Gamma Shielding Properties of Erbium 3 Zinc Tellurite Glass System Using Monte 4 Carlo Method
This study aimed to determine the gamma shielding parameters of an Erbium Zinc AQ412 Tellurite Glass System. The mass attenuation coefficients of Erbium Zinc Tellurite 13 Glass System xEr2O3:20ZnO : (80-x) TeO2 were computed using Monte Carlo 14 simulation at photon energies 20, 30, and 40 keV and 60, 356, 662, 1,173, 1,274, and 15 1,332 keV. The half-value layer thickness was calculated using the mass attenuation 16 coefficients. The obtained results were compared to standard XCOM data and found 17 comparable. It was found that the erbium zinc tellurite glass with a higher content 18 of erbium is superior shielding material to other glasses. Thus, the validation of a 19 generated Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System-Extended simulation AQ520 setup has been provided. It can be concluded that results of the present investigation 21 would be very useful for applications of medical diagnostic and nuclear technology.