A comprehensive evaluation of the attenuation characteristics of some sliding bearing alloys under 0.015–15 meV gamma-ray exposure
Ibraheem, Awad A.
Issa, Shams A. M.
Tekin, Huseyin O.
Zakaly, Hesham M. H.
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CitationAlgethami, M., Ibraheem, A. A., Issa, S. A. M., Tekin, H. O., Ene, A., Pyshkina, M., . . . Zakaly, H. M. H. (2022). A comprehensive evaluation of the attenuation characteristics of some sliding bearing alloys under 0.015–15 MeV gamma-ray exposure. Materials, 15(7) doi:10.3390/ma15072464
In this study, three different sliding bearing alloy samples were investigated in terms of their performance on attenuation characteristics and behavioral attitudes under 0.015–15 MeV gamma-ray exposure. Accordingly, different types of advanced calculation methods were utilized to calculate the radiation shielding parameters. Next, several gamma-ray shielding parameters and exposure rates in addition to fast neutron removal cross-section were determined. Furthermore, exposure and energy absorption buildup factors were determined by using G-P fitting method. Mass attenuation coefficients (MAC) values were recorded as 2.5246, 2.5703, and 2.5827 (cm2 /g) for Alloy1, Alloy2, and Alloy3 samples at 15 MeV photon energy, respectively. At 40 mfp, the highest EBF values were reported as 1,376,274, 1,003,593, and 969,373 for Alloy1, Alloy2, and Alloy3 samples. The results of this extended investigation showed that the Alloy3 sample with the highest Pb reinforcement amount has superior shielding capability among the investigated samples. It can be concluded from the results that substitution of Pb with Bi in the recent alloy structure has a monotonic effect on different types of shielding parameters. Therefore, it can also be concluded that Pb is a remarkable tool for the improvement of the shielding properties of studied alloy structures. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.