GAMANL : a computer program applying Fourier transforms to the analysis of gamma spectral data
Author(s)Harper, Thomas Lawrence; Inouye, Tamon; Rasmussen, Norman C.
Computer program applying Fourier transforms to the analysis of gamma spectral data
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Engineering
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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GAMANL, a computer code for automatically identifying the peaks in a complex spectra and determining their centers and areas, is described. The principal feature of the method is a data smoothing technique employing Fourier transforms. The smoothing eliminates most of the random fluctuations without effecting the spectral resolution and makes identification of maxima using a zero slope criterion possible. Using the same Fourier transform with different constants it is possible with a second transformation to improve the spectral resolution. The computer program has been written in FORTRAN IV for the M.IT. IBM 360 model 65 computer and also for the Toshiba Electric Company G.E. 635 computer. The complete analysis of a 4096 channel spectrum containing one hundred twenty peaks requires about 75 seconds of computation time.
"August 1968.""MIT-3944-2."Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-87)
Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, 
MIT-3944-2MITNE ; no. 97