Health Physics & Radiation Biophysics Section

This Section is one of the founding Sections of the Centre. It was created in 1987.  It houses one of few major equipment of the Centre such as the 14 MeVNeutron Generator(NG), the Isotopic Neutron Source(241Am-Be) and the the Capacitance probe, Diviner 2000.  The Section is involved in development of basic and applied research works in mainly Neutron Activation analysis and reactor physics.

Prof. M.O.A. Oladipo


Available Services

AT Health Physics & Radiation Biophysics

  • Solid Minerals – Determination of major and minor and trace elements such as: fluorine, silicon, sodium, aluminum, gold, manganese and others in mineral ores and other geological samples.
  • Agriculture and Soil Fertility Studies – Determination of phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, calcium and manganese and other essential elements in soils.
  • Rapid determination of soil water at various depths.
  • Irrigation planning and scheduling especially in semi-arid zones of the Country.
  • Crude Oil Analysis – Determination of Nickel Vanadium and total hydrogen content of crude oil and other petroleum products.
  • Health – Determination of elements such as Co, Cr, Se, Na, Fe, Mg, Zn etc in biological and medicinal plants
  • Nutrition – Determination of protein (Nitrogen) in food
  • Decay Scheme Studies – Determination of nuclear decay parameters.
  • Measurement and evaluation of nuclear data.

Available Equipments

AT Health Physics & Radiation Biophysics

  • 14 MeV Neutron Generator
  • Isotopic (Am-Be) neutron source
  • HpGe and NaI (Tl) – based counting stations
  • Capacitance Proble (Diviner-2000)

Dr. H.B. Garba

Engr. A.A. Mati

Engr. I. Yusuf

Engr. M.I. Gamawa

Mr. A.I Garba

Mr. A.M. Alhassan

Mr. E.P. Ikwuje

Mr. Y. Musa

Mr. M. Ishaku