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Alpha Beta Crosstalk

  1. Jan 12, 2018 #1
    I have a Ludlum 3030P alpha beta counter. This has windows set from 70 - 700 mV and 1000 - 4000 mV but i only use it to measure Alpha smears. This instrument comes optional with detector shielding which reduces background betas. Since I'm not measuring betas does it matter that I don't have the shielding?

    I know that there is some beta to alpha crosstalk but would allowing this background beta in significantly impact my alpha counts?
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2018 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
     
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