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      HPGe $\gamma$ -ray spectrometry; efficiency; source–detector geometry; solid angle; standard point source; efficiency loss in extended samples

    • Abstract

       

      Precise identification and quantification of radioisotope in a sample largely depend on the accuracy of the full-energy peak efficiency of the detector. It is generally observed that the efficiency for a given energy of point-like sources is not the same as the extended source. However, number of correction factors such as detector geometry, photon attenuation, coincidence-summing, etc. may reduce such a difference in efficiency regardless of sources, or they should be considered in the measurement of extended samples. In connection to this, the variation of absolute photopeak efficiency of a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector with the distances from the surface of the detector as well as with the γ-ray energies were investigated using $\gamma$-ray standard point sources. We present a method to determine the loss of efficiencies in radioactivity measurement of the thin extended radioactive disc samples in comparison to point source.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      ANIMESH KUMER CHAKRABORTY1 2 MD SHUZA UDDIN1 MD ASAD SHARIFF1 SHAIKH ABDUL LATIF3 MD ABDUR RASHID2 MAYEEN UDDIN KHANDAKER4

      1. Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
      2. Department of Physics, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong 4349, Bangladesh
      3. Faculty of Engineering, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
      4. Center for Biomedical Physics, School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences, Sunway University, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
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