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Natural isotopes 238U and 40K content in rigosol from the area of school estate good 'Radmilovac' of Faculty of Agriculture, Zemun

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Author(s): Vukašinović Ivana Ž. | Todorović Dragana J. | Đorđević Aleksandar R. | Rajković Miloš B. | Stojanović Mirjana D. | Pavlović Vladimir B.

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN 1450-8109

Volume: 54;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 143;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: radionuclide | soil rigosol type | isotopes 238U and 40K | Ap-horizon

ABSTRACT
Distribution of natural gamma-emitting radionuclides 238U and 40K were determined in the soil profiles from the peach-trees field on experimental farm Radmilovac, southeast Belgrade. Internal soil morphology has been changed in 1992. when soil rigosol type with deep Ap-horizon (0-80 cm) has been formed by special treatment of parent soil, chernozem type. Gamma-spectrometry method is applied in measurement of radionuclide activities in soil samples by using hyperpure coaxial gamma-ray detector, Canberra type. Investigation results has been shown that the natural activity contents obtained in the experiment are within the range of normal background activity according to UNSCEAR (2000) and that radionuclide activity decreased in the plant root zone. .
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