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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 124, Issue 2, pp 513–521 | Cite as

Achieving ultralow background in a germanium spectrometer

  • R. L. Brodzinski
  • J. H. Reeves
  • F. T. AvignoneIII
  • H. S. Miley
Specialized Radioanalytical Methods

Abstract

A germanium diode gamma-ray spectrometer has been constructed that exhibits background levels three orders of magnitude lower than conventional low-background laboratory spectrometers in the energy region around 100 keV and five orders of magnitude lower in the energy region above 3 MeV. The steps necessary to achieve this reduction are described, and the application of this technology to construction of ultralow background laboratory based germanium diode gamma-ray spectrometers is discussed.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Germanium Background Level Energy Region 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Brodzinski
    • 1
  • J. H. Reeves
    • 1
  • F. T. AvignoneIII
    • 2
  • H. S. Miley
    • 2
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  2. 2.University of South Carolina ColumbiaUSA

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