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In this paper, a vertical distribution of 137Cs in undisturbed soil was investigated experimentally and theoretically. Soil samples were taken from the surroundings of the city of Kragujevac in central Serbia during spring-summer of 2001. The sampling locations were chosen in such a way that the influence of soil characteristics on depth distribution of(More)
A great deal of work has been devoted to determine the effect of tissue damage produced by alpha particles emitted from radon and its progeny. (214)Pb and (214)Bi deposited in the human lungs emit beta particles followed by the gamma quanta, which cause smaller damage of tissue in comparison with alpha particles. Because of that, this type of irradiation(More)
The outage probability of the Switch and Stay Combining/Selection Combining (SSC/SC) combiner output signal at two time instants, in the presence of log-normal fading, is determined in this paper. The probability density function (PDF) of the combiner output signal is derived. Then, the outage probability is numerically calculated using this PDF. The(More)
In this paper, the performance of the system with dual selection combining over correlated Weibull fading channel in the presence of α-µ distributed co-channel interference is studied. The closed-form expressions for probability density function and cumulative distribution function of the signal-to-interference ratio at the output of the selection combining(More)
This paper reports the results of radioactivity concentrations and heavy metal content in soil samples collected from non-agricultural areas in the municipality and vicinity of North Kosovska Mitrovica, formerly the most important mining area in Europe. The estimated average activity concentrations of (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K and (137)Cs are 40.6 ± 19, 48 ±(More)
Many studies on biological effects of neutrons involve dose responses of neutrons, which rely on accurately determined absorbed doses in the irradiated cells or living organisms. Absorbed doses are difficult to measure, and are commonly surrogated with doses measured using separate detectors. The present work describes the determination of doses absorbed in(More)
The absorbed gamma dose rate in indoor air due to natural radionuclides in concrete as a building material was determined in this work. The dose rate conversion factors for (238)U, (232)Th and (40)K, for standard rooms as well as rooms with different sets of dimensions, were evaluated by the point kernel technique, using Harima (geometric progression)(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the water pollution in terms of total content of heavy metals by parameter called Heavy metal pollution index (HPI). The water samples were collected from four different locations along the course of the river during spring and the autumn seasons. The concentrations of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn),(More)