Eff ect of Er2O3 on Photon Interactions of P2O5-ZnO-Li2OSm2O3- Na2O Glass System

  • Kittisak Sriwongsa Faculty of Education, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom
  • Sawatdipong Chaphoaton Huahin Vitthayalai School, Prachuapkhirikhan
  • Parisa Pramto Huahin Vitthayalai School, Prachuapkhirikhan
  • Marisada Kaweekijnara Huahin Vitthayalai School, Prachuapkhirikhan
  • Punsak Glumglomchit Huahin Vitthayalai School, Prachuapkhirikhan
Keywords: Glass, Photon Interaction, Radiation Shielding


The aim of this research is to study the total and partial mass attenuation coefficients of 40P2O5-20ZnO-10Li2O-1Sm2O3-(29-x)Na2O-xEr2O3 glass system which varies the concentration of Erbium (III) oxide (Er2O3) at 0, 1, 2 and 3 mol% respectively. These parameters have been estimated by theoretical approach using WinXCom program in the energy range of 10-3-105 MeV. The results have been shown that the variations of partial interaction processes at different energy regions were composed three process. These processes are photoelectric absorption, Compton scattering and pair production which main process at low (less than 100 keV), medium (100 keV–1 MeV) and high (more than 1 MeV) photon energy, respectively. It was also found that the values of mass attenuation coefficients, effective atomic number and effective electron density of glass were increased while mean free path decreased with increasing Erbium (III) oxide concentration. The results indicated that the increasing concentration of Erbium (III) oxide were increased potential radiation shielding.


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