Absolute liquid scintillation counting of coloured samples of β-emitters using integral counting techniques

Y. Homma, Y. Murase, K. Sonehara

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Abstract

Integral counting techniques using a liquid scintillation spectrometer have been extended to the determination of the absolute disintegration rate of a coloured sample of β-emitters. The integral counting rate of the coloured sample is compared with the absolute disintegration rate of the sample obtained by a conventional 2π β-counter. It was found that the counting efficiency in the coloured sample for β-emitters with maximum energy higher than 200 keV is close to 100% with precision better than 0.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jun 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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