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Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Transmutation through Neutron Irradiation, Case Study: ZrS2

Ghaylen Laouini1, Tariq AlZoubi1, Mohamed Moustafa2
1.College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait.
2.Department of Physics, School of Sciences and Engineering, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835, Egypt.
Abstract: The transmutation of the ZrS2 Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDC) layered materials through Neutron Irradiation is investigated and discussed. The study is performed by the implementation of the General Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP 6) computational tool. A model incorporating the standard linear attenuation coefficient experimental setup has been designed and validated with previous reported work. The results reveal that, under the neutron interaction rates, the Zr-92, Zr-94 and S-34 are neutron transparent. Additionally, the results resolve that the ZrS2 TMDC can withstand the neutron radiative environment. Finally, the (n, alpha) interaction rate showed a threshold of about 2 MeV which is higher than most of the neutron energy spectrum in a thermal nuclear reactor.

Key words: Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC), radiation materials science, Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP), quasi two-dimensional materials.

Cite: Ghaylen Laouini, Tariq AlZoubi, Mohamed Moustafa, "Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Transmutation through Neutron Irradiation, Case Study: ZrS2," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-7, March 2021. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2021.9.1.1-7

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ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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E-mail: ijmse@iap.org