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Appl Radiat Isot. 2000 Jul;53(1-2):51-6.

Accurate computation of coincidence summing corrections in low level gamma-ray spectrometry

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Department of Physics, Bucharest University, Bucharest Magurele, Romania.


The GESPECOR (Germanium Spectrometry Correction factors) software, previously developed for computing the self-attenuation and coincidence summing corrections, was applied to the computation of the coincidence summing correction factors for a well-type and two coaxial HPGe detectors. Cylindrical samples as well as Marinelli beaker samples were considered. The computed values are in good agreement with carefully measured values. A detailed study of the uncertainties assigned to the results was carried out. The analysis shows that the procedures used in GESPECOR are reliable and provide results with a well defined accuracy.


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