Monte Carlo simulations can be a powerful tool in calibrating high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry based on high pure germanium (HPGe) detectors. The purpose of this work is to examine the applicability of Monte Carlo simulations for the computation of the efficiency transfer in various measurement geometries on the basis of the detected efficiency for point source geometry. For this, GEANT4 code was applied for the computation of the detection efficiency for incident gamma energy of radionuclide placed at different distances from HPGe detector from 50 to 2,000 keV in addition for volume sources of different compositions and densities. The experimental efficiency curves were compared with the prediction of the GEANT4 code. Efficiency is computed at discrete values of point and volume sources in different distances to derive new efficiencies values for other distances.
Medhat, ME,Wang YF,Wang, YF. Assessment of the suitability of Monte Carlo simulation for activity measurements of extended sources[J]. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY,2014,300(3):1005-1011.
Medhat, ME,王贻芳,&Wang, YF.(2014).Assessment of the suitability of Monte Carlo simulation for activity measurements of extended sources.JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY,300(3),1005-1011.
Medhat, ME,et al."Assessment of the suitability of Monte Carlo simulation for activity measurements of extended sources".JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 300.3(2014):1005-1011.