Concentrating on techniques for the detection and measurement of radioactivity, this book offers a guide to selecting the type of counter, type of source sample, duration for which the counting must be made, and the radiation emitted by the isotope for its efficient detection. It introduces a novel concept to explain not only the decay processes but also the selection of counting procedures for detecting and measuring radioactivity. The author builds up the foundation from the nature of the interaction of radiation with matter. He also highlights the differences between an ordinary chemical laboratory and a radiochemical one.
Table of Contents
Radioactivity. Interaction of Radiation with Matter. Ionization Counters. Detection of Nuclear Radiation by Scintillation Counter. Preparation of Sources for Counting. Factors Affecting Counting Efficiency. Identification of Radioactive Isotopes. Statistics of Counting. Health Hazards and Contamination Control. Exercises. References. Index.
After retiring from IIT Bombay, Maheshwar Sharon became an adjunct professor at Birla College and founded the Nanotechnology Research Center. Dr. Sharon has written more than 150 research articles for various journals and was awarded the Man of the Year by AB Inc. in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, a Life Member of the Electrochemical Society, India, and a Life Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.