Energy resolution improvement of NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors by means of a timing discrimination method
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Gamma-ray energy spectrum of a 137Cs radioisotope was obtained by using a NaI(Tl) scintillation detector. Improvement of the energy resolution of the detector was aimed. To achieve this, constant fraction timing method was used. Energy resolution of the photopeak of the isotope was improved from 7.1 to 6.7% through the timing application.
KeywordsConstant fraction timing method NaI(Tl) inorganic scintillation detector 137Cs
This work was supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey under Projects No. TBAG-1683(197T087) and 111T571, and by EBILTEM, Center of Science and Technology, Ege University under Project No. 99 BIL 001.
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