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Title: Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
Url: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2006_0316.htm#detector
Creator: Ost, Laura
Publisher: National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
Description: This article published on March 14, 2006, tells about the record-breaking detector that may aid in nuclear inspections. Scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world's most accurate gamma ray detector, which is expected to be useful eventually in verifying inventories of nuclear materials and detecting radioactive contamination in the environment. Researchers expect the 100-detector array to measure 1 square centimeter in size. The NIST team already has developed multiplexed readout systems to measure the signals from large sensor arrays, and recent advances in commercial refrigeration technology are expected to allow push button operation of the system without liquid cryogens. The ongoing research is funded by NIST and by the U.S. Department of Energy.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Elementary particle physics -- Special nuclear and subnuclear particles, antiparticles, and families of particles, A-Z -- Gamma rays
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Radioactivity and radioactive substances -- Instruments and apparatus (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Nuclear physics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2006-03-14
Resource Type: Reading Materials
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-09-23 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-19 14:22:21 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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Resource URL Clicks: 11
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