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dc.contributor.advisorErickson, Anna
dc.contributor.authorGillis, Wesley Collins
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T17:52:16Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T17:52:16Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-04-30
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/59736
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to unfold the energy distribution of a gamma field from the response function of the gamma detector. To do this, an iterative matrix-unfolding algorithm is applied to measurements and a detector response function. Using empirical data and Geant4, a monte carlo radiation transport code, the response function is generated to represent the detector's response to a range of gamma energies. This overall approach is applied to gamma check sources, PuBe, and a gamma distribution resulting from a cyclotron-induced reaction.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectRadiation detection
dc.subjectDetector unfolding
dc.subjectGamma spectroscopy
dc.subjectMonte Carlo
dc.subjectIterative methods
dc.subjectNuclear nonproliferation
dc.subjectActive interrogation
dc.titleMethod development and performance study of Geant4 and Gold's algorithm for gamma spectral unfolding
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeM.S.
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHertel, Nolan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBiegalski, Steve
dc.date.updated2018-05-31T17:52:16Z


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