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Radiation Standards and Analysis (RSA) Laboratory

RSA laboratory has facilities for preparation of standards, Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA), radon measurement along with regular radiometric analysis facilities.

Preparation of Standards

The RSA laboratory at Hyderabad is responsible for the preparation of radiometric standards and calibration of borehole logging, shielded-probe logging and sample core assay systems.

Sample standard                          Shielded Probe logging standard                     

     Sample standard                                                                                                            Shielded Probe logging standard                             

Core assay standard                              Borehole   logging standard

Core assay standard                                                                                                         Borehole logging standard 

Neutron Activation Analysis

Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) laboratory is located at AMD, HQ, Hyderabad. It is a nondestructive nuclear technique, employed to find the elemental concentrations of Na, K, Ca, Sc, Cr, Fe, Co, Zn, Ga, As, Br, Rb, Ag, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Tm, Ho, Yb, Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Au, Th and U. Measurements from percentage to ultra trace levels are possible by this technique.  High purity germanium co-axial solid-state detector coupled to PC-based multichannel analyser is employed for spectrum analysis after irradiating the samples in DHRUVA reactor of BARC, Mumbai.

Radon Measurement

Radon measurement in water, soil and ambient air is being carried out in the RSA Laboratory. This laboratory has optimised the use of radon measurement in uranium exploration and environmental studies for generation of base line data.