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A new γ-spectroscopy station at the University of Athens

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V. Lagaki, E. Kouvaris, T. J. Mertzimekis
V. Lagaki, E. Kouvaris, T. J. Mertzimekis

Abstract


A new γ-spectroscopy station at the University of Athens has been recently deployed. The station is built around a 25% HPGe detector and aims at supporting the environmental radioactivity studies program of the NuSTRAP group at UoA. The detector needs detailed characterization of its efficiency and calibration over a rather wide range of energies. Besides standard calibration point sources (60Co, 137Cs, 152Eu and 226Ra), detector simulations using the Monte Carlo N-particle transport code (MCNP) were performed. Results of the MCNP calculations are shown and compared with real spectra showing satisfactory agreement


Keywords


γ-ray spectroscopy; HPGe detector; efficiency calibration; MCNP

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References


F.B Brown, et al., “MCNP Version5”, LA-UR-02-3199 (2002)

C.A. Kalfas, “SpectrW: a spectra analysis program” (2012), private communication




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/hnps.1919

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