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Title: Derivation of the dead-time correction equation for a radioactivity detector.
Authors: Wyllie, HA
Keywords: Radioactivity
Radiation Detectors
Dead Time
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Series/Report no.: ANSTO External Reports
Abstract: When a radioactive source is being counted, a detected disintegration cannot be recorded during a Dead-Time period. In this report experiments are described which show that the graph of the distribution of detected disintegrations during Dead-Time periods is a horizontal line. Based on this observation, an alternative derivation is produced of the widely used Dead-Time correction equation for a radioactivity detector.
ISBN: 1921268085
ISSN: 1030-7745
Appears in Collections:Scientific and Technical Reports

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