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PEP-2A - Alpha Spectroscopy for the Health Physicist

Annapolis 1   10:30 - 12:30

PEP-2A.   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.

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