International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Full Length Research Paper

Radioactivity in building materials in Saudi Arabia: An overview of experimental method and Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) calculation

H. Alshammari
  • H. Alshammari
  • King Abdualziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh 11442, P. O. Box 6086, Saudi Arabia.
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Abdulrahman Alghamdi
  • Abdulrahman Alghamdi
  • King Abdualziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh 11442, P. O. Box 6086, Saudi Arabia.
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Ahmed Algammidi
  • Ahmed Algammidi
  • Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Received: 28 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 22 September 2017
  •  Published: 30 October 2017

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