spectroscopy is used to both identify and quantify alpha-emitting
radionuclides. This technique is particularly valuable when
the sample is small or when the gamma abundance is low. The
quantity of an alpha emitting radionuclide in a sample is
frequently too small to identify by other methods in air
monitoring, bioassay, and environmental samples.
alpha-emitting isotopes are in the naturally occurring uranium,
thorium, and actinium series. Some have lower atomic numbers
and others are man-made radionuclides. The limits that apply
to these alpha emitting radionuclides vary widely and radionuclide
identification is needed to determine safety and compliance.
Alpha spectroscopy is frequently the only method capable of making
this identification. Standard turnaround time is 5
business days and 24 hour turnaround is available if needed.
contact us to find out more about RSSI's alpha spectroscopy
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