Development of methods to use CdTe detectors in field measurements
2006 (English)In: Journal of Physics, Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, E-ISSN 1742-6596, Vol. 41, 523-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We are currently investigating the possibility to use CdTe detectors for in situ determinations of radionuclide concentration in soil. Buried activity can be reliably determined by a comparison of the count rate in the photo peak and the region between the photo peak and Compton edge. However, the pulse-height spectrum from CdTe detectors is severely deteriorated, due to poor charge collection, in particular for high gamma-ray energies. Our efforts have, therefore, been concentrated on improving the peak to valley ratio for such detectors. A simple, non-discriminating, algorithm for the analysis of output from two amplifiers with different shaping times is described. By means of this algorithm the peak-tovalley ratio for a small planar CdTe detector is improved by more than a factor of six compared to the uncorrected ratio without loss of efficiency.
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2006. Vol. 41, 523-526 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12515DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/41/1/060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-12515DiVA: diva2:179035