Gamma-ray spectrometry is widely applied as a tool for the assay of radioactive source material to identify the isotopes present and characterize radiation fields. Applications include:
- monitoring in nuclear facilities,
- health physics,
- nuclear medicine,
- research in materials,
- environmental science, and
- industrial uses of radioisotopes.
A conservative estimate is that over 200,000 gamma-ray spectrometers are in use in academic and industrial labs and facilities throughout the world. Because of the highly technical nature of these techniques the training of scientists and engineers in this area has been a continuing challenge. To assist in the application of this technology, a number of books and publications have been produced at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
- INL Spectromety History
- Decay Data in the Evaluated Nuclear Data File/B (ENDF/B)
- Data Evaluations for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF)
- Intensity Distributions from Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectrometer (TAGS)
- Evaluation of Precise -ray Energies
- IAEA Coordinated Research Program on Actinide Decay Data
- Radioactive Decay Data Evaluations
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