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Author Boekelheide, Irving F.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Language English
Subject Keyword ENGINEERING ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ SCINTILLATION COUNTERS ♦ SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract Probability paper can greatly facilitate scintillation gamma spectroscopy because plots of reliable peaks on such paper, as percentage of toal counts vs. pulse height, show straight lines can be used (1) to measure the internal consistency of the performance of the spectrometer electronic gear and (2) to determine the photopeak width at half-maximum. The relative slope of the straight line is a measure of the apparent line width or percentage energy resolution of the spectrometer. An example of this method is given in which the Cs<sup>137</sup> gamma spectrum as recorded by an NaI crystal is analyzed.
ISSN 00346748
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-01-01
Publisher Department Stanford Univ., Calif.
Journal Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 9
Organization Stanford Univ., Calif.


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