[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Biokinetic models are used in radiation protection to assess internal radiation doses. Experiments with stable isotopes as
tracers can be performed to obtain characteristic parameters of these models. Two methods for the measurement of zirconium
isotopes in human biological samples are presented—thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) and proton nuclear activation
analysis (PNA). Descriptions include sample preparation, operating conditions, relative uncertainties and method detection
limits as well as important properties of both methods.
No preview · Article · Feb 2007 · Radiation Protection Dosimetry