Gamma Attenuation Coefficient of Carbonate Rocks Sampled from the
North Western Coast of Egypt
Samir Al-Gamal1*, Sherine El-Essawy1, El-Sayed M El-Refaie2 and Mohammed Durra1
1Department of Engineering, Helwan University of Engineering and Technology, Cairo, Egypt
2Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA), Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Samir Al-Gamal
Department of Engineering, Helwan
University of Engineering and Technology, Cairo, Egypt
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Received date: July 13, 2016; Accepted date: July 18, 2016; Published date: July 22, 2016
Citation: Al-Gamal S, El-Essawy S, El-Refaie EM, Durra M (2016) Gamma Attenuation Coefficient of Carbonate Rocks Sampled from the North Western Coast of Egypt. Global J Technol Optim 7:198. doi:10.4172/2229-8711.1000198
Copyright: © 2016 Gamal SAL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gamma attenuation coefficients of host rocks belonging to Moghra Formation of Eocene era in one of two candidate sites located at the North Western Coast of Egypt in Al-Dabaa locality were estimated using Monte-Carlo Code for Nuclear Power (MCNP). Carbonates rock samples were taken to represents several depth intervals. A virtual mono-energetic gamma source with increasing energies was used. The gamma attenuation properties were found to be totally independent on the lithology of rock type, provided that roch sample density remains constant. Ultimately it is found that, gamma attenuation coefficient showed an inverse exponential dependence on the gamma energy regardless rock type and their related depth.