A practical method for in-situ thickness determination using energy distribution of beta particles


Yalcin S., Gurler O., GÜNDOĞDU Ö. , Bradley D. A.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, cilt.70, ss.128-132, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.08.001
  • Dergi Adı: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.128-132

Özet

This paper discusses a method to determine the thickness of an absorber using the energy distribution of beta particles. An empirical relationship was obtained between the absorber thickness and the energy distribution of beta particles transmitted through. The thickness of a polyethylene radioactive source cover was determined by exploiting this relationship, which has largely been left unexploited allowing us to determine the in-situ cover thickness of beta sources in a fast, cheap and non-destructive way. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.