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Laboratory of Natural Radioactivity, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra


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Scientific area(s)

1.5 Earth and related environmental sciences

Brief description

Scientific development and transfer of knowledge regarding sustainable practices to preserve environmental health, in the scientific domains of Medical Geology - Natural Radioactivity - indoor and soil radon gas concentrations, testing for radioactive parameters in waters, assessing radon gas retention ability as well as other radiological parameters in building materials, both natural and man-made; assessing the proportion of the bio(logical) component in fuel; carbon-14 dating. Equipments: HPGe Gamma-ray spectrometer; Alpha-duo spectrometer; Ultra low level liquid scintillation spectrometer; A full automatic integrated radon analyser; Combustion chamber for C14 dating.


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Alcides José Sousa Castilho Pereira

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    00351 239 860 526

Last edited on

2017-02-03 12:22:24

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