Neutron-Gamma Scintillation Detector for Emergency Response
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Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
AbstractCurrent radiation detectors are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation. Therefore, the current detection systems require a number of individual detectors to be used for each type of radiation. The development of the proposed nuclear detector significantly improves the capability to identify multiple modes of radiation (gamma-rays and neutrons) along with an enhanced gamma ray resolution compared to most commercial detectors. The goal of the proposed effort is to develop a single detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma-rays and neutrons) with an enhanced gamma ray resolution. The proposed detector also provides discrimination of gamma-rays from neutrons using a relatively straight forward pulse height analysis. The Phase I project will be aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of manufacturing larger volumes of scintillating material and constructing detectors based on this material for simultaneous gamma and neutron detection. Commercial and Scientific Potential: A system capable of detection gamma and neutron radiations with high gamma ray resolution will easily find its application in nuclear non-proliferation. Moreover, fields such as nuclear physics, medical imaging and material sciences will benefit from this system.
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