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Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 268–273 | Cite as

Background of external γ radiation in the proportional counters of the SAGE experiment

  • V. N. Gavrin
  • V. V. Gorbachev
Elementary Particles and Fields Experiment
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Abstract

The effect of external γ radiation on the process of counting 71Ge decays in the proportional counters of the SAGE experiment measuring the solar-neutrino flux is considered. The systematic uncertainty in the SAGE result due to radon decays inside the air volume surrounding the counters is estimated. The background counting rate in the proportional counters that is caused by γ radiation from the enclosing shield is also determined.

Keywords

Radiation Elementary Particle Radon Counting Rate Systematic Uncertainty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Gavrin
    • 1
  • V. V. Gorbachev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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