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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2008, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (5): 302 doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(09)60008-7

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Measurements of natural radionuclides in soil samples from Upper Egypt

Shaban Ramadan Mohamed HARB1 Khaled SALAHEL DIN1 Abd Elbaset ABBADY1 Mohamed Abd Elleh ALI1 Rolf MICHEL2   

  1. 1 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt
    2 Center for Radiation Protection and Radioecology, Hanover University (ZSR), D-30419 Hanover, Germany
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Shaban Ramadan Mohamed HARB Khaled SALAHEL DIN Abd Elbaset ABBADY Mohamed Abd Elleh ALI Rolf MICHEL. Measurements of natural radionuclides in soil samples from Upper Egypt.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2008, 19(5): 302     doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(09)60008-7

Abstract: This paper presents the results of natural radioactivity measured for the soil of Qena using gamma-ray spectrometry at ZSR, Hanover University, Germany. Soil samples of radioactive concentrations of 238U-series (234Th, 214Pb, and 214Bi), 232Th-series (228Ac, 212Pb, and 208Tl) and 40K were analyzed. Three objectives were set: (1) activity levels by surface soil sampling at 0~30 cm depth, (2) dose rates of gamma radiation, radium equivalent, index hazard, and effective dose, and (3) ambient dose rates.

Key words: Soil, Environmental radioactivity, Gamma spectrometry, Radiation exposure, Ambient dose