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Fundamentals of Alpha/Beta Counting

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16.00 CEC

This 2-day course covers the complete range of alpha/beta counting principles from a review of radiation detection principles to evaluation of results and everything in between. This is a concentrated, concise, fast-paced course that includes a practical approach to all aspects of alpha/beta counting. This course is not a hardware or software operations course but does include an introduction to Mirion alpha/beta analysis software. The course is entirely in lecture format and includes mathematical exercises for many of the calculations germane to alpha/beta counting.

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