Assessment of gamma dose rates around Gaziantep, Turkey

S. Zuhur [1] , D. Çeliktürk [2] , A. N. Yazıcı [3] , Z. Öztürk [4]

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In this study, the measurements were performed 1 m above the ground in air and surface soils at certain points in the city of Gaziantep located at south of Turkey with a populatıon of 1.5 million.  Air and soil measurements were carried out by portable detectors and gamma spectrometry system. As a result of measurements performed in the air, average annual effective dose of 66.81 µSv y-1 and gamma counting of 50.43 1 s-1 were found. On the other hand, as a result of gamma spectrometric analyses in the surface soil samples, average activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were found to be 28.92, 29.49 and 255.30 Bq kg-1, respectively. Calculated absorbed dose rate and annual effective dose values depending on the activity concentrations, were found to be 38.45 nGy h-1 and 47.17 µSv y-1. When the measured values are compared with UNSCEAR 2000 report’s worldwide average value, our result is slightly lower than these values. 

Natural radioactivity, Gamma spectrometry
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Orcid: 0000-0001-7033-4098
Author: S. Zuhur
Institution: Karabük Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: D. Çeliktürk
Institution: GAZİANTEP ÜNİVERSİTESİ

Author: A. N. Yazıcı
Institution: GAZİANTEP ÜNİVERSİTESİ

Author: Z. Öztürk
Institution: GAZİANTEP ÜNİVERSİTESİ

Bibtex @research article { ankujns309080, journal = {Journal of Nuclear Sciences}, issn = {2147-7736}, eissn = {2148-3981}, address = {Ankara University}, year = {}, volume = {4}, pages = {19 - 25}, doi = {}, title = {Assessment of gamma dose rates around Gaziantep, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Öztürk, Z. and Zuhur, S. and Çeliktürk, D. and Yazıcı, A. N.} }
APA Zuhur, S , Çeliktürk, D , Yazıcı, A , Öztürk, Z . (). Assessment of gamma dose rates around Gaziantep, Turkey. Journal of Nuclear Sciences, 4 (1), 19-25. Retrieved from http://jns.ankara.edu.tr/issue/31016/309080
MLA Zuhur, S , Çeliktürk, D , Yazıcı, A , Öztürk, Z . "Assessment of gamma dose rates around Gaziantep, Turkey". Journal of Nuclear Sciences 4 (): 19-25 <http://jns.ankara.edu.tr/issue/31016/309080>
Chicago Zuhur, S , Çeliktürk, D , Yazıcı, A , Öztürk, Z . "Assessment of gamma dose rates around Gaziantep, Turkey". Journal of Nuclear Sciences 4 (): 19-25
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