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Training Seminar

HPGe Detector Setup and Troubleshooting

Instructor: Jeff Wetzler & Tim Royals

Day 1 - Monday, July 29, 2024

Day 2 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Cost: $1700.00

CECs: 16

Description: This seminar will present the steps required to properly setup your HPGe detector for analytical measurements and some suggested troubleshooting techniques to ensure peak performance of your gamma spectroscopy system. This seminar will also provide an overview of the different types of germanium detectors available for various applications.

Who Should Attend: This seminar is intended for spectroscopists who are responsible for setting up, calibrating, and operating gamma spectroscopy systems. This seminar is relevant for both laboratory applications and in situ applications.

How You Will Benefit: Attendees will develop competency for ensuring their system is operating properly, allowing for high quality gamma spectroscopy measurements. Also, attendees will gain basic troubleshooting skills that will enable them to identify common detector problems and initiate corrective actions. Attendees are encouraged to bring real world examples from their facility to promote discussions with the group.

Seminar Topics:

  • What types of HPGe detectors are available and benefits of each:
    • LEGe™ Low Energy Detectors
    • SEGe™ Standard Electrode Coaxial Detectors
    • BEGe™ Broad Energy Detectors
    • SAGe™ SAGE Well Detectors
  • How to setup the HPGe detector for your application
  • Understanding signal chain information from detector spec sheets
    • Parameters that can be adjusted and their effect on your system
  • Calibration of your HPGe detector
  • Quality Control checks to monitor system performance
    • Verify system functionality
  • Troubleshooting your HPGe detector system:
    • What can go wrong and how to identify the problem
    • Troubleshooting techniques aimed at identifying and correcting the problem
    • Leakage current measurements
    • Pole Zero adjustments
    • Thermal cycles