Thick source alpha counting using fused glass discs: corrections for loss of radon and polonium

  • Akber R
  • Hutton J
  • Prescott J
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Abstract

Thick-source alpha counting can be used for the assay of low level U and Th in soils, rocks and similar materials. An effective method of preparing samples for this purpose is to fuse them in a lithium borate glass. The present paper discusses the loss of radon and polonium activity during fusion at elevated temperatures. A time dependent factor is given to correct for the loss of radon and polonium. © 1985.

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Authors

  • Riaz A. Akber

  • John T. Hutton

  • John R. Prescott

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