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An electron spin resonance study of gamma-irradiated citrus fruits.

Tabner, V. A. and Tabner, B. J. (1993) An electron spin resonance study of gamma-irradiated citrus fruits. International journal of radiation applications and instrumentation. Part C, Radiation physics and chemistry, 41 (3). pp. 545-552.

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Abstract

The ESR spectra of the stalks and skins of a selection of unirradiated and γ-irradiated citrus fruits have been obtained. The spectra from the stalks and skins of unirradiated fruits exhibit only a single line, the intensity of which varies markedly from fruit to fruit. The spectra from irradiated stalks exhibit extra features which can be used to detect irradiation, particularly at higher doses. The spectra obtained from the skins of the irradiated fruits also exhibit radiation-induced features which can easily be used to detect irradiation even at the lowest dose examined (2 kGy). The spectra from the irradiated skins show a high degree of reproducibility from fruit to fruit. These observations suggest that ESR spectroscopy could form the basis of a viable test to determine the radiation history of these fruits.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of radiation applications and instrumentation. Part C, Radiation physics and chemistry
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
ID Code: 22809
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2009 16:27
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22809

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