Quench correction in liquid scintillation counting

Lilley, I., 1987. Quench correction in liquid scintillation counting. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Quench correction in liquid scintillation counting has been investigated. A detailed comparison of the curve fitting routines compatible with a microcomputer has been made for the quench calibration curve and concludes that a cubic spline with natural end conditions is most suitable. The effect of colour/chemical quenching on the calibration curve and the choice of regions for dual and triple radionuclide counting is studied.

A new computer simulation of the LS counter has been created and proven to be a useful tool in LS counting. Modelling of the LSC has led to the invention of several novel quench correction techniques which are independent of colour and/or chemical quench for homogeneous solutions. A fully worked example of the use of one of the techniques (the SumDiff quench correction method) is presented. The successful application and modular design of the simulation has established a LS research program from which future discoveries are anticipated.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lilley, I.
Date: 1987
ISBN: 9781369325133
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 25 Jun 2021 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 15:32
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43240

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