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Low energy photon mimic of the tritium beta decay energy spectrum
Tritium is a radioactive hydrogen isotope that is typically produced via neutron interaction with heavy water (D2O), producing tritiated water (DTO). As a result of this, tritium accounts for roughly a third of all ...
An experimental study of the relative response of plastic scintillators to photons and beta particles within the context of tritium monitoring
A scintillation counting system has been constructed with the use of BC-400 and EJ-212 series plastic scintillators along with a subminiature photomultiplier tube to investigate the effect of increasing plastic scintillator ...
Optimization of a GEM-based detector to measure tritium and discriminate against other radiation types
Tritium poses a radioprotection issue, in the Canadian Nuclear industry due to the operation of its fleet of Canadian Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) heavy water reactors. Although it is a less penetrative radionuclide, tritium ...
Dosimetric characterization of a miniature x-ray source for biophysics studies
Tritium is a low energy beta emitter that is found in abundance at CANDU nuclear power plants and is a cause of concern since it accounts for roughly thirty three percent of the total occupational exposure of nuclear ...