Improved Results Using Higher Ratios of Scintillator Solution to Benzene in Liquid Scintillation Spectrometry
CitationKoba, M. (2000). Improved results using higher ratios of scintillator solution to benzene in liquid scintillation spectrometry. Radiocarbon, 42(2), 295-303.
AbstractPractical effects of the volumetric or weight ratio of scintillator solution to sample benzene in liquid scintillation spectrometry were examined here for radiocarbon dating. It is concluded, using a LKB-Wallac Quantulus(TM) 1220 and Teflon(TM)-copper 3 mL vials with scintillator of toluene-based PPO and POPOP, that solutions containing the same concentrations of the same ratio, 1.3 or more, of scintillator solution to sample benzene show the same cpm/g and the same channel value of external standard spectrum, irrespective of different gross volumes of solutions. The addition of scintillator solution reduces background in 0.5 mL or so of benzene, and results in an appreciably enlarged figure of merit.