Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 293, Issue 3, pp 869–875 | Cite as

Alpha energy resolution enhancement of a Si surface barrier detector

  • E. E. Ermis
  • C. Celiktas


In this work, alpha energy resolution of a Si surface barrier detector was improved. For this purpose, we used constant fraction timing method. Energy resolution enhancement of about 1 % was achieved for alpha peak of 210Po. In order to prove the validity of the timing method, it was applied to the alpha spectrum of 226Ra. It was concluded that proposed method was successful on the energy resolution improvement.


Si surface barrier detector 210Po 226Ra Constant fraction timing method 



This work was supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of TURKEY under Project Nos. 197T087 and 111T571, and by EBILTEM, Center of Science and Technology, Ege University under Project No. 99 BIL 001, and finally Scientific Research Foundation of Ege University under Project No. 11 FEN 085.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceEge UniversityBornovaTurkey

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