Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geochronology, 4, 1–31, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-1-2022
Geochronology, 4, 1–31, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-4-1-2022

Research article 04 Jan 2022

Research article | 04 Jan 2022

The μDose system: determination of environmental dose rates by combined alpha and beta counting – performance tests and practical experiences

Thomas Kolb et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gchron-2021-20', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Thomas Kolb, 26 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gchron-2021-20', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Thomas Kolb, 26 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Sep 2021) by Sumiko Tsukamoto
AR by Thomas Kolb on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Oct 2021) by Sumiko Tsukamoto
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2021) by Sumiko Tsukamoto
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Nov 2021) by Georgina King(Editor)
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Short summary
The µDose system is an innovative analytical instrument developed for the cost- and time-efficient determination of environmental radionuclide concentrations required for the calculation of sedimentation ages in palaeo-environmental and geo-archaeological research. The results of our study suggest that accuracy and precision of µDose measurements are comparable to those of well-established methods and that the new approach shows the potential to become a standard tool in environmental dosimetry.