Multi-Modality Nuclear Spectroscopy
Department of Energy
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Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
MA, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Edgar van Loef
AbstractCurrent radiation detectors used in nuclear physics are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation well. Therefore, the systems in use require a number of individual detectors for each type of radiation. Furthermore, fast neutron spectroscopy is often very challenging. The research proposed here will allow development of nuclear detectors that provide neutron and gamma ray spectroscopy with high energy resolution and linearity. The goal of the proposed effort is to develop a single detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma & amp; neutron) with spectroscopic capabilities. The Phase I project will be aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of detecting multiple modes of radiation with a single scintillation detector. The particular focus of the Phase I research will be on investigation and optimization of fast neutron detection. Commercial and Scientific Potential: A system capable of detection multiple modes of radiation will easily find use in nuclear physics experiments. Moreover, fields such as homeland security, health physics, and material sciences will benefit from this system.
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