Note on the comparison of experimental and simulated gamma energy spectra for NaI with Cs-137, Co-60, and Am-241


Celiktas C., Ermis E. E. , Pilicer E.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.73, pp.355-360, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2014.06.044
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-360

Abstract

Experimental and simulated energy spectra of Cs-137, Co-60, and Am-241 standard gamma sources were acquired. A spectrometer consisting of a NaI(Tl) scintillation detector was used to obtain experimental spectra. The theoretical energy spectra were acquired by means of FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, and the comparison between the experimental and simulated spectra was performed with the ROOT program. Spectral results such as energy resolution, counting efficiency, peak to total, peak to Compton and peak to valley values were compared. Good agreement between the experimental and simulated spectra was performed with the ROOT program. Good agreement between the experimental and simulated results was obtained. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.