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P. Jojo Aligarh MuslimUniversity Department of Applied Physics, Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology 202002 Aligarh (India)

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A. Kumar Aligarh MuslimUniversity Department of Applied Physics, Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology 202002 Aligarh (India)

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T. Ramachandran Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Environmental Assessment Division 400085 Bombay (India)

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R. Prasad Aligarh MuslimUniversity Department of Applied Physics, Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology 202002 Aligarh (India)

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Abstract  

Soil samples collected at the Indian Antarctic station Maitree, situated at the Schirmachar Oasis and belonging to the East Antarctic charnockite provinces have been analysed to determine trace uranium concentrations. The fission track technique using Makrofol-KG as the track detector was used for the analyses. Finely powdered samples and pellets were irradiated with thermal neutrons from a nuclear reactor. Uranium concentrations were obtained from the tracks of the detector. Uranium concentrations were found to vary from 0.036 to 0.364 ppm in the samples investigated. The low levels of uranium indicate the absence of human intervention with the lithosphere in this region.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)