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Title: Spectral analysis method for detecting an element

Abstract

A method for detecting an element is described and which includes the steps of providing a gamma-ray spectrum which has a region of interest which corresponds with a small amount of an element to be detected; providing nonparametric assumptions about a shape of the gamma-ray spectrum in the region of interest, and which would indicate the presence of the element to be detected; and applying a statistical test to the shape of the gamma-ray spectrum based upon the nonparametric assumptions to detect the small amount of the element to be detected.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983905
Patent Number(s):
7,329,872
Application Number:
s 11/231,141
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Blackwood, Larry G, Edwards, Andrew J, Jewell, James K, Reber, Edward L, and Seabury, Edward H. Spectral analysis method for detecting an element. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Blackwood, Larry G, Edwards, Andrew J, Jewell, James K, Reber, Edward L, & Seabury, Edward H. Spectral analysis method for detecting an element. United States.
Blackwood, Larry G, Edwards, Andrew J, Jewell, James K, Reber, Edward L, and Seabury, Edward H. 2008. "Spectral analysis method for detecting an element". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983905.
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abstractNote = {A method for detecting an element is described and which includes the steps of providing a gamma-ray spectrum which has a region of interest which corresponds with a small amount of an element to be detected; providing nonparametric assumptions about a shape of the gamma-ray spectrum in the region of interest, and which would indicate the presence of the element to be detected; and applying a statistical test to the shape of the gamma-ray spectrum based upon the nonparametric assumptions to detect the small amount of the element to be detected.},
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