In-situ spectrometry of137Cs in the soil by an unfolding method
The approach is based on in-situ measurements performed with a portable high-resolution germanium γ-spectrometer and on calculations of the depth distribution by an unfolding method. To unfold the depht distribution of137Cs concentration in soil four detector responses and the iterative procedure SAND II were used. The detector responses consist of the responses to primary 662 keV photons and to photons scattered in soil with the rest energies of 620–655 keV. The detector is used with and without collimator. The method is sufficiently sensitive for measurements of137Cs concentration in soil 10 years after the Chernobyl accident. The results are compared to laboratory analyses of collected soil samples and with a standard method of in-situ spectrometry.
KeywordsPhysical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Soil Sample Standard Method Germanium
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