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Research is currently being carried out or planned in the following areas:

  • Natural and artificial radionuclides as tracers in fluvial systems (joint BMBF project TransAqua, M. Souti)

  • Gamma spectrometry for chronology of recent sediments (D. Pittauer, M. Pérez Mayo) PhD thesis

  • 131I in sediments of the river Hunte (C. Murray)
  • Long-term behaviour of long-lived radionuclides in agricultural soils  (joint BMBF project Trans-LARA, V. Hormann)

  • Gamma spectrometer specialized for sediment chronology (nn)

  • Whole body counter (nn)


Recent projects:

  • Distribution and transport of radionuclides in wastewater treatment plants (joint BMBF project TransAqua, V. Hormann)
  • Long-term vertical migration of 137Cs in soils (A. Anesiadou)
  • Transport of medical radioisotopes: from patient via wastewater treatment into the river (S. Ulbrich)

  • Active shielding of a gamma-spectrometer (D. Höweling)
  • Activation products in a medical linear accelator facility: staff and patient dose (M. K. Saeed)

  • Contamination of medical radionuclides (T. Loebe)

  • NMR-dosimetry with polymer gels (F. Rogge)

  • Decorporation and internal decontamination of radionuclides  (V. Hormann)

  • Applications of Earth’s Field NMR to porous systems and polymer gels  (M. Veevaete)

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in the Earth's magnetic field (V. Hormann, R. Goedecke)

  • Comparative investigation of environmental radioactivity in Jordan and Central Europe in view of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident and the influence of different climate types (A. Qwasmeh)

  • Investigation of activation products in medical linear accelerators and consequences for the radiation dose of the staff. (B. Tabot)

  • Radiological terrorism: Radioactive sources security, attack preparedness, and response (T. Bielefeld)

  • Identification and determination of origin of radioactive materials by means of laboratory measurements and calculations of nuclear reactor inventories (T. Bielefeld)