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

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


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.


Environmental radioactivity Atmosphere Tree rings Radiocarbon Uranium Accelerator mass spectrometry 



The authors acknowledge fruitful collaboration during AMS measurements with Profs. P. Steier and A. Priller of the VERA laboratory of Vienna University. This work was supported by the EU Research and Development Operational Program funded by the ERDF (projects Nos. 26240120012, 26240120026 and 26240220004), by the institutional funding of Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR (RVO61389005), by project No. 5/2008 of the SONS of the Czech Republic, by the Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University in Prague (grant No. SGS14/154/OHK4/2T/14), and by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (grant No. FR-TI3/245).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. P. Povinec
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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