Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 283, Issue 2, pp 313–318 | Cite as

Measuring 226Ra and 232Th activity in soil and vegetation samples using a method of double γ-coincidences

Article

Abstract

A coincidence method for measuring radium and thorium activity has been developed using the PRIPYAT-2M gamma-ray coincidence spectrometer, with six NaI(Tl) detectors and registration geometry close to 4π. It was tested by measuring soil samples from the Northern region of Montenegro, as well as vegetation samples from the same region. The results showed a good agreement with ones obtained by the HPGe spectrometer.

Keywords

Gamma-coincidences Radium Thorium Soil Vegetation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  2. 2.Center for Ecotoxicological ResearchPodgoricaMontenegro
  3. 3.Department of BiologyState University of Novi PazarNovi PazarSerbia

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