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Alpha energy resolution improvement of a general purpose plastic scintillation detector

Research paper by C. Celiktas, E. E. Ermis

Indexed on: 05 Apr '12Published on: 05 Apr '12Published in: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry



Abstract

Alpha energy spectra of 210Po and 226Ra radioactive sources were achieved by using a BC400 type plastic scintillation detector. In order to enhance the energy resolution of the detector, constant fraction timing method was used. Obtained results showed that the used timing method was successful on improving the energy resolution of the detector with the amendment of about 1 % even at the low count rates.