Elemental analysis of Morchella esculenta from Germany

  • Matthias Rossbach
  • Eberhard Kümmerle
  • Simone Schmidt
  • Mario Gohmert
  • Christian Stieghorst
  • Zsolt Revay
  • Norbert Wiehl


A collaborative study to evaluate uptake of 137Cs as well as trace-, minor-, and main elements in morels (Morchella esculenta) from various habitats in Germany was undertaken by the help of active mushroom collectors in Germany (http://www.pilzschule.de/). 137Cs determined by gamma spectrometry was found in all specimen and followed the expected post-Chernobyl distribution. Elements, determined by prompt gamma and instrumental NAA showed large variations without clear pattern distributed across the country.


Morchella esculenta PGAA INAA Radioactivity 137Cs Elemental analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.HannoverGermany
  3. 3.Bernau/BerlinGermany
  4. 4.Technische Universität München, FRM IIGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Institut für KernchemieUniversität MainzMainzGermany

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