Radionuclide Articles

Radioxenon net count calculations revisited

ISTI is pleased to share the “Radioxenon net count calculations revisited” article from the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, featuring Matthias Auer of ISTI as second author.


Since 1998, there have been improvements in the capability to detect atmospheric radioxenon in the International Monitoring System operated by the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The upgrades have resulted in next-generation versions of the radioxenon systems. This paper explores radioxenon data analysis
improvements beyond the original radioxenon beta–gamma analysis equations that were formulated in 2000. Additionally, it provides recommendations to further improve analysis and refine the equations. The areas of improvement are described in terms of equations, physical detectors, and field-testing. These recommendations are provided with the intention of improving accuracy and precision of radioxenon measurements.

Full article here.