Experiment nr. 11

Gamma-spectroscopy with scintillation detector

Supervisor: Dr. Jürgen Vogt

In this experiment gamma spectroscopy with scintillation detectors is done on radioactive samples. Scintillation detectors do not need a costly cooling like semiconductor detectors. Therefore they may be used for field experiments but the detection properties are behind those of semiconductors. The registered gamma rays are analysed according to there energy with a multi-channel-analyser. The experiment illustrates also radiation measurement and radiation safety procedures in medicine and industry.

The following exercises are to be solved: