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INVESTIGATION OF LINEAR AND MASS ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT OF OZANOGOGO KAOLIN, AGBOR, DELTA STATE

Authors

  • A. Egheneji Physics Department, University of Delta, Agbor Delta State
  • O. C. Molua Physics Department, University of Delta, Agbor Delta State
  • O. J. Vwavware Physics Department, Dennis Osadebay University Asaba. Delta State
  • P. Osuhor Physics Department, University of Delta, Agbor Delta State
  • O. Akpoyibo Physics Department, Dennis Osadebay University Asaba. Delta State
  • K. Eseka Physics Department, Dennis Osadebay University Asaba. Delta State

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52417/ojer.v4i2.540

Keywords:

Attenuation coefficient, Energy absorption, Gamma-ray spectroscopy, Linear attenuation, Material characterization, Mass attenuation, Ozanogogo Koalin

Abstract

This study investigates the linear and mass attenuation coefficients of Ozanogogo Kaolin, a material with unique physical and chemical properties, across varying radiation energies. The study aims to contribute to understanding how Ozanogogo Kaolin interacts with radiation, particularly in fields such as medical imaging, radiation therapy, and industrial applications. The research thoroughly explores the material's characteristics, including density, thermal stability, corrosion resistance, and mechanical strength. The linear attenuation coefficient (μ) and mass attenuation coefficient (μ/ρ) are fundamental parameters measured experimentally through a transmission-based technique. The experimental setup includes a radiation source, Ozanogogo Kaolin samples, a radiation detector, and appropriate shielding. The values of attenuation coefficients obtained at different radiation energies are presented, indicating a linear decrease in attenuation with increasing energy. The research discusses the implications of the findings for practical applications, emphasizing Ozanogogo Kaolin's potential in radiation shielding materials and protective equipment. Possible sources of error in the experimental procedure are identified, and recommendations for future research are proposed, including investigations into sample characteristics, comparative studies with other shielding materials, and examinations of material behaviour at higher energies. In conclusion, this study enhances the understanding of Ozanogogo Kaolin's attenuation properties and highlights its potential in diverse applications related to radiation attenuation. The research findings contribute valuable insights for developing improved radiation shielding materials and equipment.

Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

Egheneji, A., Molua, O. C., Vwavware, O. J., Osuhor, P., Akpoyibo, O., & Eseka, K. (2023). INVESTIGATION OF LINEAR AND MASS ATTENUATION COEFFICIENT OF OZANOGOGO KAOLIN, AGBOR, DELTA STATE. Open Journal of Environmental Research (ISSN: 2734-2085), 4(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.52417/ojer.v4i2.540