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dc.contributor.authorBarba Lobo, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorBolívar Raya, Juan Pedro
dc.identifier.citationBarba Lobo, A., Bolívar, J.P.: "A practical and general methodology for efficiency calibration of coaxial Ge detectors". Measurement, Vol. 197, 111295, (2022).
dc.description.abstractThe correct determination of artificial and natural radionuclides like 152Eu, 137,134Cs, 60,57Co, etc., and 234,228Th, 228,226Ra, 210Pb and 40K, respectively, is essential for many environmental science fields. For this, a general function was obtained for the full-energy peak efficiency (FEPE) by gamma-ray spectrometry using coaxial Ge detectors. Then, the experimental FEPE values, obtained fixing the energy, Eγ, were fitted varying the thickness, h, of cylindrical standards. The parameters resulted from these fittings were fitted, in turn, versus Eγ, obtaining a general efficiency function, εc (Eγ, h). εc (Eγ, h) was validated, obtaining very good zscore, except for Eγ affected by TCS effects. Consequently, a practical and general method was developed, recalibrating the detector by varying the sample-detector distance, d. εc (Eγ, h, d) was obtained, achieving very good zscore. Furthermore, this practical method was also employed to correct high self-absorptions and high dead times.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research has partially funded by the projects of the Regional Government of Andalusia called “Basic processes regulating the fractionations and enrichments of natural radionuclides under acid mine drainage conditions” (Ref.: UHU-1255876), and “Treatment of acid leachates from phosphogypsum piles located at Huelva, and transport modelling of the released radionuclides” (Ref.: P20_00096), the project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities’ Research Agency “Development and optimization of a process for removing natural radionuclides in phosphogypsum leachates” (Ref.: PID2020-116461RB-C21), and the Project for Novel Principal Investigators “Quantitative study of the variables involved in the radonexhalation rate for granular solids; application to rafts of granular solid phosphogypsum” (Ref.: UHUPJ-00005-632). The authors acknowledge the funding for open access charge provided by Universidad de Huelva/CBUA.es_ES
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dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subject.otherGamma-ray spectrometryes_ES
dc.subject.otherEfficiency calibrationes_ES
dc.subject.otherArtificial and natural radionuclideses_ES
dc.subject.otherTrue coincidence summinges_ES
dc.subject.otherDead timees_ES
dc.titleA practical and general methodology for efficiency calibration of coaxial Ge detectorses_ES
dc.subject.unesco22 Física

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