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In-Silico Monte Carlo Simulation Trials for Investigation of V2O5 Reinforcement Effect on Ternary Zinc Borate Glasses: Nuclear Radiation Shielding Dynamics

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Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah 27272, United Arab Emirates
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Medical Radiation Research Center (USMERA), Uskudar University, 34672 Istanbul, Turkey
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Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut 71524, Egypt
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Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk 71451, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Physics, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, 26040 Eskisehir, Turkey
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Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, 620000 Ekaterinburg, Russia
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NP Istanbul Brain Hospital, 34768 Istanbul, Turkey
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Northern Border University, Turaif 75311, Saudi Arabia
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Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
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Department of Physics, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
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Materials 2021, 14(5), 1158; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051158
Received: 27 January 2021 / Revised: 20 February 2021 / Accepted: 24 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
In the current study, promising glass composites based on vanadium pentoxide (V2O5)-doped zinc borate (ZnB) were investigated in terms of their nuclear-radiation-shielding dynamics. The mass and linear attenuation coefficient, half-value layer, mean free path, tenth-value layer, effective atomic number, exposure-buildup factor, and energy-absorption-buildup factor were deeply simulated by using MCNPX code, Phy-X PSD code, and WinXcom to study the validation of ZBV1, ZBV2, ZBV3, and ZBV4 based on (100−x)(0.6ZnO-0.4B2O3)(x)(V2O5) (x = 1, 2, 3, 4 mol%) samples against ionizing radiation. The results showed that attenuation competencies of the studied glasses slightly changed while increasing the V2O5 content from 1 mol% to 4 mol%. The domination of ZnO concentration in the composition compared to B2O3 makes ZnO substitution with V2O5 more dominant, leading to a decrease in density. Since density has a significant role in the attenuation of gamma rays, a negative effect was observed. It can be concluded that the aforementioned substitution can negatively affect the shielding competencies of studied glasses. View Full-Text
Keywords: vanadium pentoxide; Monte Carlo simulation; ternary zinc borate; radiation shielding dynamics vanadium pentoxide; Monte Carlo simulation; ternary zinc borate; radiation shielding dynamics
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Tekin, H.O.; Issa, S.A.M.; Kilic, G.; Zakaly, H.M.H.; Abuzaid, M.M.; Tarhan, N.; Alshammari, K.; Sidek, H.A.A.; Matori, K.A.; Zaid, M.H.M. In-Silico Monte Carlo Simulation Trials for Investigation of V2O5 Reinforcement Effect on Ternary Zinc Borate Glasses: Nuclear Radiation Shielding Dynamics. Materials 2021, 14, 1158. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051158

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Tekin HO, Issa SAM, Kilic G, Zakaly HMH, Abuzaid MM, Tarhan N, Alshammari K, Sidek HAA, Matori KA, Zaid MHM. In-Silico Monte Carlo Simulation Trials for Investigation of V2O5 Reinforcement Effect on Ternary Zinc Borate Glasses: Nuclear Radiation Shielding Dynamics. Materials. 2021; 14(5):1158. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051158

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Tekin, Huseyin O.; Issa, Shams A.M.; Kilic, Gokhan; Zakaly, Hesham M.H.; Abuzaid, Mohamed M.; Tarhan, Nevzat; Alshammari, Khatar; Sidek, Hj A.A.; Matori, Khamirul A.; Zaid, Mohd H.M. 2021. "In-Silico Monte Carlo Simulation Trials for Investigation of V2O5 Reinforcement Effect on Ternary Zinc Borate Glasses: Nuclear Radiation Shielding Dynamics" Materials 14, no. 5: 1158. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051158

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