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|Title:||A New Low-level Gamma-ray Spectrometry System for Environmental Radioactivity at the Underground Laboratory Felsenkeller|
|Authors:||KOEHLER Matthias; DEGERING Detlef; LAUBENSTEIN Matthias; QUIRIN Pierre; LAMPERT M.-O.; HULT Mikael; ARNOLD Dirk; NEUMAIER Stefan; REYSS Jean-Louis|
|Citation:||APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 67 no. 5 p. 736-740|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||A low-level gamma-ray spectrometry system, based on HPGe-detector with 92% relative efficiency recently installed in the underground laboratory Felsenkeller at 110 m w.e. depth, is described. The integral background count rate normalised to the Ge-crystal mass in the energy range from 40 keV until 2.7 MeV of 0.034 s-1 kg-1 has been achieved by careful material selection of the detector construction material, a graded shielding construction and effective radon suppression. The detector is highly suitable for the effective surveillance of water for human consumption with decision thresholds for 226Ra and 228Ra in the order of some mBq L-1.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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