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Study of Photon Interaction with Plasticizers

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, Karnataka, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 75-81, (2014)


The effective atomic number and electron density is calculated for some selected Plasticizers like Diethylene glycol dinitrate (DEDGN), Triethylene glycol dinitrate (TEGDN), Butanetriol trinitrate (BTTN), Trimethylolethane trinitrate(TMETN), Diethyl phthalate (DEP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) for gamma radiation for energy region 1 keV-100 MeV by using mass attenuation coefficient from WinXCom. It is observed that the values of Zeff and Nel changes with energy for different Plasticizers. The variation of effective atomic number with energy for total photon interaction shows the dominance of different interaction process in different energy regions.


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