Uncertainty calculation of functions of γ-ray detector efficiency and its usage in comparator experiments

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A generalized uncertainty calculation formalism has been applied to the ratio and product of γ-ray detector efficiencies at different energies. The correlation decreases the uncertainty of the efficiency ratio for close energy values but increases the uncertainty for their product. Applications of the results are presented for comparator experiments applicable in PGAA and partial γ-ray cross section calculations, and for the uncertainties of true coincidence corrections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-566
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



  • PGAA
  • Thermal neutron cross section
  • True coincidence
  • Uncertainty of HPGe-detector efficiency ratios and products
  • γ-Spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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