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Title: Investigation of radiation Shielding Properties of of Some Building Materials

Abstract

The radiation shielding properties of different types of building materials were investigated against gamma-radiation.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Suleyman Demirel University Science Faculty Physics Dep. Isparta (Turkey)
  2. Suleyman Demirel University Technical Education Faculty Construction Dep. Isparta (Turkey)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057192
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 899; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. international conference of the Balkan Physical Union, Istanbul (Turkey), 22-26 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2733274; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CONCRETES; GAMMA RADIATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; SHIELDING; SHIELDING MATERIALS; SHIELDS

Citation Formats

Akkurt, I., Mavi, B., Akyildirim, H., Kilincarslan, S., and Basyigit, C.. Investigation of radiation Shielding Properties of of Some Building Materials. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2733274.
Akkurt, I., Mavi, B., Akyildirim, H., Kilincarslan, S., & Basyigit, C.. Investigation of radiation Shielding Properties of of Some Building Materials. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733274.
Akkurt, I., Mavi, B., Akyildirim, H., Kilincarslan, S., and Basyigit, C.. Mon . "Investigation of radiation Shielding Properties of of Some Building Materials". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733274.
@article{osti_21057192,
title = {Investigation of radiation Shielding Properties of of Some Building Materials},
author = {Akkurt, I. and Mavi, B. and Akyildirim, H. and Kilincarslan, S. and Basyigit, C.},
abstractNote = {The radiation shielding properties of different types of building materials were investigated against gamma-radiation.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2733274},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 899,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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