Learn More
For interpreting past changes on a regional or global scale, the timings of proxy-inferred events are usually aligned with data from other locations. However, too often chronological uncertainties are ignored in proxy diagrams and multisite comparisons, making it possible for researchers to fall into the trap of sucking separate events into one illusionary(More)
High-precision measurements were conducted on the time evolution of gamma-ray count rates during reactor-on and reactor-off periods to investigate the possible influence of antineutrinos on nuclear decay. This experiment was triggered by a recent analysis (Jenkins et al., 2009) of long-term measurements suggesting a possible link to variations in nuclear(More)
Radiocarbon dating is one of the main methods used to establish peat chronologies. This article reviews the basis of the method and its application to dating of peat deposits. Important steps in the radiocarbon dating procedure are described, including selection and extraction of material (and fractions) for dating, chemical and physical preparation of(More)
Non-visually triggered arm movements over a horizontal table at shoulder height were analysed by an Information Theory approach according to a method suggested by Sakitt et al. (1983) and Sakitt (1980). The movement track was along the subject's median line and was indicated by a vertical metal ridge fixed to the table. The observer passively moved the(More)
Molybdenum-99 is one of the most important radionuclides for medical diagnostics. In 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency organized a round-robin exercise where the participants measured and calculated specific saturation activities achievable for the 98Mo(n,γ)99Mo reaction. This reaction is of interest as a means to locally, and on a small scale,(More)
In gamma-ray spectrometry with high-resolution detectors, full-energy peaks are often to be detected by a peak-search algorithm, with a threshold for detection. Detection limits can be derived from this. Detection limits are often computed along with measured activities or concentrations. When an analyte is not detected, the detection limit remains as the(More)
Neutron resonance capture analysis was applied to a bronze commemorative plaque from the West-African country Benin. By comparison with recently published element compositions of Benin memorial heads, the alloy of the plaque could be dated to the period 1725-1897 AD. In the analysis procedure, the object was not damaged, cleaned or altered, and very little(More)
In the 1990s, digital spectrometry became feasible as very fast ADCs became available. In a digital spectrometer, the signal from the detector is no longer shaped by analog circuitry before it is handed over to the ADC that determines the channel number-it is digitized to begin with. High count rates that vary within the acquisition time are dealt with(More)
Neutron activation of Sm-152 offers a method of radiolabeling for the in vivo study of oral dose formulations by gamma scintigraphy. Reproducibility measurements are needed to ensure the robustness of clinical studies. 204 enteric-coated guaifenesin core tablets (10mg of Sm(2)O(3)) were irradiated by thermal neutrons to achieve 1 MBq at 48 h. Administered(More)
  • 1