Determination of photon emission probabilities for the main gamma-rays of 223Ra in equilibrium with its progeny
Leticia S. Pibida, Brian E. Zimmerman, Ryan P. Fitzgerald, Lynne E. King, Jeffrey T. Cessna, Denis E. Bergeron
The currently published 223Ra gamma-ray emission probabilities display a wide variation in the values depending on the source of the data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology performed activity measurements on a 223Ra solution that was used to prepare several sources that were used to determine the photon emission probabilities for the main gamma-rays of 223Ra in equilibrium with its progeny. Several high purity germanium (HPGe) detectors were used to perform the gamma-ray spectrometry measurements.