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Dose Buildup Factors of Plane Parallel Barriers for 60Co Plane Monodirectional Source

Yutaka Furuta, Akira Tsuruo, Shun-ichi Miyasaka, Kozo Tamura,Yoshihiko Kanemori

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 25 / Number 1 / May 1966 / Pages 85-92


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Dose buildup factors for a plane monodirectional source of 60Co were obtained experimentally for plane parallel barriers composed, respectively, of water, graphite, ordinary glass, aluminum, ordinary concrete, heavy concrete, iron, and lead. For water, aluminum, ordinary concrete, iron, and lead, comparisons were made between the experimental and the theoretical values that were calculated by a method to obtain dose buildup factors of finite barriers. The results showed these values to be in good agreement for all materials except water. For water, further calculation by the Monte Carlo method supported the theoretical value.

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