Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 3, pp 1727–1736 | Cite as

Implementation of calculation codes in gamma spectrometry measurements for corrections of systematic effects

  • Sofia JonssonEmail author
  • Tim Vidmar
  • Henrik Ramebäck


Four calculation codes were implemented on experimental data to calculate corrections of common systematic effects within high resolution gamma spectrometry. The detector parameters were sparsely optimized to imitate the usage that can be expected from personnel with limited experience. The transfer of the efficiency from the calibration geometry (60 ml, density 1.0 g/cm3) to 200 ml geometry (density 1.5 g/cm3) failed with all codes, which was discouraging. However, a majority of the other corrected activities deviated with less than 10 % from the reference activity values, even for density corrections or when corrections had been calculated for new source-detector-geometries. Smaller deviations, around 5 % or less, were achieved when corrections were done within the calibrated geometry. This shows a robustness of the calculation codes even if the in-data is not perfectly optimized.


Gamma-ray spectrometry Coincidence summing Efficiency transfer Simulation Systematic effects 



The Swedish Ministry of defence is greatly acknowledged for funding this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swedish Defence Research AgencyFOI, Division of CBRN Defence and SecurityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.SCK-CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research CentreMolBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear ChemistryChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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