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Resolution and Line Shape in Scintillation Counters

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2 Author(s)
Prescott, J.R. ; Physics Department University of British Columbia Vancouver, B. C. Canada ; Takhar, P.S.

An experimental study has been made of some factors that determine the pulse height resolution of scintillation counter assemblies. A statistical model is developed from which an analytic expression for the ideal line shape is obtained. Excellent agreement is found with observations using an artificial light pulser. A comparison is made between noncrystalline organic scintillators and a sodium iodide crystal of similar size. It is shown that for gamma-ray detection, an important contribution to line-width originates with variations in the light collection efficiency from different regions of the scintillator.

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Nuclear Science, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 3 )