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single escape peak

In a γ-ray spectrum, the peak due to pair production in the detector and escape, from the sensitive part of the detector, of one of the photons of 511 keV resulting from annihilation.
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PAC, 1982, 54, 1533 (Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional)) on page 1541
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.S05686.
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