Mass attenuation coefficients of clear-Pb for photons from 125I, 103Pd, 99mTc, 192Ir, 137Cs and 60Co.

Abstract

The mass attenuation coefficients, mu/rho, for Clear-Pb for photon energies ranging from 10 keV to 10 MeV were determined using Monte Carlo methods and simple equations used to manipulate elemental mass attenuation coefficients. It was determined that the effectiveness of Clear-Pb as a radiation shielding material was greater than plain acrylic for all photon energies, especially those less than 150 keV, and for deep penetration problems where the differences in mu/rho between Clear-Pb and acrylic became more significant. Finally, the usefulness of Clear-Pb as a shielding material when compared with acrylic was determined for the following commonly used radionuclides: 125I, 103Pd, 99mTc, 192Ir, 137Cs, and 60Co.

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@article{Rivard1999MassAC, title={Mass attenuation coefficients of clear-Pb for photons from 125I, 103Pd, 99mTc, 192Ir, 137Cs and 60Co.}, author={Mark J. Rivard and D S Waid and J G Wierzbicki}, journal={Health physics}, year={1999}, volume={77 5}, pages={571-8} }