The mass attenuation coefficient (MAC), effective atomic number (Zeff), and effective electron density (Neff) values of soils in mangrove forests across the Philippine islands were investigated. In addition, ENDF/B-VI.8 cross-section data library was used for interpolating Zeff and Neff values. Photon energies considered in this study ranged from 59.5–1332 keV. MAC values were obtained using MCNP5 and PHITS Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and were found to be in good agreement with XCOM and values in literature. Results for Zeff were in good agreement with values obtained using Phy-X/ZeXTRa program. Each shielding parameter was investigated as a function of SiO2 concentrations.
Hila, F. C., Dicen, G. P., Javier-Hila, A. M. V., Asuncion-Astronomo, A., Guillermo, N. R. D., Rallos, R. V., Navarrete, I. A., & Amorsolo, A. V. Jr. (2021). Determination of photon shielding parameters for soils in mangrove forests. Philippine Journal of Science, 150(1), 245–256. https://philjournalsci.dost.gov.ph/publication/regular-issues/past-issues/102-vol-150-no-1-february-2021/1300-determination-of-photon-shielding-parameters-for-soils-in-mangrove-forests