The work deals with the synthesis of new epoxy composites doped with ZnO nanoparticles. The radiation shielding performance for the synthesized epoxy-doped ZnO nanoparticles was measured experimentally using the narrow beam transmission technique. The method was performed using NaI (Tl), Cs-137, and Co-60 radioactive sources. The linear attenuation coefficient (μ) for the synthesized samples enhanced from 0.090 cm−1 to 0.094 cm−1 by raising the ZnO nanoparticles from 0 to 20 wt%, respectively. The experimental measurement showed only an enhancement in the μ values by a factor of 4.4% at 662 keV with a high uncertainty between the experimental measurement and Monte Carlo simulation reaching 9.8%. © 2023 Elsevier Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Article number110938
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

    WoS ResearchAreas Categories

  • Chemistry, Physical
  • Nuclear Science & Technology
  • Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

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