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Hot background” of the mobile inelastic neutron scattering system for soil carbon analysis

Author:
Kavetskiy, Aleksandr, Yakubova, Galina, Prior, Stephen A., Torbert, H. Allen
Source:
Applied Radiation and Isotopes 2016 v.107 pp. 299-311
ISSN:
0969-8043
Subject:
aluminum, carbon, construction materials, gamma radiation, isotopes, neutrons, radionuclides, soil, soil sampling, spectral analysis
Abstract:
The problem of gamma spectrum peak identification arises when conducting soil carbon analysis using the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) system. Some spectral peaks could be associated with radioisotopes appearing due to neutron activation of both the measurement system and soil samples. The investigation of “hot background” gamma spectra from the construction materials, whole measurement system, and soil samples over time showed that activation of (28)Al isotope can contribute noticeable additions to the soil neutron stimulated gamma spectra.
Agid:
5454525
Handle:
10113/5454525