Characterization of the Radiation Effect in A Binder by X-Ray Diffraction

Vjera Novosel – Radović,a,* Nikol Radović,b Milka Balena and Franjo Šafara

a Željezara Sisak, 44000 Sisak, Croatia
b Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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The influence of x–ray radiation on samples of binder (Li2CO3, H3BO3, Na2B4O7 · 10H2O) was examined. The components were ground and placed as thin film on the Mylar foil and exposed to beam of primary x–ray on semi – automatic x–ray spectrometer (Au – anode, 20 mA/ 45 KV) successively for period 1 to 8 hours. Comparative results were observed for x–ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscope analysis and sieve analysis.

Keywords: Radiation effect, briquetting conditions, structural changes