Evaluation of a high purity germanium detector body monitor

J. R.H. Smith*, James Marsh, George Etherington, A. L. Shutt, M. J. Youngman

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The performance of the germanium (Ge) detector body monitor that has been recently installed at NRPB Chilton is evaluated and compared with the performance of the existing NRPB scintillation detector body monitor. Calibration of a p-type Ge detector for the measurement of radionuclides distributed throughout the body which emit photons with energies >100 keV is described. An ongoing systematic calibration programme of n-type Ge detectors for the measurement of low energy (<200 keV) photon emitting radionuclides in the lung is outlined. Results for the detection sensitivity for 241Am in the right lung are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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