Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition

Yusof Abdullah, Fatin Nabilah Tajul Ariffin, Roszilah Hamid, Mohd Reusmaazran Yusof, Nurazila Mat Zali, Megat Harun Al Rashid Megat Ahmad, Hafizal Yazid, Sahrim Ahmad, Abdul Aziz Mohamed

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Abstract

Concrete has become a conventional material in construction of nuclear reactor due to its properties like safety and low cost. Boron carbide was added as additives in the concrete construction as it has a good neutron absorption property. The sample preparation for concrete was produced with different weight percent of boron carbide powder content. The neutron absorption rate of these samples was determined by using a fast neutron source of Americium-241/Be (Am-Be 241) and detection with a portable backscattering neutron detector. Concrete with 20 wt % of boron carbide shows the lowest count of neutron transmitted and this indicates the most neutrons have been absorbed by the concrete. Higher boron carbide content may affect the concrete strength and other properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages101-104
Number of pages4
Volume1584
ISBN (Print)9780735412163
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2013: Advancing Nuclear Research and Energy Development, iNuSTEC 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 30 Sep 20132 Oct 2013

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OtherInternational Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2013: Advancing Nuclear Research and Energy Development, iNuSTEC 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period30/9/132/10/13

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Keywords

  • Absorbed
  • Boron carbide
  • Concrete
  • Neutron
  • Radiation shielding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Abdullah, Y., Ariffin, F. N. T., Hamid, R., Yusof, M. R., Zali, N. M., Ahmad, M. H. A. R. M., ... Mohamed, A. A. (2014). Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1584, pp. 101-104). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4866112

Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition. / Abdullah, Yusof; Ariffin, Fatin Nabilah Tajul; Hamid, Roszilah; Yusof, Mohd Reusmaazran; Zali, Nurazila Mat; Ahmad, Megat Harun Al Rashid Megat; Yazid, Hafizal; Ahmad, Sahrim; Mohamed, Abdul Aziz.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1584 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 101-104.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdullah, Y, Ariffin, FNT, Hamid, R, Yusof, MR, Zali, NM, Ahmad, MHARM, Yazid, H, Ahmad, S & Mohamed, AA 2014, Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1584, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 101-104, International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2013: Advancing Nuclear Research and Energy Development, iNuSTEC 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 30/9/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4866112
Abdullah Y, Ariffin FNT, Hamid R, Yusof MR, Zali NM, Ahmad MHARM et al. Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1584. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2014. p. 101-104 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4866112
Abdullah, Yusof ; Ariffin, Fatin Nabilah Tajul ; Hamid, Roszilah ; Yusof, Mohd Reusmaazran ; Zali, Nurazila Mat ; Ahmad, Megat Harun Al Rashid Megat ; Yazid, Hafizal ; Ahmad, Sahrim ; Mohamed, Abdul Aziz. / Preliminary study of neutron absorption by concrete with boron carbide addition. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1584 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. pp. 101-104
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