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  • 1 University of Texas at Austin Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program, Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab Pickle Research Campus R-9000 Pickle Researcvh Center Texas 78712 USA
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Abstract  

To ascertain the feasibility of using 137Cs and 210Pb in soil erosion models a Compton suppression system with a Be window was used to simultaneous detect both of the naturally occurring isotopes. In particular, the system allowed the use of only 20 g of soil material instead of the usual needed 0.5-1.0 kg in similar soil studies.