AVAILABLE NUCLEAR TECHNIQUES
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (EDXRF)
XRF is a non-destructive multi-elemental analytical technique which employs excitation of samples using radioisotopes (gamma emitters) or X-ray generators. Industrial application mining, cement, oil, polymers, plastics, forensics, mining and mineralogy, and geology. For environmental analysis, XRF can be used to assess heavy metal pollution of water and air. XRF is also widely used in glass and ceramics research and pharmacy.
The spectrometer uses a High Purity Germanium Detec-tor (HpGe) to measure low level radioactivity in a wider range of materials including: environmental samples (Water, soils and sediments), biological samples, food-stuffs (grains and cereals, milk) and geological samples (mineral ore).
Used for radon gas measurements. The naturally radioactive noble gas radon (222Rn) is present in the air outdoors and in all buildings including workplaces. It is thus an inescapable source of radiation exposure both at home and at work.