MSCE  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2015
Investigation of a Modified Cobalt-Free Alloy for Nuclear Application
Cobalt-free alloy of constituent’s “0.045%C-12.73%Ni-6.53%Cr-3.2%Mo-0.02%Ti-0.01%V” has been prepared by electro slag remelting technique. Mass attenuation coefficient, half value layer and effective atomic number have been determined for the prepared sample at photon energies 235 - 2700 keV. The results are compared with the corresponding theoretical calculations based on XCOM program and a fair agreement is obtained.

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Eissa, M. , Kassab, M. , El-Kameesy, S. and Mohamed, A. (2015) Investigation of a Modified Cobalt-Free Alloy for Nuclear Application. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 3, 52-56. doi: 10.4236/msce.2015.39007.
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