A monte carlo study of an energy-weighted algorithm for radionuclide analysis with a plastic scintillation detector

Wook Geun Shin, Hyun Cheol Lee, Chang Il Choi, Chang Soo Park, Hong Suk Kim, Chulhee Min

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Abstract

Nuisance and false alarms due to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) are major problems facing radiation portal monitors (RPMs) for the screening of illicit radioactive materials in airports and ports. Based on energy-weighted counts, we suggest an algorithm that distinguishes radioactive nuclides with a plastic scintillation detector that has poor energy resolution. Our simulation study, using a Monte Carlo method, demonstrated that man-made radionuclides can be separated from NORM by using a conventional RPM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

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Shin, Wook Geun ; Lee, Hyun Cheol ; Choi, Chang Il ; Park, Chang Soo ; Kim, Hong Suk ; Min, Chulhee. / A monte carlo study of an energy-weighted algorithm for radionuclide analysis with a plastic scintillation detector. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2015 ; Vol. 101. pp. 53-59.
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