STP698

    Marinelli Beaker Calibration

    Published: Jan 1980


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    Abstract

    The calibration of gamma spectroscopy detectors for analysis of samples in Marinelli beakers is discussed with regard to what constitutes a calibration standard and difference from a point source. Sorption effects are energy dependent and can cause errors of 20 percent or more. True coincidence summing effects can totally misalign detector efficiency, depending on the nuclides contained in the standard.

    Keywords:

    radiation, environments, gamma spectroscopy, calibration, Marinelli beaker, sorption, coincidence, standards, bulk sample containers


    Author Information:

    Zimmer, WH
    Manager, Application Laboratory, Environmental and Energy Analysis Systems, EG&G, ORTEC, Oak Ridge, Tenn


    Paper ID: STP35115S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35115S


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