NameMás Balbuena, José Luis
DepartmentFísica Aplicada I
Knowledge areaFísica Aplicada
Professional categoryProfesor Titular de Universidad
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Assessment of soil redistribution rates in a Mediterranean olive orchard in South Spain using two approaches: 239+240Pu and soil erosion modelling

García Gamero, Vanesa; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Peñuela, Andrés; Hurtado, Santiago; Peña, Adolfo; Vanwalleghem, Tom (ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV; ELSEVIER, 2024)
Soil redistribution by water and tillage soil erosion has a profound effect on the spatial variability of soil security ...
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Quodon Current in Tungsten and Consequences for Tokamak Fusion Reactors

Russell, Francis Michael; Archilla, Juan F. R.; Más Balbuena, José Luis (WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH, 2024)
Tokamak fusion reactors produce energetic He ions that penetrate surfaces less than 20 μm and neutrons that spread throughout ...
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A comparison of 210Pbxs, 137Cs, and Pu isotopes as proxies of soil redistribution in South Spain under severe erosion conditions

Peñuela Fernández, Andrés; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; García Gamero, Vanesa; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Ketterer, M. E.; Vanwalleghem, Tom; Gómez Calero, José Alfonso; Ding, Shiming (Springer, 2023)
Purpose The use of fallout radionuclides as proxies for the study of soil redistribution processes in semiarid environments of ...
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Recycling Bio-BasedWastes into Road-Base Binder: Mechanical, Leaching, and Radiological Implications

Peceño, Begoña; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Alonso-Fariñas, Bernabé; Villa Alfageme, María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Leiva Fernández, Carlos (MDPI, 2023)
This work presents a physical, mechanical, durability, leaching, and radiological assay of three wastes (egg and scallop ...
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Identidad, interacción y prestigio en la Prehistoria reciente de la Península Ibérica. Una aproximación desde el estudio del adorno personal

Garrido Cordero, José Ángel; Odriozola Lloret, Carlos Patricio; Más Balbuena, José Luis (2021)
Esta Tesis Doctoral pretende arrojar luz sobre los procesos de construcción simbólica, identitaria y social, que se ...
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Optimization of AlphaGuard AquaKIT set-up for analysis of radon in water using stainless-steel bottles and its validation through IAEA standard samples

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Velázquez, Lidia M.; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José (Elsevier, 2021)
In this study, a system composed of an ionization chamber AlphaGUARD (PQ 2000), an AquaKIT set and an AlphaPUMP was ...
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Assessment of natural radioactivity levels and radiation exposure in new building materials in Spain

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Caro Ramírez, J. R.; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Leiva Fernández, Carlos (Oxford University Press, 2021)
Novel building materials were manufactured and analyzed for 226Ra, 232Th and 40K using an HPGe gamma-ray spectrometer. The ...
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Determination of uranium and thorium isotopes in kaolinitic samples by ICP-MS/MS

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Aparicio Fernández, Patricia; Galán, Eduardo; Romero Baena, Antonio; Miras Ruiz, Adolfo; Yuste Oliete, Alfonso; Martín García, Domingo (Elsevier, 2020)
The use of natural uranium and thorium long-lived isotopes was applied to study the evolution of kaolinitic materials. To ...
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Analysis of a major Aeolian dust input event and its impact on element fluxes and inventories at the DYFAMED site (Northwestern Mediterranean)

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Martín, Jacobo; Pham, Mai Khanh; Chamizo Calvo, Elena; Miquel, Juan-Carlos; Povinec, Pavel P.; Eriksson, Mats; Villa Alfageme, María (Elsevier, 2020)
Continental dust can be suspended and transported by the wind, reaching seawater masses far away from its source. The ...
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Determination of 210Po in low-level wild bilberries reference material for quality control assurance in environmental analysis using extraction chromatography and α-particle spectroscopy

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Más Balbuena, José Luis (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2020)
Certified reference materials (CRM) are being widely used for quality control assurance in environmental analysis. For ...
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Levels of radionuclide concentrations in benthic invertebrate species from the Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean, during 2012–2018

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Valencia Cruz, José María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Aparicio Gómez, Irene; Santos Morcillo, Juan Luis; Alonso Álvarez, Esteban (Elsevier, 2019)
Baseline levels of radionuclides in the marine environment of the Balearic Islands in Western Mediterranean have not been ...
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Geographical origin of bivalve molluscs in coastal areas using natural radioactivity fingerprinting and multivariate statistical analyses: Andalusian coast as case of study

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Jurado-González, José Antonio; Santos Morcillo, Juan Luis; Díaz-Amigo, Carlos Francisco; Aparicio Gómez, Irene; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Alonso Álvarez, Esteban (Elsevier, 2019)
The presence of natural and artificial radionuclides in the marine environment produces the accumulation of radionuclides ...
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Baseline activity concentration of ²¹⁰Po and ²¹⁰Pb and dose assessment in bivalve molluscs at the Andalusian coast

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Jurado-González, José Antonio; Santos Morcillo, Juan Luis; Díaz-Amigo, Carlos Francisco; Aparicio Gómez, Irene; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Alonso Álvarez, Esteban (Elsevier, 2018)
In this study, the activity concentrations of ²¹⁰Po and ²¹⁰Pb were determined in different types of bivalve molluscs sampled ...
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Comparison of Solvent Extraction and Extraction Chromatography Resin Techniques for Uranium Isotopic Characterization in High-Level Radioactive Waste and Barrier Materials

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Villa Alfageme, María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Alba Carranza, María Dolores (Elsevier, 2018)
The development of Deep Geological Repositories (DGP) to the storage of high-level radioactive waste (HLRW) is mainly ...
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Estudio arqueoastronómico y arqueométrico de la arquitectura religiosa de Bujalance

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Cosano Moyano, José; Abril Hernández, José María (Real Academia de Ciencias, Bellas Letras y Nobles Artes de Córdoba, 2018)
Cuando observamos una iglesia desde el cielo podemos ver cómo su eje principal se orienta con respecto a los puntos ...
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Optimización y acoplamiento de un sistema de reacción octopolar y un sistema de muestreo discreto de sólidos por ablación láser para análisis multielemental por icp-ms

Calleja López, Ana; Manjón Collado, Guillermo; Más Balbuena, José Luis (2017)
En el presente capitulo se resume el trabajo realizado a lo largo de esta tesis y sus conclusiones principales, asi como ...
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A sequential determination of Sr-90 and Po-210 in food samples

Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Villa Alfageme, María (ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2017)
The latest EU Council Regulation 2016/52/Euratom updates the emergency limits on radionuclides in foods including 210Po ...
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Impact of Saharan dust events on radionuclide levels in Monaco air and in the water column of the northwest Mediterranean Sea

Pham, Mai Khanh; Chamizo, Elena; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Miquel, Juan Carlos; Martín, Jacobo; Osvath, Iolanda; Povinec, Pavel P. (ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2017)
Characterization of atmospheric aerosols collected in Monaco (2004–2008) and in sediment traps at 200 m and 1000 m water ...
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Certified reference materials for radionuclides in Bikini Atoll sediment (IAEA-410) and Pacific Ocean sediment (IAEA-412)

Pham, M. K.; Van Beek, P.; Carvalho, F. P.; Chamizo, E.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; et al. (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2016)
The preparation and characterization of certified reference materials (CRMs) for radionuclide content in sediments collected ...
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Rapid determination of Pb-210 and Po-210 in water and application to marine samples

Villa Alfageme, María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Masqué, Pere (Elsevier Science BV, 2016)
Measurement of radionuclides in marine samples, specifically radioactive pairs disequilibrium, has gained interest lately ...
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New insights on the role of sea ice in intercepting atmospheric pollutants using 129I

Gómez Guzmán, José Manuel; Cámara Mor, P.; Suzuki, Tomonari; López Gutiérrez, José María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Masqué, Pere; Moran, S.B.; Smith, J.N. (ScienceDirect, 2015)
Abstract Measurements of 129I carried out on sea ice samples collected in the central Arctic Ocean in 2007 revealed ...
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Implications for food safety of the uptake by tomato of 25 trace-elements from a phosphogypsum amended soil from SW Spain

Enamorado Báez, Santiago Miguel; Abril Hernández, José María; Delgado García, Antonio; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Polvillo Polo, Oliva; Quintero Ariza, José Manuel (Elsevier, 2014)
Phosphogypsum (PG) has been usually applied as Ca-amendment to reclaim sodic soils such as those in the marshland area of ...
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Phosphogypsum amendments and irrigation with acidulated water affect tomato nutrition in reclaimed marsh soils from SW Spain

Quintero Ariza, José Manuel; Enamorado Báez, Santiago Miguel; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Abril Hernández, José María; Polvillo Polo, Oliva; Delgado García, Antonio (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2014)
Phosphogypsum (PG) is a by-product of the P fertilizer industry usually valorised as amendment for acidic and sodic soils. ...
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Studying radon exhalation rates variability from phosphogypsum piles in the SW of Spain

López Coto, I.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Vargas, A.; Bolivar, J. P. (ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2014)
Nearly 1.0×108 tonnes of phosphogypsum were accumulated during last 50 years on a 1200ha disposal site near Huelva town ...
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A 40-year retrospective European radon flux inventory including climatological variability

López Coto, I.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Bolivar, J. P. (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2013)
In this work, a 40-year retrospective European radon flux inventory has been calculated. Average values of the radon ...
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Radionuclide activities and metal concentrations in sediments of the Sebou Estuary, NW Morocco, following a flooding event

Laissaoui, A.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; Villa Alfageme, María; Benmansour, M. (Springer, 2013)
This study presents metal concentrations (Fe, Mg, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn, Pb, As, Sr and V) and radionuclide activities (40K, ...
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Intercalibration of selected anthropogenic radionuclides for the GEOTRACES Program

Kenna, Timothy C.; Masqué, Pere; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Cámara-Mor, Patricia; Chamizo Calvo, Elena; Scholten, Jan; Eriksson, Mats; Sánchez-Cabeza, Joan-Albert; Gastaud, Janine; Levy, Isabelle; Herrmann, Jürgen; Lindahl, Patric; Hong, Gi-Hoon; Nielsen, Sven (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2012)
As part of the GEOTRACES Program, six laboratories participated in an intercalibration exercise on several anthropogenic ...
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Determination of trace element concentrations and stable lead, uranium and thorium isotope ratios by quadrupole-ICP-MS in NORM and NORM-polluted sample leachates

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Villa Alfageme, María; Hurtado Bermúdez, Santiago José; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael (Elsevier Science BV, 2012)
This works focus on the monitoring of the potential pollution in scenarios that involves NORM related industrial activities ...
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Characterisation of the plutonium isotopic composition of a sediment core from Palomares, Spain, by low-energy AMS and alpha-spectrometry

Chamizo, E.; Jiménez Ramos, María del Carmen; Enamorado, S. M.; García León, Manuel; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Masqué, Pere; Merino, J.; Sánchez Cabeza, J. A. (ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2010)
The measurement of plutonium isotopes, 239Pu and 240Pu, at 670 kV on the compact accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) system ...
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Arctic Ocean sea ice drift origin derived from artificial radionuclides

Cámara-Mor, P.; Masqué, Pere; García Orellana, J.; Cochran, J. K.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Chamizo, E.; Hanfland, C. (Elsevier Science BV, 2010)
Since the 1950s, nuclear weapon testing and releases from the nuclear industry have introduced anthropogenic radionuclides ...
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Reversed flow of Atlantic deep water during the Last Glacial Maximum

Negre, César; Zahn, Rainer; Thomas, Alexander L.; Masqué, Pere; Henderson, Gideon M.; Martínez-Méndez, Gema; Hall, Ian R.; Más Balbuena, José Luis (NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2010)
The meridional overturning circulation (MOC) of the Atlantic Ocean is considered to be one of the most important components ...
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A short-time method to measure the radon potential of porous materials

López Coto, I.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Bolívar, Juan Pedro; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael (Elsevier, 2009)
The radiological risk associated with the use of solid materials has been traditionally established according to their ...
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Transfer of Cd, Pb, Ra and U from Phosphogypsum Amended Soils to Tomato Plants

Enamorado Báez, Santiago Miguel; Abril Hernández, José María; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Periáñez Rodríguez, Raúl; Polvillo, O.; Delgado García, Antonio; Quintero Ariza, José Manuel (Springer, 2009)
About 170 million tons of phosphogypsum (PG) are annually generated worldwide as a by-product of phosphoric acid factories. ...
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External radiation assessment in a wet phosphoric acid production plant

Bolivar, J. P.; Pérez Moreno, J. P.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Martín, J. E.; San Miguel, E. G.; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2009)
The factories dedicated to the production of phosphoric acid by the so-called wet acid method are usually considered typical ...
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A comparison between active and passive techniques for measurements of radon emanation factors

López Coto, I.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; San Miguel, E. G.; Bolivar, J. P.; Sengupta, D. (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2009)
Some radon related parameters have been determined through two different techniques (passive and active) in soil and ...
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Separation and measurement of Pa, Th and U isotopes in marine sediments by microwave-assisted digestion and MC ICP-MS

Negre, César; Thomas, Alexander L.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; García Orellana, Jordi; Henderson, Gideon M.; Masqué, Pere; Zhan, Rainer (AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2009)
This manuscript describes a new protocol for determination of Pa/Th/U in marine sediments. Based on microwave-assisted ...
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Behaviour and fluxes of natural radionuclides in the production process of a phosphoric acid plant

Bolivar, J. P.; Martín, J. E.; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Pérez Moreno, J. P.; Más Balbuena, José Luis (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2009)
In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the occupational and public hazards of the radiological impact ...
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Development and operational performance of a single calibration chamber for radon detectors

López Coto, I.; Bolivar, J. P.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Vargas, A. (Elsevier Science BV, 2007)
This work shows the design, setup and performance of a new single radon detector calibration chamber developed at the ...
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Radioactivity levels in aerosol particles surrounding a large TENORM waste repository after application of preliminary restoration work

Borrego, E.; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Martín, J. E.; Bolivar, J. P.; Vaca, F.; Aguado, J. L. (Elsevier Science BV, 2007)
In this paper, 238U-series radionuclides have been analysed in particulate matter samples collected at a phosphogypsum ...
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Overcoming ICP-QMS instrumental limitations for Tc-99 determination in environmental solid samples using radiochemistry

Más Balbuena, José Luis; García León, Manuel; Bolivar, J. P. (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2006)
Besides its capabilities, quadrupole-based ICP-MS counting establishes several limitations on 99Tc analysis in environmental ...
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An assay on the effect of preliminary restoration tasks applied to a large TENORM wastes disposal in the south-west of Spain

Más Balbuena, José Luis; San Miguel, E. G.; Bolivar, J. P.; Vaca, F.; Pérez Moreno, J. P. (Elsevier Science BV, 2006)
A large industrial wastes disposal site, where two phosphate rock processing plants release their wastes, located close ...
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Determination of U-234/U-238 isotope ratios in environmental waters by quadrupole ICP-MS after U stripping from alpha-spectrometry counting sources

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Ma, Renli; McLeod, Cameron; González-Labajo, Jesús; Cox, Alan; Watson, Paul (SPRINGER; SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, 2006)
The 234U/238U isotope ratio has been widely used as a tracer for geochemical processes in underground aquifers. Quadrupole-based ...
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Rhenium measurements on North Atlantic seaweed samples by ID-ICP-MS: An observation on the Re concentration factors

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Tagami, Keiko; Uchida, Shigeo (Springer, 2005)
The estimation of the Re concentration factor (CF) has been carried out to provide additional field information on the ...
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Method for the detection of Tc in seaweed samples coupling the use of Re as a chemical tracer and isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Tagami, Keiko; Uchida, Shigeo (Elsevier Science BV, 2004)
The analysis of artificial radionuclide 99Tc in environmental samples requires of a chemical separation due to its low ...
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Tc-99 detection in water samples by ICP-MS

Más Balbuena, José Luis; García León, Manuel; Bolivar, J. P. (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2004)
In this work three radiochemical procedures are presented for the determination of 99Tc in aqueous environmental samples ...
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A method for the measurement of 99Tc by Quadrupole ICP-MS in dry fallout and sea grass samples

García León, Manuel; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro (2003)
A method for the detection of "Tc by ICP-MS in environmental samples is proposed and explained in detail. This method ...
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Radioactive impact in sediments from an estuarine system affected by industrial wastes releases

Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Vaca Galán, Federico (Elsevier, 2002)
A big fertilizer industrial complex and a vast extension of phosphogypsum piles (12 km2), sited in the estuary formed by ...
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A dosimetric model for determining the effectiveness of soil covers for phosphogypsum waste piles

Más Balbuena, José Luis; Bolívar, Juan Pedro; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Aguado Casas, Juan Luis; Gutiérrez San Miguel, Enrique; González Labajo, Jesús (Lippincott, 2001)
Phosphogypsum (PG) is a by-product of the phosphoric acid production process that contains high concentrations of U-series ...
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A simple method for efficiency calibration of HPGe detectors in gamma-spectrometric measurements

Pérez Moreno, J. P.; Bolívar, Juan Pedro; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Gutiérrez San Miguel, Enrique; Aguado Casas, Juan Luis; Más Balbuena, José Luis; Vaca Galán, Federico (Elsevier, 2001)
In this paper a simple, rapid and general method for g-ray efficiency calibration of Ge detectors for environmental samples ...
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The use of 99mTc as a tracer in the determination of 99Tc by ICPmass spectrometry

Más Balbuena, José Luis; García León, Manuel; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro; Sánchez Angulo, Celestino Ignacio (2000)
The aim of this paper is to carry out a deep study on the possibilities of using 99mTc from 99Mo-99mTc clinical isotope ...
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Radioactivity of phosphogypsum in the south-west of Spain

Bolivar, J. P.; García-Tenorio García-Balmaseda, Rafael; Más Balbuena, José Luis (OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 1998)
Phosphogypsum is the by-product of producing phosphoric acid by reacting phosphate rock with sulphuric acid. In the ...