# Using Carbon or Aluminum to block photons

We're looking to see which is better for letting photons through, Carbon or Aluminum.

# 20 MeV for Carbon

range is

density of Carbon =

thickness =

Therefore, the thickness of our Carbon is 4.56 cm

# 10 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon

# 20 MeV for Aluminum

range is

density of Carbon =

thickness =

Therefore, the thickness of our Aluminum is 3.9 cm

# 10 MeV hitting 3.9 cm of Aluminum

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Aluminum

Since more gets through Carbon, we're going to forget about Aluminum and focus solely on using Carbon.

So, we're keeping the same information for the 20 MeV for Carbon and calculate the rest of the information for 6, 8, 12, 13, and 14 MeV.

# 6 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon

# 8 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon

# 12 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon

# 13 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon

# 14 MeV hitting 4.56 cm of Carbon

n =

σ =

nσt =

of the photons get through the Carbon