Barium sulphate method for radium-226 analysis by alpha spectrometry

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005

Internal Report 501
Medley P, Bollhöfer A, Iles M, Ryan B & Martin P
Supervising Scientist Division

About the report

The aim of this report is to provide a description of radiochemical techniques and administrative procedures for radium-226 (226Ra) determination of internal research and monitoring, and external commercial samples at the Environmental Radioactivity laboratory of eriss; and to present standard operating procedures for the BaSO4 precipitation method - commonly referred to in-house as the ‘Sills’ method.