Environmental radioactivity

Environmental Radiation Laboratory

Our Department of Physics has a record of research into issues of environmental radioactivity that extends over a period of more than thirty years.

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

The associated academic interests and facilities have assisted our group 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.

Get in contact

Please contact Prof Patrick Regan for further information about environmental radioactivity research at Surrey.