coincidence counting


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coincidence counting

[kō′in·sə·dəns ‚kau̇nt·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
A method of distinguishing particular types of events from background events and of measuring the velocities or directions of particles, by registering the occurrence of counts in two or more particle detectors within a given time interval by means of coincidence circuits.
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Contract award: characterisation of radioactive waste using gamma spectroscopy and neutron coincidence counting at the itu.
Baerg, Efficiency extrapolation method in coincidence counting.
Sensitive detection is achieved through coincidence counting, for high efficiency and extremely low background for a wide variety of radionuclides.