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Natural occurring radioactive substances. Vol. 1

Abstract

Naturally occurring radioactive substances produced by cosmic rays of those of terrestrial origin are surveyed. The different radioactive decay series are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the element radium as regards its properties and distribution in different environmental samples. The properties of naturally occurring k-40 and its distribution in different natural media are also outlined. Induced radionuclides which are formed as a result of the interaction of cosmic rays with the constituents of the atmosphere are mentioned. In this respect the intensity of natural background radiation and the dose at different locations and levels is surveyed. Some regions of exceptionally high radioactivity which result in high exposure rates are mentioned. Monazite deposits and water springs are mentioned in some detail. The Oklo phenomenon as a natural reactor is also discussed. 8 tabs.
Authors:
Emara, A E [1] 
  1. National Center for radiation Research and Technology Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo (Egypt)
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1996
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-EG-002; CONF-960316-
Reference Number:
SCA: 540130; PA: AIX-28:030016; EDB-97:057236; SN: 97001764866
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. conference of nuclear sciences and applications, Cairo (Egypt), 15-20 Mar 1996; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the sixth conference of nuclear sciences and applications. Vol. 1-4; PB: 1760 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COSMIC RADIATION; DISTRIBUTION; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; RADIATION DOSES; ATMOSPHERES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; MONAZITES; OKLO PHENOMENON; RADIUM; WASTE DISPOSAL; WATER
OSTI ID:
455861
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Establishment, Cairo (Egypt); Egyptian Society of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Cairo (Egypt)
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97620041; TRN: EG9601820030016
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97620041
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 195
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Emara, A E. Natural occurring radioactive substances. Vol. 1. Egypt: N. p., 1996. Web.
Emara, A E. Natural occurring radioactive substances. Vol. 1. Egypt.
Emara, A E. 1996. "Natural occurring radioactive substances. Vol. 1." Egypt.
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abstractNote = {Naturally occurring radioactive substances produced by cosmic rays of those of terrestrial origin are surveyed. The different radioactive decay series are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the element radium as regards its properties and distribution in different environmental samples. The properties of naturally occurring k-40 and its distribution in different natural media are also outlined. Induced radionuclides which are formed as a result of the interaction of cosmic rays with the constituents of the atmosphere are mentioned. In this respect the intensity of natural background radiation and the dose at different locations and levels is surveyed. Some regions of exceptionally high radioactivity which result in high exposure rates are mentioned. Monazite deposits and water springs are mentioned in some detail. The Oklo phenomenon as a natural reactor is also discussed. 8 tabs.}
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