Statistical correlation between contents of several components and natural radioactivity levels in sand samples from Antalya, Turkey
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Natural radioactivity levels of 238U, 232Th, and 40K were determined using gamma-ray spectrometry. Contents of several components were obtained by photoactivation analysis. Sand samples were irradiated with 18 MeV bremsstrahlung photons from a clinical electron linear accelerator (cLINAC). After irradiation, the gamma-ray spectra of the samples were obtained using a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector. Spectra were analyzed by computer software. Correlation between the natural radioactivity levels and contents of several components were determined by appropriate statistical calculations.
KeywordsStatistical correlation Photoactivation analysis (PAA) Natural radioactivity Gamma-ray spectrometry
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Akdeniz University.
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