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  • 1 University of Southampton Department of Geology Southampton UK
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An empirical procedure is described which is readily capable of producing reliable and accurate efficiency calibration sources of low activity for high-resolution -ray spectrometers. Known activities of a multiisotopic solution are adsorbed onto a mixture of cation and anion-exchange resins and chromatographic-grade cellulose. The dried powder that results can be mixed with any desired solid natural matrix material to produce a homogeneous, extended geometry, efficiency calibration source. Results are presented which enable the method to be critically evaluated.