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|Title:||Measurements of the half-life of 214Po and 218Rn using digital electronics|
|Authors:||SULIMAN GABRIEL; POMME Stefaan; MAROULI MARIA; VAN AMMEL Raf; JOBBAGY VIKTOR; PAEPEN Jan; STROH HEIKO; APOSTOLIDIS Christos; ABBAS Kamel; MORGENSTERN Alfred|
|Citation:||APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 70 no. 9 p. 1907-1912|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The half-lives of 214Po and 218Rn have been measured. The radionuclides were produced in the decay of a 230U source and the emitted alpha-particles were measured in nearly-2 pi geometry with an ion-implanted planar silicon detector. The data acquisition was performed with a digitizer operated in list mode, saving the energy and time of detection (10 ns precision timestamp) of each event. The half-lives were deduced from the time differences between the alpha-decays populating the nucleus of interest and those corresponding to its decay. Different methods were applied, based on delayed coincidence counting and time interval distribution analysis. The resulting half-lives are 33.75 (15) ms for 218Rn and 164.2 (6) µs for 214Po, both in agreement with some of the literature values, and obtained with higher precision in this work.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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