[ RadSafe ] Buildup factor for compounds

Kai Kaletsch eic at shaw.ca
Wed Aug 23 22:39:47 CDT 2006

Hello Radsafers:

Is there an established or preferred method for estimation the dose buildup factor for compounds or mixtures of shielding materials?  I am trying to come up with reasonable values for things such as barite loaded concrete or iron loaded concrete. 

Thanks in advance

Kai Kaletsch
Environmental Instruments Canada Inc.

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