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Abstract  

To give satisfactory efficiency both for X- and gamma-ray photon, an improved counting system has been developed in CTBT Canadian radioxenon laboratory. The counting system consists of a BEGe detector coupled with a thin carbon fiber window counting cell, that can perform a reliable and efficient radioxenon measurement. A semi-empirical calibration procedure was adopted, which is a combination of experimental measurement and mathematical simulation. Mathematical calibration tool is Monte Carlo simulation software named VGSL. Advanced gamma-spectrum analysis software, named Aatami, was used for gamma-ray peak shape fitting and X-ray multiplets deconvolution. The calculated full energy peak efficiency curve covers from 30 to 700 keV and agrees well with experimental data points within 2%. The efficiency curve can provide radioxenon analysis both for X-rays and gamma-rays with high quality. The efficiency distortion near xenon k-absorption edge of 35 keV, which is caused by high concentrated xenon in the counting cell, is also discussed.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 1.137
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.360
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 65
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Analytical Chemistry
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Pollution
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  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Spectroscopy
  • Impact Factor (2018): 1.186
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.408
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 60
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Pollution

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)