Consistency test of coincidence-summing calculation methods for extended sources

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  • Octavian Sima
  • Anne de Vismes Ott
  • M.S. Dias
  • Pavel Dryak
  • Laurent Ferreux
  • Daniela Gurau
  • Santiago Hurtado
  • Pawel Jodlowski
  • Konstantinos Karfopoulos
  • Marina Fallone Koskinas
  • Matthias Laubenstein
  • Y.K. Lee
  • Marie-Christine Lépy
  • Aurelian Luca
  • Mario Olimpio Menezes
  • Denise Moreira
  • Jelena Krneta Nikolic
  • Virginia Peyres
  • Pawel Saganowski
  • Mailia I. Savva
  • Renato Semmler
  • Jaroslav Solc
  • Tran Thien Thanh
  • Katarzyna Tymińska
  • Ivana S. Vukanac
  • Haluk Yucel

Institutes & Expert groups

  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire
  • ipen - Nuclear and Energy Research Institute
  • CMI - Czech Metrology Institute
  • AGH - University of Science and Technology in Kraków
  • EEAE – Greek Atomic Energy Commission
  • INFN - Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • IFIN-HH - Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  • University of Belgrade - Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • CIEMAT - Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
  • IEA - Instytut Energii Atomowej
  • University of Science, VNU-HCM
  • Ankara University
  • University of Bucharest
  • US - University of Seville
  • NCSR Demokritos - National centre for Scientific Research, Institute for Nuclear Physics - Greece

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An internal consistency test of the calculation of coincidence-summing correction factors FC for volume sources is presented. The test is based on exact equations relating the values of FC calculated for three ideal measurement configurations. The test is applied to a number of 33 sets of FC values sent by 21 teams. Most sets passed the test, but not the results obtained using the quasi-point source approximation; in the latter case the test qualitatively indicated the magnitude of the bias of FC.


Original languageEnglish
Article number108921
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2019


  • Gamma-ray spectrometry, HPGe detector, Coincidence-summing corrections, Self-consistency test

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