Absorption by Concrete of X-Rays and Gamma-Rays


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Title: Absorption by Concrete of X-Rays and Gamma-Rays

Author(s): B. E. Foster

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 50

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 45-63

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 9/1/1953

The mechanism of the absorption of X-rays and gamma-rays by various shielding materials is discussed. A review of the experimental work performed by the National Bureau of Standards to establish data with which concrete barriers may be designed is presented. A brief discussion of the methods used in protective barrier design is included and the relative merit of several barrier materials, including heavy concretes, is discussed.