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Most of the important transuranics are pure alpha-particle emitters. In alpha-particle spectrometry the aim is to measure relative decay rates of alpha emitters. Alpha activity being the main cause for the heat deposited in the calorimeter, the heat contribution from a given alpha emitter is approximately proportional to its activity and mean alpha energy. This nearly linear relationship makes alpha spectrometry and calorimetry to some extent complementary techniques. In this paper the data which can be obtained from alpha-particle spectrometry is discussed.

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Authors: BORTELS G, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Workshop on Calorimetry, Ispra (IT), March 26, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36697 ORA
Record Number: 199210969 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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