Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment.

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cherry, R D en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Higgo, Jennifer Joan Wynne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-27T10:05:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-27T10:05:57Z
dc.date.issued 1975 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Higgo, J. 1975. Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12329
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Various marine organisms collected from southern hemisphere waters around Cape Town were analysed by radiochemistry and alpha-spectrometry for Pu-239, 240. Many of these organisms were also analysed for Pu-238, Po-210 and - those isotopes of thorium and uranium that are alpha-emitters. In some samples an estimate of the Ra-226 content was also made. The Pu-239 concentrations are compared with the values reported in the literature for similar organisms found in the northern-hemisphere and an attempt is made to relate the differences in concentration to differences in the quantity of fall-out Pu-239 delivered to the sea-surface in the two hemispheres. Within the limits of experimental error it appears that the Pu-239 content of recent fall-out is reflected in the Pu-239 concentration in many marine organisms. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physics en_ZA
dc.title Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment. en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Higgo, J. J. W. (1975). <i>Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12329 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Higgo, Jennifer Joan Wynne. <i>"Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 1975. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12329 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Higgo JJW. Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 1975 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12329 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Higgo, Jennifer Joan Wynne AB - Various marine organisms collected from southern hemisphere waters around Cape Town were analysed by radiochemistry and alpha-spectrometry for Pu-239, 240. Many of these organisms were also analysed for Pu-238, Po-210 and - those isotopes of thorium and uranium that are alpha-emitters. In some samples an estimate of the Ra-226 content was also made. The Pu-239 concentrations are compared with the values reported in the literature for similar organisms found in the northern-hemisphere and an attempt is made to relate the differences in concentration to differences in the quantity of fall-out Pu-239 delivered to the sea-surface in the two hemispheres. Within the limits of experimental error it appears that the Pu-239 content of recent fall-out is reflected in the Pu-239 concentration in many marine organisms. DA - 1975 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1975 T1 - Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment TI - Alpha-radioactive isotopes in the marine environment UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12329 ER - en_ZA


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