The aim of this work is to investigate, in a wide range of gamma-ray energies, the validity of the “Virtual Point Detector” (VPD) approach to evaluate Full-Energy-Peak Efficiency (FEPE) values for a Cerium-doped Lanthanum Bromide scintillator (LaBr3:Ce). With VPD approximation, the detector is assumed equivalent to a virtual point inside the crystal where all the interactions can be considered to occur. The distance of VPD from detector cap is evaluated through experimental point source measurements. The knowledge of the trend of VPD depth as a function of gamma radiation energy allows the evaluation of FEPE values starting from an experimental reference value. The validation of the procedure has been performed by applying the VPD approach to measurement geometries already characterized such as a disk source, an Havar foil irradiated inside a target of a medical cyclotron, and a parallelepided sample geometry, an atmospheric particulate paper filter reduced to 6 cm × 6 cm × 0.7 cm dimensions. FEPE values determined by VPD approach lead to radionuclide activities very close to the ones already obtained with measurements carried out with other detectors.

Tomarchio, E. (2024). Evaluation of full-energy-peak efficiencies for a LaBr3:Ce scintillator through a Virtual Point Detector approach. RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, 216 [10.1016/j.radphyschem.2023.111463].

Evaluation of full-energy-peak efficiencies for a LaBr3:Ce scintillator through a Virtual Point Detector approach

Tomarchio, Elio
2024-03-01

Abstract

The aim of this work is to investigate, in a wide range of gamma-ray energies, the validity of the “Virtual Point Detector” (VPD) approach to evaluate Full-Energy-Peak Efficiency (FEPE) values for a Cerium-doped Lanthanum Bromide scintillator (LaBr3:Ce). With VPD approximation, the detector is assumed equivalent to a virtual point inside the crystal where all the interactions can be considered to occur. The distance of VPD from detector cap is evaluated through experimental point source measurements. The knowledge of the trend of VPD depth as a function of gamma radiation energy allows the evaluation of FEPE values starting from an experimental reference value. The validation of the procedure has been performed by applying the VPD approach to measurement geometries already characterized such as a disk source, an Havar foil irradiated inside a target of a medical cyclotron, and a parallelepided sample geometry, an atmospheric particulate paper filter reduced to 6 cm × 6 cm × 0.7 cm dimensions. FEPE values determined by VPD approach lead to radionuclide activities very close to the ones already obtained with measurements carried out with other detectors.
mar-2024
Settore ING-IND/20 - Misure E Strumentazione Nucleari
Tomarchio, E. (2024). Evaluation of full-energy-peak efficiencies for a LaBr3:Ce scintillator through a Virtual Point Detector approach. RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, 216 [10.1016/j.radphyschem.2023.111463].
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