Target Audience

Individuals that perform, manage, or supervise measurements involving gamma-ray detection and analysis. Auditors, regulators, and policy makers may also benefit from attending this course.


To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the use of gamma-ray spectrometry and spectroscopy to nondestructively measure and analyze special nuclear materials and other radionuclides of interest.


  • Fundamental principles of gamma-ray spectrometry
  • Uranium enrichment measurements with the enrichment meter technique
  • Uranium and plutonium isotopic composition measurement using response function analysis.
  • Radionuclide Identification

NDA Equipment Covered: NaI and HPGe

Course Prerequisites

Previous Course Title: Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy for Nuclear Materials Accounting (MCA-343)


4.5 days

Typical Course Format

Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM and Friday, 8:30AM to 12:00PM.

A schedule will be provided on the first day of the course. Coffee, tea, and water will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks.  An option for attending a no-host lunch at the training site will be provided for all students. The anticipated cost for these lunches will be approximately $5-10/person. The money will be collected on the day the lunch is served.

We will be entering into the laboratory to perform some measurements. For safety purposes, please be sure to wear closed toe shoes.