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Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128143957, 9780128143964

Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

4th Edition

Volume 2: Radioanalytical Applications

Editor: Michael L'Annunziata
eBook ISBN: 9780128143964
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143957
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th March 2020
Page Count: 1074
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Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis: Radiation Physics and Detectors, Volume One, and Radioanalytical Applications, Volume Two, Fourth Edition, constitute an authoritative reference on 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.

Users will find the latest advances in the applications of radioactivity analysis across various fields, including environmental monitoring, radiochemical standardization, high-resolution beta imaging, automated radiochemical separation, nuclear forensics, and more.

Key Features

  • Spans two volumes, Radiation Physics and Detectors and Radioanalytical Applications
  • Includes a new chapter on the analysis of environmental radionuclides
  • Provides the latest advances in the applications of liquid and solid scintillation analysis, alpha- and gamma spectrometry, mass spectrometric analysis, Cherenkov counting, flow-cell radionuclide analysis, radionuclide standardization, aerosol analysis, high-resolution beta imaging techniques, analytical techniques in nuclear forensics, and nuclear safeguards
  • Describes the timesaving techniques of computer-controlled automatic separation and activity analysis of radionuclides
  • Provides an extensive table of the radiation characteristics of most radionuclides of interest for the radioanalytical chemist


Students and laboratory researchers in the fields of nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics, radioecology, nuclear power, nuclear safeguards and forensics, synchrotron radiation, radiation protection, nuclear medicine

Table of Contents

1. Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring
2. Environmental Liquid Scintillation Analysis
3. Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides
4. Radioactive Aerosol Analysis
5. Marine Radioactivity Analysis
6. Cherenkov Counting
7. Radionuclide Standardization
8. Radioactivity Counting Statistics
9. High-Resolution Beta Imaging
10. Flow-Cell Radionuclide Analysis
11. Automated Radiochemical Separation, Analysis and Sensing
12. Analytical Techniques in Nuclear Safeguards
13. Nuclear Forensics

Appendix A: Table of Radioactive Isotopes
Appendix B. Particle Range-Energy Correlations


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About the Editor

Michael L'Annunziata

Michael L'Annunziata

Michael F. L'Annunziata earned his undergraduate BSc degree in Chemistry in 1965 from St. Edward's University and MSc and PhD degrees in 1967 and 1970, respectively, at the University of Arizona. His graduate thesis research in the 1960s was carried out under a research contract with the then US Atomic Energy Commission (US AEC). The research work dealt with the analysis of radionuclides and chemical remediation of the environment in the event of possible nuclear war and fission product fallout. His main research interests have been focused on the development of chemical and instrumental methods for the detection and measurement of radioactive nuclides and the utilization of radionuclides as tracers in biological research. 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 for the IAEA in fact-finding, planning, and implementation assignments on peaceful applications of nuclear energy for development in over 50 countries of the world from 1976 to 2007. He is the author and editor of several books, including Radioactivity; Introduction and History, From the Quantum to Quarks published by Elsevier in 2016, which received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 PROSE Awards and the “Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis” now in its fourth edition.

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

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