PEP-2A - Alpha Spectroscopy for the Health Physicist
Annapolis 1 10:30 - 12:30
Alpha Spectroscopy for the Health Physicist MB Clemmer*, ORTEC
Abstract: This course offers a fast-paced review of the basic principles of alpha spectroscopic analysis for the health physicist. The course includes a review of the nature and origins of alpha-particle emitting radioactivity, basic physics of alpha-particle interaction with matter, considerations and consequences of sample preparation for alpha spectroscopy, alpha spectroscopy system components and calibrations, and a primer on interpretation of alpha spectroscopy data.