Gamma spectroscopy is very much a visual art, although we use numbers and calibration points to correctly identify isotopes, a trained eye can identify an isotope in seconds, by the pattern it produces. It is therefore essential for the practitioner to study as many spectra as possible and become familiar with their shapes.
For this reason we are compiling this catalogue of spectra. It is a work in progress, and I encourage clients to send us their best spectra to feature here. I am happy to feature more than one spectrum of each isotope, as spectra will look slightly different depending on the type of detector.
Spectra should be sent to 'stevenatbeejeweldotcomdotau' and please provide details of the detector used and the source etc..