ISSN: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print)

Background Radiation Observation and Measurement: A Case Study Around HSTU Campus, Dinajpur, By Using a Geiger-Muller (GM) Counter

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M. J. Hossen, M. F. Kabir, A. Amin, M. A. Khatun & M. A. Sattar

Abstract

Radiation is the name for energy that travels as electromagnetic waves or particles. According to energy or ionizing power, ionizing radiations might be harmful to people’s health. We were interested in radiations with high energy to ionize materials for our work. Overexposure to ionizing radiations like Alpha (α), Beta (β), and Gamma (ϒ) radiations can result in a variety of malignancies. Different types of radiation sources could be present. The main contributors of radionuclides are 40K, 226Ra, 238U, and 232Th. Man-made sources and naturally occurring radioactive materials found in the earth’s crust are the principal sources of ionizing radiation to which humans are exposed. The background radiation level of a region on the earth’s surface is defined as the total radiation from all sources that fall inside that region. A GM counter was utilized in our research project to measure the total radiation level at several locations within the university region and its environs. For every location in the sample, there are no aberrant radiation count values. Therefore, despite the presence of natural radioactivity in the study region, there is typically no risk to workers and the general public’s immediate health, particularly our students.

Keywords: Natural Radiation, GM Counter, Ionizing Radiation, Background Radiation, Sievert.

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Title:Background Radiation Observation and Measurement: A Case Study Around HSTU Campus, Dinajpur, By Using a Geiger-Muller (GM) Counter
Author:M. J. Hossen, M. F. Kabir, A. Amin, M. A. Khatun & M. A. Sattar
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
Website:ijsab.com
ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6973189
Media:Online
Volume:15
Issue:1
Issue publication (Year):2022
Acceptance Date:01/08/2022
Date of Publication:08/08/2022
PDF URL:https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/967.pdf
Free download:Available
Page:79-86
First Page:79
Last Page:86
Paper Type:Research paper
Current Status:Published

 

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M. J. Hossen, M. F. Kabir, A. Amin, M. A. Khatun & M. A. Sattar (2022). Background Radiation Observation and Measurement: A Case Study Around HSTU Campus, Dinajpur, By Using A GM Counter. International Journal of Science and Business, 15(1), 79-86. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.6973189

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J. Hossen (corresponding author), Department of Physics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

M. F. Kabir, Department of Physics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

Amin, Department of Mathematics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

A. Khatun, Department of Physics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

A. Sattar, Department of Physics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh.

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6973189

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