Testing the plutonium isotopic analysis code FRAM with various CdTe detectors.

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The isotopic analysis code Fixed-energy Response-function Analysis with Multiple efficiency (FRAM)1,2 has been proven to successfully analyze plutonium spectra taken with a portable CdTe detector with Peltier cooling, the first results of this kind for a noncryogenic detector.3 These are the first wide-range plutonium gamma-ray isotopics analysis results obtained with other than Ge spectrometers. The CdTe spectrometer measured small plutonium reference samples in reasonable count times, covering the range from low to high burnup. This paper describes further testing of FRAM with two CdTe detectors of different sizes and resolutions using different analog and digital, portable multichannel analyzers (MCAs).

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Vo, Duc T. & Russo, P. A. (Phyllis A.) January 1, 2002.

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The isotopic analysis code Fixed-energy Response-function Analysis with Multiple efficiency (FRAM)1,2 has been proven to successfully analyze plutonium spectra taken with a portable CdTe detector with Peltier cooling, the first results of this kind for a noncryogenic detector.3 These are the first wide-range plutonium gamma-ray isotopics analysis results obtained with other than Ge spectrometers. The CdTe spectrometer measured small plutonium reference samples in reasonable count times, covering the range from low to high burnup. This paper describes further testing of FRAM with two CdTe detectors of different sizes and resolutions using different analog and digital, portable multichannel analyzers (MCAs).

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  • Submitted to: 12th Biennial RPSD Topical Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, April 14-18, 2002.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-543
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Vo, Duc T. & Russo, P. A. (Phyllis A.). Testing the plutonium isotopic analysis code FRAM with various CdTe detectors., article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935223/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.