By National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (Editors)
This document addresses the dimension of radioactivity and bargains with the giant variety of assorted radioactive fabrics that experience turn into to be had within the final 3 many years, from nuclear reactors and particle accelerators, for purposes in medication, clinical learn, and undefined. It additionally addresses low-level radioactivity measurements for the tracking of radioactivity in environmental media, comparable to air and water, in reference to the regulate of radioactive effluents linked to the creation of nuclear strength or using radionuclides.
Preface to the 1st variation
Preface to the second one version
desk of Contents
2. Physics of a few Radiation Detectors
three. primary or Direct Measurements of task in Radioactive Decay
four. oblique or Comparative Measurements of task in Radioactive Decay
five. innovations for the education of ordinary resources for Radioactivity Measurements
6. The Assay of Radioactivity and the id of Radionuclides in Environmental, scientific, and business Laboratories
eight. Measurements insurance, criteria, Traceability and the assertion of Uncertainty
Appendix A: Nuclear-Decay information for chosen Radionuclides
Appendix B: The facts of Radioactive Decay
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