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Title: Experimental approaches for the development of gamma spectroscopy well logging system

This article discusses experimental approaches for the development of gamma spectroscopy well logging system. Considering the size of borehole sonde, we customize 2 x 2 inches inorganic scintillators and the system including high voltage, preamplifier, amplifier and multichannel analyzer (MCA). The calibration chart is made by test using standard radioactive sources so that the measured count rates are expressed by energy spectrum. Optimum high-voltage supplies and the measurement parameters of each detector are set up by experimental investigation. Also, the responses of scintillation detectors have been examined by analysis according to the distance between source and detector. Because gamma spectroscopy well logging needs broad spectrum, high sensitivity and resolution, the energy resolution and sensitivity as a function of gamma ray energy are investigated by analyzing the gamma ray activities of the radioactive sources.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (124 Gwahang-no, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea) (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Heesong Geotek Co., Ltd (146-8 Sangdaewon-dong, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea) (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391069
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1648; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICNAAM-2014: International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014, Rhodes (Greece), 22-28 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; AMPLIFIERS; CALIBRATION; COUNTING RATES; DIAGRAMS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ENERGY RESOLUTION; ENERGY SPECTRA; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; MULTI-CHANNEL ANALYZERS; PHOSPHORS; RADIATION SOURCES; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SENSITIVITY; WELL LOGGING