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Title: Coincidence corrected efficiency calibration of Compton-suppressed HPGe detectors

The authors present a reliable method to calibrate the full-energy efficiency and the coincidence correction factors using a commonly-available mixed source gamma standard. This is accomplished by measuring the peak areas from both summing and non-summing decay schemes and simultaneously fitting both the full-energy efficiency, as well as the total efficiency, as functions of energy. By using known decay schemes, these functions can then be used to provide correction factors for other nuclides not included in the calibration standard.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1226218
Report Number(s):
SRNL-MS--2015-00061
TRN: US1700246
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, San Diego, CA (United States), 31 Oct - 7 Nov 2015
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; HIGH-PURITY GE DETECTORS; CALIBRATION STANDARDS; CALIBRATION; CORRECTIONS; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; GAMMA SOURCES; PEAKS