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Appl Radiat Isot. 2016 Dec;118:32-37. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.08.013. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Efficiency calibration and coincidence summing correction for a large volume (946cm3) LaBr3(Ce) detector: GEANT4 simulations and experimental measurements.

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1
Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India.
2
Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India.
3
Dept. of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India.
4
Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India. Electronic address: anilgfph@iitr.ac.in.

Abstract

The paper describes the studies on efficiency calibration and coincidence summing correction for a 3.5″×6″ cylindrical LaBr3(Ce)detector. GEANT4 simulations were made with point sources, namely, 60Co, 94Nb, 24Na, 46Sc and 22Na. The simulated efficiencies, extracted using 60Co, 94Nb, 24Na and 46Sc that emit coincident gamma rays with same decay intensities, were corrected for coincidence summing by applying the method proposed by Vidmar et al. (2003). The method was applied, for the first time, for correcting the simulated efficiencies extracted using 22Na that emits coincident gamma rays with different decay intensities. The measured results obtained using 60Co and 22Na were found to be in good agreement with simulated results.

KEYWORDS:

Coincidence summing; Efficiency calibration; GEANT4; Gamma spectroscopy; Positron emitter; Scintillator detector

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