Investigation of photon attenuation coefficients for marble

J Radiol Prot. 2005 Jun;25(2):189-92. doi: 10.1088/0952-4746/25/2/007. Epub 2005 Jun 7.


The total linear attenuation coefficients micro (cm(-1)) have been obtained using the XCOM program at photon energies of 1 keV to 1 GeV for six different natural marbles produced in different places in Turkey. The individual contribution of photon interaction processes to the total linear attenuation coefficients for marble has been investigated. The calculated results were also compared with the measurements. The results obtained for marble were also compared with concrete.

MeSH terms

  • Calcium Carbonate*
  • Construction Materials*
  • Photons*
  • Radiation Protection / instrumentation*
  • Turkey


  • Calcium Carbonate