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Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy

The NRL gamma spectroscopy lab has three high-resolution gamma spectroscopy detectors. All of them are high purity germanium detectors (HPGe) housed in copper-lined lead caves to reduce background.

Data collection is performed by a dedicated Lynx MCA for each detector.  Data analysis is performed by the Genie 2000 gamma analysis software package. With this system, it is possible to simultaneously collect data on each detector and perform analysis on a saved spectrum.