Effective atomic numbers for W/Cu alloy for total photon attenuation
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd. www.elsevier.com/locate/radphyschem
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The study of interaction of photons with matter finds wide application in areas such as industry, medical radiation dosimetry and radiation shielding. A careful review of these measurements indicates that the studies are exhaustive in respect of pure elements. However, measurements on photon attenuation in alloys are meagre. This is mainly due to the difficulty in procuring targets in suitable form for experimentation. Such studies play a prominent role in selecting alternative shielding materials on the cost-effective basis.