Radioactivity in trinitite six decades later.

@article{Parekh2006RadioactivityIT,
  title={Radioactivity in trinitite six decades later.},
  author={P. Parekh and T. Semkow and M. A. Torres and D. Haines and Joseph M Cooper and P. Rosenberg and M. Kitto},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          103-20
        }
}
  • P. Parekh, T. Semkow, +4 authors M. Kitto
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of environmental radioactivity
  • The first nuclear explosion test, named the Trinity test, was conducted on July 16, 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico. In the tremendous heat of the explosion, the radioactive debris fused with the local soil into a glassy material named Trinitite. Selected Trinitite samples from ground zero (GZ) of the test site were investigated in detail for radioactivity. The techniques used included alpha spectrometry, high-efficiency gamma-ray spectrometry, and low-background beta counting, following the… CONTINUE READING

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