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High resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy
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The whole technique of gamma-ray spectroscopy rests upon:

  • the uniqueness of gamma energies emitted by different radioactive species; and
  • the high precision with which these energies can be measured.

This module on high resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy contains the following sections on properties of gamma-rays:

Sources of gamma radiation
Interactions in matter
Interactions with surroundings
Attenuation coefficients

and also a practical gamma-ray section:

Practical analysis


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