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Characterizing Radioactivity

Detection of radioactivity depends on the type of radiation being targeted. Geiger Counters Gieger counters are short tubes filled with a low-pressure mixture of gas with electrodes maintained at a large potential difference. When radiation entered through the window, the … Continue reading

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Characterizing Density

Measuring density is a simple method of measuring the mass, measuring the volume, then calculating the density as mass divided by volume. Dry density, wet density, and grain density can all have geotechnical utility. All three are calculated by dividing … Continue reading

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Characterization of Porosity & Permeability

Porosity and permeability are closely related, so it is unsurprising that measuring the properties share common techniques that involve determining interconnected pore volume. Porosity Porosity (n) is measured as the ratio of the volume of voids within a material to … Continue reading

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Characterizing Physical Properties (Labwork)

Measurements are made to determine the physical characteristics of geological materials. This is done by placing a homogeneous sample in specialized equipment designed to measure that particular property under either controlled or in-situ conditions. Extracting an intact sample is essential … Continue reading

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