X-ray shielding properties of bismuth-borate glass doped with rare earth ions

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Abstract

In this study, the X-ray shielding competence of the 15Bi2O3 + 75H3BO2 + 10Sm2O3, 15Bi2O3 + 75H3BO2 + 10Nd2O3, and 15Bi2O3 + 75H3BO2 + 10CeO2 glasses was investigated using the Phy-X/PSD simulation software and validated using the XCOM simulation software. The Sm3+-doped bismuth-borate glass gave the highest linear attenuation coefficients and effective atomic number, and the lowest half-value layer, tenth-value layer, and mean free path. Thus, it is the most effective radiation shielding material compared to the Nd3+- and Ce4+-doped bismuth-borate glasses. It was also observed that the Sm3+-doped bismuth-borate glass also has better radiation-shielding competence than various glass systems that have been recently investigated in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20220345
JournalOpen Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Ce
  • Nd
  • Sm
  • X-ray shielding
  • bismuth-borate glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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