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Liquid scintillation counters calibration stability over long timescales

Liquid scintillation counters calibration stability over long timescales
Liquid scintillation counters calibration stability over long timescales
Liquid scintillation spectrometry is widely used for the analysis of alpha and beta emitting radionuclides. Robust calibration of liquid scintillation (LS) spectrometers is fundamental to accurate LS measurement but at the same time is time consuming and costly, particularly if a wide range of radionuclides are analysed by the laboratory. The frequency of the calibration varies in different laboratories and is based on many practical and operational factors. This work summarizes the observations regarding variations in 1220 Quantulus spectrometers efficiency calibrations performed annually using various radionuclides: 3H 63Ni, 55Fe, 36Cl, 45Ca, 147Pm, 241Pu, 99Tc for a period of 9 years and discusses the implication to calibration frequency.
0236-5731
753–760
Gaca, Pawel
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Warwick, Phillip
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Croudace, Ian
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Gaca, Pawel
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Warwick, Phillip
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Croudace, Ian
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Gaca, Pawel, Warwick, Phillip and Croudace, Ian (2017) Liquid scintillation counters calibration stability over long timescales. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 314 (2), 753–760. (doi:10.1007/s10967-017-5388-6).

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Liquid scintillation spectrometry is widely used for the analysis of alpha and beta emitting radionuclides. Robust calibration of liquid scintillation (LS) spectrometers is fundamental to accurate LS measurement but at the same time is time consuming and costly, particularly if a wide range of radionuclides are analysed by the laboratory. The frequency of the calibration varies in different laboratories and is based on many practical and operational factors. This work summarizes the observations regarding variations in 1220 Quantulus spectrometers efficiency calibrations performed annually using various radionuclides: 3H 63Ni, 55Fe, 36Cl, 45Ca, 147Pm, 241Pu, 99Tc for a period of 9 years and discusses the implication to calibration frequency.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 July 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 August 2017
Published date: 1 November 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 413675
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413675
ISSN: 0236-5731
PURE UUID: e5f4f4bb-09c1-4be7-a277-fcc8becaabe2

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Date deposited: 31 Aug 2017 16:31
Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 23:51

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Author: Pawel Gaca
Author: Phillip Warwick
Author: Ian Croudace

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