Sample Analysis

Sample Analysis

BTI has Canada’s only classified/controlled (PWGSC-ISS), licensed (CNSC), ISO-registered commercial lab for radiological sample analysis. With a variety of instruments available offering alpha, beta, and gamma analysis and unique sample processing techniques, BTI is well-equipped to efficiently and accurately perform client sample analysis. A wide variety of samples can be processed, such as:

Environmental – water, soils, vegetation
Biological – urine
Industrial – building materials, concrete, ceramics, filters, radioactive standards.

Alpha Spectrometry

Alpha spectrometry is performed at BTI using solid state silicon detectors. Two types of analyses are available for the customer to choose from.

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Beta Spectrometry

Beta spectrometry is performed at BTI using either plastic or liquid scintillation spectrometry. A number of analysis options are available depending on the nature of the sample and the level of sophistication required.

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Gamma Spectrometry

BTI offers gamma spectrometry services, including activity measurements of various long-lived natural and man-made radioisotopes.

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Gross Alpha/Beta Counting

The main purpose of gross alpha/beta counting completed by BTI is to determine, qualitatively, the presence or absence of significant radioactivity.

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