Timing Applications to Improve the Energy Resolution of NaI(Tl) Scintillation Detectors

Assist. Prof. Elif Ebru Ermiş

Gamma-ray energy resolution of a NaI(Tl) inorganic scintillation detector was improved in the present work. For this purpose, leading edge and constant fraction timing methods were used. Gamma energy spectrum of the radioisotope ( 137Cs) and the time spectra through these timing methods were obtained separately. Energy spectrum was gated with both time spectra, and the obtained results were compared with each other. Energy resolution enhancements of 3.5% and 7.5% on the photopeak of the radioisotope were obtained through leading edge and constant fraction timing methods, respectively. Energy resolution value from constant fraction timing was better than that of leading edge timing method.

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