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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2017 , Vol 1 , Issue 1
Experimental Investigation on the Photopeak Efficiency of a Coaxial High Purity Germanium Detector for Different Geometries
Özlem Karadeniz1,Sabiha Vurmaz
1Department of Physics, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Sciences, İzmir, Turkey DOI : 10.5152/jbachs.2017.66 Purpose: Gamma spectrometer systems are complex instruments, and the quality of the numerical results they provide strongly depends on their reliable calibration. In this study, it was aimed to determine the full-energy peak efficiencies of a 40% p-type High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector for point source, Marinelli beaker, and cylindrical container geometries in the 200-1500 keV energy range.

Methods: The efficiency calibration of the HPGe gamma spectrometry system was performed using certified calibration sources. Efficiency values were determined using the gamma ray spectrum acquired for every calibration source.

Results: Two different efficiency curves, at the linear scale and logarithmic scale-fitting, experimental efficiencies were plotted. The functions and parameters that fitted the efficiency curves were obtained by a computer program.

Conclusion: The photopeak efficiencies decrease as energy increases and the observed efficiency curves were closely with similar studies. Keywords : Energy calibration, efficiency calibration, gamma spectrometry, high purity germanium gamma ray detector