Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 419–424 | Cite as

A study of various self deposition solutions for 210Po analysis in tap water

  • Dimitrios C. XarchoulakosEmail author
  • Konstantina Kehagia


The purpose of the present study was to examine the use of various inorganic acids as self deposition solutions and their macroscopic effects on nickel plates which could potentially deteriorate polonium analysis in tap water. 0.5 M, 2 M and 0.1 M hydrochloric acid solutions in addition to 0.1 M and 0.5 M solutions of nitric, hydrofluoric, hydrobromic, hydriodic, sulfuric, phosphoric, sulfamic and perchloric acid were studied and compared. Polonium was plated via self deposition while the chemical recoveries were determined by alpha spectrometry.


210Po analysis Self deposition solutions Nickel plates Alpha spectrometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios C. Xarchoulakos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Konstantina Kehagia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Radioactivity MonitoringGreek Atomic Energy CommissionAthensGreece

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