On the determination of 226Ra in environmental and geological samples by alpha-spectrometry using 225Ra as yield tracer

@article{Crespo2000OnTD,
  title={On the determination of 226Ra in environmental and geological samples by alpha-spectrometry using 225Ra as yield tracer},
  author={Crespo},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 1-2},
  pages={109-14}
}
  • Crespo
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    Applied radiation and isotopes : including data…
A method for the determination of 226Ra in environmental and geological samples by alpha-spectrometry is described. The method is based on the use of 225Ra, in radioactive equilibrium with its parent 229Th, as yield tracer. This tracer permits the incorporation of 226Ra determination into the radiochemical procedure commonly used for the determination of U and Th isotopes in the same sample. Estimation of 225Ra in the alpha-spectra is made via measurement of its alpha-emitting daughters, 217At… CONTINUE READING