy samples were tested by the gamma-ray emitted from 241Am radioactive source 59.5 keV energy settled into HpGe detector. The highest mass attenuation coefficient and the lowest HVL and MFP values were determined for studied samples. The results showed that SDO-4 with the lowest shielding parameters, it is much more suitable for the radiation shielding among the studied sample.