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Gamma spectroscopy regarding Cs-137

by abotiz
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abotiz
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Aug12-13, 03:27 PM
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Hi,

I was doing a measurement on a Cs-137 source, strong enough so that my detector registers a sum peak.

I cant get my head around A, the peak at ~80 keV.. I get B (backscatter peak), C(compton edge) and D total abs.peak.

I tried with a weaker Cs-137 and I saw the 35keV (Ba) but no ~80keV.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much!
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Vanadium 50
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Aug12-13, 06:16 PM
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Is your more intense Cs source contained in a lead pig?
abotiz
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Aug13-13, 02:13 AM
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Yes it is.

What are you suggesting my friend?

abotiz
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Aug13-13, 02:59 AM
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Gamma spectroscopy regarding Cs-137

Wow.... I Feel real stupid now.
Its the X-ray from lead (K-shell) that is 88keV.

Thank you very much!
Vanadium 50
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Aug13-13, 02:54 PM
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I knew you could figure it out with a hint!


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