Investigation of Structural Properties of Bismuth Silicate Glass System as Gamma ray Shielding Materials


  • Sandeep Kaur Department of Physics Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar -143005
  • K. J. Singh
  • Rajinder Singh Kaundal
  • Vikas Anand
  • Kulwinder Kaur


Glasses, Radiation shielding materials, UV-Visible studies, Ultrasonic measurements


Mass attenuation coefficient, half value layer  and mean free path   parameters of xBi2O3.(1-x)SiO2 (x=0.50 up to 0.75) glass system have been calculated theoretically at photon energies varying from 1keV to 100GeV. The obtained results have been compared with standard radiation shielding concretes at same energies. The density, molar volume, UV-Visible, DSC  and acoustical investigations have been used to study the structural properties of the prepared samples. Reported glass samples can find applications in the areas of nuclear reactors and nuclear waste storage containers.



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How to Cite

Kaur, S., Singh, K. J., Kaundal, R. S., Anand, V., & Kaur, K. (2013). Investigation of Structural Properties of Bismuth Silicate Glass System as Gamma ray Shielding Materials. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 1(3). Retrieved from