Attenuation correction factors for cylindrical, disc and box geometry

Chhavi Agarwal, Sanhita Poi, Amol Mhatre, A. Goswami, M. Gathibandhe

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In the present study, attenuation correction factors have been experimentally determined for samples having cylindrical, disc and box geometry and compared with the attenuation correction factors calculated by Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) method [ C. Agarwal, S. Poi, A. Goswami, M. Gathibandhe, R.A. Agrawal, Nucl. Instr. and. Meth. A 597 (2008) 198] and with the near-field and far-field formulations available in literature. It has been observed that the near-field formulae, although said to be applicable at close sample-detector geometry, does not work at very close sample-detector configuration. The advantage of the HMC method is that it is found to be valid for all sample-detector geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-445
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - 11 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Attenuation correction
  • Far-field geometry
  • HPGe detector
  • High resolution gamma ray spectrometry
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Near-field geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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