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The main objective of $\gamma$ spectrometry is to characterize the radioactive elements of an unknown source by studying the energy of the emitted $\gamma$ photons. When a photon interacts with a detector, its photonic energy is converted into an electrical pulse, whose integral energy is measured. The histogram obtained by collecting the energies can be used to identify radionucleides and measure their activity. However, at high counting rates, perturbations which are due to the stochastic aspect of the temporal signal can cripple the identification of the radioactive elements. More specifically, since the detector has a finite resolution, close arrival times of photons which can be modeled as an homogeneous Poisson process cause pileups of individual ... toggle 7 keywords

gamma spectrometry estimation statistics nonparametric statistics poisson processes nuclear science nonlinear inverse problems


Trigano, Thomas
Télécom Paris Tech
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Dec. 11, 2008

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