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Determination of <Superscript>210</Superscript>Po and <Superscript>210</Superscript>Pb in hydrometallurgical samples using liquid scintillation counting

  • S. A. Brown
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Summary

Measurement of <Superscript>210</Superscript>Po by alpha-spectrometry and <Superscript>210</Superscript>Pb by beta-spectrometry provide accurate methods of determination at low levels of activity, however, both techniques are time consuming and provide no scope for &ldquo;in-line&apos; evaluation. The main objective of this work was to investigate the suitability of liquid scintillation counting (LSC) to provide a fast analytical procedure for the determination of these radionuclides in hydrometallurgical process samples which are typically acidic, coloured and contain many different matrix ions.

Keywords

Radionuclide 210Pb Liquid Scintillation Counting Counting Efficiency Counting Mode 

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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

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