[ RadSafe ] Buildup factor for compounds

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 30 15:21:02 CDT 2006

Have you tried using the computer code MicroShield? 
It allows for the imput of custom material and will
provide calcultions that include buildup.

> Subject:    [ RadSafe ] Buildup factor for compounds
> Author:     radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl
> Date:       8/23/2006 11:39 PM
>        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.
>        http://www.eic.nu/

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-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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