Joint Bratislava–Prague studies of radiocarbon and uranium in the environment using accelerator mass spectrometry and radiometric methods

  • P. P. Povinec
  • I. Svetlik
  • M. Ješkovský
  • A. Šivo
  • J. John
  • I. Špendlíková
  • M. Němec
  • J. Kučera
  • M. Richtáriková
  • R. Breier
  • M. Fejgl
  • R. Černý
Article

Abstract

A research program has been established between Bratislava and Prague groups to study natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in the environment using both Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and radiometric methods. The first studies have focused on 14C activity variations in the atmosphere and biosphere with the aim to evaluate an impact of Czech and Slovak Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) on the environment, and on the development of AMS technique for investigation of actinides (mainly uranium isotopes) in the environment.

Keywords

Environmental radioactivity Atmosphere Tree rings Radiocarbon Uranium Accelerator mass spectrometry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. P. Povinec
    • 1
  • I. Svetlik
    • 2
    • 4
  • M. Ješkovský
    • 1
  • A. Šivo
    • 1
  • J. John
    • 3
  • I. Špendlíková
    • 3
  • M. Němec
    • 3
  • J. Kučera
    • 2
  • M. Richtáriková
    • 1
  • R. Breier
    • 1
  • M. Fejgl
    • 4
    • 2
  • R. Černý
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and InformaticsComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Nuclear Physic InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicHusinec-ŘežCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.National Radiation Protection InstitutePragueCzech Republic

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