The updated and further expanded fourth edition of the Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis is an authoritative reference providing the principles, practical techniques, and procedures for the accurate measurement of radioactivity - everything from the very low levels encountered in the environment to higher levels measured in radioisotope research, clinical laboratories, biological sciences, radionuclide standardization, nuclear medicine, nuclear power, and fuel cycle facilities and in the implementation of nuclear forensic analysis and nuclear safeguards. It includes sample preparation techniques for all types of matrices found in the environment including soil, water, air, plant matter, and animal tissue and surface swipes.
Volume 1: Radiation Physics and Detectors provides a detailed discussion of our current understanding of the atomic nucleus, nuclear stability and decay, nuclear radiation, and the interaction of radiation with matter as the fundamental principles that serve as the foundation for our selection of the best methods for radionuclide detection and measurement.
- Spans two volumes, Radiation Physics and Detectors and Radioanalytical Applications
- Includes a new chapter on neutron radiation detection and measurement
- Provides the latest advances in high-resolution beta imaging techniques, analytical techniques in nuclear forensics and nuclear safeguards
- Covers high-sample-throughput microplate techniques and multi-detector assay methods
- Describes the timesaving techniques of computer-controlled automatic separation and activity analysis of radionuclides