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Author Mayneord, W. V.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE ♦ ALPHA PARTICLES ♦ BACKGROUND ♦ BIOLOGY ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ INSTRUMENTS ♦ RADIOACTIVITY ♦ SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract S>A device for use in spectral analysis of the alphaactivity of normal biological materials is described. The sample is surrounded, in a gridless chamber, by a material with a very low alpha emission rate. in this way the background counting-rate corresponding to alpha-particle energies may be made very small. Preparation of sources and experimental results are discussed. The method is thought to have a high potential value in studies of radioactivity in biological materials. (J.R.D.)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-08-29
Publisher Department Royal Cancer Hospital, London
Journal Nature
Volume Number 184
Organization Royal Cancer Hospital, London


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