Title: Underground Measurements of Environmental Radioactivity: European Examples
Authors: HULT MikaelGASPARRO JoëlJOHNSTON P.n.KOEHLER Matthias
Citation: Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium of the Kanazawa University 21st-Century COE Program vol. 1 p. 18-23
Publisher: Kanazawa University
Publication Year: 2003
JRC N°: JRC54351
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54351
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Underground gamma-ray spectrometry is a fundamental tool for measurement of environmental radioactivity. The extremely low background in underground laboratories opens the possibility of performing studies which otherwise need more complex techniques, e.g. radiochemistry, albeit at the cost of long measurement times. This paper gives a brief overview of the current status of the technique in Europe and exemplifies its use by describing some recent studies of environmental radioactivity.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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