Detection of Radioactivity with Alpha Spectrometry in Soil, Vegetation and Water

The objective of this course is to teach analytics for various radioactive nuclides: ranging from samples to test reports, using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The course focuses on the determination of 239/240Pu, 238Pu, 241Am, 238U, 235U, 234U and 210Po including radiochemical sample preparation. You will gain knowledge of the relevant Austrian and European legal principles and frameworks to validate analytical methods, quality assurance findings and the assessment and evaluation of results. Participants can carry out sample preparation using either ion-exchange or extraction chromatography or auto-deposition. The procedures will be carried out on real samples by each participant under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory.

Target group

  • Analysts
  • Heads of laboratories from the field of radioactivity analysis using alpha spectrometry (Knowledge in radiochemistry is beneficial)

Participation limit: Five-day standard course with max. four participants

on request

Spargelfeldstrasse 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria

Responsible for the content
Mag. Dr. Claudia Landstetter
Department of Radiation Protection and Radiochemistry
Division of Radiation Protection, AGES


AGES Academy
Spargelfeldstrasse 191 | A-1220 Vienna, Austria
T: +4350555-25201 | E:

on request