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A "Photopeaking" slang

  1. Nov 17, 2016 #1
    What is meant by "photopeaking" a scintillator detector?
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2016 #2

    ChrisVer

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    maybe when photons deposit their whole energy in the detector (are absorbed)?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2016 #3
    It has something to do with calibration of a scintillator.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2016 #4

    ChrisVer

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    probably, since you can use the peaks of let's say known elements to calibrate the detector response?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2016 #5
    So, it is when you check the machine against a known source?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2016 #6

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  8. Nov 17, 2016 #7
    Thank you for helping me
     
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