Calibration of HPGe Detectors for Environmental Samples Using GEANT4 Simulation
AuthorsNikolić, Jelena D.
Janković, Marija M.
Pantelić, Gordana K.
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Determination of full energy peak efficiency is one of the most important tasks that have to be performed before gamma spectrometry. Calibration of the measurement system for measuring environmental samples poses a special challenge to the laboratory. Many different approaches to this task have been developed and examined. One of the most detailed is GEANT4, a Monte Carlo simulation toolkit developed for wide variety of applications. The aim of this paper is to apply GEANT4 simulation for calibration of three HPGe detectors, for measurement of aerosol, plant and coal-like environmental samples. The detectors were modeled using the certificate provided by the manufacturer. The samples chosen for the simulation were secondary reference materials produced in the Laboratory for the purpose of experimental calibration. The efficiencies obtained using a simulation were compared with experimental results, in order to evaluate the trueness of the results. Measurement uncertainties for both sim...ulation and experimental values were estimated in order to see whether the results of the realistic measurement fall within acceptable limits.
Keywords:HPGe / calibration / GEANT4
Source:RAD Conference Proceedings, 2015, 291-294
- Advanced technologies for monitoring and environmental protection from chemical pollutants and radiation burden (RS-43009)
- 3rd International Conference on Radiation and Applications in Various Fields of Research (RAD), Jun 08-12, 2015, Budva, Montenegro