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M. MercierCanberra Nuclear Products Group 150 Spring Lake Dr. 60143 Itasca IL USA

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Abstract  

The newly revised ANSI N42.141.2 has provided analysis software developers with a set of well defined, consistent and unbiased procedures designed to evaluate the accuracy and limitations of peak search and peak area analysis programs. This work uses two of the procedures outlined in this standard to evaluate five peak analysis algorithms currently in use in Canberra and Nuclear Data software packages. The first procedure examines a program's behavior as the centroid separation and peak height ratio of a doublet are varied. A previous review of these data3 demonstrated significant peak area inaccuracies at peak separations at or below 1.5 FWHM. We will discuss improvements made to some of these programs and the impact on the doublet results. The second procedure examines a program's behavior as the Compton continuum beneath a fixed peak area is increased. For the same five algorithms we will discuss the dependence of peak area on Compton continuum and also explore the limits of peak detectability.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)