Laboratory for gamma-ray spectrometry

The laboratory for gamma-ray spectrometry uses high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy to measure radioactivity in volume samples. Gamma-ray spectrometry is a relatively simple, but very interesting technique that allows to identify radionuclides and to determine their radioactivity.

Moreover sample preparation is generally simple and consists of pouring the sample in the measurement vial. For this reason gamma-ray spectrometry is often used as a fast characterisation technique for unknown samples.


Cross-section of a Marinelli™ beaker on a Ge-detector.


Contact: Leen Verheyen, Michel Bruggeman