Asian Journal of Engineering and Applied Technology (AJEAT)
Vanadium Compounds: As Gamma Rays Shielding MaterialAuthor : HarRavinder Kumar and Tejbir Singh
Volume 1 No.2 July-December 2012 pp 53-58.
Various parameters of dosimetric interest such as mass attenuation coefficient (μm), equivalent atomic number (Zeq), exposure buildup factors (Bex) have been computed for some vanadium compounds (VF3, VF4, VO2 and V2O3) in the photon energy range from 15.0 keV to 15.0 MeV to visualize the feasibility of using these compounds as gamma rays shielding material. The variation of various parameters has been studied as a function of incident photon energy, penetration depth and chemical composition of the selected vanadium compounds. For the better gamma rays shielding material, the equivalent atomic number must be higher and exposure buildup factor must be least. Among the selected vanadium compounds; V2O3 possess such qualities, hence it offers better shielding from gamma rays than the other selected vanadium compounds.
Vanadium compounds, Equivalent atomic number, Exposure buildup factor