Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics

Environmental Radioactivity

CNRP Environmental Radiation Laboratory

The CNRP has a record of research into issues of environmental radioactivity that extends over a period of more than thirty years.

These interests have lead to the recent establishment of a purpose built environmental radiation laboratory, most notably containing four lead-shielded hyperpure Ge gamma spectroscopy systems.

The associated academic interests and facilities have assisted CNRP in promoting an active programme of PhD research. Specifically, we have projects examining possible redistribution of natural and anthropogenic levels of radioactivity following industrial processes, studies of underlying mineralogy and the effects of major geological disturbance, including investigation of the distribution of 40K, 226Ra and 232Th and 137Cs.

PhD projects

PhD projects available in this area are listed here.