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  • 1 University of Texas at Austin Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, PRC 159 10100 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78712 USA
  • | 2 C-INC Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos New Mexico 87545 USA
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Abstract  

The Compton suppression system (CSS) has been thoroughly characterized at the University of Texas’ Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL). Effects of dead-time, sample displacement from primary detector, and primary energy detector position relative to the active shield detector have been measured and analyzed. Also, the applicability of Poisson counting statistics to Compton suppression spectroscopy has been evaluated.