Application of a new in situ calibration technique for gamma spectrometry and comparison of in situ and laboratory measurements

  • Davor Rašeta Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Branko Petrinec Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Jedinica za zaštitu od zračenja
  • Dinko Babić Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Marko Šoštarić Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: emergency, HPGe spectrometers, InSiCal software, radiation, radionuclide measurements

Abstract

In situ gamma ray spectrometry was developed to quickly measure large areas of land following nuclear accidents. However, a proper calibration of detectors for in situ measurements is a long and complicated process. One tool designed to make this calibration quick is the InSiCal software. We compared 5,000 s in situ measurements with two different HPGe detectors calibrated using the InSiCal software and laboratory measurements of samples collected at the same locations. Our findings suggest that in situ gamma spectrometry using InSiCal software can provide reasonably accurate data, but some improvements are needed.

Published
2021-03-04
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Rašeta D, Petrinec B, Babić D, Šoštarić M. Application of a new in situ calibration technique for gamma spectrometry and comparison of in situ and laboratory measurements. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol [Internet]. 2021Mar.4 [cited 2022Dec.10];72(1). Available from: https://arhiv.imi.hr/index.php/arhiv/article/view/1325
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