Experimental validation of corrections factors for gamma-gamma and gamma-X coincidence summing of Ba-133, Eu-152, and Sb-125 in volume sources
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019
True coincidence summing correction factors for Ba-133, Eu-152 and Sb-125 were determined experimentally for a small volume source and compared with correction factors obtained with three softwares (EFFTRAN-X, GESPECOR and VGSL). The radionuclides investigated have a relatively challenging decay scheme and their spectra are known to suffer from losses due to summation (gamma-gamma, gamma-X and X-X) when measured at close distances on a HPGe detector sensitive to low energy photons. This study shows that the softwares were in good agreement with each other and the experimental data and the calculated activity was consistent with the activity in the volume source.