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Four methods for determining the composition of trace radioactive surface contamination of low-radioactivity metal

Abstract:

Four methods for determining the composition of low-level uranium- and thorium-chain surface contamination are presented. One method is the observation of Cherenkov light production in water. In two additional methods a position-sensitive proportional counter surrounding the surface is used to make both a measurement of the energy spectrum of alpha particle emissions and also coincidence measurements to derive the thorium-chain content based on the presence of short-lived isotopes in that dec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics
Burritt, TH More by this author
Cleveland, BT More by this author
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Journal:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication date:
2011-03-29
ISSN:
0168-9002
URN:
uuid:9e541461-0642-49b3-a5b9-5584ba5d8454
Source identifiers:
179794
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pubs:179794
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