Title: The Effect of Uncertainties in Nuclear Decay Data on Coincidence Summing Calculations for Gamma-Ray Spectrometry
Authors: GASPARRO JOELHULT MIKAEL
Citation: CZECHOSLOVAK JOURNAL OF PHYSICS vol. 56 p. D203-D210
Publisher: INST PHYSICS ACAD SCI CZECH REPUBLIC
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC35872
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC35872
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: All nuclear decay data have uncertainties. It is not obvious how these uncertainties affect the detection efficiencies in gamma-ray spectrometry performed with HPGe detectors and in close geometry with cascading gamma-rays. This paper presents examples based on Monte Carlo simulations. It shows that for certain cases the uncertainty in the detection efficiency can be significantly greater than the uncertainty of the nuclear decay. This should thus be taken into account when performing a complete uncertainty budget for close geometry measurements.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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