EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 128, 2016Theoretical and Experimental Studies in Nuclear Applications and Technology (TESNAT 2016)
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|Published online||15 November 2016|
Preliminary results of Sr/Ca ratio study of teeth samples by photoactivation analysis
1 Department of Physics, Akdeniz University, TR-07058, Antalya, Turkey
2 Nuclear Sciences Application and Research Centre, Akdeniz University, TR-07058, Antalya, Turkey
3 Department of Physics, Celal Bayar University, TR-45030, Manisa, Turkey
4 Idaho Accelerator Centre, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83209, United States
Published online: 15 November 2016
In this paper, we have performed Photoactivation Analysis (PAA), a non-destructive method, which is used to determine elemental concentration of any sample. This paper presents the first use of this method in medical sciences in Turkey. The method was applied to the determination of Sr/Ca ratios in teeth. The collected teeth samples and standards (SrO and CaCO3) have been irradiated for a fixed time interval with high energy photons. The photons were generated by a clinical linear accelerator (cLINAC). The photon end-point energy was 18 MeV. The energy and the time interval were sufficient to achieve good activation. Afterward, the samples and standards have been analysed with gamma spectroscopic analysis by using an HPGe detector system. By analysing many samples, a database of Sr/Ca ratios will be created at Nuclear Research and Application Center (NUBA). In this paper we present a small subset of the already analysed data as an example of our capabilities and goal. We hope to set an example for future studies.
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