Detection of radioactivity by liquid scintillation counting in soil, food and water.

In this training we illustrate the basics of measuring radioactive samples with liquid scintillation counting using a Quantulus 1220 system. You will learn various methods of sample preparation as well as how to interpret and analyze alpha and beta spectra.

The goal of this course is to teach analysis for various radioactive nuclides: from sample to test report, using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The course focuses on the determination of 3H, 226Ra, 228Ra, 210Pb, 210Po, 222Rn, 90Sr, 89Sr and Gross a+b measurements including radiochemical sample preparation. They acquire knowledge of the relevant Austrian and European legal bases and frameworks for the validation of analytical methods, quality assurance results and the evaluation and interpretation of results. Participants will be able to perform sample preparation using either co-precipitation and extraction methods or ion exchange and extraction chromatography. The procedures will be performed by each participant under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory on real samples.

Target group

  • Analysts
  • Laboratory managers in the field of radioactivity analysis by liquid scintillation counting (knowledge of radiochemistry is an advantage)

Limitation of participation
Five-day standard course for max. four persons

on request

AGES GmbH Spargelfeldstraße 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria

Responsible for content
Mag. Dr. Claudia Landstetter
Department of Radiation Protection and Radiochemistry Department of Radiation Protection, AGES

on request

AGES Akademie

Last updated: 10.10.2023

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