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ASTM D3648-23

Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity

Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity D3648-23 ASTM|D3648-23|en-US Standard Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity Standard new BOS Vol. 11.02 Committee D19
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Significance and Use

5.1 This practice was developed for the purpose of summarizing the various generic radiometric techniques, equipment, and practices that are used for the measurement of radioactivity.


1.1 These practices cover a review of the accepted counting practices currently used in radiochemical analyses. The practices are divided into four sections:



   General Information

6 – 11

   Alpha Counting

12 – 22

   Beta Counting

23 – 33

   Gamma Counting

34 – 41

1.2 The general information sections contain information applicable to all types of radioactive measurements, while each of the other sections is specific for a particular type of radiation.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04
Pages: 28
DOI: 10.1520/D3648-23
ICS Code: 17.240