International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of mass attenuation coefficients for natural minerals from different places of Turkey

Ibrahim Han1*, Hasan Kolaylı2 and Mehmet Åžahin3        
1Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AÄŸrı Ä°brahim Çeçen University, TR-04100, AÄŸrı, Turkey. 2Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, TR-61100, Trabzon, Turkey 3Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rize University, TR-53100, Rize, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 19 August 2011
  •  Published: 23 September 2011


The mass attenuation coefficients () for some natural minerals taken from different places of Turkey were measured at various low photon energies. The Am-241 radioactive source and Zr and Cd secondary exciter are used to get photons in the energy range 15.8 to 26.2 keV. For each sample and energy, Io and I intensities which are without and after attenuation were measured by a Si(Li) detector coupled to

multi channel analyzer (MCA) using narrow beam transmission arrangement and mass attenuation coefficients were determined using these intensities.


Key words: Mass attenuation coefficient, natural mineral, transmission.