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Applications in Physical Sciences

Edited by Nirmal Singh

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India

The book Radioisotopes - Applications in Physical Sciences is divided into three sections namely: Radioisotopes and Some Physical Aspects, Radioisotopes in Environment and Radioisotopes in Power System Space Applications. Section I contains nine chapters on radioisotopes and production and their various applications in some physical and chemical processes. In Section II, ten chapters on the applications of radioisotopes in environment have been added. The interesting articles related to soil, water, environmental dosimetry/tracer and composition analyzer etc. are worth reading. Section III has three chapters on the use of radioisotopes in power systems which generate electrical power by converting heat released from the nuclear decay of radioactive isotopes. The system has to be flown in space for space exploration and radioisotopes can be a good alternative for heat-to-electrical energy conversion. The reader will very much benefit from the chapters presented in this section.

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RadioisotopesApplications in Physical SciencesEdited by Nirmal Singh

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/858

ISBN: 978-953-307-510-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4919-4

Copyright year: 2011

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76720 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

86 Dimensions Citations


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1. Natural Occurring Radionuclide Materials

By Raad Obid Hussain and Hayder Hamza Hussain


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2. Research Reactor Fuel Fabrication to Produce Radioisotopes

By A. M. Saliba-Silva, E. F. Urano de Carvalho, H. G. Riella and M. Durazzo


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3. Application of Enriched Stable Isotopes in Element Uptake and Translocation in Plant

By Shinsuke Mori, Akira Kawasaki, Satoru Ishikawa and Tomohito Arao


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4. Diffusion Experiment in Lithium Ionic Conductors with the Radiotracer of 8Li

By Sun-Chan Jeong


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5. Determination of Chemical State and External Magnetic Field Effect on the Energy Shifts and X-Ray Intensity Ratios of Yttrium and Its Compounds

By Sevil Porikli and Yakup Kurucu


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6. Angular Dependence of Fluorescence X-Rays and Alignment of Vacancy State Induced by Radioisotopes

By İbrahim Han


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7. Determination of Actinides Using Digital Pulse Processing Analysis

By B. de Celis, V. del Canto, R. de la Fuente, J.M. Lumbreras, J. Mundo and B. de Celis Alonso


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8. The Newly Calculations of Production Cross Sections for Some Positron Emitting and Single Photon Emitting Radioisotopes in Proton Cyclotrons

By E. Tel, M. Sahan, A. Aydin, H. Sahan, F. A.Ugur and A. Kaplan


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9. History of Applications of Radioactive Sources in Analytical Instruments for Planetary Exploration

By Thanasis E. Economou


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10. Environmental Dosimetry – Measurements and Calculations

By Mats Isaksson


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11. Radiological Survey in Soil of South America

By María Luciana Montes and Judith Desimoni


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12. Radioactivity in Marine Salts and Sediments

By Manuel Navarrete, José Golzarri, Guillermo Espinosa, Graciela Müller, Miguel Angel Zúñiga and Michelle Camacho


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13. Utilizing Radioisotopes for Trace Metal Speciation Measurements in Seawater

By P.L. Croot, M.I. Heller, C. Schlosser and K. Wuttig


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14. Cesium (137Cs and 133Cs), Potassium and Rubidium in Macromycete Fungi and Sphagnum Plants

By Mykhailo Vinichuk, Anders Dahlberg and Klas Rosén


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15. Body Composition Analyzer Based on PGNAA Method

By Hamed Panjeh and Reza Izadi-Najafabadi


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16. Transportation Pathway of Potassium and Phosphorous in Grape Fruit

By Zhenming Niu, Yi Wang, Yanqing Lu, Xuefeng Xu and Zhenhai Han


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17. Intercellular Communication in Response to Radiation Induced Stress: Bystander Effects in Vitro and in Vivo and Their Possible Clinical Implications

By Maria Widel


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18. The Potential Of I-129 as an Environmental Tracer

By Andrej Osterc and Vekoslava Stibilj


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19. Hydrodynamic Characterization of Industrial Flotation Machines Using Radioisotopes

By Juan Yianatos and Francisco Díaz


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20. Radioisotope Power: A Key Technology for Deep Space Exploration

By George R. Schmidt, Thomas J. Sutliff and Leonard A. Dudzinski


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21. Radioisotope Power Systems for Space Applications

By Antonio Sanchez-Torres


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22. U.S. Space Radioisotope Power Systems and Applications: Past, Present and Future

By Robert L. Cataldo and Gary L. Bennett


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