Thumbnail
Access Restriction
Open

Author Öksüz, İ. ♦ Güray, R. T. ♦ Özkan, N. ♦ Yalçin, C. ♦ Ergül, H. A. ♦ Aksan, S.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES ♦ BAYS ♦ CESIUM 137 ♦ CONCENTRATION RATIO ♦ CONTAMINATION ♦ ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION ♦ ELEMENT ABUNDANCE ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY ♦ NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY ♦ POTASSIUM 40 ♦ REACTOR ACCIDENTS ♦ SEAS ♦ SEDIMENTS ♦ THORIUM 232 ♦ TURKEY ♦ URANIUM 238
Abstract In order to determine the radioactivity level at Izmit Bay Marmara Sea, marine sediment samples were collected from five different locations. The radioactivity concentrations of naturally occurring {sup 238}U, {sup 232}Th and {sup 40}K isotopes and also that of an artificial isotope {sup 137}Cs were measured by using gamma-ray spectroscopy. Preliminary results show that the radioactivity concentrations of {sup 238}U and {sup 232}Th isotopes are lower than the average worldwide values while the radioactivity concentrations of the {sup 40}K are higher than the average worldwide value. A small amount of {sup 137}Cs contamination, which might be caused by the Chernobyl accident, was also detected.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-03-25
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1722
Issue Number 1


Open content in new tab

   Open content in new tab