Author: F. Bronson 1
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Abstract  

The LabSOCS software performs mathematical efficiency calibration of Ge detectors. Extensive tests have been conducted comparing the LabSOCS efficiency calibration with those from traditional radioactive sources for typical laboratory geometries. For this study, 4 NIST-traceable standards containing 13 different energy lines were counted in 7 different geometries that are typical of laboratory samples. The results from the first 13 detectors produced using this process show that efficiency calibrations generated with LabSOCS have an accuracy of 5.1% SD at low energies and 4.2% SD at high energies.