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Mechanically cooled patterned IG Compton suppression system for high-sensitivity gamma spectrometric assay of nuclear waste
Author(s): P. S. Haskins; Jack E. McKisson; N. Chakravarty; J. I. H. Patterson
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Paper Abstract

A unique gamma detection system has been developed that provides significant background suppression at low gamma-ray energies (< 400 keV). This suppression is accomplished with a segmented intrinsic germanium Duode detector developed by Princeton Gamma Tech. While active Compton suppression shields and passive shields are well known for their background suppression capabilities, the Duode design provides additional suppression capabilities not previously available for low intensity, low energy measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3536, Nuclear Waste Instrumentation Engineering, (29 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339071
Show Author Affiliations
P. S. Haskins, Radiation Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jack E. McKisson, Radiation Technologies, Inc. (United States)
N. Chakravarty, Princeton Gamma Tech (United States)
J. I. H. Patterson, Princeton Gamma Tech and Sarnoff Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3536:
Nuclear Waste Instrumentation Engineering
David E. Robertson, Editor(s)

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