Intrinsic error of the point-source and the LS-curve approximations in treatment of true coincidence summing

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Apart from an experimental determination of the relevant correction factors or a full Monte Carlo simulation, the most popular computational approach to the problem of true coincidence summing effects is the point-source approximation. An improvement of this method is based on the so-called Linear-to-square or "Third curve" of gamma-ray spectrometry. Both of these computational methods carry with them an intrinsic error, the magnitude of which we investigate for the case of environmental measurements with p-type HPGe detectors.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1785-1788
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


  • Gamma-ray spectrometry, High-purity germanium detector, True coincidence summing, Point-source approximation, Linear-to-square curve, Intrinsic error, Environmental measurements

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