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Title: Neutron radiation shielding properties of polymer incorporated self compacting concrete mixes
Authors: Malkapur, S.M.
Divakar, L.
Narasimhan, M.C.
Karkera, N.B.
Goverdhan, P.
Sathian, V.
Prasad, N.K.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2017, Vol.125, , pp.86-93
Abstract: In this work, the neutron radiation shielding characteristics of a class of novel polymer-incorporated self-compacting concrete (PISCC) mixes are evaluated. Pulverized high density polyethylene (HDPE) material was used, at three different reference volumes, as a partial replacement to river sand in conventional concrete mixes. By such partial replacement of sand with polymer, additional hydrogen contents are incorporated in these concrete mixes and their effect on the neutron radiation shielding properties are studied. It has been observed from the initial set of experiments that there is a definite trend of reductions in the neutron flux and dose transmission factor values in these PISCC mixes vis- -vis ordinary concrete mix. Also, the fact that quite similar enhanced shielding results are recorded even when reprocessed HDPE material is used in lieu of the virgin HDPE attracts further attention. 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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