Nuclear Detection

Several government agencies (including the DOE, DHS, DOD) are tasked with protecting the homeland and responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies. Passive radiation detectors (for alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron detection) are used to support these missions. This seminar will provide an overview of radiation detector principles for the detection and identification of special nuclear materials (SNM) and RDD materials. Radiation detectors that are used for homeland security and national security applications will be discussed. Once a radioactive source is discovered, it must be identified (by isotope) and characterized to determine if it is a threat. The basics of gamma-ray spectroscopy for isotope identification will also be presented.

July 27, 2010 at 10:00AM in Bldg. 208/A138

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See also: System Technologies & Diagnostics Department - NE website

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