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Absolute standardization of 57Co and analysis of the results obtained in two international comparisons.

Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine (2018-07-18)
Maria Sahagia, Aurelian Luca, Andrei Antohe, Mihail-Razvan Ioan
ABSTRACT

The absolute standardization of Co-57 by the 4π(PC)-γ coincidence method, in efficiency extrapolation variant, is presented. An original, improved method, based on the use of the equivalent decay scheme, was applied; apart from the enhancement of efficiency, a diminution of extrapolation slope was obtained, lowering the extrapolation uncertainty. The results obtained in the participation at the supplementary comparison CCRI(II)-S6.Co-57 and at the key comparison code BIPM.RI(II)-K1.Co-57 are presented. The method allows to simplify the treatment of 56Co and 58Co impurities' correction, which influences significantly the measurements in a CENTRONIC type ionization chamber. An example of treatment of this mixture, where the influence of impurities on results was analyzed, will be presented.