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Low-level gamma spectrometry of forest and moor soils from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge)

Abstract

In soils with distinct organic and mineral horizons, radionuclides (RN) can be used to understand geochemical migration processes. In the study presented here high sensitivity HPGe-detectors with active and passive shielding were employed to determine the low activity levels of various natural, cosmogenic and artificial RN. Soils of a spruce forest and a moor from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge) were investigated as they provide a good example of layered soil systems with vertical transfer of chemical elements. Different soil horizons were sub-sampled as thin slices and analysed to examine the migration processes at sub-horizon level. The depth distributions of chemically different RN were studied considering the geochemical and pedological soil characteristics of the profiles. (orig.)
Authors:
Schleich, N; [1]  Preusse, W; [1]  Degering, D; [1]  Unterricker, S [1] 
  1. Technische Univ. Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). Inst. of Applied Physics
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
FZR-170; CONF-9611197-
Reference Number:
SCA: 540230; 560101; 440103; PA: DEN-97:0FE069; EDB-97:127193; SN: 97001851067
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on methods and applications of low-level radioactivity measurements (LOWRAD), Rossendorf (Germany), 7-8 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of LOWRAD 96. Methods and applications of low-level radioactivity measurements. Proceedings; Fietz, J. [ed.] [Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR), Dresden (Germany)]; PB: 170 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; LOW LEVEL COUNTING; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SOILS; THORIUM 228; AMERICIUM 241; LEAD 210; BERYLLIUM 7; CESIUM 137; CESIUM 134; ANTIMONY 125; RADIUM 226
OSTI ID:
525373
Research Organizations:
Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V. (FZR), Rossendorf bei Dresden (Germany); Verein fuer Kernverfahrenstechnik und Analytik Rossendorf e.V. (VKTA), Dresden (Germany)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98700903; TRN: DE97FE069
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98700903
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
pp. 123-126
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Schleich, N, Preusse, W, Degering, D, and Unterricker, S. Low-level gamma spectrometry of forest and moor soils from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge). Germany: N. p., 1997. Web.
Schleich, N, Preusse, W, Degering, D, & Unterricker, S. Low-level gamma spectrometry of forest and moor soils from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge). Germany.
Schleich, N, Preusse, W, Degering, D, and Unterricker, S. 1997. "Low-level gamma spectrometry of forest and moor soils from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge)." Germany.
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title = {Low-level gamma spectrometry of forest and moor soils from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge)}
author = {Schleich, N, Preusse, W, Degering, D, and Unterricker, S}
abstractNote = {In soils with distinct organic and mineral horizons, radionuclides (RN) can be used to understand geochemical migration processes. In the study presented here high sensitivity HPGe-detectors with active and passive shielding were employed to determine the low activity levels of various natural, cosmogenic and artificial RN. Soils of a spruce forest and a moor from exposed mountain regions in Saxony (Erzgebirge) were investigated as they provide a good example of layered soil systems with vertical transfer of chemical elements. Different soil horizons were sub-sampled as thin slices and analysed to examine the migration processes at sub-horizon level. The depth distributions of chemically different RN were studied considering the geochemical and pedological soil characteristics of the profiles. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {1997}
month = {Mar}
}