International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Full Length Research Paper

Gross alpha and beta activity concentrations in soil and some selected Nigerian food crops

Chijioke M. Amakom
  • Chijioke M. Amakom
  • Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Chikwendu E. Orji
  • Chikwendu E. Orji
  • Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Benedict C. Eke
  • Benedict C. Eke
  • Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Chinedu Iroegbu
  • Chinedu Iroegbu
  • Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Bridget A. Ojakominor
  • Bridget A. Ojakominor
  • Radiation and Health Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 10 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 14 May 2018
  •  Published: 16 June 2018

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