CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMONLY USED RADIONULCLIDES
Select those radionuclides
that are applicable to your
facility and add applicable
Effective half-life values are
from LA-4400 (see reference
Individuals who handle large
Tritium is a low-energy beta emitter and cannot be monitored directly
quantities of tritium may
with a thin-window G-M probe. Monitoring is normally performed
benefit from the Article 663
by taking a swipe of the area and counting the swipe in a liquid
course Radiological Training
for Tritium Facilities.
1. Maximum energy: 0.018 MeV (average energy is 0.006
MeV or about 1/3 the maximum energy).
2. Maximum range in air: 1/4 inch (6 mm).
3. Maximum range in water: 6 x 10-3mm.
4. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) toxicity
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