Precise efficiency calibration of an HPGe detector: source measurements and Monte Carlo calculations with sub-percent precision. Conference Paper uri icon


  • With the goal of measuring precise gamma-ray intensities for short-lived (< 5 s) accelerator-produced activities, we have calibrated the efficiency of an HPGe detector between 53 and 1836keV to sub-percent precision with a combination of source measurements and Monte Carlo calculations. Using known or independently measured detector dimensions, we have achieved both relative and absolute agreement (the latter, to 0.1%) between the calculated and measured efficiencies with only two adjustable detector parameters, the thicknesses of the contact dead layers.

published proceedings

  • Appl Radiat Isot

author list (cited authors)

  • Hardy, J. C., Iacob, V. E., Sanchez-Vega, M., Effinger, R. T., Lipnik, P., Mayes, V. E., Willis, D. K., & Helmer, R. G.

citation count

  • 94

complete list of authors

  • Hardy, JC||Iacob, VE||Sanchez-Vega, M||Effinger, RT||Lipnik, P||Mayes, VE||Willis, DK||Helmer, RG

publication date

  • January 2002