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DIR-SIT : NS Glossary: Background

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Background

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Signals not emanating from the tracer but from the surroundings  sample holder  etc. which the measuring system does not discriminate from the tracer signals. The background count rates may be determined with a blank (zero tracer) sample in place. The net count rate of the tracer in any sample is obtained by subtracting the background from the gross sample count rate.

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Created at 31/05/2013 14:34 by NAIR, Deepu
Last modified at 31/05/2013 14:34 by NAIR, Deepu