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International Journal of Physics. 2017, 5(2), 53-56
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-5-2-4
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Estimation the Radiological Hazard Effects for Soil Samples of Nineveh Province

Laith A. Najam1, , Fouad A. Majeed2, Malik H. Kheder3 and Shaher A. Younis1

1Department of Physical, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, IRAQ

2Department of Physics, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Babylon, Hilla, IRAQ

3Department of Physics, College of Education, Hamdania Univ., Mosul, IRAQ

Pub. Date: April 14, 2017

Cite this paper:
Laith A. Najam, Fouad A. Majeed, Malik H. Kheder and Shaher A. Younis. Estimation the Radiological Hazard Effects for Soil Samples of Nineveh Province. International Journal of Physics. 2017; 5(2):53-56. doi: 10.12691/ijp-5-2-4

Abstract

The specific activities of ten soil samples has been measured with HPGe detector in order to evaluate the radiological hazard effects of the natural radioactivity, the activity utilization index(AUI), alpha index (Iα) and the radiation exposure rate (I) have been measured. The activity utilization index values ranged from 0.275 in SS9 (Al-Medan) location to 0.735 in SS2 (Rebeaa) location with an average value 0.593, alpha index(Iα) values ranged from 0.081 in SS9 ( Al-Medan) location to 0.194 in SS1(Sinjar) location with an average value of 0.162, while the radiation exposure rate(I) values ranged from 107.20µR/h in SS9 (Al-Medan) location to 260.37µR/h in SS2 (Rebeaa) location with an average value of 186.88 µR/h.

Keywords:
HPGe detector natural radioactivity alpha index radiation exposure rate

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