Precise efficiency calibration of an HPGe detector up to 3.5MeV, with measurements and Monte Carlo calculations Conference Paper uri icon


  • Previously we used relative and absolute efficiency measurements combined with Monte Carlo calculations to define the efficiency of an HPGe gamma-ray detector with 0.2% accuracy from 50 to 1400 keV. This work has been extended to 4.8 MeV with measurements of relative efficiencies from 24Na, 56Co, and 66Ga sources. The combined results of experiment and calculation yield an efficiency curve up to 3.5 MeV with 0.4% accuracy. Single- and double-escape peak contributions also agree with calculation if positron annihilation-in-flight is incorporated.

author list (cited authors)

  • Helmer, R. G., Nica, N., Hardy, J. C., & Iacob, V. E.

citation count

  • 70

publication date

  • February 2004