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  • 1 University of Arkansas Agronomy Department 72701 Fayetteville AR (USA)
  • | 2 Univ. of Ark. Agronomy Dept. 72701 Fayetteville AR
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Abstract  

Semiconductor particle detectors are ideal for alpha spectroscopy due to their compact size, low noise, and high resolution. This paper describes the construction and testing of an automatic sample changer for use with such a detector. The changer was constructed from locally available services and materials. It holds up to 24 samples of alpha emitting material deposited on 22 mm stainless steel counting planchets. The vacuum chamber can be evacuated to less than 10 μm mercury in 10 to 15 minutes. Once the chamber has been evacuated and detector bias has been applied, any sample in the chamber may be selected for analysis, either automatically or manually. Continuous automatic analysis of up to 24 samples is possible. Variation in efficiency from position to position was found to be 3.25% at the detector-sample spacing of 4.8 mm, and 2.31% at 27 mm. Shielding between the adjacent samples not under analysis and the detector was acceptable.

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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)