Recent advances in digital coincidence counting for Radionuclide Metrology

John Keightley, Christophe Bobin, Jacques Bouchard, Marco Capogni, Stefano Loreti, Miguel Roteta

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Abstract

The radioactivity measurement techniques developed within the EURAMET EMRP 'MetroFission' Joint Research Project, were aimed at performing on-site activity measurements at the primary standard level (4πβ-γ coincidence counting) for a wide range of radionuclides utilizing recent advances in high-speed digital sampling and digital signal processing. The state-of-the-art technology employed within this project provides up to 14-bit digitizer systems operating with sampling rates in the order of 108 to 109 samples-per-second, incorporating on-board FPGA devices, which greatly enhances the application of digital signal processing for the implementation of digital coincidence counting. These devices when coupled to suitable analysis software, demonstrate a significant improvement in the provision of primary standards of radioactivity. This manuscript provides a description of the systems employed, along with recommendations regarding optimization of the digital sampling of signals from photo-multiplier tubes and pre-amplifiers and compare the benefits of 'off-line' versus 'on-line' 4πβ-γ digital coincidence counting systems. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013 - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conference2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013
CountryFrance
Period1/1/13 → …

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Keightley, J., Bobin, C., Bouchard, J., Capogni, M., Loreti, S., & Roteta, M. (2013). Recent advances in digital coincidence counting for Radionuclide Metrology. Paper presented at 2013 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and Their Applications, ANIMMA 2013, France. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2013.6728057