Linear combination reading program for capture gamma rays

Open-File Report 71-277



This program computes a weighting function, Qj, which gives a scalar output value of unity when applied to the spectrum of a desired element and a minimum value (considering statistics) when applied to spectra of materials not containing the desired element. Intermediate values are obtained for materials containing the desired element, in proportion to the amount of the element they contain. The program is written in the BASIC language in a format specific to the Hewlett-Packard 2000A Time-Sharing System, and is an adaptation of an earlier program for linear combination reading for X-ray fluorescence analysis (Tanner and Brinkerhoff, 1971). Following the program is a sample run from a study of the application of the linear combination technique to capture-gamma-ray analysis for calcium (report in preparation).

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Linear combination reading program for capture gamma rays
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 71-277
DOI 10.3133/ofr71277
Edition -
Year Published 1971
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description [9] leaves ;28 cm.
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