A Comparison between the Measurements of Natural Radioactive Materials of Surface Soils in Anbar and Diyala


  • Essam M. Rasheed Department of physics, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, IRAQ
  • Ammar A. AlRawi Department of physics, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, IRAQ




Radionuclides, Soils, ORTEC MCB, Natural, Radioactivity, K-40.


In the current study, twenty samples of surface soils have taken from several areas from Anbar town and Diyala town. These samples are gathered from the surface of the soil at that time place all of samples away for one month underneath normal center conditions. Now is vital to urge an imaging equilibrating and forestall of radiation of sun. To the dirt samples, before tallying the movement of traditional stuff for the examples. Soils tests are sieve to be clean. 1Kg is taken from every sample, these samples were tried utilizing ORTEC MCB connection detector with tallying time 7200 sec. ORTEC MCB connection indicator is usually utilized for estimating the radiation, of nature radiation of materials. When the time is finished.  we tend to notice six radionuclides are showed up Anbar and Diyala soils tests:  Bi-214, Ra-226, Tl-208, Bi-212, Pb-212, K-40, these radionuclides included; two radionuclides Bi-214, Ra-226 have an area with the U-238 arrangement, three radionuclides Tl-208, Bi-212, Pb-212 have an area with Th-232series and one in every of them is that the traditional radionuclide K-40. The normal specific exercises of the radionuclides from Anbar tests are additional distinguished than Diyala samples and therefore the outside portion of the character radiation for Anbar soils tests was additional noteworthy than Diyala samples and them are terribly low contrasted and as so much as attainable limit1 mSv.y-1 United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.


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E. M. Rasheed and A. A. AlRawi, “A Comparison between the Measurements of Natural Radioactive Materials of Surface Soils in Anbar and Diyala”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 5–12, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v32i5.1116.

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