A technique for producing a radioactive source suitable for use in a low-background liquid scintillation detector is described. 222Rn was concentrated from air to prepare liquid scintillator sources spiked with 106 Bq/m3 of the radioisotope. Air was stripped of CO2 and water vapor, and passed over cooled charcoal which trapped the radon. The accumulated radon was desorbed and transferred into a pseudocumene-based scintillator. These sources have been used for position calibration in the Counting Test Facility (a 5 m3 spherical liquid scintillation detector) at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Sep 11 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Liquid scintillator