Total versus effective total efficiency in the computation of coincidence summing corrections in gamma-ray spectrometry of volume sources

  • D. Arnold
  • O. Sima


For the evaluation of coincidence summing effects for volume sources an effective total efficiency (ETE) is used instead of the common total efficiency (TE). In this paper ETE is computed by the Monte Carlo method. The differences between ETE and TE are analyzed and their origin is discussed. Measured values for the coincidence summing correction factors for a standard solution containing 152Eu in a one liter Marinelli beaker are compared with computed values obtained from appropriate values of ETE. It is shown that the procedure for the evaluation of the coincidence effects is reliable. As a consequence it can be concluded that 152Eu volume sources can be successfully used for efficiency calibration even in the case of high-efficiency detectors and close source-to-detector distances.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Monte Carlo Method Correction Factor Summing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Arnold
    • 1
  • O. Sima
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentBucharest UniversityBucharest-MagureleRomania

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