Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 310, Issue 2, pp 857–863 | Cite as

Appropriate quenching level in modified integral counting method by liquid scintillation counting

  • Masanori HaraEmail author
  • Masato Nakayama
  • Kiyokazu Hirokami
  • Tsukasa Aso


To know the appropriate quenching level, the modified integral counting method with various quenched samples (MICM-VQ) was applied for the determination of the disintegration rate of 14C or 35S. The appropriate quenching level for the MICM-VQ was considered by the comparison of the integral scintillation spectrum and the integral beta spectrum. The appropriate quenching level of sample in the MICM-VQ was found. The disintegration rate of sample having appropriate quenching level could be determined by the MICM-VQ.


Beta emitters Integral scintillation spectrum Beta spectrum Disintegration rate Modified integral counting method 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 26610065.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masanori Hara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masato Nakayama
    • 1
  • Kiyokazu Hirokami
    • 2
  • Tsukasa Aso
    • 3
  1. 1.Hydrogen Isotope Research CenterUniversity of ToyamaToyama CityJapan
  2. 2.Radioisotope Laboratory, Center for Basic Research and Development in Natural SciencesUniversity of ToyamaToyama CityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, National Insutitute of TechnologyToyama CollegeImizu CityJapan

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