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Title: Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy

Abstract

A phoswich radiation detector for simultaneous spectroscopy of beta rays and gamma rays includes three scintillators with different decay time characteristics. Two of the three scintillators are used for beta detection and the third scintillator is used for gamma detection. A pulse induced by an interaction of radiation with the detector is digitally analyzed to classify the type of event as beta, gamma, or unknown. A pulse is classified as a beta event if the pulse originated from just the first scintillator alone or from just the first and the second scintillator. A pulse from just the third scintillator is recorded as gamma event. Other pulses are rejected as unknown events.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Corvallis, OR)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The State of Oregon Acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on Behalf of Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014460
Patent Number(s):
7,683,334
Application Number:
U S Patent Application 12/221,675
Assignee:
The State of Oregon Acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on Behalf of Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-05ID14704
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Farsoni, Abdollah T., and Hamby, David M.. Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Farsoni, Abdollah T., & Hamby, David M.. Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy. United States.
Farsoni, Abdollah T., and Hamby, David M.. Tue . "Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014460.
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title = {Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy},
author = {Farsoni, Abdollah T. and Hamby, David M.},
abstractNote = {A phoswich radiation detector for simultaneous spectroscopy of beta rays and gamma rays includes three scintillators with different decay time characteristics. Two of the three scintillators are used for beta detection and the third scintillator is used for gamma detection. A pulse induced by an interaction of radiation with the detector is digitally analyzed to classify the type of event as beta, gamma, or unknown. A pulse is classified as a beta event if the pulse originated from just the first scintillator alone or from just the first and the second scintillator. A pulse from just the third scintillator is recorded as gamma event. Other pulses are rejected as unknown events.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 23 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Mar 23 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}

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