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Title: Radiation detection methods
Authors: Khater, Ashraf
Keywords: Radiation
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Marcel Dekker Inc
Abstract: Sources of ionizing radiation are inside and surrounding us all the time and everywhere. This radiation comes from radionuclides which occur naturally as trace elements in rocks and soils of the earth as a consequence of the radioactive decay. Radionuclides also exist in the different ecosystems such as atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Since, the middle of the last century, the discovery of nuclear radiations a great interest have been paid to study the different sources of ionizing radiation depending on their useful applications and their harmful effects on the human been and his environment. In addition to the naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), a technological enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) and man-made (artificially produced) radionuclides have been introduced into the environment due to the proliferation of the different nuclear applications. All of these sources have contributed to the increase of the levels of environmental radioactivity and population of the radiation doses, which require an understanding of the different radionuclides environmental behavior and an estimation of their human risks and how deal with it.
Description: National Center for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control, Atomic Energy Authority, P.O. Box 7551, Nasr City, Cairo 11762, Egypt. Email; Khater_ashraf@yahoo.com Present address: Physics Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455 Riyadh 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3190
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