Radiation Protection and Environment

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--41

Natural radionuclide concentration in Hassan district of South India


BG Jagadeesha, Y Narayana 
 Department of Physics, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mr. B G Jagadeesha
Department of Physics, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Soil samples were collected from Hassan district of South India. The analysis was carried out using NaI (Tl) gamma ray spectrometer. The 232Th activity was found to vary from 20.4 ± 1.3 Bq/kg to 136.3 ± 3.3 Bq/kg with a mean value of 56.9 ± 2.0 Bq/kg, and 226Ra activity was found to vary from 22.5 ± 1.4 Bq/kg to 90.6 ± 3.4 Bq/kg with a mean value of 41.4 ± 2.1 Bq/kg. The activity of 40K was ranged from 278.2 ± 4.0 Bq/kg to 650.7 ± 6.7 Bq/kg with a mean value of 388.4 ± 5.1 Bq/kg. Relatively higher levels of thorium were observed in soil. The radium equivalent activity and other radiological parameters were also determined.


How to cite this article:
Jagadeesha B G, Narayana Y. Natural radionuclide concentration in Hassan district of South India.Radiat Prot Environ 2018;41:37-41


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Jagadeesha B G, Narayana Y. Natural radionuclide concentration in Hassan district of South India. Radiat Prot Environ [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];41:37-41
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