Production of Eu mixed sources for calibrations of gamma-ray spectrometers

El Abd, A.; Mostafa, M.; El-Amir, M.
July 2012
Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry;Jul2012, Vol. 293 Issue 1, p255
Academic Journal
Mixed gamma-ray point sources consisting of Eu and Eu were prepared from a solution of EuCl containing both isotopes. Gamma-rays emitted from these isotopes were used to establish the relative efficiency curves of HPGe detector, which were converted to absolute ones using gamma-ray sources of well-known activities. Gamma-ray attenuation correction factors were taken into account. Accuracies of activity measurements of the prepared sources were checked by measuring other sources of well-known activities and confirmed by simulating the absolute efficiency curve at distance of 15 cm from the detector window using the DETEFF software. The prepared sources were then submitted to quality control tests.


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