Gamma Spectroscopy

RSSI analyzes environmental, commercial, and research material for radiation using high-resolution gamma spectroscopy.  Using this system, RSSI can identify the type and quantity of naturally-occurring and man-made radionuclides in a sample.

Our high-resolution gamma spectroscopy system is used to test samples such as:

  • Soil containing naturally-occurring or man-made radionuclides;

  • Vegetation, foodstuffs, and raw materials near nuclear disaster sites such as Chernobyl or Fukushima;

  • Water, sludge, and filter media from water or sewage treatment facilities;

  • Components of building materials;

  • Precursor chemicals for industrial production; and

  • Environmental samples from fossil and nuclear power plants.

Gamma spectroscopy is a non-destructive testing method.  Gamma spectroscopy samples are analyzed against a library of radionuclides as specified by the client (e.g. naturally-occurring, Cs-137).  Depending on the required radionuclides, samples are analyzed either on receipt or after an in-growth period of at least 30 days.  In either case, reports are available within 5 business days of the sample being analyzed.  As with all of RSSI's laboratory services, expedited turnaround is available.  Samples requiring an a radon daughter in-growth period are held at no charge.

After analysis, samples can be returned to the client or will be held before disposal for at least a full month.  Samples can be analyzed multiple times or saved spectra reanalyzed with additional radionuclides in a library.

For pricing and more information on gamma spectroscopy analysis, please contact us.

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