Measurements and Calculations (Introduction to Radiochemistry)
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Background
Note down the values from the background counting you started the day before.
Counting number:
Counting time:
Counting speed:
Standard deviation:
Counting Efficiency
Do a one minute count on every shelf. Use these measurements to calculate the countingefficiency of the GMdetector in %, for ^{234m}Pa. The activity of the sample can be calculated from the amount of UO_{3} used.

Counting number for each shelf (CPM)  Counting Efficency 
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Twenty Measurements with Constant Distance from the Source
Do twenty measurements lasting for one minute with the source in the same position. Calculate the standard deviation and complete the table:
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SUM:  
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Mean value of the counting numbers
The squere of the mean value
Standard deviation
Discuss the results from and ?
Assessment of the Results
Write down the given measurements and calculate how many % of the countings that are outside of the intervals <NS_{N},N+S_{N}> and <N2S_{N},N+2S_{N}>:




Is there, in your opinion, to many single measurements outside of the given areas? Give a answer based on statistical normal distribution.