Application of a Clover-Ge-BGO detector system for PIGE measurements at a nuclear microprobe

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The use of a Clover-Ge-bismuth germanate detector system in particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) is demonstrated to give 6 to 7 times higher gamma-ray yield than with traditional Ge-detectors. This makes the analysis more sensitive, which is important for nondestructive microprobe measurements. However, the factor of 2 to 3 improvement achieved for detection limits is not enough to compete with charge particle detection for the determination of F, Na, Al and Si in many geological and other applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 6th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA) - Cape Town, S Afr
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 16 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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