In this experiment, we will analyse energy spectrums of Cobalt-60 and background radiation and calculate the mass absorption coefficient for lead. Also the different ways in which gamma ray photons interact will be studied.
|Sample Results||Gamma Ray Spectroscopy of Co-60 Radioactive SourceA calibrated Cobalt-60 spectrum for a voltage of 800 V and for a coarse gain value of 4.A calibrated energy spectrum of background radiation taken at 750 V and a coarse gain value of 8 built over a time interval of around 80 hrs.Mass absorption coefficient is the p1 parameter in this case.The graph is of ln(I/I_o) vs thickness using Co-60 peak with E=1.33 MeV.|
|Hardware Manual||ORTEC gamma ray spectroscopy manual|
|Version||4 November 2014|
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