gamma detector Articles

  • Study of the effect of post-irradiation with low linear energy transfer on optical and spectral response of CR-39 polymeric material

    The optical properties of CR-39 polymer track detectors irradiated with high Linear Energy Transfer (LET) (alpha particles at energies 3.05 MeV and 4.86 MeV) and followed by low LET (gamma ray irradiation at different doses ranging from 0 to 200 kGy) were investigated. The chemical etching was verified for all samples. Also, the optical properties were studied with an Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-VIS) ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exposure to radon in tourist caves in Cuba

    With the objective of estimating the dose due to radon-222 received by tour guides and other people who work inside some of the most important tourist caves in the Republic of Cuba, measurements of radon concentrations were carried out in four of these caves. All the studied caves are located in Vinales Valley (Pinar del Rio City), a very important tourist area in the country. The relationship ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • INAA and AAS study of essential trace elements in ayurvedic Indian medicinal plants

    Specific parts (leaves and fruits) of different medicinal plants often used in Indian ayurvedic system were analysed for 18 elements (K, Mn, Na, Fe, Zn, Cu, Co, Br, Sm, Cl, La, Al, Cr, Ca Cd, Ni, Pb and Hg) by employing instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) techniques. The samples were irradiated with thermal neutrons in a nuclear reactor and the ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of natural radioactivity in rocks of Nilgiri hills and their radiation hazard to mankind

    Twenty three rock samples were collected from various altitudes of Nilgiri hills, Tamil Nadu, India. A survey was carried out to determine the activity concentration of selected radionuclides (238U, 232Th, 40K) by means of gamma–ray spectroscopy using NaI (Tl) detector. From the measured spectra, ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear tools for characterising radiological dispersion in complex terrain: evaluation of regulatory and emergency response models

    Routine operations of a nuclear research reactor and its facilities offer opportunities for collection of rare environmental tracer datasets which can be used for atmospheric dispersion model evaluation studies. The HIFAR reactor near Sydney, Australia, routinely emits the radioactive noble gas 41Ar, and other radionuclides such as 133Xe and 135Xe are also emitted from nearby radiopharmaceutical ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

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