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PageChapterLocation and CorrectionDate Posted
00Front Cover, Illustr06-07-2013
U-235 should be U-238

21Figure 1.107-02-2009
The Y-axis labeling on this diagram should run from zero at the origin, to 120 at the very top of the axis.

141RH side - Equation 108-20-2009
The second term of the denominator should be squared. i.e. (Γ/2)?Incorporated
Apr 2011

211LC line 3308-07-2008
238U instead of 235UIncorporated
Oct 2008

483.4.5Figure 3.704-19-2011
The two occurrences of "700mm Ge" in the figure should read 700μm.

654LC Line 10. Eq 4.304-20-2009
.... ? 4/Rise time(ns)<< 1 the pulse is slow....Incorporated
Apr 2011

994RH column, 1st bulle24/06/08
This Canberra report appears to be no longer available. Delete the reference.Incorporated
Oct 2008

1105RC Line 2104-12-2010
The reference to Figure 8.6 is wrong. This should be Figure 9.6Incorporated
Apr 2011

1145LC, Line 2004-12-2010
'greater than DtC' instead of 'greater than DtB'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1205RC Line 3304-13-2010
(n=11 channels) should be (n=15 channels)Incorporated
Apr 2011

1205LC, line 903-07-2012
Reference 9.13.3 should be 9.12.3

1215LC, line 603-07-2012
Equation (5.65) should be Equation (5.63)

1215LC, lines 6 and 1003-07-2012
The detection limit (904) should be 1071

1225Table 5.4: bottom ro08-20-2013
The number of L_C counts when background counts is 20 should be 29, not 27.

1235equation 5.7402-11-2013
The decay correction in Equation 5.74 should be exp(+lambda*tdelay).

1295RH column, 2nd bulle24/06/08
Replace 'Bell, C.' with 'Bell, S.'
Replace 'HMSO' with 'Good Practice Guide No.11, NPL'
Add after note in parenthesis: 'This is now available at: http://www.npl.co.uk/server.php?show=nav.1177
Incorporated
Oct 2008

1295LH side, 3rd bullet 24/06/08
Add: 'Also available at: http://www.ukas.com/Library/downloads/publications/M3003.pdf'Incorporated
Oct 2008

1295RH column, 2nd bulle24/06/08
Remove both items (both referred to earlier.)Incorporated
Oct 2008

1326LC, Line 604-13-2010
There is an extra 'the' between 'that' and 'there'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1386LH Column Line 2108-21-2008
Replace "Chapter 10, Section 10.3.7" with "Chapter 11, Section 11.3.7"Incorporated
Oct 2008

1396LC 4th Bullet Point07-28-2008
Replace "Genii" with "Genie".Incorporated
Oct 2008

1396RC 4th Bullet Point07-28-2008
Replace "Genii" with "Genie"Incorporated
Oct 2008

1477RC, Line 2704-14-2010
'back ground' should be 'background'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1487Left column, equatio01-08-2010
H_L = ... should be: H_U = ...Incorporated
Apr 2011

1487LC, Line 2704-14-2010
Reference to 'Equations (7.2) and (7.3)' should be to 'Equations (7.3) and (7.4)'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1487RC, Line 3804-14-2010
Reference to 'Chapter 10, Section 10.4.2' should be 'Chapter 11, Section 11.4.2'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1497RC, Equation (7.9)04-14-2010
There is an extra 'ln'. The equation numerator should be (CL-Co)-F(CU-Co)Incorporated
Apr 2011

1587RH, Line 409-01-2008
Replace 1991 by 1`999Incorporated
Oct 2008

1597RH Column Line 1108-21-2008
Replace "Section A5.1" with "Section B.5.1".Incorporated
Oct 2008

1597RH Column Line 1108-21-2008
Replace "(1991)" with "(1999)".Incorporated
Oct 2008

1607RC, Line 3204-15-2010
'Section 14.5.2' should be 'Section 14.7'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1637RC, Line 404-15-2010
'L?pya' should be 'L?py'Incorporated
Apr 2011

1678.3formula 8.103-26-2009
Replace P=(R-D)^2/2R^2 with P=(R-D)^2/(2R)^2Incorporated
Apr 2011

1758.9LH column, Line 903-26-2009
The reference to Figure 6.9 is wrong. This should be Figure 7.9Incorporated
Apr 2011

1778.11formula 8.503-26-2009
n3' = A p3 e3 + A p1 e2 e3 should be replaced by n3' = A p3 ε3 + A p1 ε2 ε1Incorporated
Apr 2011

1778.11Formula 8.403-26-2009
n2' = A p2 ε2 - A p1 ε2 εT2 should be replaced by n2' = A p2 ε2 - A p1 ε2 εT1Incorporated
Apr 2011

1788.11LC, last line03-08-2012
Replace Sinkko and Abalone (1985) with Sinkko and Aaltonen (1985)

1818RH side, after 1st i24/06/08
Add: 'Some of these reports are available on the Internet via: http://publications.npl.co.uk/npl_web/search.htm'Incorporated
Oct 2008

1818RH column, 1st item24/06/08
Replace 'Gillogan' with 'Gilligan'Incorporated
Oct 2008

1909RC, Line 104-20-2010
There is an extra comma after "Of the"Incorporated
Apr 2011

1919LC, Line 904-20-2010
"Genie-200" should be "Genie-2000"Incorporated
Apr 2011

1929Line 12 and 1306-08-2013
Chapter 4 should be Chapter 5 Table 4.3 should be Table 5.3

1999RH column, 1st Bulle09-01-2008
Replace '6.29' with '7,25'Incorporated
Oct 2008

1999RH column, 2nd Bulle09-01-2008
Replace '6,30' with '7.26'Incorporated
Oct 2008

2009LH column, 2nd Bulle09-01-2008
Replace '6.28' with '7.24'Incorporated
Oct 2008

20091st Bullet point09-01-2008
Replace '6.20' with '7.17'Incorporated
Oct 2008

20810Table 10.1 (footnote01-02-2014
NaI(Te) should be NaI(Tl)

21210Rc, Line 204-21-2010
'Figure 10.5' should be 'Figure 10.6'Incorporated
Apr 2011

2199RC, Line 2604-21-2010
'Mengea' should be 'Menge'Incorporated
Apr 2011

22411L column last bullet point12-05-2013
Alter first sentence to:

Use an internal `graded shield' (Chapter 2, section 2.8), consisting of sheets of cadmium (1-2mm) and then copper (0.5-1.5mm) linings. This is almost essential for work involving low-energy gammas or X-rays.


23411LC Line 3104-08-2009
Replace "FWTM/FWTM" with "FWTM/FWHM".Incorporated
Apr 2011

23411LC, Equation (11.3)07-09-2010
(E-Eo) should be (E-Eo)^2Incorporated
Apr 2011

23411LC, Line 2207-09-2010
"Chapter 6, Section 6.5.2" should be "Chapter 7, Section 7.5.2"Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313Equation 13.902-25-2011
MDA1/MDA2 should be MDA2/MDA1 and 0.91 should be 0.70 Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313Line 1 LH column03-07-2011
13.8 should be 13.6Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313Line 9 LH column03-07-2011
13.9 should be 13.6Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313Para 2 Line 9 LH col03-07-2011
13.8 should be 13.6Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313Para 2 Line 19 LH co03-07-2011
13.8 should be 13.6Incorporated
Apr 2011

25313`LH column Line 2 fro03-07-2011
0.65 should be 0.30Incorporated
Apr 2011

25413Equation RH column03-07-2011
5.1 should be 1.7Incorporated
Apr 2011

26913Text in figure 13.1610-24-2011
583.19 peak is labelled as 280Tl. Should read 208Tl.

29214.7.4lines 6 and 7, left 07-26-2011
replace ms by ?s twice i.e. 1.2?s and 0.8?s

31315RH column, 2nd bulle24/06/08
Date should be 1993Incorporated
Oct 2008

31916RH Column Section 1607-28-2008
Replace "Section 13.3.3" with "Section 13.4.5"Incorporated
Oct 2008

32016Comments Column Line07-28-2008
Replace "235Ra" with "235U".Incorporated
Oct 2008

32316Decay Series Column 07-28-2008
Replace "238U" with "235U".Incorporated
Oct 2008

33617RH column - Section 08-24-2009
187.72 should be 185.72Incorporated
Apr 2011

33717Figure 17.4 08-24-2009
241Am energy should be 59.5 NOT 56.5 and 239Pu energy should be 129 NOT 139Incorporated
Apr 2011

34117RH column, 2nd bulle24/06/08
Replace 'cz_white_papers.html' with 'white_papers_news.html'Incorporated
Apr 2011

345App. ARH Column 3rd Bullet07-28-2008
Replace "NuData 2.3" with "NuDat 2.4" and on the first line of this paragraph replace "NuData" with "NuDat".Incorporated
Oct 2008

363App.Left hand (energy) c06-10-2009
Alter 447.60 7Be to 477.60 7Be and move line to follow 463.00 228Ac Incorporated
Apr 2011

383IndexRH Column07-28-2008
Replace "Genie2000" with "Genie 2000".Incorporated
Oct 2008

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