The book describes the preparation of samples from a wide variety of matrices, assists the investigator or technician in the selection and use of appropriate radiation detector, and presents the latest state-of-the-art computerized and automated methods of analysis. The new Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis is suitable as a teaching text for university and professional training courses. Of interest to those working in a wide spectrum of disciplines, including: scientists, engineers, physicians, and technicians involved with the preparation, utilization, or disposal of radioactive materials and the measurement of radioactivity in the environment.
§ New, expanded and updated edition with three additional chapters
§ Provides modern procedures and guidelines for the analysis of natural and man-made environmental radionuclides
§ Includes up-to-date detailed sample preparation techniques for soil, air, plant, water, biological tissue, filter material, gels, surface swipes, etc.
§ Provides practical information for radioactivity monitoring, spectrometric analysis, and radiation dosimetry
§ Covers state-of-the-art high sample throughput microplate analysis techniques and multi-detector scintillation proximity analysis
§ Presents the latest methods of rapid electronic radionuclide imaging
§ Written by twenty-five experts from eight countries. Over 2,000 literature references