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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
Issue 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:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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. Tue . "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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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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