Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

2nd Edition - August 27, 2003

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  • Author: Michael L'Annunziata
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495057

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Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis describes the preparation of samples from a wide variety of matrices, assists the investigator or technician in the selection and use of appropriate radiation detector, and presents the latest state-of-the-art computerized and automated methods of analysis. The new Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis is suitable as a teaching text for university and professional training courses. Of interest to those working in a wide spectrum of disciplines, including: scientists, engineers, physicians, and technicians involved with the preparation, utilization, or disposal of radioactive materials and the measurement of radioactivity in the environment.

Key Features

  • New, expanded and updated edition with three additional chapters
  • Provides modern procedures and guidelines for the analysis of natural and man-made environmental radionuclides
  • Includes up-to-date detailed sample preparation techniques for soil, air, plant, water, biological tissue, filter material, gels, surface swipes, etc.
  • Provides practical information for radioactivity monitoring, spectrometric analysis, and radiation dosimetry
  • Covers state-of-the-art high sample throughput microplate analysis techniques and multi-detector scintillation proximity analysis
  • Presents the latest methods of rapid electronic radionuclide imaging
  • Written by twenty-five experts from eight countries. Over 2,000 literature references


University students and laboratory researchers in the chemical and biological sciences. Scientists in research institutions in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biological sciences. Nuclear power plants. Departments of Health Physics. Environment and waste management organzations. Atomic energy organizations

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Nuclear Radiation, Its Interaction with Matter and Radioisotope Decay.
    Gas Ionization Detectors.
    Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors.
    Semiconductor Detectors.
    Liquid Scintillation Analysis: Principles and Practice.
    Environmental Liquid Scintillation Analysis.
    Radioactivity Counting Statistics.
    Sample Preparation Techniques for Liquid Scintillation Analysis.
    Cherenkov Counting.
    Radioisotope Mass Spectrometry.
    Solid Scintillation Analysis.
    Flow Scintillation Analysis.
    Radionuclide Imaging.
    Automated Radiochemical Separation, Analysis, and Sensing.
    Radiation Dosimetry.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: August 27, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080495057

About the Author

Michael L'Annunziata

Michael L'Annunziata
Michael F. L'Annunziata earned his PhD degree in 1970 at the University of Arizona. His thesis research in the 1960s under contract with the then-US Atomic Energy Commission dealt with the analysis of radionuclides and chemical remediation of the environment in the event of fission product fallout from nuclear war. L'Annunziata was formerly Head of Fellowships and Training at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria; and he has served as a representative and lecturer for the IAEA on peaceful applications of nuclear energy for development in over 40 countries of the world from 1976-2007 and currently a private consultant in radioactivity analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Head, IAEA Fellowships and Training, Vienna, Austria; Current office: Oceanside, CA, USA

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