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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 971490, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/971490
Research Article

Neutron Radiation Tests about FeCr Slag and Natural Zeolite Loaded Brick Samples

1School of Aviation, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir Katip Celebi University, 35620 Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bartin University, 74100 Bartin, Turkey
4Department of Nuclear Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sinop University, Sinop, Turkey

Received 20 November 2013; Accepted 2 March 2014; Published 10 April 2014

Academic Editor: Jakrapong Kaewkhao

Copyright © 2014 Vedat Veli Cay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Neutron shielding performances of new brick samples are investigated. Brick samples including 10, 20, and 30 percentages of ferrochromium slag (FeCr waste) and natural zeolite are prepared and mechanical properties are obtained. Total macroscopic cross sections are calculated by using results of 4.5 MeV neutron transmission experiments. As a result, neutron shielding capacity of brick samples increases with increasing FeCr slag and natural zeolite percentages. This information could be useful in the area of neutron shielding.