Monte Carlo Simulations about Neutron and Gamma Interactions and Shielding Parameters of Algodonite Mineral

Turgay Korkut, Erhan Görmez


Algodonite is a copper-arsenide type mineral. Its name comes from its discovery locality Algodones Silver Mine, Coquimbo, Chile. In this paper, neutron and gamma interactions with Algodonite were simulated using by FLUKA Monte Carlo code. Gamma linear attenuation coefficients and neutron total macroscopic cross sections were calculated for different primary energies. Results were compared to most commonly neutron shielding materials. Also several interaction parameters as absorbed dose distribution, secondary radiation yield and radioisotope production were given. As a result, gamma and neutron shielding capacity of Algodonite is not bed all.

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