Appl Radiat Isot 2022 Jun 26;187:110343. Epub 2022 Jun 26.
TecNM, Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes, Av. Adolfo López Mateos 1801 Ote., Fracc. Bona Gens, 20256, Aguascalientes, Ags, Mexico.
INEGI reports that 81% of new constructions are built with durable materials, such as concrete blocks, including rooms where ionizing radiation is used, such as clinics and hospitals. The volume ratios used in the manufacture of concrete blocks have a 1: 5: 2 ratio of: portland cement, sand and crushed gravel. The percentage mass content of each atom in the sample is obtained with the energy-dispersed X-ray fluorescence, these results are used to calculate the characteristics such as shielding of the concrete blocks, which have been partially reported, in this work several characteristics are presented for photons from 1 keV to 100 GeV, such as linear attenuation coefficients, the hemireductive layer, the effective, atomic and electronic sections, the effective atomic number (Zef). Read More