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Extractive scintillators for alpha liquid scintillation counting: Anomalies in quenching evaluation

  • V. Gómez Escobar
  • F. Vera Tomé
  • J. C. Lozano
Letter to the Editor

Abstract

Two important effects in quenching evaluation when using some commercial extractive scintillators in alpha liquid scintillation counting are described. One affects the system quenching value but not the efficiency, while the other modifies the efficiency with no important change in the quenching. For these cocktails, alternative procedures for efficiency evaluation must be chosen. We propose an inner standard procedure which gave adequate results in the application to different kinds of samples.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Standard Procedure Liquid Scintillation Important Change 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Gómez Escobar
    • 1
  • F. Vera Tomé
    • 2
  • J. C. Lozano
    • 3
  1. 1.Departmento de Física, Escuela PolitécnicaUniversidad de ExtremaduraCáceresSpain
  2. 2.Departmento de FísicaUniversidad de ExtremaduraBadajozSpain
  3. 3.Laboratorio de Radiactividad Ambiental, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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