Geochronology of lake sediments using Pb-210 with double energetic window method by LSC: An application to Lake Van

Simsek F. B. , Cagatay M. N.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.93, pp.126-133, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.01.028
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-133


In this study the age and sediment accumulation rates of the lake sediment were calculated by using the Pb-210 concentrations through the sediment core. The specific activity of Pb-210 for each sediment section was determined by LSC with double energetic window method which relies on the direct determination of 210Pb without waiting for the in growth of Po-210 from Pb-210. For the successful determination of this radionuclide two counting windows were optimized to eliminate the overlapping of the beta spectra of (21) Pb and Bi-210. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.