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Sample Description

The sample was placed in an aluminum cylinder that was to be irradiated. The target components consisted of a nickel foil on the front of the cylinder with 2 pure selenium pellets under the foil, but still outside the cylinder. Inside the target there was burnt sagebrush ash, which was burned with a blowtorch, and selenium. Below are the masses of the components

Nickel Foil: 0.2783g

Outer Se Pellets: 0.0971g

Sage Ash: 0.5111g

Inner Se Pellets: 0.0523g


LB May Calibration 2017

The Calibration for Detector A was done on the morning of 5/23/17 with the MPA software using the thorium rods (as the calibration was fairly close already) and the correction values were found to be Det A Intercept = -12.208800 slope =1.021270


LB May 2017 Det A Efficiency

Nickel Information

Se170063 Nickel Investigation

Activity and Half Life

Se170063 Activity And Half Life

Alternative Method

Se170063 Activity and HL Alternate

Corrected Alternative method

The files used for this analysis are in the directory /data/IAC/Se/May2017/5_25_17/Se_Activity_SysOffset_Mix

To begin, I have corrected the mixture to have a factor of 0.62, which is the mystery factor throwing of all of these analyses. The histogram is also weighted by the mass. The weight added to the histogram is

[math] h1 -\gt Fill(evt.Chan,\frac{1}{0.0523*0.62} [/math]

So the true number of counts has indeed been weighted here.


Table with dates and filename and locations on daq1