Advances in gamma-ray spectroscopy : compton suppression and gamma-gamma coincidence

dc.contributor.advisorLandsberger, Sheldonen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBiegalski, Stevenen
dc.creatorHorne, Steven Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-04T17:21:10Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:25:00Z
dc.date.available2012-06-04T17:21:10Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2012-06-04T17:21:18Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis project aims to improve research in gamma-ray spectroscopy by using advanced detector systems. These systems are designed to reduce interference inherent in gamma-ray spectroscopy by rejecting Compton scattering events from high-energy gamma-rays, as well as look at cascading decays of gamma-rays through gamma-gamma coincidence counting. By combining these methods, one is able to lower detection limits for many elements than would otherwise be possible. This work also takes advantage of neutron activation analysis, which allows stable elements to be analyzed by activating them with neutrons, causing them to become unstable and decay with radioactive signatures. By analyzing these signatures, one is able to detect trace levels of elements with relatively small samples sizes (< 1g) and in a nondestructive manner.en
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3287en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3287en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectGamma spectroscopyen
dc.subjectCompton suppressionen
dc.subjectGamma-gamma coincidenceen
dc.subjectNeutron activation analysisen
dc.subjectMercuryen
dc.subjectSeleniumen
dc.subjectUraniumen
dc.titleAdvances in gamma-ray spectroscopy : compton suppression and gamma-gamma coincidenceen
dc.title.alternativeCompton suppression and gamma-gamma coincidenceen
dc.type.genrethesisen

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