Nuclear Chemistry: Detection and Analysis of Radiation

Maheshwar Sharon, Madhuri Sharon

© 2009 - CRC Press
September 30, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9781138116702 - CAT# K35520

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  • Presents techniques for the detection and measurement of radioactivity
  • Includes experimental results obtained by the author
  • Covers the properties of radioactivity, such as the law of decay of radioactivity
  • Discusses the design aspects of a radioactive laboratory
  • Contains exercises related to counting in the back of the book


Concentrating on techniques for the detection and measurement of radioactivity, this book offers a guide to selecting the type of counter, type of source sample, duration for which the counting must be made, and the radiation emitted by the isotope for its efficient detection. It introduces a novel concept to explain not only the decay processes but also the selection of counting procedures for detecting and measuring radioactivity. The author builds up the foundation from the nature of the interaction of radiation with matter. He also highlights the differences between an ordinary chemical laboratory and a radiochemical one.

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