Achieving ultralow background in a germanium spectrometer
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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.
KeywordsPhysical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Germanium Background Level Energy Region
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