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Bowman W. B. II; Swindle, D. L.
Health Physics: October 1976
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Practical equations are developed for determining specific activity standard deviation, experimental detection limits, and counting times minimized to achieve the desired detection limit at a preselected confidence level. Error analysis relations are presented which allow inclusion of all experimental errors whether they occur in sampling, laboratory, or radiation counting steps. Cases which have been treated are the single sample count, sequences of counts with and without spiked samples, and gamma spectral peak integration.

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