Measurements of natural radionuclides in some soil samples from Amasya (Turkey)

MAVİ B., Akkurt D., Oner F., Gunoglu K.

2nd International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science (APMAS), Antalya, Turkey, 26 - 29 April 2012, vol.1476, pp.296-299 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1476
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4751614
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-299
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The soil on the earth's crust is a source of continuously exposure to human beings. The amount of radioactivity in soil depends upon the type of soil and its uses. Amasya is located on the inside of the Department of the Central Black Sea. Amasya is situated between 34 degrees 57' 06 '' - 36 degrees 31' 53 '' east longitudes and 41 degrees 04' 54 '' - 40 degrees 16' 16 '' north latitudes. In this study, the concentration of naturally occurring radionuclides (K-40, Ra-226, Th-232) was measured in some soil samples collected in Amasya region using gamma spectrometer system which contains NaI(Tl) and 16k Multichannel analyser at the Suleyman Demirel University-Gamma Spectroscopy Lab in Isparta (Turkey).