Determination of the Natural Radioactivity Level of Amasya Şeyhcui Region
A. Coşkun and B. Çetin
Amasya University, Sciences & Arts Faculty, Amasya, Turkey
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People are exposed to both internal and external radiation from the natural radiation sources. For this reason, studies determining the natural radiation level are made to detect the effects of radionuclides, that constitute the natural radiation sources, on the environment and especially the effects of radiation on people and on biological systems. The most common radiation sources are 238U, 226Ra, 232Th and 40K radioisotopes. In this study, in the samples of the rock and soil acquired from Amasya Şeyhcui Region, the activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K are determined by using NaI (Tl) detector with gamma spectrometer and are compared with the limit values.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.309
PACS numbers: 28.52.Fa, 28.41.Qb