Implementation of calculation codes in gamma spectrometry

Sofia Jonsson, Tim Vidmar, Henrik Ramebeck

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    Four calculation codes were implemented on experimental data to calculate corrections of common systematic effects within high resolution gamma spectrometry. The detector parameters were sparsely optimized to imitate the usage that can be expected from personnel with limited experience. The transfer of the efficiency from the calibration geometry (60 ml, density 1.0 g/cm3) to 200 ml geometry (density 1.5 g/cm3) failed with all codes, which was discouraging. However, a majority of the other corrected activities deviated with less than 10 % from the reference activity values, even for density corrections or when corrections had been calculated for new sourcedetector- geometries. Smaller deviations, around 5 % or less, were achieved when corrections were done within the calibrated geometry. This shows a robustness of the calculation codes even if the in-data is not fully optimized.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1727-1736
    JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 2015

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