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Irradiation energy dependence of discoloration in radiation-shielding glasses
Author(s): Burkhard Speit; S. Gruen
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Paper Abstract

The behaviour of gammairradiated radiation shielding glasses has been investigated. With increasing density of the glasses the attenuation of the radiation and the energy deposition in the glasses increase. The lower the radiation energy the higher the energy deposition per unit volume of glass and therefore the stronger the observed discolouration. Comparable discolouration appears in glasses of density 4 g/cm3 if the irradiation dose of a Co-60 source (1 MeV) is a factor 6 higher than an Ir-192 gamma source (0 MeV) 1.

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Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1327, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22522
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Burkhard Speit, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
S. Gruen, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1327:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass II
Alexander J. Marker III, Editor(s)

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