Thiagarajan Ramachandran

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The paper presents results of measurements made on tea samples, collected during 1961-1979 period for their strontium-90 and caesium-137 content. Tea was found to contain higher concentration of these radioisotopes compared to other food-stuffs having vegetative origin. Levels in tea are compared with those in leafy vegetables from both India and Japan.(More)
Radon (Rn(222)) levels in an indoor atmosphere of a multi-storey building at Mumbai have been measured for one year covering all the four seasons. Monitoring was carried out using the time-integrated passive detector technique, using Kodak-115 type Solid State Nuclear Track Detector (SSNTD) films of 2.5x2.5 cm size. Measured indoor radon levels showed a(More)
Thoron and its progeny concentration levels were measured in the urban Hyderabad area using solid state nuclear track detector (SSNTD) based dosimeters. Measurements were carried out on quarterly cycles making four measurements at each location in a calendar year. More than 100 dwellings of different construction types were chosen for the study across(More)
Conventional building materials and by-products from coal power plants which are being used or have the potential for use in buildings in India were analysed for natural radioactivity due to the presence of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K using gamma-ray spectroscopy. The materials examined in this work showed the radioactivity levels below the limit estimated from(More)
Measurements of natural radioisotopes present in some of the foodstuffs which form the main components of the composite Indian diet are presented. Assessment of daily intake of these natural radionuclides has been made on the basis of the average daily intake of these food-items by the population of Bombay and its environment. The content of 40K, 226Ra and(More)
(222)Rn and (220)Rn levels have been measured using passive detector technique by employing time integrated solid-state nuclear track detector-based dosemeters in various types of houses at 10 different locations in and around Bangalore Metropolitan, India. The measured geometric mean concentration values of (222)Rn and (220)Rn levels in 200 dwellings of(More)
The trace quantities of naturally occurring radionuclides present in the coal fuel of thermal power stations (TPS) result in redistribution of these radionuclides in the vicinity of the power stations through the deposition and disposal of ash. Two large size TPSs have been studied for environmental radioactivity and radiation doses in the vicinity of the(More)
*Corresponding author: Dr. T.V. Ramachandran, 19-A/201, Verain Regency Estate, Kalyan _ Shill Road, Dombivli (E) 421 202, Maharashtra, India E-mail: Ever since studies on uranium miners established the presence of a positive risk coefficient for the occurrence of lung cancer in miners exposed to elevated levels of 222Rn and its progeny,(More)
The paper presents results of measurements made on cereals and composite meal samples collected from Bombay market for their lead-210 content. The details of sampling and analytical chemistry procedures are also given. The Pb210 contents of most of these samples were in the range of 1--5 pCi/kg of cereals samples. The concentrations in composite meal(More)
Let G = (V, E) be a graph. We define strong dominating color number of a graph G as the maximum number of color classes which are strong dominating sets of G, and is denoted by sd(G) , where the maximum is taken over all  -coloring of G. This paper determines the exact values of strong dominating color number of sum and Cartesian product of graphs.