J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A.

Alpha Emitter Intrinsic Concentration in Copper required for Nuclear Spectrometry Application

A Camacho, G Jaworski, G Keppel and L Sajo-Bohus

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alpha emitter; copper; nuclear spectrometer, self radiation

PUBLISHED DATE August 07, 2017
PUBLISHER The Author(s) 2017. This article is published with open access at www.chitkara.edu. in/publications

Low-level radioactivity content in copper are employed for bolometric thermal radiation sensors and astro-nuclear spectrometers. The required lowest achievable alpha emitters concentration, for treated and untreated surfaces, are measured by Double Sided Silicon Strip Detectors in a high vacuum chamber and provide information on its intrinsic NORM content. Results shows that copper alpha emitters content can be achieved in the range below 0.01 (counts. keV-¹·kg-¹·y-¹) adequate for specific nuclear spectrometry applications.

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URL http://dspace.chitkara.edu.in/jspui/bitstream/1/880/3/51020_JNP_Camacho.pdf
ISSN 2321-8649
DOI https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2017.51020
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