Pad facility for the calibration of gamma-ray measurements of rocks

L. Løvborg, E.M. Christiansen, L. Bøtter-Jensen, P. Kirkegaard

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    Abstract

    A series of six concrete pads that simulate rock crops of known radioactive concretrations have been installed at Risø National Laboratory. The facility is intended for the calibaration of portable counters and spectrometers and is accessible to uranium geologist in Europe and elsewhere. All of the pads are 3 m in diameter and 50 cm thick and contain uranium, thorium and potassium in various proportions. The concentrations of eU, Th, and K with associated standard errors have been determined from the combined use of laboratory assays and radiation monitoring data. The evaluations of instrumental sensitivity factors and stripping ratios are performed with weighted least-squares techniques. Sensitivity factors of gross-counting field scintillometers are supplied in units of radioelement concentration (Ur). In addition to being especially suited to geological calibrations, the facility may be applied as a source of gamma-ray exposure rates for calibrating environmental survey instruments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages43
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0809-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1981
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number454
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-454

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