Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Energy, Environment Protection, Nuclear Power Engineering
Abstract Distribution images of natural radioactivity in natural materials such as vegetables were obtained by using Imaging Plate. In such cases, it is necessary to reduce background radiation intensity by one order or more. Graded shielding is very important. Especially, the innermost surface of a shielding box should be covered with acrylic resin plate. We obtained natural radioactivity distribution images of vegetables, sea food, meat etc. Mostly β-rays emitted from40K print the radioactivity distribution image. Comparison between γ-ray intensity of KCl solution measured with HPGe detector and that of natural material specimen gave the radioactivity around 0.06∼0.4 Bq/g depending on the kind and the part of specimens.
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