Coincidence counting | definition of coincidence counting by Medical dictionary
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Etymology: L, coincidere, to occur together
the detection of two photons that arrive at separate counters simultaneously as the result of annihilation of a positron (created during a radioactive decay) and an electron. Coincidence counting greatly reduces the significance of any background radiation in radiography.
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Contract award: characterisation of radioactive waste using gamma spectroscopy and neutron coincidence counting
at the itu.
Baerg, Efficiency extrapolation method in coincidence counting
Sensitive detection is achieved through coincidence counting
, for high efficiency and extremely low background for a wide variety of radionuclides.