Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

Volume 2: Radioanalytical Applications

4th Edition - March 6, 2020

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  • Editor: Michael L'Annunziata
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143964
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143957

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1074
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 6, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128143964
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143957

About the Editor

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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