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Title: Gamma ray spectroscopic analysis of building materials used in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

Building materials cause direct radiation exposure because of their radium, thorium and potassium content. In this paper, samples of commonly used building materials in Tiruvannamalai, city, have been collected randomly over the city. The samples were tested for their radioactivity contents by using gamma spectroscopic measurements. All samples under investigation are within the recommended safety limit when used as building construction.

Authors:
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  1. Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Tiruvannamalai-606603 (India)
  2. (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22004110
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1447; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 56. DAE solid state physics symposium 2011, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu (India), 19-23 Dec 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BUILDING MATERIALS; GAMMA DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; INDIA; POTASSIUM; POTASSIUM 40; RADIUM; SAFETY; THORIUM; URBAN AREAS

Citation Formats

Ravisankar, R., Vanasundari, K., Suganya, M., Chandrasekaran, A., Raghu, Y., Sivakumar, S., Vijayagopal, P., Meenakshisundaram, V., Department of Physics, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vellore-632509, Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor-603 104.Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606603, Tamilnadu, and Radiological Safety Division. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102. Gamma ray spectroscopic analysis of building materials used in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4710112.
Ravisankar, R., Vanasundari, K., Suganya, M., Chandrasekaran, A., Raghu, Y., Sivakumar, S., Vijayagopal, P., Meenakshisundaram, V., Department of Physics, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vellore-632509, Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor-603 104.Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606603, Tamilnadu, & Radiological Safety Division. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102. Gamma ray spectroscopic analysis of building materials used in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4710112.
Ravisankar, R., Vanasundari, K., Suganya, M., Chandrasekaran, A., Raghu, Y., Sivakumar, S., Vijayagopal, P., Meenakshisundaram, V., Department of Physics, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vellore-632509, Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor-603 104.Tamilnadu, Department of Physics, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606603, Tamilnadu, and Radiological Safety Division. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102. Tue . "Gamma ray spectroscopic analysis of building materials used in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4710112.
@article{osti_22004110,
title = {Gamma ray spectroscopic analysis of building materials used in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India},
author = {Ravisankar, R. and Vanasundari, K. and Suganya, M. and Chandrasekaran, A. and Raghu, Y. and Sivakumar, S. and Vijayagopal, P. and Meenakshisundaram, V. and Department of Physics, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vellore-632509, Tamilnadu and Department of Physics, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor-603 104.Tamilnadu and Department of Physics, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606603, Tamilnadu and Radiological Safety Division. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102},
abstractNote = {Building materials cause direct radiation exposure because of their radium, thorium and potassium content. In this paper, samples of commonly used building materials in Tiruvannamalai, city, have been collected randomly over the city. The samples were tested for their radioactivity contents by using gamma spectroscopic measurements. All samples under investigation are within the recommended safety limit when used as building construction.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4710112},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1447,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
}