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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 629–635 | Cite as

A performance comparison of two kinds of liquid scintillation counters from PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Xiao-gui Feng
  • Guo-hua Jiang
  • Jian-hua Huang
  • Jian-yu Du
  • Qian-ge He
  • Jian-chen Wang
  • Jing Chen
  • Xue-gang Liu
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Abstract

The two kinds of liquid scintillation counters (LSCs) from PerkinElmer, Quantulus GCT 6220 and Quantulus 1220, have been compared on their basic performances, i.e., background count rate, counting efficiency, α/β discrimination, and instrument stability, by determining the radioactivity of the radionuclides of 3H, 14C, 241Am, 90Sr/90Y, 60Co, and 137Cs. Except for the highlight of Quantulus GCT 6220 in stability and that of Quantulus 1220 in background for α counting, the two kinds of LSCs are comparable in the basic performances to each other.

Keywords

Liquid scintillation counter Quantulus GCT 6220 Quantulus 1220 α/β discrimination Instrument stability 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51425403).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-gui Feng
    • 1
  • Guo-hua Jiang
    • 2
  • Jian-hua Huang
    • 2
  • Jian-yu Du
    • 3
  • Qian-ge He
    • 1
  • Jian-chen Wang
    • 1
  • Jing Chen
    • 1
  • Xue-gang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Analytical and Testing CenterBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.PerkinElmerBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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