Of a spectrum of γ-radiation
the part of the spectral response curve corresponding to the absorption
in the radiation detector
of the detected γ-energy. In most cases the peak also contains events caused by multiple
processes and use of the expression total absorption peak
or full energy peak
is to be preferred. Synonymous with photopeak.
PAC, 1982, 54, 1533
(Glossary of terms used in nuclear analytical chemistry (Provisional))
on page 1548
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