Measuring naturally occurring uranium in soil and minerals by analysing the 352 keV gamma-ray peak of 214Pb using a NaI(Tl)-detector.

@article{Bezuidenhout2013MeasuringNO,
  title={Measuring naturally occurring uranium in soil and minerals by analysing the 352 keV gamma-ray peak of 214Pb using a NaI(Tl)-detector.},
  author={Jacques Bezuidenhout},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={80},
  pages={1-6}
}
This article investigates the prospect of utilising the 351.9 keV gamma-ray of (214)Pb when determining the concentration of uranium. Soil samples were collected from various locations around South Africa and laboratory gamma ray spectra for each were obtained by means of a NaI(Tl)-detector (7.62×7.62 cm(2)). The potassium, uranium and thorium concentrations where extracted by analysing gamma ray peaks that are associated with these radionuclides. Two separate uranium concentrations were… CONTINUE READING

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