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For interpreting past changes on a regional or global scale, the timings of proxy-inferred events are usually aligned with data from other locations. However, too often chronological uncertainties are ignored in proxy diagrams and multisite comparisons, making it possible for researchers to fall into the trap of sucking separate events into one illusionary(More)
High-precision measurements were conducted on the time evolution of gamma-ray count rates during reactor-on and reactor-off periods to investigate the possible influence of antineutrinos on nuclear decay. This experiment was triggered by a recent analysis (Jenkins et al., 2009) of long-term measurements suggesting a possible link to variations in nuclear(More)
Molybdenum-99 is one of the most important radionuclides for medical diagnostics. In 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency organized a round-robin exercise where the participants measured and calculated specific saturation activities achievable for the 98Mo(n,γ)99Mo reaction. This reaction is of interest as a means to locally, and on a small scale,(More)
In gamma-ray spectrometry with high-resolution detectors, full-energy peaks are often to be detected by a peak-search algorithm, with a threshold for detection. Detection limits can be derived from this. Detection limits are often computed along with measured activities or concentrations. When an analyte is not detected, the detection limit remains as the(More)
The laboratory for instrumental neutron activation analysis at the Reactor Institute Delft, Delft University of Technology uses a network of 3 gamma-ray spectrometers with well-type detectors and 2 gamma-ray spectrometers with coaxial detectors, all equipped with modern sample changers, as well as 2 spectrometers with coaxial detectors at the two fast(More)
Non-visually triggered arm movements over a horizontal table at shoulder height were analysed by an Information Theory approach according to a method suggested by Sakitt et al. (1983) and Sakitt (1980). The movement track was along the subject's median line and was indicated by a vertical metal ridge fixed to the table. The observer passively moved the(More)
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