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  • 1 Comenius University Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics 84248 Bratislava Slovakia
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Abstract  

Large volume Ge detectors require efficient methods of background reduction if radionuclide analyses at very low-levels are planned. It is advisable therefore to carry out simulations of background characteristics of Ge detectors in advance of installations of low-level Ge-spectrometers either in surface or underground laboratories. We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of background characteristics of Ge detectors in surface laboratories with various lead shielding without and with anticosmic shielding, as well as in underground laboratories operating at different depths.