RSIC COMPUTER CODE PSR-083
1. NAME AND TITLE
GAMAN: Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Ge(Li) Gamma-Ray Spectra.
Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Fortran IV and Assembler Language; PDP-10.
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
GAMAN does qualitative and quantitative analyses of gamma-ray spectra from Ge(Li) detectors.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
GAMAN "smooths" the spectral data by fitting 5 channel groups of data to a polynomial. The derivative is calculated at the midpoint of each group. A change of sign in the derivative indicates the beginning of a peak. The maximum and minimum values of the derivative are used to check on whether the peak height is statistically significant.
The significant peaks are fitted to a modified Gaussian function using a non-linear least squares procedure. This results in the calculation of the area and centroid of each peak and, by addition of calibration data, the gamma emission rates and energies are calculated and listed.
The listed energies are compared with gamma-ray energies in a library of isotopes and the isotopes present are identified.
The gamma-ray emission rate for each isotope is corrected for gamma-ray abundance and the
disintegration rate is calculated.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
GAMAN runs in < 120 seconds for 30 peaks.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
GAMAN is operable on the PDP-10 computer. It requires 64 K of core memory.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Fortran IV and Assembler Language compilers are required.
"User's Guide for GAMAN 5," Informal Notes.
L. T. Felawka, J. G. Molnar, J. D. Chen and D. G. Boase, "GAMAN - A Computer Program for
the Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Ge(Li) Gamma-Ray Spectra," AECL-4217 (January
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced documents and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the source
code and sample problem input and output.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: DATA PROCESSING, SPECTRA; GAMMA-RAY SPECTRUM ANALYSIS; UNFOLDING