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Maximum useful matrix size for radiation counting?

  1. Nov 18, 2015 #1

    I'd like to know if there is a maximum matrix size after which radiation counting (using a scintillator/photomultiplier) on a flat paper sample doesn't improve or is not significant.

    Specifically this would refer to radiochromatograms, or chromatography strips of radioactive samples.
    If the counting time is always the same, is there any difference in counting using a 64x64 or 256x256 matrix?
    Reference papers (even titles only) would also be appreciated.

    Thank you

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2015
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 23, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! 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?
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